There's always plenty to do in Glasgow - but it's also a great base for striking out further into beautiful Scotland.
Calderglen Country Park
Calderglen Country Park is visitor attraction with a children’s zoo, tropical glasshouse, ornamental gardens, nature trails and walks, courtyard cafe, toddlers’ play area, adventure play area and a 18 hole golf course.
Three miles South East from Paisley stands the ancient Castle of Crookston. Crookston Castle was built in the 12th century and was one of the first castles in this area, the huge ditch is all that remains from this early castle.
With its dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history and beautiful surroundings, it’s easy to see why the 18th century Culzean Castle is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions.
Dumbarton Castle has the longest recorded history of any stronghold in Scotland. It overlooks the Scottish town of Dumbarton, and sits on a plug of volcanic basalt known as Dumbarton Rock which is 240 feet high.
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth & Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. With boat trips, a cafe, gift shop, children’s activity zone, water play park, it’s a fantastic day out with a difference!
Forth & Clyde Canal
The tranquil Forth & Clyde canal passes through Scotland’s industrial heartland and vibrant green corridors. Visitors can hire a boat or canoe to explore and the towpath is great for cycling, running or walking.
Paisley Abbey is a magnificent building that lies at the heart of Paisley town centre. The Abbey has been a place of worship since the 12th century, and continues to welcome worshippers and visitors today.
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son. The museum comprises the famous Burns cottage where the poet was born and houses the collection of his life and works.
Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland. Standing high on rocky crags above the town, the castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence and source of national pride.
The Hill House
Overlooking the River Clyde, sits what is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation. It’s a visually arresting mix of, Art Nouveau, Scottish Baronial and Japonisme architecture and design.
The Loch Lomond National Park
With a size of 720 square miles, the park covers many contrasting landscapes reaching from lowland to highland. Every year thousands of visitors enjoy its beauty of the lochs, rivers, woodlands, mountains and historical sites.
The Time Capsule
The Time Capsule is Scotland’s ice rink and waterpark and it’s no coincidence it’s one of the top visitor attractions in the country with its fantastic ice rink and waterpark with the greatest water slides and rides.
Thomas Coats Observatory
Thomas Coats Observatory is the oldest public observatory in Scotland, it opened in 1883. The observatory has a digital planetarium which allows visitors to enjoy the wonders of the night sky from the comfort of their own chair.