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Glasgow and Surrounds Tour

Glasgow and Surrounds Tour

Introduction

Time: All Year

Accommodation: 5 Star Hotels

Start Date: 4 Nights / 5 Days

Group Size: Singles, Couples, Families and Small Groups

Glasgow is Scotland's largest city with some wonderful historic places to visit. Staying in a city centre 5 star hotel, we will take short trips out of the city to visit the highlight of the area to see sights including Culzean Castle, the Falkirk Wheel and the scenery of Loch katrine.

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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland with a wide range of attractions close at hand. From the bustling city centre you travel to the Burrell Collection with over 8,000 art exhibits and to Culzean Castle with its apartments given to Eisenhower after WWII. You visit Stirling with its imposing and historically significant castle and the extraordinary Falkirk Wheel, an ingenious engineering feat. You visit the stunning scenery around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and travel to the capital city, Edinburgh to see the Castle and the Royal Mile.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Glasgow - Cathedral - Necropolis

Day 1: Glasgow - Cathedral - Necropolis

GLASGOW is Scotland’s largest city and has many elegant streets. As the second city of the British Empire it was home to many wealthy merchants. Dominated by the River Clyde, it's many famous sons include Charles Rennie Mackintosh , an architect who influenced European design and who founded the GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART. Built in the C13th, the Cathedral is a wonderful example of gothic architecture and a shrine to St Mungo – the patron saint of Glasgow. Overlooking the Cathedral is Glasgow Necropolis which is essentially a graveyard to the rich and famous of Victorian Scotland.

Day 2: Burns - Culzean - Burrell Collection

Day 2: Burns - Culzean - Burrell Collection

South of Glasgow is the area where Scotland’s favourite poet and writer, Robert Burns lived. The BURNS NATIONAL HERITAGE PARK includes the cottage where he was born and some of the places featured in his most famous poem, Tam O’ Shanter. CULZEAN CASTLE is set on the cliffs tops and was transformed from a simple tower house by the architect, Robert Adam into one of the country’s greatest houses. An apartment in the castle was given to Eisenhower as thanks for recognition of his service in WWII. On the way back to Glasgow is the BURRELL collection – a diverse collection of 8000 art exhibits.

Day 3: Stirling Castle & City - Falkirk Wheel

Day 3: Stirling Castle & City - Falkirk Wheel

STIRLING CASTLE was once the residence of the Scottish Kings and it perches onto of an extinct volcano. It is here that some of the country’s most famous warriors lived. The cobbled streets of the OLD TOWN are testament to Scotland’s past. Within the old town is Argyll’s Lodging – the most complete surviving example of a C17th town house in Scotland. The FALKIRK WHEEL is a wonderful feat of C20th engineering. It is with worlds only rotating boat lift built to provide a navigatable link across central Scotland. A 50 minute boat ride lifts you smoothly 115 feet in the air.

Day 4: Loch Lomond - Trossachs N. Park

Day 4: Loch Lomond - Trossachs N. Park

A few miles away, the TROSSACHS National Park is Scottish scenery at it’s best. One of the highlights is LOCH LOMOND, Scotland’s most famous water way. At 23 miles long and 5 miles wide it is a huge expanse of water. At the southern end is LUSS, a picturesque C18th village used as a TV set. Travelling through the stunning countryside you will get a true flavour of the Highland scenery. LOCH KATRINE is in the heart of the Park and a boat trip will show you why this area’s magnificent landscapes inspired so many poets and writers. On the way back, we will drive through wonderful wooded GLEN FINGLAS.

Day 5: Edinburgh - Castle - Royal Mile

Day 5: Edinburgh - Castle - Royal Mile

We start in one of the World’s most famous streets, the ROYAL MILE. Edinburgh CASTLE dates from the C12th. You will hear the stories and history and see the CROWN JEWELS of Scotland. The Royal Mile has numerous hidden alleys and legends and about half way down is ST GILES CATHEDRAL. Often referred to as the “Cradle of Presbyterianism” it was John Knox’s church in the reformation. Lastly, the Palace of HOLYROODHOUSE – the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Best known as the home of Mary Queen of Scots it was the setting for the most dramatic parts of her reign.


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