Lochs, Rocks, and Too Many Beautiful Day Trips from Glasgow
Pick any road out of Glasgow and you will encounter lochs, castles, rugged islands and the Highlands. These day trips from Glasgow are conveniently located less than two hours away by bus, train, and ferry. But where to start?
Take a peek at our guide to quick day trips from Glasgow.
1. Isle of Cumbrae
The Isle of Cumbrae is one of those escapist day trips from Glasgow: it really takes you back in time. One of the Isle’s top attractions includes Lion Rock. At 65 million years old, this naturally formed rock in the shape of a lion on the hunt attracts the geologist in all of us.
For water-lovers, the Isle of Cumbrae it is a perfect place to master the waves. The sailing school at the Sport Scotland National Centre offers one-day classes in kayaking and canoeing.
If you’re more of a landlubber, the island is still worth the trip thanks to its scenic cycle routes and numerous bike rental shops, earning Great Cumbrae the nickname, “the Bicycle Island“.