Why Strathclyde? Discover Scotland
The whole of Scotland on your doorstep
As well as being in the heart of Glasgow, Strathclyde is only a few hours away from some of the most scenic and historic locations in Scotland. From our capital city of Edinburgh to the famous Scottish Highlands, we've no shortage of places to explore.
From ancient archaeology, breath-taking wilderness and acclaimed food and drink, Scotland has something for everyone.
You don't need to fork out to get where you want to go in our wee country, so pack a bag and get out there!
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Based in the city centre, you've got easy access to Glasgow's two main train stations - Queen Street and Central. Buchanan Street Bus Station is also a short 10-minute walk from campus.
Popular tourist spots such as historic Edinburgh or the breathtaking views of Loch Lomond are as little as an hour away.
Joining an organised tour is the perfect way to explore and meet new people. Various companies offer student tours to take the stress out of getting around.
With their misty valleys and dramatic mountains, our Highlands are a must-see experience during your stay.
The Highlands encompass much of the north of Scotland and is the Scotland that people imagine when visiting. There are so many places to visit and the nearest point is as close as a 30-minute train ride away.
Popular spots include Ben Nevis, Cairngorms National Park, Culloden Battlefield, Glen Coe, Loch Lomond and Loch Ness. The area is steeped in history, which has left behind some of the most beautiful and romantic castles in the world.Discover the Scottish Highlands
Take a walk through our historic past with a visit to one of the many castles found in Scotland. From icons such as Edinburgh and Stirling Castle to medieval fortresses and crumbled ruins, there are so many to visit, each with their own story to tell.
Did you know? It's estimated that there were once up to 3,000 castles in Scotland. That's nearly one for every 100 square miles! How many can you see while studying at Strathclyde?Explore Scotland's castles
Visit historic Edinburgh
Edinburgh is less than an hour from Glasgow with multiple trains running to and from the city each day.
Explore the Medieval Old Town and the elegant Georgian New Town, take in the historic Edinburgh Castle, or enjoy a trip to Edinburgh Zoo.Visiting Edinburgh
More famous as being the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies, The Jacobite steam train, is an 84 mile round trip that's breathtaking whether you're a fan of the movies or not!
Mystical Loch Ness is around three and a half hours' drive from our home in Glasgow, and likely needs no introduction. Containing more water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined, despite over 1,000 sightings, it's no wonder 'Nessie' proves so elusive!
Scotland is home to some breathtaking islands - many of which have turquoise waters you'd expect from sunnier climes. From Arran to Harris, Orkney to Shetland, it's a must-do during your time at the University.Island hopping