view of loch lomond

Out of the city

There are so many options if you fancy a trip outside the city centre to see some of the country. We've pulled together a list of just a few of our favourites:

Loch Lomond

Aside from its beautiful views, Loch Lomond has a lot to offer.

You can go for a walk along the coast and stroll through the woodland or have a go at horse riding in the east of the park.

If you are after something a little more adventurous, you can have a go at canoeing or windsurfing on the loch.


You can take a day trip to Millport, the Isle of Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde, and have a go at cycling around the island. 

It's also a great place to spend a relaxing, sunny day on the beach.

On your way back you can stop at Nardini's - Scotland's most famous cafe - for some ice cream.

Whitelee Wind Farm

The Whitelee Wind Farm in the south side of Glasgow is the UK's biggest onshore wind farm.

It's also a great place for a cycle or a walk on a nice day.

There are 215 wind turbines which power just under 300,000 homes.

The visitor centre is free and has a cafe, a gift shop, an exhibition and a learning hub.

The Highlands

The Scottish Highlands really are a sight to see.

The wonderfully inspiring landscapes have fascinating histories and there's always a mountain or glen to explore.

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