OVERVIEW

Glasgow, the largest city and port of Scotland will host the Commonwealth Games in 2014, making it the perfect time to visit a place which also stands out for its art and cultural appeal as evident from its many art centres and museums. Greater Glasgow and the valley of the River Clyde on which the city is situated is a region known for its fascinating history, vibrant eating and drinking places and the striking Art Nouveau works of the brilliant artist, architect and designer – Charles Kennie Mackintosh.

Getting out of Glasgow allows one to explore a serene countryside and specifically 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Antonine Wall which runs for almost 60 km and dates to the time of Roman Conquests in Britain circa 140 A.D; and the New Lanark a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village in a breath-taking valley.

There is plenty of superb golf especially along the estuary of its iconic River Clyde. Being based in Glasgow also makes for convenient day trips to the classics in Ayrshire such as Prestwick, Royal Troon and Turnberry and the fabulous 15 time Scottish Open host Loch Lomond.

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THINGS TO DO

There are so many things to do in Scotland, you just won’t know where you to start.

  • Visit the Harry Potter look alike world of Edinburgh
  • Take detailed tours of the Edinburgh Castle and the Stirling Castle
  • Go further up north to visit the Loch Ness & Loch Lomond. These are just a fraction of the things you can do in Scotland.

USEFUL INFO

GETTING THERE: Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen are the main International airports and there are a lot of domestic flights as well as International flights which fly into these airports. The distances within Scotland are generally short and you can get to nearby destinations within a couple of hours drive.

The road and rail network is well connected and you can easily take a train to the many tourist attractions within Scotland or rent a car to drive along the wild Scottish landscape.

CURRENCY: British Pound (GBP) | Avg Currency Value: 1 USD = 0.75 GBP (Currency Converter)

VISA: Nationals of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and nationals of the European Economic Area do not need a Visa to enter the United Kingdom. Check the official British Government website for more information.