Further Afield, Glasgow
We booked a tour with Timberbush Tours for a 3 day tour of the highlands, lochs and the Isle of Skye. The first photo is amap showing the route of our tour. It was really good, covered a lot of area and the driver was very knowledgeable about the area and the history which made it more enjoyable. This company does tours from Edinburgh and Glasgow for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days. I thought the price was reasonable as well: £118 (£108 for seniors). The price includes only the driver and transportation, but they also booked our guest house on Skye and they have several options and several price ranges available. As we boarded in Glasgow, at the end we were dropped at Waverly station in Edinburgh and given a train ticket back to Glasgow. This worked well for us as it was during the Edinburgh Fesival and Tattoo and accommodation there was hard to find. We also wanted to see some of Glasgow. Well worth the price.
Glasgow is wonderful but if it's the buzz of a big city that you are after then your better off to head for London. If you like architecture then it;s wonderful to see the work of Greek Thompson and Renee McIntosh. Glasgow is great for art galleries also and mostly they are not charging entry
Fondest memory: If you go to Glasgow you must leave the hub of the city and ventuire further out to the outskirts. If your coming to Scotland it's better to come to see the beatiful countryside. Loch Ness is the most famous but Nessie has gone into retirement.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory of student life was... escaping from the city (well, it's different when you're trapped there in a miserable little bedsit!!!) Glasgow is well-placed for the occasional jaunt to Loch Lomond out to the north west, the Trossachs to the north east and the Clyde and Ayrshire coasts. And, should you make it to the resort of Largs.. you simply MUST visit Nardini's (?) Ice Cream Parlour.
Favorite thing: well I havent been to glascow ...but I was near by ..perhaps about 80 miles to the west. I came up the firth of clyde from the Irish sea on a nuc sub. the sceanery was totally amazing there were 3000 ft high rounded off hills(eroded by wind the last 300 million years) as far as you could see! this place has to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet. the mountians come 3000 ft straight out of the locks(lakes) over there..its truely amazing
The best thing on this trip was the visit to St. Andrews. The weather was pretty lousy, but it looks like it would be an incredible place to play!
Fondest memory: Walking up the road hole along the 18th fairway!