Scotland's largest city is a vibrant, exciting holiday destination
Things To Do
A trip to the Scotland Street School Museum will not be wasted and is a great day out for all the family. It tells the story of education in Scotland and is also one of the must-see Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed buildings. Entry is free, but it is closed on Mondays.
Just because your caravan holiday is based around a city doesn’t mean it can’t also be a walking holiday. Take time to explore Glasgow’s many parks. Wander along the riverside or follow the Kelvingrove Park Heritage Trail in Kelvingrove Park, saunter through Glasgow Green, the city’s oldest park, head to Pollok Country Park, the city’s biggest park, or choose from one of the many other parks and open spaces in Glasgow.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum which is one of the top places to visit in Glasgow. Free to enter, it is open seven days a week. Take time to enjoy the Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style Gallery, or perhaps you’d rather check out the 1944 Spitfire, see what’s left of an early medieval satchel or meet Sir Roger the Asian elephant.
Take a guided tour of the University of Glasgow and get the inside story on one of the city’s greatest and most famous landmarks.
Check out the Clyde Arc bridge by night. A more recent addition to the city’s skyline (it opened in 2006), it’s known locally as the Squinty Bridge and is one of 21 bridges across the River Clyde. It’s quite a sight no matter when in the day you visit, but it is particularly impressive after dark.
The city of Glasgow is a very accessible holiday destination. The M80 links Glasgow with Falkirk and Stirling to the north east, the M8 taking you to Edinburgh.
Towing to Glasgow from further afield? If you’re travelling from the west or the Midlands, the M6 will take you to Carlisle, or from the east of England or East Anglia, a good route might be to follow the A1/A1(M) until you reach the A66, then follow that road to Penrith, at which point you will join the M6 to Carlisle. From Carlisle, the A74(M)/M74 will take you across the border into Scotland and north to Glasgow.