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PARKS & GARDENS

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens
The word Botanic Gardens evokes images of green, serene open spaces where you can just stop for a while as the world keeps spinning. The Botanic Gardens in Glasgow is one such place and won’t disappoint.

Bellahouston Park Glasgow

Bellahouston Park
Bellahouston Park is a lovely spot to spend time in when in Glasgow. With 169 acres to explore and discover, you’ll enjoy many of the facilities it has to offer including gardens, bowling greens and all-weather pitches for the more energetic activities.

Kelvingrove Park
When the weather permits, there’s no where nicer than Kelvingrove Park to spend a few hours. A place to watch the world go by, the park is exceptionally beautiful in the spring and summer months.

Queens Park
A well-known and visited park in the heart of the city, it has a picnic area, skatepark, tennis courts and pond to keep everyone happy. Note that the Glasshouse is closed until further notice.

The Kelpies
Once you see an image of the Kelpies from afar, it’s one you won’t forget. Driving you will arrive at the Kelpies and The Helix Park in about 40 minutes. The amazing equine sculptures are mesmerising, and tours are available, however prebooking is recommended such is their popularity. Adjacent to the Kelpies is 26 kilometres of countryside and walking / bike trails to enjoy.

Glasgow Green
It is incredible to think that this park is Glasgow’s oldest park that spans 136 acres. Within easy reach of the city centre, it is located on the east side of Glasgow, and is proud of its green flag status, awarded in 2011. Watch out for regular events and festivals that pop up from time to time. Most visitors always enjoy a stroll around the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens. Open daily

Calderglen Country Park
A day trip to East Kilbride stopping off at Calderglen Country Park is a delightful way to spend a day with or without the kids. Nestled in a lovely part of the countryside, you’ll be at one with nature as you stroll along nature trails or marvel at the wildlife around. The children’s zoo and courtyard café are popular areas and tend to get busy later in the day. Admission is reasonable with tickets starting from only £1.95 for an adult and 95p for a child. Under 3’s are free.

Rouken Glen Park

Rouken Glen Park
Just six miles south of Glasgow’s vibrant city lies Rouken Glen Park, an extensive 143-acre retreat with a rich history dating back to the 16th century. Recognised for its excellence, this park offers a diverse range of attractions suitable for a day’s adventure, including sports amenities such as a skate park and tennis courts, charming walled gardens, delectable food trucks, and inviting picnic areas, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for visitors.

BIKE & WALKING TOURS

Necropolis

Necropolis
An unusual yet popular tour, the Necropolis in Glasgow offers walking tours for visitors to who want to learn about the fascinating history of this 37-acre cemetery. Due to limited numbers permitted on each tour, early booking is advised.

Bike Tours in Glasgow

Bike Tours in Glasgow
Eco friendly tours following COP26 in Glasgow resonate so much more with tourists now. Bike tours in Glasgow are not just for the super fit, anyone willing to get on a bike will really enjoy visiting the main visitor attractions on two wheels!

Hop- on Hop- off tours

Hop- on Hop- off tours
Eco friendly tours following COP26 in Glasgow resonate so much more with tourists now. Bike tours in Glasgow are not just for the super fit, anyone willing to get on a bike will really enjoy visiting the main visitor attractions on two wheels!

Walking Tours Glasgow

Walking Tours in Glasgow
Glasgow is a city made for walking. You’ll find a local Glaswegian expert who can bring the city to life right before your eyes and have some great banter and fun along the way. Not surprisingly the Glasgow Pub Tour and City Centre Tours are top sellers.

GOLF COURSES

Haggs Castle Golf Club

Haggs Castle Golf Club
The moment you arrive at Haggs Castle Golf Club, you find yourself amidst the picturesque parkland of Pollok Country Park. For more than a century, this course has been a source of challenges and delight for the golfing community. With a history of hosting European Events, including appearances by golf legends Bernard Langer and Ken Brown, it stands as one of Glasgow’s top courses. Conveniently situated, it’s just a quick 10-minute drive from the West End of Glasgow.

Cathcart Castle Golf Course

Cathcart Castle Golf Club
Cathcart Castle is open throughout the year, providing exceptional golf facilities. Positioned between Clarkston and Whitecraigs, it holds a desirable spot on the south side of Glasgow. If you’re in search of a challenging course, this is an ideal selection, boasting six holes where you can aim for a par 3. Visitors are greeted from Monday to Friday, and inclusive golf and catering packages start at £47.50 per person.

Cowglen Golf Club

Cowglen Golf Club
First opened in 1906 this Glasgow-based golf course underwent a notable renovation in 1994, boasting stunning views of our enchanting city. Golf enthusiasts of every proficiency can relish a round here, and the course extends a warm welcome to both groups and individuals. For pricing and availability, it’s advisable to contact the course in advance. The club is situated at 301 Barrhead Road, Glasgow.

Sandyhills Golf Club

Sandyhills Golf Club
On the eastern outskirts of Glasgow, a quick ten-minute drive brings you to Sandyhills Golf Club, situated near Mount Vernon and enjoyed by golfers of various skill levels. Following a round, guests can unwind in the expansive clubhouse, enjoying refreshments while taking in the breathtaking course view. It is recommended that visitors contact the club beforehand to secure a tee time.

Dundonald Links in Ayrshire

Dundonald Links
Treat yourself to a luxury golfing retreat at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire, just a day trip away from Glasgow. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this stunning course with its generous fairways and a challenging par 74 layout. After a £25 million development in 2019, it has become a top-tier destination, heralded as a “must-play” for those exploring Glasgow and Ayrshire. The upscale clubhouse beckons visitors to unwind and dine in style. Secure your tee time online for either a 9 or 18-hole game.

Topgolf

Topgolf Glasgow
Regardless of the weather, Topgolf guarantees a weatherproof, high-tech experience with year-round golf play and practice on three floors and 70 all-weather hitting bays. Your booking includes complimentary clubs, and the venue’s bar and restaurant facilities make it an ideal option for a delightful day or evening out. Positioned in Rutherglen, Glasgow, note the 2-hour playtime limit, making it perfect for groups of all sizes.

Bishopbriggs Golf Club

The Bishopbriggs Golf Club
Offering a stunning landscaped golf course, Bishopbriggs Golf Club is a hospitable local club known for its family-friendly environment. Visitors benefit from a nearby warm-up area by the first tee and accessible male and female changing rooms. The club extends affordable rates for individuals and groups, encouraging online advance booking for convenient tee times.

Golf IT

Golf IT
Unite with fellow golf enthusiasts and novices alike at a venue designed to cater to both golfers and non-golfers. Here, you’ll find the perfect opportunity to engage in a round of golf or immerse yourself in the increasingly trendy game of padel. Whether you opt for navigating the 9-hole course or prefer to fine-tune your swing at the driving range, the options are endless. Alternatively, venture into the realm of padel, one of Europe’s most rapidly growing sports. Located just a short 10-minute drive away on Cumbernauld Road from our property.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Countless tours, trips and attractions all dedicated to Mackintosh are available to enjoy in Glasgow city.

Food Drink in Glasgow

Food and Drink in Glasgow

Glasgow has really come into its own in recent years and offers endless choices when it comes to eating out.

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Event Venues in Glasgow

On any given night there are hundreds of events happening including music, sport, and theatre performances.

Glasgow botanical gardens

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