Enjoy the extensive Burrell Collection and then head to Paisley. Explore Muirshiel Country Park before arriving in Greenock and journeying on to Dumbarton. Enjoy the Trossachs National Park, Loch Lomond and the views around Crianlarich and Lochearnhead. Call at Dunblane and finish your journey in Stirling.
The Burrell Collection
You can find The Burrell Collection in Pollok Country Park – a fine collection of paintings, medieval treasures, tapestries, porcelain and pottery including one of the finest Chinese collections in the UK. Originally acquired by shipping magnate Sir William Burrell and gifted to the city of Glasgow in 1944. The park is also home to Pollok House.
One of Scotland’s largest towns, Paisley boasts a rich textile heritage. A 19th century powerhouse, the legacy of Paisley’s industrial past is evident in the town, with a large number of impressive buildings. Paisley Abbey, Paisley Museum and the Threadmill Museum are amongst the attractions.
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park
Scotland’s largest park covers over 100 square miles – take the opportunity to get out to walk, run and cycle the trails in the Scottish countryside. Explore the forest and take in the views over the Clyde to Glasgow.
Nestling by the Firth of Clyde, the historic industrial town of Greenock welcomes visitors to explore the maritime heritage – take in the Custom House Museum. Also worth a visit are Old West Kirk and McLean Museum & Art Gallery. Enjoy the panoramic views from the Greenock Cut aqueduct.
Dumbarton on the north bank of the River Clyde is home to the 5th century Dumbarton Castle – climb the 500 steps to take in the magnificent views from one of Scotland’s finest fortifications. Enjoy the Denny Tank Museum or the marvellous Overtoun Estate just outside town.
Simply stunning. Absorb the magnificent scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park – whether walking, hiking or cycling there are breath taking views galore. Take to the water and enjoy a loch cruise for a different perspective of the countryside.
North of the Trossachs in Glen Strathfillan you’ll discover Crianlarich, an historic village set on important transport routes leading to the Highlands and the Isles. Work up an appetite on one of the many trails, including the steep sided Glen Fallon before relaxing in one of the tearooms.
Lochearnhead nestles beside Loch Earn, taking its place in some dramatic scenery. Enjoy the fishing or water sports on the loch and may be explore the remains of a crannog – an ancient dwelling, in the south west corner of the Loch.
Located next to Allan Water, Dunblane is an historic town dating back to the 7th century. Take in the restored 13th century cathedral surrounded by old world buildings or visit Leighton Library – the oldest private library in Scotland, home to some of the country’s rarest books.
The city of Stirling is packed with history – take in the magnificent Stirling Castle and the towering National Wallace Monument. In the city you’ll find a great range of shops, independent outlets and eateries.