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One day trips from Glasgow

by mho05 Online Now Jun 11, 2005 at 2:29 PM

Which places would be nice to see - old castles, churches, monasteris, villages, towns etc. - during one day trips from Glasgow. I´ll stay for two weeks there ( 16th June - 2nd July 2005 ) and I would be happy to get to know places to go and "fill" (or even fulfill?) some of the days during that holiday. I am happy to do some short trekking,too.
Thank you for your advice - Maarit from Finland (with not much money)

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    RE: One day trips from Glasgow

    by RhineRoll Online Now Jun 11, 2005 at 3:41 PM

    Two Things immediately come to mind -- Edinburgh and Loch Lomond! Both are a "must visit" :-)

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    RE: RE: One day trips from Glasgow

    by Britannia2 Online Now Jun 11, 2005 at 3:49 PM

    Linthithgow is a nice town. Good ruined castle next to a loch. Train from Queen Street station.

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    RE: RE: One day trips from Glasgow

    by RhineRoll Online Now Jun 11, 2005 at 3:53 PM

    One of the Clyde Estuary Islands -- Bute or Cumbrae, or even Arran with its jagged peaks

    http://www.ayrshire-arran.com/

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    RE: RE: One day trips from Glasgow

    by RhineRoll Online Now Jun 11, 2005 at 3:54 PM

    The UNESCO heritage site of New Lanark
    http://www.newlanark.org/

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  • RE: RE: One day trips from Glasgow

    by mho05 Online Now Jun 11, 2005 at 4:06 PM

    Thank you so MUCH for your answers so far.Just great!
    I´ll try to find more information about the places you have given ...
    -Maarit

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    RE: RE: One day trips from Glasgow

    by RhineRoll Online Now Jun 11, 2005 at 4:10 PM

    For an overview ... visit here... http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk

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    RE: One day trips from Glasgow

    by lou31 Online Now Jun 11, 2005 at 8:15 PM

    Take a trip to Stirling and visit the castle. I thought it was lovely and the views are spectacular!

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    RE: RE: One day trips from Glasgow

    by hawkhead Online Now Jun 12, 2005 at 1:14 AM

    Take the train to Largs, the ferry over to Millport and rent a bicycle to go around the island. It's small and flat but has wonderful scenery. Don't forget Glasgow itself which has some wonderful and interesting buildings.

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  • RE: RE: One day trips from Glasgow

    by mho05 Online Now Jun 12, 2005 at 3:39 AM

    Many thanks - seems very intersting!

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    RE: RE: One day trips from Glasgow

    by margaretvn Online Now Jun 12, 2005 at 3:46 AM

    if you go to Stirling do go to the Wallace Monument as well as the castle - I enjoyed it very much

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  • RE: One day trips from Glasgow

    by sylvdawn Online Now Jun 12, 2005 at 11:19 AM

    I agree with all the suggestions given and would like to add a visit to the Falkirk Wheel if you have time.
    You might also manage a visit to Arrochar (which would also pass Loch Lomond) for a bit of climbing or on to Inverary for the castle. The scenery on route is spectacular.
    sylvdawn

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    RE: RE: One day trips from Glasgow

    by IanMacPhail Online Now Jun 15, 2005 at 2:29 AM

    Some very good ideas!
    Go by train from Central station to the Ayrshire coast and you can even take the Seacat to Belfast. Low level trains at Central will take you to Lanark.
    From Queen Street station travel North and East from the main platforms and low level trains(west) go to Helensburgh and Balloch (Loch Lomond).
    Go to Buchanan Street bus station for many more interesting destinations, the buses are cheaper for longer journeys.
    The weather is pretty poor today but hopefully it will brighten up for your stay. Have a great time.

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