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Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban and Inveraray Day Trip from Glasgow

Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban and Inveraray Day Trip from Glasgow
8 hours 27 minutes
USD 82.17
For visitors to Glasgow this is one of the most popular tours Scotland has to offer. The stunning Highlands scenery, Scotland's history and the opportunity to indulge with a taste of fresh seafood. Our professional guides wide range of knowledge make your visit to Scotland remarkable. They will bring Scotland's history to life.

5-Day Best of Scotland Experience from Glasgow

5-Day Best of Scotland Experience from Glasgow
5 days
USD 666.75
This tour takes you to Loch Lomond, Kilmartin Glen, the west coast in Oban, riding the Jacobite Steam Train, over to Skye, through the Highlands, Glen Coe, Culloden and Loch Ness. Visit Culloden, Eilean Donan Castle, do a Loch Ness cruise and learn about whisky and Scotland's rich history in this unforgettable 5 day tour from Glasgow. <br>Departures 13th May - Sep 12 will include the Jacobite Steam Train <br>All other departure will include Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle instead.

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Things to do in Glasgow if you have a Glasgow Airport Layover or Extended Glasgow Airport Stopover

If you have an extended layover at the Glasgow Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Glasgow.LayoverIdeas.com.

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GLA Glasgow Airport is an easy commute to Glasgow city centre and, with an amazing array of sightseeing opportunities, historic architecture and museums to see there is sure to be something to pique your interest if you have some time to spend in this fascinating city.

Hampden Park

Scotland’s national soccer team as well as Queen’s Park Football Club call this stadium home. Said to be the oldest soccer stadium in the world it has hosted the biggest crowd ever seen at a sports event in the UK when 150 000 spectators turned out to support their nations as Scotland and England faced each other in 1937. Lottery funding has provided the opportunity for this old faithful to be renovated. As a major part of Glaswegian culture, Hampden Park definitely deserves a visit.

Finlaystone Country Estate

If you want a peek at real British Victorian upper class, this beautiful mansion has it all. From stunning views of the river and grounds to an insight into life within, at Finlaystone Country Estate you can see a working kitchen, laundry and conservatory and take tea in the historic tearoom. There is also art and history on display as well as an extensive dolls collection.

The Glasgow Science Centre

This interactive science centre offers three main attractions. The Glasgow tower is the world's only building capable of turning 360° from the ground up. Its aerodynamic structure ensures it is turned to face the wind thus reducing wind resistance to the entire building. The only IMAX in Scotland is found at the Glasgow Science centre in the Science Mall. Over 300 hands-on exhibits, live science shows, labs and the ScottishPower Planetarium will keep visitors of all ages happy for hours. If you have a family to keep busy this is the place to go.


While first class malls abound in Glasgow, the best shopping for interesting trinkets and souvenirs is from the downtown or historic districts. You will find art, antiques, gifts and clothing in these fascinating ancient streets. If you prefer the convenience of a mall then head off to Buchan Galleries, Glasgows newest shopping centre.

As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to GLA Glasgow Airport in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Glasgow Attractions

Pollok House Entrance Ticket

Pollok House Entrance TicketDuration:
1 to 6 hours
USD 8.76
This grand country house is surrounded by beautiful parkland in the heart of Glasgow. It's Scotland's Downton Abbey with fabulous interiors, period furnishings, silverware and ceramics.  It also holds one of the finest collections of Spanish art in Britain, with masterpieces by Goya, Murillo and El Greco, including Lady in a Fur Wrap. You can also enjoy delicious home baking in the Edwardian kitchen cafe.

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Guided Tour of the Original Willow Tea Rooms Building

Guided Tour of the Original Willow Tea Rooms BuildingDuration:
45 to 60 minutes
USD 10.10
The famous Tea Rooms first opened in 1903 and are of huge importance to Glasgow's architectural and cultural heritage and are the only surviving Tea Rooms designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for local entrepreneur and patron Miss Kate Cranston. <br>The building has undergone an extensive restoration in order to bring it back to its former glory, to reopen it to the public and create a sustainable future. <br>Mackintosh at the Willow operates as a social enterprise creating training, learning, employment and other opportunities and support for young people and communities. We've worked with The Prince's Trust and Dumfries House who have recruited and provided training for young people and we've created employment, skills development and further training opportunities for them at Mackintosh at the Willow. <br>

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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Entrance Ticket

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Entrance TicketDuration:
1 to 6 hours
USD 12.12
Flagship museum on Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, set in the beautiful village of Alloway, in Ayrshire.<br>The museum starts a journey that weaves through the village, guiding you from historical building to landmarks known to Burns. Included in the visit is Burn's Cottage, where Robert Burns was born in 1759. Cross the Brig o' Doon and explore Alloway Auld Kirk, both immortalised in Tam O' Shanter and climb to the top of the Burns Monument in the beautiful riverside gardens.

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Bar & Club queue jump entry Party Pass

Bar & Club queue jump entry Party PassDuration:
4 to 6 hrs
USD 13.47
Our famous Party Passes offer a great variety of weekend nightlife options. We have been booking groups small and large onto the guestlists all over the UK for a decade. We have designed our Nightlife Deals get you VIP entry into selected, popular clubs and bars. You can visit them all, or just a few, it's entirely up to you! This is NOT A GUIDED TOUR where you are with other groups and are restricted by a guide's timetable, you are simply booked into each venue on the guestlist, so if there is a queue, you go to the front and give your name to get straight in (any venue that has a doorcharge is free, so nothing to pay for entry).

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Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

Glasgow City Centre Walking TourDuration:
2.5 to 3 hrs
USD 13.47
<u>City Centre Walking Tour <br />Availability:<br />10:30am &amp; 2pm every Saturday and 10:30 Sunday in October! <br />10:30am &amp; 2pm every Saturday from November onwards. <br /></u> <br />This is the only walking tour in Glasgow that will take you around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to get your bearings of the city and gain a lot of knowledge about its history and culture. We are a small company run by locals and we take pride in our passion for the city. Our guides are unique and have their own experiences in Glasgow so each tour is a little unique with the guides personal experiences and recommendations in the tour. The tour allows you to see the growth of Glasgow from where it began to where it is now, with a focus on the modern culture of the city and how this culture was born.  <br /> <br /> <br /><p><u></u></p>

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Tennent's Brewery Tour

1 hour 30 minutes
USD 16.84
What makes Tennent's Lager Scotland's favourite beer’ Go behind the scenes on our Tennent's Brewery Tour to discover the inner workings of Wellpark Brewery - home to over 450 years of brewing tradition and award winning beers, and enjoy a pint of the freshest Tennent's Lager on house!

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Hampden Park Stadium and Museum Tour 2019

Hampden Park Stadium and Museum Tour 2019Duration:
2 hours
USD 17.51
Experience Hampden Park as the players do on match day and see historic treasures on this 2-hour stadium and museum tour. Visit the underground roadway, team changing rooms, and get the chance to strike a ball in the Hampden Hotshots gallery with the speed of your shot electronically measured. Walk down the tunnel, hear the famous “Hampden Roar,” and then follow in the footsteps of footballer legends by climbing the stairs to the cup presentation area.

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Zombie Scavengers Game - Glasgow, UK

Zombie Scavengers Game - Glasgow, UKDuration:
1 hour
USD 20.00
CAN YOU SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE’<br>Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game.<br>With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive. Using your smartphone, your team will be tasked with scavenging the city for food, supplies, weapons, and shelter. The more things you find, the more points you get and more likely you are to survive. Along the way, you will be asked to do a challenge or answer a trivia question in order to be rewarded virtual weapons to ward off the zombies. The area is crawling with relentless zombies, and rival colonies are moving in. If you get too relaxed, rival colonies will take what you worked hard to find. The goal is to find all of the items in hopes that you will survive the zombie apocalypse.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2022