GLASGOW, EAST RENFREWSHIRE, RENFREWSHIRE, INVERCLYDE,
WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE
and EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE

 
 
Mugdock Country Park                          Near Milngavie                   www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk
Meander through 750 acres of ancient woodlands, moorlands and wetlands, by castles and lochs experiencing this special area.  Between May and September Mugdock Castle's South West tower is open each weekend.  A full audio history trail is available throughout the year. Enjoy a wide range of services and facilities starting at our visitor centre, which hosts; garden centre and farm shop, restaurant, tea room, gift shop, discovery room and theatre/conference suite.  
Directions:  10 miles north of Glasgow City Centre, 3 miles from Milngavie, off the A81.

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Auchentoshan DistilleryBy DalmuirDistillery
This Lowlands Malt Distillery rests at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills, overlooking the famous River Clyde, once renowned as the Scottish gateway to the world. Auchentoshan, meaning 'Corner of the field', produces a delicate, smooth and light Single Malt Whisky. The subtle aroma and flavour of its spirit is achieved by the unique Triple Distillation process. A warm welcome awaits you - take a guided tour of the distillery, sample a wee dram, and browse round the gift shop which stocks our full range of Auchentoshan Lowland Single Malt Whiskies.

Barochan CrossPaisleyStone Cross
A fine free-standing early medieval cross that formerly stood in Houston parish, west of Paisley.

Bothwell CastleUddingstonCastle
Bothwell is Scotland’s largest and finest 13th century castle. Part of the original circular keep survives. It owes its origins to Walter of Moray, a northern aristocratic family who acquired Bothwell in 1242. He (or his son William, known as ‘the Rich’) created the mighty castle in a spectacular display of feudal pride. Their dream was never completed, probably because of the outbreak of the Wars of Independence in 1296. No matter, for what they did achieve – and what still holds us enthralled today – is the great donjon, or tower.

Castle Semple Collegiate ChurchHowwoodChurch - Chapel
A late Gothic church, with a three-sided east end with windows of unusual style. The church is located next to Castle Semple and Barr lochs, both important for their plants and birds.

Centre for Contemporary ArtsGlasgowArt Gallery
The CCA in Glasgow presents the very best in contemporary art. An environment where everyone can encounter experimental art or just enjoy the creative atmosphere.

Crookston CastleGlasgowCastle
The altered ruin of an unusual 15th-century castle. The property consists of a central tower with four square corner towers, set within 12th-century earthworks. Affords excellent views of south-west Glasgow.

David Livingstone CentreBlantyreMuseum
Birthplace museum of Scotland’s greatest missionary-explorer, set in 20 acres of parkland and woodland garden. The parkland, play park, woodland garden, shop and café are all free entry to public. Admission charges apply to museum.

Dumbarton CastleDumbartonCastle
Dumbarton Castle guards the point where the River Leven joins the River Clyde. Its recorded history reaches back 1,500 years. At that time the place was known as Alt Clut, ‘Rock of the Clyde’. Later it became known by the Gaelic name Dun Breatann, ‘Fortress of the Britons’, from which the name Dumbarton is derived. In the Middle Ages, Dumbarton Rock became an important royal castle. When it was first built in the 1220s, the Norwegian frontier lay just 10 miles (16km) downriver, and Dumbarton served as a Border stronghold. The Battle of Largs in 1263 effectively removed the threat from Norway, but it was soon replaced by an even greater menace from England. In later centuries, the rock became a formidable garrison fortress, its defences bristling with guns. It last saw military action as recently as the Second World War.

Geilston GardenDumbartonGarden
The garden at Geilston was developed over 200 years ago. It is a testimony to good landscape design – with the sum of its parts being greater than the individual constituents. These parts comprise a large walled garden with a dominating 100-foot Wellingtonia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in the centre of the lawn, a kitchen garden and woodland area. The Geilston Burn wends its way through the north of the estate towards the Clyde in Cardross.

Glasgow CathedralGlasgowCathedral - Abbey
Glasgow Cathedral is built on the site where St Kentigern, or Mungo, the first bishop within the ancient British kingdom of Strathclyde, was thought to have been buried in AD 612. The present cathedral was built during the 13th to 15th centuries. It is the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland to have survived the 1560 Reformation virtually complete.

Greenbank GardenClarkstonGarden
The garden of Greenbank House is an educational garden to inspire and educate visitors on how to grow a very wide range of more unusual plants which are available in the trade.

Hill House, TheHelensburghHouse
The Hill House is considered to be Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation. Sitting high above the Clyde, it is home to original Mackintosh furniture and interior design and also has attractive formal gardens designed recognisably in the Mackintosh style.

Holmwood HouseGlasgowHouse
This exquisite little gem, located in the Cathcart area of Glasgow, is Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s domestic masterpiece. Conservation and decoration of the House are still underway, so there is always something new to see.

National Museum of Rural LifeEast KilbrideCountry Life Museum
You'll find plenty to fill your day out at the National Museum of Rural Life. We've got a 1950s working farm with dairy cows, sheep, pigs and farm workers on hand and an award-winning museum telling the story of the Scottish countryside.

Newark CastlePort GlasgowCastle
Newark Castle is a rediscovered treasure. For too long it lurked behind the giant cranes and sheds of the Clyde’s great shipyards. Only recently has it re-emerged to take its rightful place in the townscape of Port Glasgow. Newark is a Maxwell house. A junior branch of this powerful southern Scottish family acquired the lands through marriage in 1402. They remained lords until 1694. Everything the visitor sees today is their handiwork. The name ‘new wark’ (meaning new building work) came into use in the later 15th century, when the oldest part of the present complex was built!

Pollok HouseGlasgowHistoric House
A Georgian Country House modernised in 1900 and displaying an internationally famous collection including paintings by Blake, Goya and El Greco. Our new ‘Art in Focus‘ panels give fascinating snippets of information about some of our most popular paintings. Vast servants' quarters showing the contrasts of life upstairs / downstairs. The Kitchen Restaurant now occupies the original kitchens of this elegant country mansion, which is set in attractive formal gardens and extensive parkland but in the heart of Glasgow. Pollok House offers extensive views of woodland, parkland, farmland and designed landscape.

Tenement House, TheGlasgowHouse
The Tenement House is an authentic 19th-century Glasgow tenement house and was the home, for over fifty years, of Miss Agnes Toward, an ordinary lady who kept all sorts of things others would have thrown away.

Weavers Cottage MuseumKilbarchanWeaving
With original working looms and spinning wheels, the traditional weaver’s craft comes vividly to life. Built in 1723, the weaver’s cottage houses the last of 800 handlooms once working in the village of Kilbarchan.


 
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Bearsden BathhouseBearsden
Bellahouston ParkGlasgow
Burrell Collection, TheGlasgow
Castle Semple Country ParkLochwinnoch
Celtic Football ClubGlasgow
City SightseeingGlasgow
Clyde Marine CruisesGreenock
Clyde Muirshiel Regional ParkGourock
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Clyde Murshiel Regional Park - Castle Semple Visitor CentreLockwinnoch
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Clydebank MuseumClydebank
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College of PipingGlasgow
Collins GalleryGlasgow
Cornalees Bridge Visitors CentreGreenock
Culcreuch CastleGlasgow
Denny Ship Model Experiment TankDumbarton
Dumbarton Tourist Information CentreDumbarton
Eastwood Butterfly KingdomGiffnock
Elderslie Golf ClubElderslie
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Fossil Grove GlasgowGlasgow
Gallery of Modern ArtGlasgow
Glasgow AirportPaisley
Glasgow Airport Tourist Information CentrePaisley
Glasgow Art Gallery & MuseumGlasgow
Glasgow Botanic GardensGlasgow
Glasgow Film TheatreGlasgow
Glasgow GreenGlasgow
Glasgow NecropolisGlasgow
Glasgow Science CentreGovan, Glasgow
Glasgow Tourist Information CentreGlasgow
Glasgow ZooparkUddingston
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Heatherbank MuseumGlasgow
House for an Art LoverGlasgow
Hunterian Art GalleryGlasgow
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LighthouseGlasgow
Lochwinnoch Golf ClubLochwinnoch
McLean Museum & Art GalleryGreenock
McLellan GalleriesGlasgow
Motoring MemoriesAlexandria
Museum of Scottish LifeGlasgow
Museum of TransportGlasgow
Paisley AbbeyGlasgow
Paisley Museum and Art GalleriesPaisley
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People's PalaceGlasgow
Piping CentreGlasgow
Pollok Country ParkGlasgow
Project AbilityGlasgow
Provan Hall HouseEasterhouse
Provand's LordshipGlasgow
Rangers Football ClubGlasgow
Royal Highland Fusiliers Regimental MuseumGlasgow
RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature ReserveLochwinnoch
Scotkart Indoor Kart Racing CentreGlasgow
Scotland Street School Museum of EducationGlasgow
Scottish Football MuseumGlasgow
Springburn MuseumGlasgow
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & ArtGlasgow
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Taylor BowlsGlasgow
Tennent Caledonian BreweriesGlasgow
University of Glasgow Visitor CentreGlasgow
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Waverley ExcursionsGlasgow

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