5 Getaways Near Glasgow to Visit This Weekend for the Heatwave
Just when we thought winter was approaching, the weather surprises us yet again with another heatwave.
With temperatures hitting 21 degrees on Saturday, we thought we would curate a list of our favourite getaways near Glasgow for a sunny day!
Less than an hour from Glasgow, Loch Lomond is one of the most beautiful and iconic places to visit when the sun is shining. With one of the biggest lochs and lakes in the whole of Britain, you won’t be disappointed by the beautiful scenery. With the option to relax on small beaches or taking a boat ride over the lake, this is a perfect place to escape the city and feel like you are in a different country.
If you fancy getting active in the sunshine then you can take part in the many walks around The National Park or up the famous hills such as Ben Lomond and Conic Hill.
An interesting visit and different from the norm but this magical spot is definetely worth a visit. The Blood-red water courses through Finnich Glen, the majestic sliver of Scotland, and surges around a strange rock with a sinister reputation.
The colour of the water and nature of the rocks gives this place an eerie atmosphere, making you feel like you have entered an enchanted world. Be careful when you arrive, the steps down are very slippery. There is a rope you can hold onto to help you get down.
Take a road trip here, park the car and enter another world. Take your wellies or go bare foot when you get down and walk through the blood-red water.
Isle of Arran
The Isle of Arran is the perfect place to escape the city and see a little bit of everything that Scotland has to offer; an ever-changing coastline, dramatic mountain peaks, sheltered beaches and verdant forests. Close enough from the city to day trip it but also far enough away to feel like a mini holiday.
We recommend visiting Brodick Castle and Brodick Country Par, both beautiful and great days out – especially in the sunshine.
Isle of Bute
One of the most accessible westerly islands from the Scottish Central Belt, The Isle of Bute, is a peaceful and tranquil place to sit back and relax. Known for gorgeous gardens, if you decide to give this one a go then you must visit the marvellous gardens of Mount Stuart House, Ascog Fernery and the Esplanade Gardens! Get your cameras at the ready as this scenic get a way will blow your mind.
Kelburn Country Park
This park is situated in the in the beautiful grounds of Kelburn Castle. A lovely day trip to one of Scotland’s most beautiful woodlands combined with one of the most interesting castles.
With A secret forrest, a beautiful glen, graffitied castle, woodland areas and out door play areas – it is safe to say there is plenty to do here! This is the perfect place if you have young children for the weekend.