Whether you enjoy the bustle of the city or you are after a countryside retreat with dramatic coastal views, this vibrant region offers visitors fantastic variety.
The city of Glasgow has so much to offer. Discover great shopping, restaurants and a range of vibrant attractions, many of which are free, all surrounded by the city’s beautiful parks and gardens.
In Paisley, the magnificent abbey dates back to 1163 and was reputedly the site where William Wallace was educated while Paisley Museum has the finest collection of Paisley Shawls in the world.
Summerlee, the Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, is located in Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire on the site of a 19th century ironworks, where you can take a ride on Scotland’s only electric tramway and venture deep underground in a recreated mine.
Visit the fantastic attractions in South Lanarkshire, such as the Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride and follow the story of Scotland’s countryside and people.
Enjoy life by the sea in Inverclyde, situated along the coastal reach of the River Clyde, west of the city. Find out about the area’s maritime history at the McLean Museum and Art Gallery in Greenock, a wonderful Victorian museum which also features the town’s most famous son, James Watt, who made the steam engine. Gourock and Greenock sit at the mouth of the river.
In East Dunbartonshire, you’ll discover one of the area’s World Heritage Sites, the Antonine Wall, parts of which can be seen north of Glasgow at Bearsden and Kirkintilloch. The turf wall marks the northernmost point of Roman conquest in Britain.
Look through the information listings and start planning a trip to the towns and villages in Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley.