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Glasgow & The Clyde Valley
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Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley

With green spaces, great attractions and some of the friendliest people on the planet, Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley has a lot to shout about.

You can now travel short distances of around 5 miles to enjoy the outdoors and exercise in Scotland, to use public spaces for recreational purposes such as sitting to soak up the sun (where possible!), and to meet up with one other household in small numbers. Please remember to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times, both indoors and outdoors.

The following activities are also now possible, following the above advice, during Phase 1: cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf, walking, hiking and watersports.

Head to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, for world-class attractions and one of the best city centre shopping experiences in the UK. Or follow the path of the River Clyde west through Paisley and out to Greenock on the coast, or south to the charming towns of the Clyde Valley such as Lanark. En route you'll find lush countryside, great family days out packed with adventure, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a wealth of fascinating history.

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Towns & Villages
Abington is a small village at the southern edge of the Clyde Valley 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Biggar and close to the M74 motorway.

Glasgow City Centre

Glasgow's vibrant city centre lies north of the River Clyde. Its heart is George Square, a 19th-century municipal showpiece crowned by the City Chambers.


Towns & Villages
Greenock is a historic industrial town by the Firth of Clyde, 25 miles west of Glasgow.


Towns & Villages
Lanark is a historic market town in the Clyde Valley and is one of the oldest royal burghs in Scotland.


Towns & Villages
Leadhills is a small village in a high valley in the Lowther Hills and has a strong mining legacy.


Towns & Villages
Motherwell is a large town 12 miles south east of Glasgow that was once Scotland’s centre of steel production.


Towns & Villages
Paisley is one of Scotland’s biggest towns with a rich history, especially in textiles. It was one of five UK cities to have been shortlisted for the UK City of Culture 2021.

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Travel in Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley

Getting here

Glasgow Airport is about 20 minutes from the city centre and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport is further south about 45 minutes away, with Edinburgh Airport close by as well. A regular bus service connects Glasgow Airport with the city centre and at Glasgow Prestwick there are regular rail services to the city from the airport train station.

If you are travelling from Ireland, Stenaline and P&O Ferries run regular services into Cairnryan and Troon from Belfast and Larne. Troon is 35 miles from Glasgow, and Cairnryan is 80 miles away, both have good access to Glasgow by train and road.

The train service and road network throughout the central belt are both fantastic, with great road and rail links between Glasgow and Scotland's other cities as well as further south to England.

Getting around

Explore the area easily using the great bus service and train links, or hire a car and travel wherever takes your fancy.

In the city you can hop around the main attractions via the Subway, bus, train, taxi or hop-on-hop-off buses. Many of the city's restaurant, pubs and attractions are within easy walking distance of each other too.

The Clyde Valley is easily accessible by both rail and road, and national cycle routes in the area mean exploring by bike is a great option too.

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