Greater Glasgow & 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.
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.
Travel to & Around Glasgow & The Clyde Valley
Glasgow and the Clyde Valley is well connected to the rest of the UK by rail. Glasgow has two main stations: Glasgow Central which connects the city to the south, and Glasgow Queen Street which serves routes to Edinburgh and further north.
If you’re planning a trip from London to Glasgow, check out the Caledonian Sleeper for a comfortable overnight journey.
Glasgow and the Clyde Valley is easily accessible by car. If travelling from Edinburgh, the most direct route is to the follow the M8. If travelling from England, follow the M74. You can quickly reach Stirling by driving along the M80 while the west coast of the country connected via the M77.
One of the best ways to explore the scenery and attractions outside Glasgow is by driving the Clyde Valley Tourist Route. This 61km (68 mile) driving route follows a circular route from Abington to Hamilton.
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.
The Clyde Walkway takes you on a 65km (40 mile) journey through the Clyde Valley from Glasgow City Centre to New Lanark.
National Cycle Networks routes connect Glasgow and the surrounding areas of Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire. You can find more information on the Sustrans website.
Bus and coach
You can get around Glasgow easily using First Bus Glasgow which operates over 80 routes across the city.
There are plenty of opportunities to hire a car or other vehicle in and around Glasgow. The country’s biggest car hire company is Enterprise which has multiple locations spread throughout Glasgow and its suburbs as well as neighbouring towns such as Hamilton and Paisley. Car Hire is also available at Glasgow International Airport.
Places to Stay
From glamorous city-centre hotels to luxurious country houses and cosy self-catering cottages surrounded by unspoiled countryside, there is a fantastic choice of accommodation in Glasgow & The Clyde Valley.
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Things to See & Do
Blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, and an array of unique towns and villages scattered across the countryside and coastline, Glasgow & The Clyde Valley is a joy to explore.
Things to See & Do in Glasgow
Discover Glasgow's amazing visitor attractions, tours and trails, outdoor activities and more as you plan your visit to the city.
Lanarkshire offers beautiful scenery, fantastic walking, cycling and outdoor activities, plus an array of quality visitor attractions.
Inverclyde is one of Scotland’s smallest regions but filled with attractions, activities, culture and stunning scenery.
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The Antonine Wall once marked the final northerly frontier of the Roman Empire. It's one of of three UNESCO World Heritage sites found in Glasgow & The Clyde Valley - just a handful of the unique attractions and activities that make the region such a rich visitor experience.
Tours, Routes & Trails
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