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Glasgow, the gateway to Scotland

Begin your Scottish adventure in Glasgow, the Gateway to Scotland. With many direct connections from Canada, Glasgow is very accessible plus, it's one of Europe’s most exciting cities boasting a vibrant social scene, cultural heritage and with plenty of green spaces. Perfectly placed to access the highlands, why not rent a car when in Glasgow from our dedicated Car Rental centre? To help plan your journey, we've put together a quick guide on key interests in our city below, so read on to find out more.

Glasgow the Gateway to Scotland

Outlander

Scotland is the true home of Outlander. From Blackness Castle to Glasgow Cathedral, our quick guide has you covered for your trip to Glasgow, Scotland. 

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Football in Glasgow

Glasgow is known for its two main rival teams, Celtic and Rangers.  Both teams play in the Scottish Premier League and no visit to Glasgow is complete without attending and experiencing the atmosphere at a game.  If you’re lucky enough to be in the city on a finals day, you can’t miss the Hampden ‘roar’ from the crowd.

Celtic Rangers

Galleries, museums and more

You’ll never be short on inspiration in Glasgow! From our city’s amazing galleries and museums, our impressive architecture, world-famous Glasgow Cathedral and beautiful gardens, the only problem you’ll have is fitting all the sights and sounds of the city into your trip.

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Car rental

It’s easy to hire a car at Glasgow Airport. Several car rental companies are located near domestic arrivals offering all sizes of vehicles from small compact cars, family sized saloons and larger SUVs.

Hire a car to explore Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Are you a fan of Harry Potter? Then why not go for a ride on the Hogwarts Express, otherwise known as The Jacobite Railway? The 84-mile round trip starts at Ben Nevis in Fort William, taking in breath-taking lochs, mountains and beaches, crossing the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct and finishing at Mallaig, a bustling fishing port. This is one rail journey you’ll never forget. 

Hogwarts Express

Isle of Skye

The beautiful Isle of Skye is located off the west coast of Scotland.  With rugged landscapes, medieval castles and beautiful fishing villages it’s well worth a visit.  Not to be missed on the Island are the fairy pools, with multiple waterfalls and vibrant colours.

Isle of Skye

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

An area of outstanding beauty with diverse landscapes and habitats, this is an amazing natural playground where lovers of the great outdoors can walk, climb, cycle, golf, fish and go horse riding. Also, why not enjoy a boat trip on Loch Lomond itself?

Explore Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

Loch Ness

Perhaps most famous for its mysterious creature, tales of a large monster living deep beneath the dark expanses of Loch Ness has circulated around the world since the first photograph emerged in 1933. The world famous Loch Ness and its surrounding area is a beautiful place to visit if you want to soak up some stunning Scottish Scenery and explore the rich history as part of the Highlands. 

Loch Ness

Clydeside Distillery

The newly opened Clydeside Distillery is located on the banks of the River Clyde, which combines the river’s shipbuilding history with the distilling of whisky. Take a tour and discover how Scotland’s national drink is made from barley to bottle.

Explore the Clydeside Distillery

Ben Nevis and the West Highland Way

Linking Milngavie, just outside Glasgow, Scotland, to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain which stands at 1.3km high, the West Highland Way stretches 96 miles and takes in the amazing scenery along ancient and historical routes. An ancient giant of the land, Ben Nevis was once a massive active volcano which exploded and collapsed inwards on itself millions of years ago.

West Highland Way Ben Nevis

What to see and do in Glasgow and beyond

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