Everything you need to know to make the most of your trip to Scotland from Canada
Flying into Glasgow International Airport
Experience the raw beauty and splendour of Scotland with daily flights from Canada to Glasgow. Fly directly from Toronto with an average journey time of only 7 hours and 4 minutes to Glasgow Airport. Alternatively fly from Halifax to Glasgow Airport ditrectly in approximately only 5 hours and 43 minutes.
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Experience the beauty of Scotland
Scotland has an abundance of activities on offer to cater to all ages and interests. From stunning raw country landscapes, impressive architecture, cultural experiences, tranquil hotels, spas and golf resorts, distillery and sightseeing tours, summer festivals and a large selection of vibrant bars and restaurants to give you a feel of Glasgow’s thrilling nightlife. Whatever takes your fancy Glasgow has plenty to offer everyone!
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A taste of Glaswegian Life
There are wonderful exhibits and cultural activities you should visit to make the most of your time in Glasgow such as the Glasgow Science Centre, The Huntarian Museum, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & the University of Glasgow. While House for an Art Lover, Mackintosh at the Willow and Glasgow School of Art are just a few of the sites where you can uncover the unique history and architecture of Glasgow, as well as the legacy of Glasgow born Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a world famous Scottish designer, architect and artist who was a vital part in shaping Glasgow's style and culture.
Discover the great outdoors
However if you are looking for a rural escape outside of the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city centre then Loch Lomond, The Kelpies, Aviemore, Glencoe, the Cairngorms National Park, the Fairy Pools in Skye or Loch Ness are among just some of the stunning locations to witness breath-taking views and experience the beauty of a variety of vast Scottish environments. If you are wanting to experience the great outdoors then Scotland has plenty of outdoor activities to keep you occupied. With a variation of outdoor activities from hiking testing munroes, nature trails to take in the fresh Scottish air, kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking to take in the picturesque surroundings, and a range of wildlife tours there are loads of activities to keep you occupied all year round.
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Discover the birthplace of whisky
Are you a whisky lover? Then you have definitely come to the right place! With a selection of whisky tours available to the public at Glengoyne Distillery and Clydeside Distillery you will have the opportunity to learn about the fascinating history of Scottish whisky and the manufacturing over the years, take part in exciting masterclasses, discover whisky blending and even taste it yourself.
However if whisky isn't quite for you then that's okay too! Glasgow is home to Scotland’s oldest brewery, the Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery, where you take a Brewery Tour and tasting session. Also get involved in learning about its captivating history and accomplishments over the years.
Uncover Edinburgh & sightsee in the captivating Scottish capital
Just over an hour drive from Glasgow you can easily reach Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, by bus, car or train. Take the train directly from Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street stations and you can spend the day roaming the city, exploring local coffee shops, restaurants and bars, shopping in a variety of Edinburgh’s high-street, luxurious designer and boutique stores. While of course it is a must to marvel at the beauty and history of Edinburgh Castle during your visit. Take a tour inside the castle where you can experience beautiful panoramic views across the city with a guided tour or an audio guide there is a lot of history to uncover.
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Glasgow, the entrance to Scotland
Start your Scottish experience from Glasgow, your gateway to Scotland. Via various direct connections from Canada to Glasgow, Scotland is made effortlessly accessible. Glasgow is known to be one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, with an effervescent social scene, historic culture and various parks throughout the city. Glasgow is also an easy route to the highlands, meaning you can drive north and enjoy all the wonders of Scotland. You can rent a car and start your journey with help from our committed Car Rental centre. To start you off on your adventure we have picked some key interests in Glasgow to help you!
As Outlander is based in Scotland, you can immerse yourself in the world of Claire and Jamie on your trip to Scotland. With an Outlander inspired tour, you can view our guide to experience Glasgow, Scotland to the fullest on your trip.Outlander Guide Book an Outlander inspired tour
The fiery rivalry between Glasgow’s two main teams Celtic and Rangers is not to be missed, as tension runs high and the energetic atmosphere captivates all in the Scottish Premier League. Make your visit complete with a visit to a passionate football game, and hear the famous Hampden ‘roar’ from our football fans!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.Discover more
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
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
Glasgow the Gateway to Scotland
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
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
From food festivals to conferences, Glasgow has a thriving events scene complete with the worlds second largest conference centre.
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