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City to country breaks – Visiting Scotland

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Just beyond the city, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs offer a terrific selection of things to see and do. Tours include a seaplane over the infamous Loch Lomond to a steamship cruise on Loch Katrine. Neighbouring, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park is haven for wonderful wildlife, wooded hills and rugged mountains, which you can explore by foot, by bike or on horseback.

With its unspoiled landscapes, this region provides one of the most idyllic settings in Scotland for a memorable meal and the variety is large from Scottish cuisine at the small family-run Monachyle Mhor Hotel to a superb Michelin-star dining at Martin Wishart on the bonnie banks. There is no better time than now to enjoy Scotland’s local produce as this year is the Year of Food & Drink. The Farmer’s Market on the shores of Loch Lomond takes place on the 1st and 3rd week during autumn and offers the finest, freshest, food including award-winning cheeses, smoked fish and meats, organic vegetables and home baking. No Year of Food & Drink would be complete without celebrating Scotland’s national drink – whisky. The Auchentoshan Distillery is Glasgow’s closest distillery and offers a variety of different tours to enjoy.

Looking to explore further afield? The Isle of Mull is renowned for its colourful waterfront houses, wildlife including rare sea eagles, basking sharks and whale and the legendary Finglas Cave. Skye is also a popular destination which is world-renowned for its captivating mountainscape and rich history.

Loch Lomond is in easy reach by car and public transport from Glasgow, see here for travel information.

For a specific itinerary visit here




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