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Inverness

Inverness (Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Nis, "Mouth of the River Ness") is a city in the Scottish Highlands, situated where the River Ness flows out into the Moray Firth. It's the only town of any size in the Highlands, and is the region's commercial and administrative centre. It's an agreeable Victorian town that has no stand-out tourist attractions of its own, but has good transport and choice of lodging and eating places. So it's a good base for exploring nearby Loch Ness, Black Isle, Culloden, Spey valley and Cairngorm National Park.Inverness Information Centre 36 High Street, IV1 1JQ ☏+44 1463 252401 Daily, open all year

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Edinburgh

capital city of Scotland, UK

119km

55.953056-3.188889

Liverpool

city in Merseyside, England, United Kingdom

212km

53.4103-2.9856
Sights

Tenement House (Glasgow)

A National Trust for Scotland site, a middle class Glasgow tenement house preserved in pretty much the way it was in the early 20th century.

300m

55.8681327-4.2683762

Willow Tearooms

During the temperance movement, the idea of "tearooms", places where you could relax and enjoy non-alcoholic refreshments in differently themed rooms, became popular in Glasgow. This one, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904, was the most popular of its time and has been lovingly restored. Make sure to have a look at the Room de Luxe on the second floor (access through the cafe on the first floor). You do not have to purchase anything if you just want to have a look around and ask nicely .

599m

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Tradeston Bridge

The bridge crosses the river west of the M8 motorway and is nicknamed the "Squiggly Bridge" by locals because of its distinctive S-shape.

620m

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Kingston Bridge, Glasgow

This bridge carries the M8 motorway across the Clyde. Built in 1969, the bridge is far more spectacular to stand beneath than drive over, with an almost cathedral-like vista and a strange aura of calmness that betrays the likely traffic chaos that is going unseen directly above your head.

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Glasgow Central station

The city's principal railway terminus, which is worth entering for its grand interior, which you can access from Gordon Street on the north side of the building. On the exterior, a feature of note is the massive glass walled bridge (known as the Hielanman's Umbrella) which spans Argyle Street and holds up the tracks and platforms. You can go on a tour of the station, which is highly recommended, but booking in advance is essential and places sell quickly. Don't be put off because you aren't interested in trains - the tour is mostly about the history and architecture of the station. The guides are really enthusiastic about railway history and have countless stories to share of the station's place in Glasgow's history: through the industrial revolution, through the war and to the present. You also get to visit an abandoned underground platform! The £13 entry fee goes into a pot earmarked for preserving the station's history and improving the tour.

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Firhill Stadium

Home of the Partick Thistle Football Club, also known as "the Jags" (and not in the suburb of Partick - the club is in Maryhill). The stadium has a capacity of 10,887. Partick Thistle matches are a good way to see the Glaswegian passion for 'fitba' (football) without the unpleasantness of the Old Firm rivalry, or the high prices for their games.

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Glasgow International Comedy Festival

1.1km

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Queen's Cross Church, Glasgow

The only church designed by Mackintosh (in 1896), in a simple style for its use as a free church, it became a Church of Scotland church until 1976. It is now the headquarters of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, with a small shop.

1.1km

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Scotland Street School Museum

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's last major building - thoughtfully designed, with an excellent museum covering both Mackintosh and the changing faces of schools.

1.2km

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The Lighthouse, Glasgow

This is the former Glasgow Herald building completed by Mackintosh. It houses the Centre for Design & Architecture, which show changing exhibitions and host events. From there you also have access to the Mackintosh Tower, which offers great views over Glasgow.

1.3km

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St Enoch subway station

The original Subway station, a quaint overground building now used as a chain coffee shop, sits in the middle of St Enoch Square.

1.3km

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Park District, Glasgow

district in the west-end of Glasgow, Scotland

1.6km

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George Square

square in Glasgow

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Glasgow City Chambers

This imposing structure in George Square was built in 1888 in the Italian Renaissance style and is the headquarters of Glasgow City Council. Tours of the building are available daily, and visitors can see the magnificent marble staircases, lobbies, see the debating chamber and the lavish banqueting hall. Tours take about 45 min. In front the building, George Square, the city's notional centre, is populated by several statues of civic leaders and famous figures from history and is often used for outdoor events.

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Queen's Park, Glasgow

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Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery

A kinetic gallery and theatre. It consists of a number of strange machines created by the Russian artists Eduard Bersudsky. The machines perform stories and the light and sound during the performance adds to a really unique and amazing experience. The full show takes 1hr 10min, the short one 45 min.

2.3km

55.85722222-4.24666667

Tron Theatre

theatre in Glasgow, Scotland

2.4km

55.85686-4.24554

Merchant City Festival

2.6km

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Queen Margaret Union

2.8km

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World Pipe Band Championships

2.8km

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens

A major park in the West End (the most popular aside from Kelvingrove), the Botanic Gardens contains extensive tropical and temperate plant collections from around the world.

2.8km

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Scottish Football Museum

museum in Glasgow City, Scotland, UK

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St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

This museum features exhibits relating not only to Glasgow's patron saint and the growth of Christianity in the city, but numerous exhibits pertaining to many faiths practised locally and worldwide.

3.1km

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West End Festival

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Glasgow Tower

observation tower in Glasgow City, Scotland, UK

3.3km

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People's Palace, Glasgow

The People's Palace is a great folk museum, telling the history of Glasgow and its people, from various perspectives, displaying details of Glasgow life (including one of Billy Connolly's banana boots). The Winter Gardens, adjacent, is a pleasant greenhouse with a reasonable cafe.

3.4km

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Barrowland Ballroom

The Barrowlands, as it is commonly known, is arguably the city's most famous and most respected live venue - famous for its sprung floor and excellent acoustics.

3.4km

55.85516667-4.23669444

Wellpark Brewery

Tour the large brewery (biggest in Scotland), which brews Tennent's lager and a wide range of other beers, including some supermarket own brands. Closed toe shoes are required for the tour.

4.0km

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Glenlee (ship)

The Glenlee was built in 1896 and is one of only five Clydebuilt sailing ships that remain afloat in the world today, now restored and open to the public.

4.5km

55.86447222-4.30694444

Ibrox Stadium

This is the home of the Rangers Football Club, capacity 51,082. Ibrox tours run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (non-match days only!) and are priced at £5.50 for kids, £8 for adults and £24.50 for a family group (2 adults and 2 children). On the Ibrox tour, you get access to the home dressing room and hear a recorded message from Walter Smith and Ally McCoist before climbing the marble staircase, visit the illustrious trophy room, the blue room and the manager's office. Tickets, except for matches against Celtic, are available online from the club's website, ticket centre at the stadium and club outlets at JJB Sports Stores in Glasgow city centre. Club merchandise is available from the JJB Rangers Megastore at the stadium and JJB Sports stores in Glasgow, with unofficial merchandise readily available in the environs of the stadium on matchdays. Food is available at the stadium in the Argyll House restaurant and the various burger stands in and around the stadium concourses. The Sportsmans Chip Shop on Copland Road adjacent to the stadium is also popular with the supporters. There are various bars beside the stadium, with the Louden Tavern on Copland Road being the closest. Along Paisley Road West are numerous bars sympathetic to the Rangers cause, such as the Louden Tavern, the Grapes Bar, District Bar and the Kensignton Bar to name but a few.

4.8km

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Celtic Park

Home of the Celtic Football Club, the stadium has a capacity of 60,832, making it the biggest "club" stadium in Scotland and the third largest in the UK, behind only Manchester United's Old Trafford and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London. Celtic was also the first British football club to become European champions when they won the European Cup in 1967, beating out England's Manchester United by a year. By visiting the Celtic Visitors' Centre, you can take a guided tour of the stadium as well as learn about the history of the club through various informative and impressive exhibitions and an auditorium. The guided tours are available daily at 11:00, 12:00, 13:45 and 14:30 (except home matchdays). Saturday matchday tours are available at 09:30, 10:00, 10:30 and 11:00. Adults £8.50, Concessions £5.50 Family Ticket £20 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) Under 5’s are admitted free.

6.8km

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Victoria Park, Glasgow

Considered to be the prettiest park in Glasgow.

7.5km

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Kirkintilloch

town in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland

13km

55.93568-4.15469

Titan Clydebank

A fully preserved 100-year-old crane as used in the Glasgow shipbuilders John Brown Engineering. Great views of Glasgow from the top of the crane: guided tours available.

15km

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Auchentoshan distillery

A fully functioning Scottish whisky distillery, with guided tours and a visiting centre. The basic (classic) tour takes 60 min and includes one whisky. Other tours are available.

19km

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Stirling

city in Scotland

39km

56.1166-3.9369

Falkirk

town in Falkirk, Scotland, UK

54km

56.0011-3.7835

Linlithgow

Royal Burgh in West Lothian, Scotland

73km

55.97905-3.61054

Caledonian Canal

canal

92km

57.112478-4.738541

Lamlash

village in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

97km

55.537-5.124

Eas a’ Chrannaig

waterfall in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

97km

55.479053-5.119133

Brodick

village in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

99km

55.576-5.151

Goat Fell

mountain in the United Kingdom

103km

55.62597222-5.19055556

Arran distillery

Arran's first modern whisky distillery, established in 1995. Their main product is the unpeated "Isle of Arran" single malt, in various cask finishes and ages. They also produce a peaty (20 ppm) malt whisky, "Machrie Moor", in small quantities as this involves closing and washing out the main product line. See also "Eat" listing for Casks cafe here. Their new distillery in Lagg in the south of the island makes a heavily peated (50 ppm) whisky - after maturation this will go on sale from April 2022.

112km

55.69805556-5.27527778

Lochranza

village in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

114km

55.705-5.295

Pirnmill

village in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

124km

55.645-5.383

Bowness-on-Solway

a village located in Bowness, United Kingdom

130km

54.95-3.216

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Heritage Railway in Sussex

135km

54.355-3.408

Cumbria

county in England

142km

54.5-3.25

Lake District

mountainous region in North West England

149km

54.5-3.16666667

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Glasgow

United Kingdom
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the fourth-largest in the UK; with a population of about 600,000 in the city itself and over 2,000,000 if the surrounding towns of the Clydeside conurbation are taken into account. Located at the west end of Scotland's Central Belt on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow's historical importance as Scotland's main industrial centre has been challenged by decades of socio-economic and political change alongside various regeneration efforts. Despite this, Glasgow remains one of the nation's key economic centres outside of London.

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