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Situated on the west end of the Central Belt and along the Clyde riverbanks, Glasgow is not only the largest city in Scotland, but one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire United Kingdom. The city offers the best shopping experience outside London, and is famous for its gorgeous parks and museums. It also serves as a gateway to the Highlands and the British Isles.
To experience the full beauty of the region, take your campervan out to its neighboring towns and villages ofCrianlarich, Cumnock, and Greenock. And if you want to take your journey even further, you can take a short drive to Edinburgh, which is approximately 76 kilometres from Glasgow.
Some of our favourite things to do in Glasgow are:
Summer (June, July, August): Tour Glasgow’s own “Statue of Liberty”, the City Chambers, which is considered one of the UK’s most beautiful civic buildings. Travel a short 30-minutes outside Glasgow to tour Loch Lomond, the largest lake in Great Britain (by surface area).
Fall (September, October, November): Witness the seasonal change of leaves at the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, stargaze at Galloway Forest Park where more than 7,000 stars and planets are visible to the naked eye,and explore Glasgow on two wheels, cycling through the city’s stunning parks and woodlands.
Winter (December, January, February): Warm the cockles of your heart with tours of whisky makers, Glengoyne Distillery and The Clydeside Distillery. Try a Yorkshire Pudding wrap with pork at the St Enoch Square Christmas markets.
Spring (March, April, May): Set out on foot and discover Glasgow’s famous lanes affectionately known as “The Lanes” along Byres Road lined with boutiques and restaurants worth exploring. Spend an afternoon amongst the fresh air at Glasgow Green. Experience true Glaswegian culture with a trip to the Barras Market open every Saturday.
Year-Round: Try and visit all eight of Glasgow’s museums, including the Gallery of Modern Art, Riverside Museum, and Kelvin Hall. Stand in awe of Glasgow Cathedral, the only mainland medieval cathedral to have survived the 1560 Reformation. Let the kids enjoy the exhibits and interactive performances at the Glasgow Science Centre.
Craigendmuir Caravan & Camping Park, or also known as Red Deer Village Holiday Park, is the perfect place to start your journey to Glasgow. The campsite is situated within Craigendmuir Park and offers excellent facilities for campers and caravanners. The park is approximately 22-minutes by car from Glasgow airport. They have hard-standing and grass pitches with electric hook-ups for motorhomes and campervans. There are well-equipped toilets, shower blocks, drinking water taps, and launderette within the campsite.
Pannell Farm is a traditional farmhouse that welcomes campers and caravanners. It is just 10-minutes away from Glasgow Airport and 20-minutes away from Toonspeak Young People's Theatre. If you're coming from the airport, take A737 going to Irvine. Pannell Farm has ample space for campers to park their cheap campervan hire and set up their tents. There are also pitches for caravans and RV rentals. Campers and caravanners can take advantage of free access to the showers, toilets, and laundry room.
Auchengillan Outdoor Centre is more than just a campsite, this is the perfect place to mingle with fellow campers. They offer summer camps where campers can take part in various activities. If you won't be able to make it this summer, you can still go camping with your friends and family since the centre is open all year round. From Glasgow Airport, you need to drive for about 26-minutes to reach the campsite. The centre has large open fields and smaller woodland areas so you can choose whether you prefer a secluded campsite or a more spacious one.
Coats Observatory is Scotland's oldest public observatory and designed by highly-acclaimed architect John Honeyman. The project of Thomas Coats was established in 1883 and is now one of the most popular attractions in Paisley. It is located 2.4 miles (or approximately 7-minutes) away from Glasgow Airport. It boasts of its newly installed digital planetarium where guests can marvel the wonders of the sky. Get a chance to see the different constellations, star clusters, nebulae, and distant galaxies right in your own chair.
Paisley Abbey is a beautiful church situated on the east bank of White Cart Water right in the heart of Paisley. Glasgow Airport is just five minutes away from the abbey so you can easily visit it whilst waiting for your flight. It was once a Cluniac monastery before it became the current parish church of the Church of Scotland. The historic church was established in 1163 and has been welcoming visitors and pilgrims from across the globe. Paisley Abbey has many interesting features, including the 10th-century cross, the tomb of Marjorie Bruce, Abbey organ, and the gargoyles. Apart from the church, you can also check out the visitors’ centre and cosy café.
Fossil Grove can be found within Victoria Park in the western part of Glasgow. It is located 6.7 miles from Glasgow Airport or approximately 10-minute drive so it's easy to drop by here before and after arrival. The site was named as a Special Scientific Interest by the Scottish Natural Heritage. You will find fossil trees that are around 330 million years old. Fossil remains were discovered back in 1887 when they removed the surrounding rocks while landscaping the park. The most distinct features of Fossil Grove are the well-preserved tree stumps, fallen trunk, and a viewing balcony.
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) is like a crossover of a museum and a store because it houses the collections that are not currently exhibited in the museums. It is located at 200 Woodhead Road in Nitshill and approximately 16-minutes away from the Glasgow Airport. There are more than 1.4 million items stored in GMRC's 17 purpose-built pods. The collection ranges from Arms and Armour to Technology and Transport. There are many ways on how you can explore GMRC – either through tours, activities or talks.
You must be 21 years old or over to rent a campervan in Glasgow. However, some providers may only rent to drivers 25 years and older.
There are plenty of places to camp or stay with your campervan near Glasgow including Strathclyde Country Park Caravan and Motorhome Club Site, Lomond Woods Holiday Park and Red Deer Village Holiday Park.