Visit the Campsie Glens
Whisky: Glengoyne Malt Whisky Tours. Various tours on offer to interest everyone from the novice to the connoisseur. The Best Whisky Tour ‘The Sunday Times’.
Duelling trees: Two Spanish Chestnuts can be found in the grounds of Schoenstatt Scotland. During the 1600’s a feud between the tory Stirlings of Glorat and the Kincaid Whigs resulted in a duel and the death of Malcolm Kincaid. Unfortunately one of the trees fell over in 1990 but is still alive.
The Campsie Fells
Right on our doorstep. All north-facing rooms in the Retreat Centre have amazing views of the Fells and if you are walking in the grounds of the Centre, you are virtually at the foot of the Fells. The Campsies are one of the most famous Scottish locations for jasper, a colourful semi-precious stone much prized by lapidarists (gem-buffs).
Is a striking former European City of Culture. Discover great shopping, restaurants and a range of vibrant attractions, all surrounded by the city’s famously beautiful parks and gardens. Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of the city’s most famous sons. An artist with a truly innovative and distinctive style, there are remarkable buildings and artworks in almost every corner of Glasgow.
Museums and Art Galleries
Glasgow has some superb museums and art galleries, and has one of the finest civic collections in Europe. Key Galleries and museums include: The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum; The Burrell Collection; The Gallery of Modern Art and St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art
Glasgow has become a byword for style and flagship stores and has everything you need for some unforgettable retail therapy. Buchanan Street is the main shopping street for luxury goods but visitors should also look at the Merchant City for boutiques and dining or the West End of Glasgow.