Holiday Cottages in Glasgow & Clyde Valley
The Glasgow and Clyde Valley region offers a multitude of charming locations in which to base yourself for your self-catering holiday. Explore Glasgow from an elegant city centre apartment or discover the surrounding Clyde Valley and its stunning scenery from a cosy cottage.
Glasgow’s central location makes it quite convenient for travellers. A short ride from the city centre will take you to the glorious Loch Lomond and the Western Isles, through the majestic mountains of the awe-inspiring valley of Glencoe. Glasgow’s two international airports, Prestwick International and BAA Glasgow Airport, are conveniently located on the outskirts of the city with easy onward access to Glasgow.
Whether you’re looking for a bit of retail therapy, sightseeing and culture, or relaxation in the countryside, you can find it all in the Glasgow and Clyde Valley area.
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Carmichael History Walks
Walk around the historic designed landscape of Carmichael Estate, as depicted in a 1750 map. Cottage guests can explore the features remaining on the ground today. The Visitor Centre Farm Shop, where the original map is on display, has information on Carmichael history walks and maps for sale.
The Spirit Of Scotland Monument - Loudon Hill
The Spirit of Scotland Monument marks the site on Loudounhill where William Wallace and his small army won the Battle of Drumclog in 1679 against the much larger English army.
Loudounhill was created by glacial action during the Ice Age which smoothed out the valley, leaving behind this 'plug' of h
Loudounhill is where famous Battles were fought. There are two monuments to the Battles very close to Loudounhill. The Battle of Drumclog was on the 1st of June 1679, and The Battle of Loudounhill was fought in May 1307. The hill itself is a volcanic plug which is breath-taking to look at.
Opportunity to meet, handle and fly birds of prey. Booking essential. www.rhuallanraptors.com
Wilsontown Ironworks Heritage Site
Walk through the signposted story of Wilsontown Ironworks (Est 1779) and learn about enterprise, innovation, disputes and sheer hard work. Now a pleasant country and forest walk.