Glasgow on the Move
Glasgow on the Move
It is especially easy to get around Glasgow and out of the city by public transport. Look for the big 'U' signs which mark the entrances to Underground stations. Information on City Bus Services from Travel Centre, St Enoch Square. The Transclyde Rail Network is one of Europe's most comprehensive electric suburban services. The trains are operated by British Rail from Central Station, Gordon Street (trains leave from here for the busy town of Ayr, the Clyde coast, southern environs of Glasgow and Carlisle and all stations south) and Queen Street Station, George Square (electric trains from the Low Level station to Balloch - for Loch Lomond, Helensburgh and Milngavie, inter-City trains to Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth and all stations north, as well as the West Highland line to Fort William and Mallaig).
Places to Visit - near Glasgow
Paisley is just a few minutes away by train but it is a town on its own. The Architectural Heritage Trail shows the best of it. See the Abbey, Open All Year, and the Palace of Paisley, once a palace, birthplace of the Stewart dynasty. Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, High Street, Open All Year except Sunday, has a magnificent Paisley shawl display. At Kilbarchan is the eighteenth-century Weaver's Cottage, open end April to October, afternoons every day June to August, otherwise Tuesday, Thursday and weekends, when there is a weaver at work.Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park covers 14 miles from the Clyde coast to Lochwinnoch and has trails, sailing, fishing and an RSPB centre at Lochwinnoch on the A760. Milngavie, only 23 minutes by train from the centre of Glasgow is the start of the 80 mile West Highland Way to Fort William. Helensburgh, at the point where the Gareloch and Firth of Clyde meet is another easy and interesting journey by frequent electric train. Here can be seen what is probably the best private house Charles Rennie Mackintosh built, The Hill House in Upper Colquhoun Street.
A Whole Day from Glasgow
Loch Lomond is only half an hour by car from the heart of Glasgow. For a taste of the Highlands drive up Loch Lomond by Tarbet to Ardlui. It is not possible to drive right round the loch so return by Loch Long and the Gareloch via Helensburgh. Taking the A811 road to the east of the loch you can go to Balmaha and Rowardennan or to Inversnaid and see Rob Roy's cave, for this is Rob Roy country. Driving further east a tour may be made of the Trossachs. For a more leisurely look at Loch Lomond take the summer train to Balloch Pier and catch one of the boats which cruise on the loch.
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