Loch Lomond and GlasgowBack to Essential Scotland: Castles, Lochs, and Whiskey »
After Skye, head south to the shores of Loch Lomond, where you can walk along its bonnie bank or tour it by boat. Then finish your trip exploring Glasgow, a Victorian powerhouse undergoing a renaissance. This design-conscious city offers myriad museums and excellent shopping.
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- Art and Culture
- Explore Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest loch. You can take a boat cruise, rent your own craft, or walk along its banks.
- Glasgow's museums are top notch. Take your pick among the Burrell Collection, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, and the Hunterian Museum.
- Walk around to admire the city's architecture, which spans Greek Revival, Victorian, and Arts & Crafts. Look out for buildings designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander "Greek" Thompson.
- Glasgow is a design-conscious, creative city. Soak up the talent in its boutiques and restaurants, from Buchanan Street to the Merchant City.
- Celtic Connections, held in January and February, is Glasgow's annual homage to Celtic music.
- In November, Glasgay is a celebration of gay film, theatre, and literature.