Fodor's To Europe!

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Days 10-12
Previous stop: Isle of Skye Return to full itinerary »

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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  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Art and Culture

Experiences

  • 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.

Festivals

  • 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.

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