Glasgow is the most populous and largest Scottish city. Situated on the River Clyde, its inhabitants are referred to as Glaswegians. It grew from a small settlement toa large seaport during the Industrial Revolution. Glasgow offers a large variety of sights and places of interest for school groups across many areas. It has a wide range of cultural activities to choose from including most of Scotland’s national art organisations such as the Scottish Opera, National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Ballet, etc…
The Trossachs National Park was the first of two national parks established by the Scottish Parliament in 2002. The park is the fourth largest park in Britain and consists of many mountains and lochs perfect for walking, admiring the beautiful landscapes, and wildlife. It most notable natural feature is Loch Lomond which is the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area. Ben Lomond also can be found in the park and reaches 974 metres above sea level. Besides these two natural features, groups can also see wonderful waterfalls at the Falls of Dochart or take a cruise on a steamship on Loch Katrine.Ask a Question Get a Quote
Evening: Departure from your school and overnight travel by coach into Scotland.
Morning: Arrival outside of Glasgow for breakfast stop and chance to freshen up before travelling into Glasgow. Start of walking tour and see Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Town Hall, Glasgow Univeristy, Glasgow Square, Kibble Palace and more.
Afternoon: Spend time with your school group visiting Glasgow’s places of interest before meeting with coach for transport to accommodation.
Evening: Check-in and overnight stay. Evening activities available upon request.
Morning: After breakfast, travel to the Trossachs National Park to see Scotland’s outstanding natural beauty including Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond, Loch Katrine, and the charming village of Luss.
Afternoon: Lunch stop in charming Scottish village of Luss to try traditional Scottish meals.
Evening: Return back to accommodation for overnight stay.
Morning: After breakfast, group checks-out of accommodation and begin return journey back to England.
Afternoon: Lunch stop on the Scottish-English border at the famous Gretna Green Blacksmith’s shop.
Evening: Return back to school.
Glasgow Art Fair- This fair has become Scotland’s main art fair. Visitors can expect to see local artists selling their works as well as stalls with art products.
Southside Festival- The festival celebrates the southern part of Glasgow and its music, art, and much more. The location of the festival may change from year to year.
Glasgow Science Festival- This festival has been held in Glasgow every June since 2007 and is full of fun events and activities for children, schools and adults. There are Science Comedy Events, art workshops and family activities. The festival is mainly sponsored by the University of Glasgow and University of Strahclyde.
Pride Glasgow- Scotland’s largest Pride festival first started in 2008 and has become the leading pride event in the North of the UK.
The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Films Festival First –half Oct.- This is Scotland’s most diverse cultural event covering international music, film, visual art, dance theatre, and literature. It last over two weeks and is supported by the Mental Health Foundation.