No Scottish city is bigger than Glasgow. Some residents of Glasgow have doubts about whether the metropolis is also the most beautiful of Scotland’s beauties. Especially when you think of Edinburgh’s medieval charm. In Glasgow, you sometimes have to look behind the scenes to understand the city. Because it is the home of acclaimed artists and brilliant architects. And Glasgow has seven huge shopping malls.
Center of culture and religion
The Romans settled this region on the banks of the River Clyde as early as 80 AD. The once insignificant town became a center of culture and religion over the centuries. But the former industrial city suffered from various economic crises, devastating fires and, last but not least, from the hail of bombs from World War II. The historical building fabric was wiped out, and the city gradually lost its reputation as a location for international shipbuilding. And yet a very special and amiable atmosphere developed here.
A festival in the botanical garden
Anyone who strolls through the streets of Glasgow today will be amazed at the multitude of art galleries. The most popular sights include the cathedral, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. On nice days, a visit to the botanical garden on the western periphery of the city is worthwhile. It was created as a tree garden. This is also the location of the summer Shakespeare Festival. The open-air event is very popular.
The time-honored Victorian graveyard
Many visitors are drawn to the venerable Victorian cemetery in Glasgow, which is similar to the Père Lachaise in Paris and where over 50,000 people have found their final resting place since the 1830s. This is a quiet place full of crypts and monuments. On the other hand, it is lively on the weekends in Calton, where goods of all kinds change hands at the street market.
Picturesque and mystical Scotland
This is Scotland as you imagine it to be: in the heart of Scotland, in the Scottish Highlands, lies the beautiful valley of Glen Coe. Its mountains and picturesque hilly landscape were formed by glaciers and volcanoes during the Ice Age. The visitor is offered spectacular views that offer incomparable photo motifs and leave unforgettable impressions. The largest city in the region, Loch Linnhe, lies on the shores of the bay of the same name and is a two-hour drive from Glasgow.
Trips to the valley in the Council Area Highland are particularly popular for hiking, but holidaymakers also come to Glen Cloe in western Scotland for skiing, mountain biking or kayaking on Loch Leven.
But even those who are interested in history and undertake study trips should not miss a visit to Glen Coe: In 1692 Clen Cloe was the scene of a massacre in which almost everyone was involved in a rivalry between the Campbell clans of Glenlyon and the MacDonald clan of Glencoe Members of the McDonald clan were killed. Since then, Clen Cloe has also been nicknamed “the valley of tears”.
Discover film locations
Film locations can also be visited here: Among other things, the films “Highlander”, “Braveheart” and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” were shot in the breathtaking landscape of the valley or in the vicinity.
Visitors to Glen Cloe can learn everything there is to know about the valley, its history and how it was formed in the Visitor Center. The information center is very close to the village of Glencloe.
Wild Northwest of the Highlands
The Dundonnell and Fisherfield Forest stretches over a large mountainous area of Wester Ross in the northwest of the Scottish Highlands, between Loch Maree and Little Loch Broom. The wide area is sometimes called The Great Wilderness, as there are no permanent settlements in this area.
Although it is called Fisherfield Forest, there are few trees. The area is more like a deer forest; an area that is primarily used by the owners for deer hunting. Three lands comprise the main area of the forest. The Dundonnell Estate covers the northwestern part of the forest, including the northwest flank of An Teallach, while the Eilean Darach is covered in the northeast, including the northeast flank of An Teallach. The majority of the area, including all southern and central sections, forms the 323 km² Letterewe estate.
Wilderness and solitude
The Fisherfield Wilderness is one of the wildest and most remote areas in all of Western Europe. A vast landscape without roads and access roads with a combination of high mountains, deep lakes and raging rivers, in which narrow valleys and narrow mountain paths offer breathtaking hikes. For example, five mountains in this area can be climbed in one weekend. A campsite in the heart of the Fisherfield Forest is the starting point for every major hike. Most tours include a minimum of two nights of camping, but this can be flexible depending on your fitness level and route. When planning, vacationers should keep an eye on the rivers in the area, as they can no longer be crossed quickly after heavy rain.