Our guide to Glasgow
Who better to recommend where to go and what to do in Glasgow and the surrounding areas than the people who live and work here? The friendly team at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport are of all ages and tastes so there's something for everyone in their Insiders' Guide!
The Holiday Inn Express at Glasgow Airport has a remarkable amount of Golf Courses nearby. Just 15 minutes away there are several quality golf courses including, Paisley, Elderslie, Uplawmoor, Bridge of Weir and Cochrane Castle all with reasonable green fees.
If you drive for 30 minutes in any direct there are almost 150 clubs to choose from all easily accessible and easy to find with online directions.
"A traditional ale"
If you fancy tasting some tradional ales the best place in the area is The Fox and Hounds in Houston. About a 10 minute drive from The Holiday Inn Express at Glasgow Airport you will find The Houston Brewing Company attached to this homely pub.
The brewery is a fantastic location for brewery tours - a 10 minute look at the brewing process followed by food and drink in the Fox & Hounds makes a great day.
It’s even better if you happen to visit during their famous beer festivals, where a great family day out can be had by everyone.
"Time for a wee dram?"
"For those looking to have a wee taste of our famous Scottish whisky, I would thoroughly recommend a visit to the Auchentoshan distillery. It is located in Clydebank, just 20 minutes drive from the hotel and is situated at the bottom of the Kilpatrick Hills which over look the River Clyde. Auchentoshan distillers is famous for the unique triple distillation process of the malt whisky and are the only distillers in Scotland who do this.
The tour of the distillery definitely will not disappoint and provides an interesting insight into the Whisky making process. One of the highlights into the tour is that for the £5.00 admission charge each adult receives a complimentary dram of the award winning malt. There is also a gift shop on-site where you can purchase a variety of whisky's and Scottish themed items. As the tour itself only takes 1 hour this is definitely worth a visit if you have an afternoon or morning to spare."
"Where great memories are made"
"For those wishing to make a visit to Loch Lomond I'd strongly recommend the picturesque village of Balmaha, situated on the more attractive east coast of the loch and since my childhood, by far my favourite location on the loch. The village is cantered around a traditional and lively boat yard and serves as the starting point for great walks such as the West Highland Way and the summit climb of Ben Lomond.
As such, the village hosts a visitor information centre and tourist information office as well as a general store and the fantastic Oak Tree Inn, an exceptional spot for some great food or a lovely chilled beer. Situated in and around the village are many beautiful shores and picnic tables, ideal for all the family.
For those more interested in the historic aspect of the area a short boat trip will take you across to the historic Inchailloch Island with old castle remains and a graveyard renowned to hold the remains of Rob Roy's ancestors.
The journey from the hotel by car is just under one hour and directions are available from reception."
"Follow the Clyde Valley Tourist Trail"
"The Clyde Valley area, about 30 miles from the Holiday Inn Express at Glasgow Airport, is a lovely area to explore if you enjoy a picturesque drive, visiting garden centres or seeing something off the beaten track. Simply follow the M8 eastbound, exiting onto the M73 and then following the M74 until leaving at Junction 7 to join the Clyde Valley Tourist Route all the way to New Lanark (a UNESCO world heritage site) and the Falls of the Clyde.
You'll pass through quaint villages and the historic town of Lanark, but don't be afraid to follow the brown tourist signs to charming sites like Craignethan Castle (better known locally as Tillietudlum) or Dalserf Church."
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