Explore the castles of Scotland
. Get to know the beautiful architecture of Glasgow
. Drive along the coast .
Scotland is famous for its castle culture, which holds precious works of art, endless beaches, golf courses, and excellent cuisine. One gets the feeling that they are everywhere. That is why most of the attractions that you are going to visit will be beautiful, completely different castles that will surprise with its greatness and beauty.
Glasgow is considered a city with a rich history, cultural and religious values, it is from it your journey and familiarity with the architecture of this city will begin. You will visit many museums of the city, including the Museum of Science. Also you will go to the University of Glasgow, which is included in the ranking of the best universities in England.
Culture of Scotland: Castles and Architecture of Glasgow
8 days itinerary by Anastasia Omelchuk - History and Culture - Car, 6 Hotels
Road Trip Categories: History and Culture
Day 1: First look at the city
Today you will begin exploring the city with a visit to the park which was made from a swamp in the 15th century.
Day 2: Major Glasgow attractions
Your day will begin with a visit to the main square of the city and you will also see the cathedral in which wooden structures and floors have been preserved from the 14th century. You can also enjoy a visit to a small mansion with a garden in which medical herbs grow.
Day 3: Museums as a way to get to know the city
Today the day will be filled with visits to various museums which together will help to get a picture of the city and its history. You will also see a house that seems to have disappeared from the pages of works by Charlotte Bronte.
Day 4: Castles - each with their own personality
A varied day on which you will visit the abbey, various and very interesting castles that have a unique personality. And at the end of the day you will find yourself on the beach enjoying the beautiful view and sound of the surf.
Visiting: Glasgow, Troon, Fairlie, Paisley, Gourock, Dunbartonshire, Irvine, Port Glasgow, Largs
Day 5: Impressive castles
Another day of enjoying the castles. Today you will see three different castles of the 13th, 14th and 16th centuries. You will also visit a house that has an interesting fate with its owners.
Visiting: Troon, Kirkcudbright, Ayr, Dundonald, Cumnock, Maybole, Dunure
Day 6: Great trip to different spots
Today will be a day full of long journeys. Your day begins with a visit to an unusual triangular-shaped castle one of the few in the world.
Visiting: Kirkcudbright, Stranraer, Irvine, Dumfries, Minnigaff, Lendalfoot, Kilmarnock
Day 7: Scottish сulture
Today you will see a ruined castle with a history that began in the 15th century. Then you will get acquainted with the abbey of the 11th century which was visited by Mary Stuart.
Visiting: Stranraer, Glasgow, Glenluce, Irvine, Finnieston, Castle Kennedy, Ayr
Day 8: Modern Art
Today is the last day of travel in the wonderful Scotland and you will have to complete it in the Museum of Modern Art, the building of this museum used to be a bank and then a library.