Campsites near Glasgow
As so much of Scotland is immersed in nature, you don’t have to travel too far before finding a lovely place to park your campervan. If you are to head north, Trossachs Holiday Park will offer you a nice tranquil place to bed down for the night. The site is surrounded by glens lochs mountains and forests making it a great introduction to the Scottish wilds. Sitting on the edge of an oak bluebell forest and the famous Loch Lomond, this really is a picturesque and tranquil site.
Things to do in Glasgow
The city has plenty to do and see, but as you will have a campervan at your disposal day trips are also a wonderful option.
Stirling Castle located a mere 30 minutes drive from Glasgow is definitely worth a visit. Stirling is the famed location of the Battle of Bannockburn in the year 1314 - in which Robert the Bruce defeated the English. The history doesn’t end there however, as it was also the place where the legendary William Wallace again defeated the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Both of these battles are commemorated at the Bannockburn Heritage Centre. If you leave Stirling and head to the picturesque village of Bridge of Allan you will find the impressive Wallace Monument, a towering 246-step tower with amazing views of the area.
If you fancy yourself a botanist (or you just like plants), Benmore Botanic Garden north of Glasgow is well worth visiting. The garden is set amidst the spectacularly rugged mountain scenery to the north the city Loch Eck’s southern shore. An impressie avenue of giant Californian redwoods, planted in 1863 line the long path up to the property, where you'll be rewarded with a chance to mosey around over 300 different species of rhododendron and azaleas. When there, Puck's Hut, is an interesting part of the gardens to see. A wooden memorial to Isaac Bayley Balfour, the man who came up with the idea to create the gardens. Nearby Argyll Forest Park is definitely worth checking out. Established back in 1935, it was the first of its kind in Britain and has an incredible 186 mile network of footpaths.