- Visit Stirling Castle, one of Scotland's most famous fortifications
- Pass by the Wallace Monument and Bannockburn
- City sightseeing tour of Glasgow
- Visit Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery
- Spend time in Glasgow bars and cafes
As we drive east along the River Clyde your guide will give you an insight into how, “Glasgow made the Clyde and the Clyde made Glasgow”. Alongside this waterway, from the late 19th Century up until the 1950s, over 75% of the world’s ships were built, with the Clyde being key to Glasgow’s development and shaping world events such as WW1, WW2 and The American Civil War.Close
With its location on a high volcanic crag rivalling Edinburgh Castle’s for its magnificence, Stirling Castle is visible for miles around. As one of the country’s largest and most important castles it is definitely an essential component of any visit to central Scotland! Your WOW guide will give you a potted history of the castle on a short tour. You will then have time to explore at your leisure, with particular highlights being the elegant Chapel Royal, the splendidly decorated Royal Palace and the lavish Great Hall. You can read more about Stirling Castle and its fascinating history in our blog.Close
Stirling and it’s environs have been scene to some of Scotland’s most brutal and bloody battles. We will cross over the River Forth, close to the site of the Battle of Stirling Bridge, and get fantastic views of Old Stirling Bridge, one of Scotland’s only surviving medieval bridges. We will drive past the Wallace monument and hear all about William Wallace, one of Scotland’s most famous warriors.Close
With its 22 themed, state of the art galleries and over 8000 exhibits on display, it is unsurprising that Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is the UK’s most visited museum outside of London. Collections include natural history, armour and art, with the most famous painting on display being the Salvador Dali masterpiece, ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’. This museum truly is one of Scotland’s cultural highlights.
You will have around 1 ½ hours to enjoy this museum and art gallery and, if the sun is shining, you may also wish to spend some time in the surrounding Kelvingrove Park.Close
Alternatively, you may wish to enjoy one of Scotland’s other “cultural highlights”; Glasgow West End’s legendary pub scene! You will be dropped off at Kelvingrove, from where there are many traditional pubs within easy walking distance. You may wish to start across the road at the contemporary and trendy BrewDog, before heading for a complete contrast in “the Highland Triangle” – an aptly named area which boasts the biggest concentration of proper “Scottish” bars in the city. There is a long tradition of Scottish Highlanders and Islanders settling in this corner of Glasgow so, be sure to listen out for the native Gaelic tongue if you pop in for a pint at The Islay Inn, The Ben Nevis, The Park Bar or The Snaffle Bit.
You’ll be sure of a warm welcome at these bars in Scotland’s friendliest city, but don’t be tempted by the locals to stay too long!!Close
Prior to being a tour guide, Rob ran successful food and tourism businesses in Edinburgh and Perthshire. He has now been in the Highlands for 16 years, where he loves to indulge in his joint passions of golf and hiking.
After a number of years with VisitScotland and Napier University, working to develop tourism businesses in Scotland, Donald left his desk to barge his way around the canals and rivers of France. However, his passion for Scotland, the people, its scenery, its culture, and its history, soon brought him back to start guiding in the Highlands.