Easy Day Trips

Easy Day Trips Out Of Glasgow

The City Apartments are perfectly located just one mile from the city centre with all the attractions of a big city, we are not far from some breathtaking scenery. Glasgow is encircled by stunning landscapes, lochs, rolling hills, historical attractions, castles and outdoor activities. Both visitors and residents alike enjoy getting away from the crowds and traffic and relaxing in the countryside.

The Devil’s Pulpit and Campsie Fells

The Campsie Fells are seen from the higher points of the city and are often admired but are less likely to be explored by city folk. They offer beautiful scenery, hidden glens and heaps of adventure. Less than a half hour drive away are the most accessible starting positions like the Whangie, which has a fairly easy ascent and flat peak, which is ideal for enjoying a picnic on a sunny day.

Largs and Kilburn Castle

Largs is a charming seaside resort with a Victorian promenade. A great day out for all the family, and only an hour from Glasgow by car. The famous Nardini’s Italian café and ice cream parlour is on the seafront, with stunning views to the islands and beyond. Get yourself an ice-cream and stroll along the promenade, stopping off for delicious fish and chips at teatime. Venture a bit further to Kelburn Castle, set in beautiful woodlands and marvel at its colourful graffiti style exterior.


An early start and late finish is needed for a trip to this quirky village on the Isle of Cumbrae, but with regular ferries from Largs there’s plenty of opportunity to spend some time here during your stay. Best discovered by bike, get on the train from Glasgow to the port and then make the 10-mile circular cycle ride around the island, taking in the scenery and wildlife along the way.

Balmaha: Loch Lomond

On the banks of Loch Lomond, Balmaha is a picturesque village with stunning views across the water and a fantastic pub and café. The tiny village gets busy in the summer season but can be a peaceful retreat from the city during the off-season. If you like a fancy a walk, take the climb up Conic Hill, a steep but achievable walk which takes around 90 minutes from start to finish (with the finish line suitably located right at the pub’s front door !

New Lanark

This UNESCO World Heritage Site was a former cotton spinning mill village founded in the 18th century, where social pioneer Robert Owen established a model village with the focus on providing a humane living environment for workers, a true game changer of his time. The site welcomes visitors from around the world to explore its social history and to marvel at its pretty setting within the valleys of Lanarkshire.

With many choices for day trips out of Glasgow available to you, book direct with the City Apartments for our best rates and availability and you’ll be ideally positioned to explore the city and beyond.