Glasgow Gateways: Loch Lomond Seaplanes, Castles, Cruises

11.25.2013 Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK

Last week,if you remember I told you about "5 WAYS TO EXPLORE GLASGOW DURING COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2014" and now I have 5 more nearby places to end the post with.I am sure,by the time I leave,you must be already in love with the place and some of you already are I guess.Scotland for sure,is beyond the greens.And today I take you to some of the fascinating islands,sea planes,amusement park in a hotel and much much more.Are you ready?

                        Visit: People Make Glasgow , Visit Scotland to know more

                                                 Tanned but Enjoying every moment of my stay :)

Watch my self-narrated Travel Video for an added extra glimpse

6)Scotland and The Islands

“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.”   - Image Source : Calmac , Place in Picture: Barra Islands

There are roughly 700 islands on the coast of Scotland and about 400 inhabited islands.The Isles of
Barra and Vatersay are the most Southerly inhabited islands in the Outer Hebrides and the most Westerly in the U.K. White Sandy beaches and beautiful scenery mixed with a rich history and a strong community spirit are only some of the reasons that Barra and Vatersay won The Best Island Community, Best Scottish Community and Best UK Community Awards at the 2008 Calor Village of The Year awards.  You can get to the Isle of Barra by air(from Glasgow) or by ferry.Take a
boat trip to the islands in the Firth of Forth like Bass Rock, Craigleith and Inchcolm to see beautiful
wildlife such as seals and puffins.Skye, the world's favorite island was recently voted '4th best island in the world by National Geographic magazine' .

7)The Golf Courses And the Walking Trails

                                                                      Loch Lomond Golf Course + Spa

There are so many amazing Golf courses in Scotland where you can play,even the municipal Golf Courses are great.The best however is St. Andrews and it is because Some golf pilgrimages are prohibitively expensive to be a regular pleasure, or too exclusive to be more than a fantasy. But for golfers armed with a sense of history and a valid passport, the promise of golf is realized at St. Andrews.Scotland has phenomenal walks not just in the city of Glasgow but around the city as well,almost everywhere in Scotland.There are umpteen number of Sports in Scotland including Skiing and Cycling.If nature is your first love,Scotland should be your muse.

8)The Sterling Castle

For generations Scotland’s royalty gathered at Stirling Castle to revel in its impressive buildings,
superb sculptures, fine craftsmanship and beautiful gardens. Today Visitors can do the same Highlights include The Great Hall, Chapel Royal, Regimental Museum of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, The Great Kitchens and Tapestry Studio . Guided tours of the castle help bring its rich and colorful past to life in vivid detail. Audio tours in six languages are available and a free guided tour of Argyll’s Lodging, one of Europe’s finest surviving 17th-century townhouses, is also included
in the entry price.

9)Camping And Dance

            Although I didn't camp,the amusement park inside the Cameron House Hotel where I stayed
                                                  was no less than exciting!

Ceilidh meaning "a visit" is an informal party played by Ceilidh Band and is very energetic and great
fun.Dances are fast and a large of number people gather and form loops and circles while dancing.I did my first Ceilidh in Sterling Castle,I still remember the energy of the dance was in sync with the
enjoyment of dancing.Don't worry about learning the dance as you would be explained just before the dance starts.If you fancy a dance on a Friday evening - Why not head to Sloans at Argyll Street for a ceilidh in Glasgow.The entry starts £9/6.Edinburgh Ceilidh Club in Edinburgh is another great place to learn and enjoy Ceilidh every Tuesday.

If you fancy camping in Scotland,the near about perfect scenery and amazing raw coastline provides
adequate scope to soak in the rugged beauty of nature. Sandyhills Bay has a superb, long, sandy beach
on its doorstep, making it ideal spot for a fun, family holiday beside the sea. Choose to stay in one
of the luxury, two or three bedroom, fully equipped self-catering caravans and you can enjoy a stress-
free break and stunning views over the bay - all you need to bring is bed linen and towels and, of course, food. Bryameadow Farm Caravan situated in Orkney is a comfortable, homely caravan is ideally situated for trout fishing, bird watching, walking and visiting archaeological and historical sites.To know more about Camping Sites:Click Here

10)Loch Lomond Adventure,Spa and Stay

                                                      Seaplanes and the reason why I love them.

Cameron House Hotel at Loch Lomond is legendary Scottish hospitality at its very finest and very warmest. The world-renowned bonnie banks of Loch Lomond conjure images of a majestic world of heather-dappled glens and roaring open fires. What better place to watch the theater of the Highlands unfold than from Cameron House. Find your true love here. Whether it be fine dining, loch cruises, championship standard golf, spa breaks or simply chilling out,its the best place to be at.Take a journey to the Carrick Spa,delight your senses with beauty and tranquility in series of pools and sauna.

                                                Guess what it is ! bat

Have an elegant Boat House dinner or play golf on stunning greens with majestic highland backdrops.And then fly 5000 feet in a sea plane,with a view of majestic loch and highlands ending the fun in the windswept,breathless cruise from crest to crest and island to island.Awesome isn't it?To top it all take a ramble in the woods,experience the wilderness for almost 2 hours,exploring flora and fauna and the walking trails.

With this,my journey to Scotland is over.Next I take you to,what I bought from there in my Style Blog,and you are going to love it.Skirts for 5 pounds anyone :) ?? Guys leaving for Dubai in 2 days,any suggestions?


  1. So serene and beautiful...Scotland is simply superb!

  2. Great post and really good to read this kind of blogs. thanks for this astounding info


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