StrathclydeGlasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Strathclyde
The heavy industries have long gone, but Glasgow is still the largest and most cosmopolitan urban area of Scotland with many mixed influences from Ireland and the Hebrides. The suburbs that stretch out along the shores of the Clyde are some of the richest property areas in Scotland and much regeneration is in progress in Paisley and other industrial areas. On the city's South Side is Pollock Country Park, home to the Burrell Collection and Pollock House. The Clydeside Walkway is an attraction in itself, running from Victoria Bridge in the east to the River Kelvin in the west
The Strathclyde region is well developed with attractive places as the area West of Glasgow, both North and South of the Clyde Firth is the area in to which much of Glasgows affluence has been invested, including much expensive residential property. The Beauty spots identified by Private House Stays include: Gleniffer Braes Country Park, Ardmore Point Nature Trail, Balmagan Glen and Loch Ardinning near Strathblane, Balmaha Trail, Cornalees Bridge Nature Trail, Cumbernauld Glen, Glen Moss near Bridge of Weir and Possil Marsh near Lambhill.
Although within the Greater Glasgow metropolis, The House for an Art Lover is easiest accessed from the western Strathclyde side of Glasgow and is greatly recommended and this also applies to The Burrell art collection that is found just off the M77 motorway. There are also a number of specialist and small town museums that complement the big city museums found in the centre of Glasgow. There are those linked below and also: Clydebank District Museum, Marine Biological Station Aquarium, The McLean Museum, The Motherwell Heritage Centre, The Paisley Museum, The Renfrew Museum and The Rutherglen Museum
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
- Glasgow School of Art
- Museum of Transport
- Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens
- Glasgow Print Studio
- The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery
- Buchanan galleries
- The Italian centre
- Summerlee Heritage Park
- Coats Observatory
- Scottish Maritime Museum
- Weaver's Cottage
- The Pink Gallery
- Rowan Art Gallery
- Alexandria Museum of Art
Without forgetting those who sail on the sea in the Firth of Clyde, there are two other significant sailing locations in the Strathclyde region: on Loch Lomond - Glasgows boaty playground and at the large Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Both these locations will provide facilities for boat hire.
There are a number of attractive gardens in the Strathclyde region. There are those linked below and also Colzium Lennox estate
Hill House (as with The House for Art Lovers) is a Charles Rennie Macintosh designed mansion house open to the public in Helensburgh. Holmwood has been described as Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's finest domestic design.
There are a number of Country parks around Glasgow and in the Strathclyde area that were once part of great estates owned by Glasgow merchants. In addition to those linked below there is also Mugdock Country Park and Overtoun Country Park near Cumbernauld
The tourist attractions identified by Private House Stays for your consideration include those linked below and also: Trips on the last passenger carrying Paddle steamer in the world The PS Waverley that habitually sails on routes around the Firth of Clyde, The Hamilton Mausoleum, The Lamont City Farm, The Bell obelisk, The Carfin Lourdes Grotto and Pilgrimage Centre, The Smollett Monument, The Kilberry Sculptured Stones and two distilleries: The Auchentoshan Distillery and The Auchentoshan Distillery