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
Things to do in Strathclyde
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove is the most-visited museum in Scotland, and the sixth most-visited museum in Britain.
Glasgow School of Art
The Glasgow School of Art specialises in the advancement of fine art, design and architecture.
Loch Lomond Shores
Loch Lomond is a main gateway to Scotland's first national park. This is a favorite playground of Glasgow's boating community.
Dumbarton Castle is located in the former capital of Scotland. It stands spectacularly on the volcanic rock overlooking the River Clyde.
Balloch Castle Country Park
Balloch Castle Country Park makes part of the best public places in western Scotland. You can enjoy the magnificent view of Loch Lomond, and there are many things to visit and do.
Newark Castle, Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire, is a Norman-style castle overlooking the River Trent. Initially built by the Saxon king Egbert's order, it was rebuilt in stone and enlarged by Archbishop Alexander of Lincoln, who established a monastery there. The plans adopted were probably those of Sleaford Castle, another fortress built by this prelate.
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park is a collective term for rural areas reserved for protection and recreation at the South Clyde River's mouth in Scotland.
The vast regional park Muirshiel contains the Greenock Cut, which is an ancient monument. This is a circular walk around the moorland and then along the Greenock Cut canal-aqueduct, now a designated monument overlooking Clyde's magnificent view.
Dunbarton's Levengrove Park sits on a vast land where the River Leven meets the River Clyde. It occupies a south-facing slope overlooking Leven in the north and east and Clyde in the south. It offers magnificent views across Clyde to Renfrewshire and adjacent towns and Dumbarton Rock on Leven's other side.