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.
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.
Strathclyde Country Park
Strathclyde Country Park is a country park in Lanarkshire. Many rowing competitions have been held here, including the 1996 World Rowing Championships. The 2014 Commonwealth Games triathlon events were also held here.
Pollok House is the family home of the Stirling Maxwell family, located in Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Scotland. Pollok House is where it all began, in 1931. The considerations for the founding of the National Trust for Scotland took place inside Pollok's cedar-paneled smokehouse. Today, the house is undoubtedly one of the largest in our care.
Holmwood House is the most elegant and elaborate residential villa designed by the Scottish architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson. It also distinguishes having retained much of its original interior decoration and is open to the public. The Grade A listed villa is located at 61-63 Netherlee Road, Cathcart, on the southern outskirts of Glasgow, and is managed by the National Trust for Scotland.
Greenbank Garden is a 2.5 acre (10,000 m2) 18th century walled garden in Carolside, Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. It is owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland and is open to the public. It is located approximately 10km from the center of Glasgow. The garden, listed in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, surrounds Greenbank House, a Grade A listed building. The house has sixteen rooms. The house has sixteen rooms, as well as barns and stables.
House for an Art Lover
The House for an Art Lover, located in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, is a Mansion built between 1989 and 1996 based on an unrealized design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret Macdonald. As with all of Mackintosh's designs, it is a masterpiece of architecture.