Finglen as a home-from-home for film and TV productions
Finglen Bed and Breakfast is 12 miles from the centre of Glasgow yet set in secluded grounds at the foothills of the Campsie Fells on the edge of the Highlands of Scotland.
From the beautiful country house, gardens and woodlands abounding with wildlife you are free to explore the rich and varied landscape. Finglen is uniquely positioned in completely secluded grounds but with easy access to tourist hotspots Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling. There is even an express bus from the end of the drive direct to Glasgow (50 mins). A rail link from nearby Croy makes it an excellent and affordable base for the Edinburgh Festival.
Finglen has been home to Sabrina and Douglas Campbell for over 30 years and with open fires and artistic decor has welcomed visitors from around the world for the last 15 years.
The house has also starred in various Commercials and TV productions with the wonderful Johnny Flynn most recently in “Love Sick”.
From your base at Finglen Bed and Breakfast you have easy access to the beautiful landscape of Loch Lomond and the rugged Scottish Highlands beyond. You can even walk out of our back door and explore deserted moorland for hours on end without meeting another soul apart from mountain hare, red grouse and deer. With over 40 years experience as a documentary cameraman based in Scotland, Douglas is happy to suggest and organise bespoke itineraries for our guests. If you have fallen under the spell of “Outlander” there are at least a dozen film and TV locations within easy reach of Finglen Bed and Breakfast including the magical medieval Culross, Glencoe and the spectacular, Devil’s Pulpit, location of The Eagle the story of the Lost Legion.
If you want to travel further back in time visit the Antonine Wall the furthermost Northern frontier of the once mighty Roman Empire. Here they faced the warrior Picts and began the long retreat back to sunnier climes in their native Italy.
The three major cities all within easy reach offer a fantastic variety of museums, galleries, eateries, castles and historic buildings. Glasgow is now established as a favourite destination for Millennials with it’s varied music scene featuring acts from Paul McCartney to traditional pub ceilidhs with everything in between and a wide choice of world food with new and exciting restaurants springing up daily. Glasgow museums and architecture are world class. Fine examples of Charles Rennie MacKintosh and Alexander Greek Thomson abound and you will be spoilt for choice with museums ranging from the eclectic Kelvingrove to Glasgow university’s Huntarian and you can even visit the Panoptican; the oldest music hall in Britain. Only 90 mins away is the V and A in Dundee designed by world renowned Architect, Kengo Kuma.
As a base for a Scottish holiday Finglen Bed and Breakfast is hard to beat, offering the best of all worlds. A comfortable family home that you can make your own and the opportunity of exploring both the great cities with their treasures and the unique Highland landscapes and history.