Finglen House Bed and Breakfast is perfectly situated for anybody who wants to explore Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and the surrounding area as well as further afield to Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs were recently designated a national park and another 30 min drive will take you to some of the finest scenery in Scotland. If you’re feeling energetic take the West highland Way; a long distance footpath of 90 miles from Glasgow to Fort William or enjoy the many way marked walks along the shores of the Loch. For steam enthusiasts the Walter Scott steamship runs regularly on Loch Katrine during the Summer.
The city of Glasgow is only a 30 min drive away and if you don’t want to drive, an express bus will take you from the end of our drive to the city centre. Known as the second city of the Empire Glasgow has so much to offer. Admire the work of Glasgow’s great architect Charles Rennie MacIntosh and the lesser known “Greek” Thomson. The magnificent Glasgow school of Art is rising from the ashes after a devastating fire and you only have to turn the corner to view Thomson’s masterpiece now housing the Centre for Contemporary Art. Visit the transport Museum in Zaha Hadid’s strikingly modern design. Inside you will be transported back to Glasgow’s industrialised past and even be able to stroll down a genuine 1920’s street.
Glasgow is home to three National companies; Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera and The National Theatre of Scotland as well as numerous other theatres and music venues; enough to satisfy the most avid culture vulture.
Walk through the vibrant area of Finniston and take your pick of the finest Scottish restaurants or cuisine from around the world.
Edinburgh is 50 min drive and there is also a park and ride facility nearby at Croy (8 miles).
Edinburgh is not only famous for the Edinburgh festival but has the deserved reputation of being on of the easiest cities in the world to explore on foot. Walk out of Waverley station in the very heart of the city and lift your eyes to the castle which dominates the skyline with the classical facade of the National gallery just below. from here it is an easy walk to the medieval Royal Mile and the Georgian splendour of the New Town.
Cycle tracks, golf courses and pony trekking are all available within a short of Finglen Bed and Breakfast.
The John Muir Way crosses the country from Helensburgh in the West to Dunbar in the East and is 134 miles long. The trail is way marked and maintained and is suitable for both cyclists and walkers. You can even ride your horse along sections and the trail runs right past the end of our drive!
You can also walk or cycle from Finglen House to either Glasgow or Edinburgh all off road. The majority of this route is along the restored Forth and Clyde canal.
Glasgow - a short video tour!
With Glasgow as its starting point this HD DVD will take you on four different day trips to some of the best loved locations in the West of Scotland.
Glasgow's past status as second city of the empire is reflected in its glorious and confident architecture.
'Glasgow and Beyond' will take you on a voyage of discovery and adventure from the masterpieces of Greek Thomson and Charles Rennie Mackintosh to the futuristic science park. Leaving the city, experience the exquisite landscapes of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Castles, gardens, distilleries and the unique wild life of the Scottish Highlands awaits you.
HD video of Glasgow city nearby
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