Luxury Lodges near Glasgow with Hot Tubs
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Glasgow – A City of Culture
Scotland’s largest city, with its Victorian architecture, wealth of museums and excellent shopping is a must for anyone visiting the country. Packed with chic bars, top-class restaurants and one of the best live music scenes in the country you are assured a warm welcome in this vibrant metropolis.
Callander, Stirlingshire, Southern Highlands
The Ultimate Scottish retreat Strathyre Lodges are surrounded by woodland, lochs, majestic mountains and an abundance of wildlife, perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and simply kick back and relax.
These exceptional holiday homes sleep from 2- 8 people and offer superior comfort and style ideal for a romantic hot tub break or action-packed family getaway. They are all heated throughout, so can be enjoyed throughout the year and each has their very own heavenly outdoor hot tub.
The excellent onsite facilities will keep the whole family occupied; There is a well-stocked shop for essentials, kids will love the ranger led activities, walks and adventure play area, there is also bike hire, archery canoeing, even a Segway safari, and after all that why not enjoy a cuppa in the coffee lounge.
With an abundance of outdoor and water-based activities nearby, numerous golf courses, the stunning west coast of Scotland to explore and Glasgow less than an hour away this outstanding park is ideally located for the full Scottish experience.
Balmaha, Loch Lomond, Southern Highlands
Nestled in a magical woodland setting, these Loch Lomond waterfront lodges offer luxury and comfort in abundance. With a private beach perfect for water-sports, breath-taking views this tranquil holiday destination in the heart of the Loch Lomond National Park is ideal for a romantic break.
The self-catering lodges comprise spacious, tastefully decorated bedrooms with en-suite facilities a well-equipped modern kitchen and comfortable open plan living area. Outside the bubbling hot tub is the icing on the cake. The properties are all fully heated throughout so can be enjoyed just as much during the winter months.
Visitors can indulge in range of in-lodge spa and beauty treatments or sit outside and take in the beautiful Loch Lomond views, alternatively there are nature walks right from the doorstep, Loch excursions from the pier and there is an excellent gastropub just a 5-minute walk away.
Take a romantic stroll along the loch shore at sunset, get up early and “bag a Munro” or take a drive to Glasgow which is less than an hour away to experience all this vibrant city ahs to offer.
Ayr, Ayrshire, Southwest Scotland
Guests are guaranteed peace, relaxation, stunning views and superior accommodation at these luxury hot tub lodges in the heart of the Ayrshire countryside, yet only 2 miles from the beach and all the amenities of Ayr town centre.
Looking out towards the Carrick Hills these spacious and contemporary lodges offer everything you could wish for a relaxing break.
Sleeping 2-8 people in tastefully decorated bedrooms, each benefit from; an open-plan living area, contemporary kitchen, ideal for cooking up a feast and lovely outdoor veranda with that all-important hot tub, perfect for sipping a glass of champagne under a starlit sky.
The lodges are fully double-glazed and heated throughout meaning they can be enjoyed any time of the year. There is a shop onsite from March to September for all those holiday essentials, a laundrette and play areas for the little ones which are open all year round.
The lovely town of Ayr with its seafront playpark, beautiful beach, 3 golf courses and close connections with Robert Burns is nearby while Glasgow is less than an hour away.
Combining rugged working-class friendliness with cultural delights Glasgow is full of charm and with some of the finest museums and galleries in the UK is well worth a visit.
How to get there
It’s easy to get around Glasgow either by foot, public transport or bicycle and with fantastic transport links it’s easy to get here too.
Glasgow has excellent motorway links you can travel to Edinburgh via the M8, from England you would choose the M74. If you are coming by car from Stirling, it’s the M80 and if you are staying at a hot tub lodge on the west coast of Scotland use the M77.
Glasgow Central Station links the city by rail to all major UK cities with over 20 trains a day to London. Queen Street Station mainly operates services to Edinburgh, central and northern Scotland.
Average journey times
• London – 4 hours 10 minutes
• Birmingham – 4 hours
• Edinburgh – 50 minutes
• Liverpool – 3 hours 40 minutes
• Newcastle – 2 hours 20 minutes
• Manchester – 3 hours 30 minutes
Once there a Daytripper ticket, which can be purchased from any staffed train station or online, allows one day’s unlimited travel by rail, most buses and subway for just £21.80 for 2 adults and up to 4 children.
Citylink run buses to Glasgow from all over Scotland and from the rest of the UK Megabus and National express operate a regular service to and from the city.
Things to do in Glasgow
Whether you are staying at a hot tub lodge near Glasgow on a romantic break, get-together with friends or as a family you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to places to see and things to do in this cosmopolitan city.
Shopping in Glasgow
Home to the “Style Mile” and the largest retail centre in the UK outside London, Glasgow offers excellent shopping with malls like St Enoch's Centre and the Buchanan Galleries which are located right in the city centre or the huge Braehead Shopping Centre just 20 minutes away.
You will find designer retailers at Princes Square off Buchanan Street including; names like Kurt Geiger, Vivienne Westwood and Ted Baker. The chic Argyll Arcade, also off Buchanan Street, dates to the Regency era and has a plethora of jeweller’s shops,
Argyle Street, Buchanan Street with its beautiful architecture busking pipers and Sauchiehall Street are the main shopping areas but there are numerous small, quirky boutiques and vintage clothing shops to be found in the side streets immediately south of Trongate
River Cruises in Glasgow
There is no better way to understand Glasgow than to view it from the River Clyde, with its proud heritage of Shipbuilding, the river has played a central part of the city’s history.
From Easter to October Clyde Cruises offers a 2 hour 45 minute voyage on the Clyde Clipper, where you will enjoy the spectacular rural and urban scenery, learn about the importance of shipbuilding to the city even sample some home baking and a cuppa in the coffee shop.
Check out the website for departure times
Places to eat and drink in Glasgow
Scotland is famous for many culinary delicacies; Tunnocks Teacakes, square sausage, deep fried mars bars, Scotch pies and not forgetting the remarkable haggis so it may be a surprise to learn that Glasgow is the Vegan restaurant capital of the UK and there are a fantastic range of fine dining eateries in the city.
A veritable melting pot of cuisines from around the world one of the best places to dine for lovers of seafood is Rogano; Located right in the city centre, enjoy a dozen oysters, lobster, afternoon tea or a glass of bubbly in the luxurious art deco surroundings of this popular Oyster Bar, where a main course starts from £19.50.
Another eatery made by special by its interiors is the stunning Willow Tea Rooms this hidden gem can be found among the shoppers on Sauchiehall Street. Serving breakfasts, light meals and snacks at reasonable prices, the stunning interiors were designed by one of Scotland’s most famous sons Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Vegans and vegetarians will love “The 78” in Glasgow’s West End, just off Argyle Street. With an extensive range of beers and tasty meat free mains like nachos, burgers and curries for less than a tenner.
Fancy a night out in Glasgow; with a smorgasbord of cocktail bars, traditional pubs, chic wine bars and music venues you won’t be short of choice; try the Variety Bar on Sauchiehall street which has a cool vibe, or if you’re feeling brave, venture into the characterful Horseshoe Bar just around the corner from Central Station for talk about football and well-priced whiskies.
The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens
The magnificent People’s palace is located on Glasgow Green; step back in time and discover the story of this fascinating city from 1750 to the present day with photographs, paintings and interactive displays, learn about the role of shipbuilding and the city’s rich manufacturing history as well as how Glaswegians lived in days gone by.
The adjacent Winter Gardens is the ideal place to spend a rainy afternoon walking amongst the exotic palms and tropical plants you could almost imagine yourself in the med you can also enjoy lunch or a coffee at the lovely café.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
By far Glasgow's most popular attraction, in fact one of the top 3 in Scotland, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a striking building constructed of distinctive red sandstone.
There is some truly amazing art and exhibitions here; with 22 themed galleries and over 8000 objects.
The most famous painting on display is the ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’, painted by Salvador Dali, Sir Roger the stuffed Asian elephant is another big attraction and there is even a Spitfire hanging from the ceiling in the west court.
Kelvingrove welcomes families, and many of its displays have been designed with children in mind. Besides all the exhibits, paintings and floating heads hanging from the ceiling the museum also has a restaurant, gift shop and café.
Art in the Park
To the south of Glasgow lies Pollok Park; covering 146 hectares and easily accessible from the city centre, just jump on the train to Pollokshaws West from Central Station and you’ll be there in under 10 minutes.
This beautiful green oasis is home to an attractive walled garden, Clydesdale horses, a woodland garden, highland cattle, a play park for kids and some lovely picnic areas, along with 2 of the city’s major attractions: Pollok House and the Burrell Collection.
Pollok House is an impressive 18th century building which boasts several important artworks that include paintings by Goya and El Greco, as well as famous Scottish artists.
Meanwhile, the Burrell another must see for visitors is just ten minutes' walk away. This fascinating museum and gallery houses a magnificent collection of artefacts which were gifted to the city by shipping magnate Sir William Burrell.
There is something for everyone here from Egyptian stone sculptures dating back over 5,000 years, French Impressionist paintings, Chinese pottery and medieval armour and weapons.
Less pretentious than the capital, Glasgow has a real urban chic, and rich cultural history with tons of places to visit; many of them free, visitors will be spoiled for choice.
Check out the Gothic architecture in the East End, drink craft beers in the beer hall of a mega brewery, shop till you drop and don’t forget those Mackintosh souvenirs.
If you’re really lucky your stay at a hot tub lodge near Glasgow will coincide with a live music show at King Tuts (The best music venue in the UK) or a football match when the city’s 2 huge giants of the sport Celtic and Rangers take to the pitch.
For something a bit different check out Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, one of Glasgow’s hidden gems. Located on Trongate, you will discover hundreds of amazing sculptures made from scrap metal which are complemented by haunting music and a synchronised light show.
Wherever you go and whatever you do one thing is guaranteed you will receive a warm welcome and have a fantastic time in Glasgow.