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10 must-see attractions within 1 hour of Glasgow Westerwood 

There’s so much to see and do when you stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood. Here are some of our favourite attractions within one hour’s drive. 


Glasgow Botanic Gardens 

25 minute drive  

Get up close to tropical plantlife in the West End of Glasgow. The city’s botanical gardens boast more than 9,000 plants spread across landscaped grounds and Victorian glasshouses. The perfect excursion beside a serene stretch of the River Kelvin.   

Perfect for: Green-fingered guests  

The Clydeside Distillery 

28 minute drive  

Glasgow’s first distillery dedicated to single malt whisky in over 100 years, Clydeside blends the old and the new with style. Take the tour to get a flavour for the production process and finish with a glass of the good stuff while overlooking the famous Queen’s Dock.  

Perfect for: Sampling a wee dram  


The Scottish Football Museum 

30 minute drive  

Walk through Hampden Park’s original turnstiles, play foosball beside lifesize Subbuteo players and see the world’s oldest national football trophy (the original FA Cup was stolen in 1895) at the spiritual home of The Tartan Army.   

Perfect for: Fans of the beautiful game  


Escape Glasgow 

24 minute drive  

Unravel the Witchcraft & Wizardry mystery, or defeat the demon barber: the choice of challenges at Escape Glasgow will keep your brain ticking. But have you got what it takes to escape in time?  

Perfect for: Keen code crackers  


The Barrowland Ballroom 

22 minute drive  

A late-night venue unlike any other. Barrowland Ballroom’s distinctive neon sign has welcomed gig goers in the East End of Glasgow since the 1930s. Check their listings to find a night that moves you, just make sure you pack your dancing shoes.  

Perfect for: Live music lovers  


The Hunterian Art Gallery 

25 minute drive  

Scotland’s oldest public museum is home to one of the country’s largest collections of art, combining prints, sculptures and paintings. See work from the likes of Rembrandt and Rubens and local pieces from the Scottish Colourists and Glasgow Boys too. 

Perfect for: A cultured afternoon in the city  


Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre 

21 minute drive  

Featuring reclaimed wood and scrap metal scultpures brought to life with mechanics and motors, shows at Sharmanka are truly one of a kind. Leave your expectations at the door and book your tickets for a bizarre night of entertainment.  

Perfect for: Quirky crafts and drama  


Loup of Fintry 

34 minute drive  

A 94-ft waterfall in the heart of the Scottish Lowlands, the ‘loup’ in Loup of Fintry refers to the Scots word ‘leap’. This overlooked gem is just moments from the city and provides picture-perfect views for your staycation snaps.  

Perfect for: Avid walkers and nature lovers 

The Lighthouse 

24 minute drive  

Less lighthouse and more a beacon for the arts, the building just off Buchanan Street hosts cutting-edge art and design exhibitions in a striking location. Learn about the architect behind the building or scale new heights to see Glasgow from a different point of view.  

Perfect for: Panoramic views of the city  


Provand’s Lordship 

16 minute drive 

Step back in time by visiting one of Glasgow’s last-standing medieval properties. The house turned museum displays furniture and other historic pieces from the later 17th century and promises plenty of blasts from the past.  

Perfect for: A traditional Glasgow experience