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Twin City Breaks

May 2, 2011

Day Trips and Short Breaks to Loch Lomond from Glasgow.

Within 40 minutes of Glasgow, Loch Lomond, 24 miles long and 5 miles wide, crossed by the Highland Boundary Fault this area exhibits the physical characteristics of both Highland and Lowland Scotland. If in Glasgow do not miss the opportunity of visiting Loch Lomond in the heart of Scotland

Glasgow city is with easy reach of Loch Lomond. Why not extend your stay in Scotland and take a short break or day trip to Loch Lomond in the central belt of Scotland.

After your stay in Glasgow, we can arrange a transfer to the beautiful, peaceful surroundings of Loch Lomond. This Scottish loch is the main focus of Scotland’s first National Park.

Loch Lomond is Britain’s largest inland body of water, it measures 24 miles from north to south and 5 miles from east to west at its widest, and is 600 feet deep. Ben Lomond, a munro at 3195ft towers above the eastern shore at Rowardennan.Forming part of the West Highland Way this area is popular with walkers. You will find more beauty in the Trossachs area including the Argyll and Queen Elizabeth Forest Parks. The Trossachs area include Loch Katrine, which provides Glasgow with its water supply. The Argyll Hotel can recommend the following traditional Scottish family run hotels to provide short breaks in Scotland’s leading destinations:

The Rowardennan Hotel

Situated on quieter eastern side of Loch Lomond in the magnificent Queen Elizabeth Forest Park with spectacular views of Ben Lomond and the loch. The Rowardennan hotel is ideally located for a tranquil break at any time of the year.

Drovers Inn Drovers Inn

World famous and a must for anyone visiting Loch Lomond or the West Highland Way. Built in 1705, the Drovers Inn has preserved its timeless character and is worth a visit just to see how a real Scottish Inn should be. For transfers to and from hotels, local airports and railway stations visit Glasgow Taxis. Private Guided Day Tours of Loch Lomond are also available.


Glasgow & Edinburgh Twin City Break

Approximately 45 minute Drive – Train Services Every 15/ 30 Minutes

Short Breaks Glasgow offers a wealth of museums, art galleries and theatres and all with the UK’s finest Victorian Architecture as a backdrop. Famous for its Castle, Palace, Royal Mile and outstanding medieval and Georgian architecture. Edinburgh is crammed with a diverse range of attractions. Dynamic, energetic and friendly, both cities offer fantastic shopping, wonderful restaurants, lively bars and top entertainment.

The Allison House Hotel, Edinburgh A traditional Edinburgh hotel under the management of David and Anne-Marie Hinnrichs. This centrally located Edinburgh hotel is, close to all major road and rail links and features a fully licensed fine dining restaurant, Murrays.

The Allison House also offers residents a comfortable lounge to relax in after a days shopping, golfing or sightseeing around Scotland’s capital city. All guests enjoy that most valuable commodity in Edinburgh, free off street parking! Situated in Newington,in the Southside of Edinburgh, you are 15 minutes from the Royal Mile and the City’s numerous attractions. Visit Website:


Glasgow & Stirling Twin City Break

Approximately 45 minutes drive : Regular Train Service

Glasgow is within easy reach of the historical city of Stirling. It has a rich heritage, including some of Scotland’s most important historical sites. Landmarks include the famous Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle and the Bannockburn Heritage Centre.

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What our guests say

“First visit to Glasgow”

We have just returned from a 3 night 4 day break at the Argyll.We can not praise this hotel enough. On entering we were greeted by very friendly reception staff. Our room a double was very clean and tidy. The breakfast was wonderful and a member of staff Linda couldn’t do enough.We could order the eggs we wanted and nothing was to much trouble.We would definitely recommend this hotel.

Janet C, TripAdvisor