TOP 5 Glasgow Drives To Hit Your Eyes!

Want to catch the most beautiful landscapes of Scotland?
Get ready for an exciting car trip around Glasgow!

Dream to find the most beautiful views you’ve ever seen? Set off to Glasgow and enjoy it!
Whether it is north through the Scottish Highlands to the Isle of Skye or west to the rugged Atlantic coastline, there is so much to see!
Ruined castles, jagged mountainsides and empty fields as far as the eye can see will greet you on your travels.
You’ll ask “how can I reach them”? Of course, you can reach them using public transport, but it’s much easier to take a rental car and travel anywhere at your own pace! You won’t find such convenient and comfortable way!
So, grab a coffee, some roadside picnic goodies, take a rental car (think of GPS option!) and get started on the most incredible scenic drives of Scotland!

nice drives near Glasgow

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1. Glasgow to Oban

Starts: Glasgow, Scotland (GPS: 55.858695, -4.451358)
Ends: Oban, Scotland (GPS: 56.414964, -5.470567)
Length: 98miles
Time: 2hours 15mins

There are plenty of roadside bays for taking pictures and admiring the views at the beautiful foothills of the Scottish Highlands.

You’ll drive through the Loch Lomond and the Trossochs National Park. There are lots of mountain biking and hiking trails running through these hills so take your time!

Driving through the rugged terrain, this winding road will lead you the coastal village Oban.
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2. Glasgow to Inverness

Starts: Glasgow, Scotland (GPS: 55.858695, -4.451358)
Ends: Inverness, Scotland (GPS: 57.477407, -4.222849)
Length: 173miles
Time: 4hours

This is one of the most scenic drives in Scotland! Take the A9 from Glasgow and discover the endless miles of scenic routes and amazing views!

On your way to Inverness drive by A82 and you’ll have an opportunity to visit amazing Inchconnachan & Inchtavannach isles, Loch Lomond Golf Club, Fort William, Loch Ness Monster, Loch Lomond and many more attractions! Jump into your rental cars and let’s go!

3. Scottish Highlands

Starts: Callander, Scotland (GPS: 56.244638, -4.218131)
Ends: Glencoe, Scotland (GPS: 56.682761, -5.101156)
Length: 66miles
Time: 1hour 30mins

One of the most scenic drives in Scotland has to be through the Scottish Highlands.

Dramatic mountain ranges are split by narrow winding roads running next to shimmering lochs. There is not even any point in suggesting a route through the Scottish Highlands as there are so many excellent options.

Just make sure you don’t skip stopping for morning cake and coffee in Callander or driving through Glencoe.

4. Isle of Skye

Starts: Broadford, Scotland (GPS: 57.243568, -5.915004)
Ends: Uig Skye Ferry Terminal, Scotland (GPS: 57.586582,-6.376679)
Length: 42miles
Time: 1hour

All of the Isle of Skye is fantastic to drive around! If you have a few days to spend in the Isle of Skye, you should definitely make time for. There are so many hiking trails around the Isle of Skye, like the Fairy Pools below, that will keep you busy for most of your visit. You’ll also find a great number of the most exciting landscapes which will give a lot of work for your camera!

5. Glasgow – North Berwick – Berwick-upon-Tweed

Starts: Glasgow, Scotland (GPS: 55.858695, -4.451358)
North Berwick (GPS: 56.053683,-2.702018)
Ends: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scotland (GPS: 55.771963, -2.005726)
Length: 111miles
Time: 2hours 20mins

The coastal route between Glasgow and the northeast of England can be very dull and dreary if you stick to the A1. Instead of driving in straight-lines why not get off the main road and drive between the cutest villages overlooking the North Sea! The route is considerably longer, but it is a lot more fun and beautiful! Turn left to A198 to get North Berwick. Visit the best sights along the way: two of the finest Castles in Scotland, Dirleton Castle and Tantallon Castle. Both castles are mostly in ruins but are open to visitors. It’s also a good place to have a lunch!

Where to get a rental car in Glasgow?

If you don’t want to spend your time waiting for taxis or any public transport, take your rental car directly at the airport. It’s very easy and convenient! Car rental vehicle is the best way to drive around Glasgow, just set the position in your GPS navigator and enjoy the trip!
Make your booking online so the car will be prepared upon your arrival at the Glasgow Airport. Follow to find out what are the hints about renting a car at Glasgow Airport and get to know some helpful tips about renting in Glasgow. Then choose any car rental deal you want and book online instantly. It’s that easy!

Experience the best of Glasgow!

Author Bio: Lily Berns is a freelance writer who loves to explore the world. Traveling is her adorable passion.

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