Things to Do & See
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
One of Scotland's most popular free attractions and features 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects.
Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
The Riverside Museum is home to some of the world’s finest cars and bicycles, with over 3000 objects on display from Glasgow’s rich past.
Glasgow University has beautifully atmospheric cloisters which make it a great spot for fans of architecture or photography.
Glasgow University TripAdvisor
Charles Rennie Mackintosh is Glasgow’s most celebrated architect and designer. As a result of his works, Glasgow was awarded European City of Culture in 1990 and in 1999 the award for UK City of Architecture and Design.
Buchanan Street, Sauchiehall Street and the Buchanan Galleries
Glasgow is one of the best cities in the UK for a spot of retail therapy, and is the go-to shopping destination.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens - Kibble Palace
Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens are ideal for a peaceful walk or relaxing break along with Kibble Palace, a striking greenhouse with fine marble statues surrounded by vivid flowers, tropical palms and the National Collection of Tree Ferns.
Golf Day Out
Scotland offers a wide range of incredible golf courses for all those wanting some Scottish teeing time.
The Gleneagles Hotel (approx. 70km from Glasgow)
Lanark Golf Club (approx. 50km from Glasgow)
Old Course Hotel (approx. 120km from Glasgow)
Haggs Castle Golf Club (approx. 6km from Glasgow)
Tours and Excursions
EMAC 2018 has arranged discounted rates for their delegates wanting to book day tours before or after the conference with the local tour company Rabbies. You can select any of the below tours and receive 10% using code EMA1362.
Pease be advised that the promotional code will be available for bookings from 15th May 2018 to 15th June 2018.
Tour 1. Loch Lomond Park & Stirling Castle
09.15 – 18.00 approx.
A day spent in the land of Scots heroes Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace, taking in the magnificent splendour of the medieval stronghold of Stirling Castle and the beautiful nature and forests of Scotland’s first National Park of Loch Lomond.
This tour is for those who love tales of Rob Roy and Braveheart, historic castles and a healthy walk in beautiful natural scenery with breath-taking views.
~ Stirling Castle
~ The Trossachs
~ Rob Roy country
~ Nature trail walk
~ Loch Lomond
Click here to book for the Loch Lomond Park & Stirling Castle Tour.
Tour 2. Rosslyn Chapel & the Scottish Borders
09.30 – 16.15 approx.
Uncover the myths and legends around the Da Vinci code, the Knights Templar and the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart at Melrose Abbey, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. A great short tour visiting Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish Borders & Melrose Abbey.
If you’re looking for a shorter day, full of mystical history and ancient abbeys, the stunning architecture of Rosslyn and the unsung beautiful rolling hills and valleys of the Scottish Borders, then come aboard this tour.
~ Scott’s View
~ Original Wallace Monument
~ Melrose Abbey
~ Tweed Valley
~ Eildon Hills
~ Rosslyn Chapel
~ Scenes from the Da Vinci Code
Click here to book for the Rosslyn Chapel & the Scottish Borders Tour.
Tour 3. Discover Malt Whisky
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
09.30 – 18.15 approx
Come and experience Scotland’s “Water of Life” - single malt Scotch whisky - with visits to two fascinating distilleries situated right on the edge of the Highlands. In between these visits enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Loch Lomond National Park.
This tour is for lovers of Scotch single malt whisky and for those who would like to know more about our national drink.
~ Glengoyne Distillery
~ Loch Lomond National Park
~ Lunch in a lochside pub serving local ales
~ Deanston Distillery
~ Additional whisky tasting options
Click here to book for the Discover Malt Whisky Tour.
Tour 4. Loch Ness & Inverness
2 Day Tour
A two day escape exploring the majesty of Loch Ness, the Caledonian pine forest and the stunning scenery of the Cairngorm National Park. Explore the wilderness of Glencoe and travel the length of the Great Glen and Loch Ness. Enjoy a night out in Inverness, and rejuvenate with the finest Highland landscapes Scotland has to offer.
Stay overnight in the capital of the Highlands - Inverness.
~ Caledonian Pine Forest walk
~ Cairngorm National park
~ Urquhart Castle photostop
~ Loch Ness
~ Great Glen
Click here to book for the Loch Ness & Inverness Tour.
Tour 5. The Isle of Skye
3 Day Tour
3 days to explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Highlands and the romantic island of Skye. Highlights also include Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the 5 Sisters of Kintail.
Stay 2 nights in the picturesque harbour town of Portree on the Isle of Skye.
~ Eilean Donan Castle
~ Quiraing mountain pass
~ Isle of Skye
~ Neist Point
~ Five Sisters of Kintail
~ Loch Ness
Click here to book for the Isle of Skye Tour.