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Situated on the east side of Loch Lomond near the village of Balmaha are these stunning lodges all nestled around the edge of the loch.
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Arran Hills

20 Miles from Glasgow
Sleeps 4
Pets 1
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Arran Hills sits in an ideal location in the beautiful Ayrshire countryside, near the west coast of Scotland.
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Dundonald Lodge Retreat

24 Miles from Glasgow
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
Escape to the ultimate luxury retreat at Dundonald Links. Our newly opened resort in 2021 offers an unforgettable Scottish experience, combining exquisite accommodations with world-class amenities.
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Wemyss Bay

24 Miles from Glasgow
Sleeps 4
Wemyss Bay Holiday Park, nestled in the scenic region of Renfrewshire in Western Scotland, is a haven for families and adventurers alike, blending modern amenities with the natural beauty of the Scottish landscape.
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Hideaway Lodges

25 Miles from Glasgow
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
Standing among the broad leaved trees that line the Avon Gorge, these beautifully furnished lodges offer the perfect base for exploring the unspoilt beauty of the Gorge and its wildlife, including otters.
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The Woods

26 Miles from Glasgow
Sleeps 8
Pets 2
Commanding panoramic views of the Ochil Hills, these stunning woodland lodges take full advantage of their unique location in the glorious Stirling countryside.
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Hunters Quay

27 Miles from Glasgow
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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Hunters Quay is part of our Go Active+ Breaks Collection, located just outside the seaside town of Dunoon. Award-winning Hunters Quay Holiday Village is perfect for a fun family adventure.
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Strathyre Lodges

28 Miles from Glasgow
Sleeps 8
Pets 4
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Located among the scenic lochs and mountains of the Trossachs, this beautiful setting is overlooked by the majestic Ben Ledi, which provides a stunning backdrop to the cabins which are all nestled between the heart of the forest and the banks of Loch Lubnaig.
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Gadgirth Estate Lodges

29 Miles from Glasgow
Sleeps 2
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Gadgirth Estate Luxury Lodges is is part of our exclusive Autograph Luxury Holiday Home and Lodge Breaks Collection. Situated in a scenic location on the edge of the river Ayr.
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Ayrshire Visitor's Guide

Embark on a vibrant journey to Glasgow, where the pulse of Scotland's culture beats strongest. Dive into a world of innovative cuisine, from hearty street food to sophisticated dining experiences. Get your heart racing with activities like kayaking on the Clyde or exploring the city's eclectic music scene. Uncover the fascinating fact that Glasgow is home to the world's third-oldest underground railway system. For those seeking a unique stay, consider a cosy lodge or cabin, perfect for couples, families, or a group of friends eager to create unforgettable memories. Glasgow promises an urban adventure like no other.

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Glasgow?

Glasgow, a vibrant city bursting with character, has always been a magnet for those seeking a blend of culture, architecture, and the warmth of Scottish hospitality. In 2024, the city is upping the ante with fresh attractions and events. For starters, the Glasgow International Comedy Festival will have you in stitches, while the West End Festival brings music and street art to the forefront. Lodges offer a unique retreat, combining the comfort of home with the luxury of a getaway, often nestled in quieter spots just outside the city buzz. They're perfect for those who want their own space to relax after a day of exploring. Glasgow's uniqueness lies in its ability to marry gritty industrial heritage with a contemporary arts scene, creating an eclectic vibe that's hard to find elsewhere.

If you're visiting Glasgow with kids

Absolutely, Glasgow is a playground for the little ones. The city's Science Centre is a hands-on wonderland for curious minds, and the Riverside Museum offers a time-travel through transport history that kids adore. Lodges provide a homely base for families, often with extra space and gardens for kids to play in. They're a godsend after a long day out, offering a peaceful environment to recharge.

  1. Comfortable walking shoes for exploring
  2. Weather-appropriate clothing – it can be unpredictable!
  3. Swimwear for any lodge pools or nearby leisure centres
  4. Travel games or books for cosy evenings in
  5. Outdoor gear for adventures in nearby parks or countryside
  6. A sturdy backpack for day trips
  7. Snacks for picky eaters when out and about
  8. First aid kit – just in case of scrapes or bruises
  9. Chargers for any electronic devices
  10. Camera or phone for capturing those memories

Pet Friendly Glasgow Adventures

Glasgow is a treat for pets, with many spots welcoming furry friends. You'll find places like BrewDog Glasgow and The Finnieston open to pets, offering a spot to relax with your companion. When booking, look for lodges with enclosed gardens, giving your pet a safe space to enjoy. Always keep a leash handy for city walks and pack your pet's favourite toys to make the lodge feel like home.

Dog walking ideas in Glasgow

RouteDistance (miles)SceneryPostcode
Pollok Country Park2+Woodland & GardensG43 1AT
Kelvingrove Park1River & Art Gallery ViewsG3 7SD
Glasgow Green1.5Historic Monuments & Green SpaceG40 1AT
The Clyde WalkwayVariableRiver & CityscapeG1 4LH
Linn Park2+Waterfall & WoodlandG44 5TA

Remember, Glasgow's weather can be a bit unpredictable, so pack a raincoat for you and a waterproof jacket for your dog. Enjoy your lodge break and the many pet-friendly adventures Glasgow has to offer!

Romantic Breaks for Couples

If you're looking to fan the flames of love, Glasgow's got your back with its array of lodges perfect for couples. Picture this: you and your other half, chilling in a hot tub under the stars – it's the stuff of romantic legends. Many lodges in Glasgow offer these blissful bubbles, so you can soak your worries away together. For an extra touch of romance, some lodges even throw in pamper packs, because nothing says 'I love you' like a good pampering session.

When you're not lounging in luxury, Glasgow's got a ton of couple-friendly activities. Think spa days where you can get couples massages, or fancy dinners at top-notch restaurants. And if you're into the finer things in life, some lodges offer fine dining experiences right on your doorstep. It's all about creating those special moments that you'll be chatting about for years.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

Glasgow's grub game is strong. We're talking about famous dishes like haggis, neeps, and tatties, and you can't miss out on a proper Scottish breakfast. For a top-notch meal, hit up The Gannet or Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery – they're the talk of the town. If you've got the kids in tow, check out Di Maggio's for a family-friendly vibe that doesn't skimp on quality.

For a dinner date that'll score you brownie points, book a table at Cail Bruich. It's got a Michelin star, so you know it's going to be a taste sensation. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.

For a good night out

Glasgow's nightlife is buzzing, and there's something for everyone. Fancy a pint? Head to Òran Mór or The Pot Still – they're institutions around here and the locals swear by them. If you're more into cocktails, The Finnieston is where it's at. And for live music, you can't beat King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. It's legendary and has seen some of the biggest names in music grace its stage.


Anglers, listen up! Glasgow's got some prime fishing spots where you can cast a line and chill out. Here's the lowdown:

  • Loch Lomond - G83 8PA
  • Hogganfield Loch - G33 1AH
  • Strathclyde Country Park - ML1 3ED
  • Mugdock Country Park - G62 8EL
  • East End Angling - G32 8XQ

Outdoor Adventures

For the adrenaline junkies, Glasgow doesn't disappoint. Check out Go Ape at Aberfoyle for some high-flying treetop adventures. They've got zip lines that'll have you zooming through the trees like Tarzan. Prices start around £20, and they're open most of the year, but check ahead in winter.

If water's more your thing, Pinkston Watersports offers kayaking and canoeing. You're looking at about £10-£15 for a session, and they're open all year round, but it's best to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Shopping and Souvenirs

NameTypeOn OfferPostcode
Buchanan GalleriesShopping CentreHigh-street brands, designer shopsG1 2FF
St. Enoch CentreShopping CentreFamily-friendly stores, food courtG1 4BW
Merchant CityBoutiquesDesigner labels, independent shopsG1
The Barras MarketStreet MarketVintage finds, local craftsG1 5AX
Princes SquareShopping & DiningLuxury shopping, fine diningG1 3JN

For unique souvenirs, hit up The Barras Market. It's a Glasgow institution where you can find all sorts of treasures. Whether you're after some designer gear or a quirky Scottish keepsake, these shopping spots have got you covered.

Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Glasgow

Arran Hills, Ayrshire

Driving Distance: About 37 minutes (24.10 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 5 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Arran Hills offers a serene countryside retreat with luxurious accommodations, each featuring a private hot tub and enclosed decking, nestled in the picturesque Ayrshire landscape, just a short drive from the charming town of Kilwinning.

Who will love these lodges? Arran Hills is a haven for families, couples, and pet owners seeking a tranquil escape. The lodge's hot tubs and scenic surroundings make it a standout choice for those looking to unwind and reconnect with nature.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, guests can indulge in country walks, cycling, and horse-riding. The nearest eateries and entertainment options are in Kilwinning, just 2 miles away, offering a variety of dining experiences.

What's nearby? The stunning beaches of Troon and Ayr are within easy reach, with golf courses aplenty for enthusiasts. For family fun, the Heads of Ayr Farm Park is about a 30-minute drive and offers animal encounters and play areas (entry fees apply).

Accommodation options: Arran Hills provides a selection of pods and lodges, such as the Ballard pods and Ben Lomond lodge, suitable for families, groups, and couples. With pet-friendly options, it's a welcoming spot for your furry friends too.

Loch Lomond Waterfront Luxury Lodges, Glasgow

Driving Distance: About 46 minutes (24.42 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 6 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Loch Lomond Waterfront Luxury Lodges are the epitome of elegance, offering guests a sumptuous stay with private hot tubs and breathtaking loch views, complemented by on-site spa treatments and dining options.

Who will love these lodges? Perfect for luxury seekers and water sports enthusiasts, these lodges cater to those desiring a high-end experience with the added allure of Loch Lomond's aquatic activities.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The site boasts a private beach, kayaking, and fishing opportunities. The on-site restaurant serves delightful meals, and guests can enjoy spa treatments within their lodge.

What's nearby? Explore the historic castles and golf courses nearby, or take a scenic walk or cycle around the loch. The Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre is a 30-minute drive away, offering educational experiences (admission fees apply).

Accommodation options: The lodges, such as the Cawdor and Culzean, offer luxurious two-bedroom accommodations with en-suite bathrooms and private terraces. These lodges are not pet-friendly but perfect for families and groups seeking indulgence.

Hideaway Lodges, West Lothian

Driving Distance: About 34 minutes (31.04 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 4 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Hideaway Lodges are set within the lush Avon Gorge, offering a secluded and wildlife-rich setting for a peaceful break, with well-furnished lodges that blend seamlessly into the natural environment.

Who will love these lodges? Nature lovers and those seeking a quiet retreat will find solace here. The lodges are ideal for families and couples looking to explore Scotland's beauty and wildlife, including otters.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The lodges are a prime spot for touring Scotland, with nearby trails for walking and cycling. Local restaurants offer a taste of Scottish cuisine.

What's nearby? The historic city of Stirling, the gateway to the Highlands, is a 19-mile drive away, while Edinburgh's famous attractions are within easy reach. Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, is about a 20-minute drive (entry fees apply).

Accommodation options: The Pentland Lodge is a comfortable option for up to 4 guests, with pet-friendly and non-hot tub options, making it an ideal choice for those with pets or those who prefer a more traditional lodge experience.

Wemyss Bay, County Antrim

Driving Distance: About 45 minutes (32.75 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Wemyss Bay is a vibrant holiday park with a plethora of facilities and activities, offering stunning lodges and an array of entertainment options, making it an ideal base for exploring and adventure.

Who will love these lodges? Families and groups looking for an active holiday will be thrilled with the indoor pool, adventure playground, and nearby walking and cycling trails. The park's entertainment and dining venues cater to all ages.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Enjoy the heated indoor pool, sauna, outdoor adventure playground, amusement arcade, and evening entertainment in the Showbar. Dining options include The Livingstone’s Bar and Grill and Café@Wemyss.

What's nearby? Take a ferry trip to the isles of Bute and Arran for a day of exploration. The park is surrounded by scenic trails perfect for nature walks (ferry and attraction fees may apply).

Accommodation options: Accommodations like the Ballantine Lodge cater to larger groups and are pet-friendly, ensuring that everyone, including your furry friends, can enjoy a comfortable stay.

Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Glasgow

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

  • Opening Times: Mon-Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 11:00-16:00
  • Prices: Free entry
  • Postcode: G3 8AG
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Kelvin Way

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a treasure trove for culture vultures. It's home to 22 galleries with everything from dinosaurs to Dutch masters. The place is buzzing with families and art enthusiasts alike. Don't miss the iconic Salvador Dali's "Christ of Saint John of the Cross". The best time to visit is during weekdays to avoid the weekend crowd. Tip: Check out the daily organ recitals – they're a real treat!

Phone number: 0141 276 9599 | Web: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

  • Opening Times: Mon-Thurs & Sat 10:00-17:00, Fri & Sun 11:00-17:00
  • Prices: Free entry
  • Postcode: G3 8RS
  • Est. time required: 2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Museum car park

The Riverside Museum is a haven for transport enthusiasts. With over 3,000 objects on display, from vintage cars to a recreated Glasgow street from the 1900s, it's a full-throttle experience. The interactive displays are a hit with kids, and the Tall Ship berthed outside adds to the adventure. To beat the crowds, aim for early morning or late afternoon. Tip: Don't miss the chance to climb aboard some of the exhibits!

Phone number: 0141 287 2720 | Web: The Riverside Museum

Glasgow Science Centre

  • Opening Times: Wed-Fri 10:00-15:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00
  • Prices: Adults £11.50, Children £9.50
  • Postcode: G51 1EA
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site car park

Glasgow Science Centre is a futuristic dome packed with interactive exhibits that make science fun. It's perfect for curious minds and families looking for an educational day out. The planetarium and the Science Show Theatre are especially popular. To get the most out of your visit, check the schedule for live science shows. Tip: Buy a Science Passport for unlimited visits if you're planning to come back.

Phone number: 0141 420 5000 | Web: Glasgow Science Centre

The Glasgow Botanic Gardens

  • Opening Times: 7:00 till dusk
  • Prices: Free entry
  • Postcode: G12 0UE
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Along Great Western Road

The Glasgow Botanic Gardens are a lush escape from the city buzz. The Kibble Palace glasshouse is a highlight, housing exotic plant species. It's a great spot for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. Visit during spring to see the gardens in full bloom. Tip: Check out the tea room for some lovely scones and a cuppa.

Phone number: 0141 276 1614

The Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis

  • Opening Times: Apr-Sep: Mon-Sat 09:30-17:30, Sun 13:00-17:00; Oct-Mar: Mon-Sat 10:00-16:00, Sun 13:00-16:00
  • Prices: Free entry
  • Postcode: G4 0QZ
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Cathedral Precinct

The Glasgow Cathedral is a stunning example of Gothic architecture and the Necropolis offers panoramic views of the city. It's a peaceful place that's steeped in history. Photography enthusiasts and architecture lovers will be in their element. The best time to visit is on a sunny day for the best views from the Necropolis. Tip: Look out for the volunteer guides who can share fascinating stories about the cathedral's past.

Phone number: 0141 552 6891

House for an Art Lover

  • Opening Times: 10:00-16:00 (times may vary for events)
  • Prices: Adults £6.00, Concessions £4.50
  • Postcode: G41 5BW
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site car park

House for an Art Lover is a hidden gem designed by the famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It's a must-see for design and architecture fans. The house is set within Bellahouston Park, providing a serene backdrop. Keep an eye out for the regular art exhibitions and workshops. Tip: Enjoy a coffee in the Art Lovers Café and take in the tranquil surroundings.

Phone number: 0141 353 4770 | Web: House for an Art Lover

When you're planning your trip to Glasgow, don't forget to check out the lodges in Glasgow for a cosy and convenient stay. They offer the perfect base to explore these top attractions and more. Enjoy your Glasgow adventure!


This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Expect a cosy retreat with all the comforts of home, plus a few luxuries. Many lodges in Glasgow offer stunning natural surroundings, perfect for unwinding. You'll find spacious living areas, fully-equipped kitchens, and often outdoor spaces with a hot tub or BBQ facilities. It's like your own slice of paradise!

What should I pack when visiting Glasgow?

Pack for all weathers – Glasgow can be unpredictable! Bring layers, waterproofs, and comfortable walking shoes for exploring. Don't forget chargers for your devices, and maybe some board games or books for cosy nights in your lodge. If you're planning to dine in, some basic cooking supplies could be handy too.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Glasgow offer parking, often right outside your door for convenience. It's worth checking with your specific accommodation ahead of time, but generally, you won't have to lug your bags far. Some may even provide secure, gated parking for that extra peace of mind.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Glasgow's got you covered – literally. If the weather turns, you can dive into indoor attractions like the Science Centre or Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Your lodge is also a perfect rainy-day sanctuary, ideal for relaxing with a book or enjoying the views from a covered deck.

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Absolutely, Glasgow's got a buzzing food delivery scene. Whether you fancy a curry, pizza, or something more gourmet, apps like Just Eat, Deliveroo, or Uber Eats have you sorted. Some local restaurants may also offer their own delivery service, so you can sample local flavours without leaving your lodge.

Is Glasgow a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Glasgow shines year-round. Off-season visits mean fewer crowds at attractions like the Riverside Museum and the Botanic Gardens. Plus, you'll often find better deals on lodges in Glasgow during these times. The city's vibrant arts scene and cosy pubs are always welcoming, no matter the season.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Hot tub hygiene is top priority. Lodges in Glasgow ensure that hot tubs are thoroughly cleaned and water quality is tested before your arrival. So, you can slip into those bubbles with confidence, knowing that your relaxation is both safe and serene.

Are there any dog-friendly lodges in Glasgow?

Dog lovers, rejoice! Many lodges in Glasgow welcome your four-legged friends. Look for pet-friendly options when booking, and you'll find places that not only allow dogs but often provide little extras like bowls and treats. Just remember to keep pooches on a lead in shared spaces.

How close are the lodges to Glasgow city centre?

You'll find lodges both in and around Glasgow, offering the best of both worlds. Some are just a short drive or train ride from the city centre, giving you easy access to urban excitement while enjoying a peaceful retreat. Always check the location to ensure it suits your travel plans.

What local activities can I do near my lodge?

Glasgow's surroundings are ripe for adventure. Hiking trails, cycling paths, and even water sports are within reach. Check out Loch Lomond for outdoor activities, or hit the links at a local golf course. Your lodge might also have partnerships with local tour operators for exclusive deals.

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