Glasgow days out
Looking for inspiration for a day out?
Swap the big city for a national park, the beach, or an old battlefield – all in under an hour by train.
Where could you go?
A beautiful national park, ideal for walkers.
- Glasgow Queen Street to Balloch – 50 minutes by train
There’s a reason the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is so popular: it’s incredibly easy to get to from Glasgow, and it’s beautiful, of course. Take your pick from stunning walks, leisurely cycle rides and boat trips – or take the activities up a notch with thrilling watersports. The SEA LIFE Aquarium is sure to entertain the kids, while Loch Lomond Shores has a range of excellent shops.
A day beside the sea.
- Glasgow Central to Ayr – 50 minutes by train
If it's a day out by the seaside you're after, head west to Ayr's long sandy beach and promenade. Once you’ve had your ice cream and a dip in the sea, you might like to get a taxi or the bus to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, just outside the town. See the house he was born in, and get an insight into the life and works of Scotland’s favourite poet.
Discover Scotland’s historic heart.
- Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling – 50 minutes by train
Stirling is packed with history. Explore the cobbled streets and impressive castle in the old town, then venture on to the nearby Wallace Monument and Bannockburn battlefield.
Scotland's historic capital.
- Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley – 60 minutes by train
Go to Edinburgh for the day, and you’ll get a real sense of how different the two cities are. Take in the views from the top of Arthur’s Seat or Calton Hill, or make your way through the collections at the galleries and museums. Arrange your trip in time for one of Edinburgh's many festivals, or explore the Castle, the Royal Mile and the Scottish Parliament.
Kids for a Quid
Up to four children can travel for just £1 each with every paying adult when you buy a Kids for a Quid ticket.
Great savings at many of Scotland's most popular visitor attractions when you travel with ScotRail.
Travel from £10
Our Off-Peak day returns to Balloch are £5.80, or travel to Stirling for £8.10 and Ayr for just £10.40.