One-Week Scotland Road Trip from Glasgow to Oban, Largs, and Edinburgh and surrounding area

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8 days & 7 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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7 nights included
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8 days included
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 8-day road trip through Scotland.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Scotland. With this perfectly planned travel package, you will stay 2 nights in Glasgow, 2 nights in Oban, 1 night in Largs, and 2 nights in Edinburgh, experiencing the ultimate road trip in Scotland. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Glasgow, Oban, Largs, and Edinburgh. We'll help you experience the best 8 days in Scotland you can imagine so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Glasgow, you'll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you'll be off to discover some of the most popular attractions in Scotland, including the stunning George Square and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

You'll have an extensive selection of accommodations to choose from throughout your road trip. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, catering to all budgets. Whether you're in the mood for luxurious five-star hotels or cozy, budget-friendly accommodations, we've got you covered.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights in Scotland. From the magnificent Edinburgh Castle to the breathtaking National Museum of Scotland and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, your journey will take you on a thrilling adventure through some of the most iconic travel destinations in the country. Your discovery doesn't end there. Make sure to marvel at the remarkable Stirling Castle and learn more about the unique The Kelpies to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. As you hit the open road and drive through Glasgow, Oban, Largs, and Edinburgh, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Scotland. Whether you're exploring enchanting small towns, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there's always something new and exciting to experience in Scotland.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in Scotland. You'll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you'll never have a boring moment on your road trip through Scotland.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you multiple opportunities to look for souvenirs to memorialize your road trip in Scotland.

You'll return home having experienced the very best of everything Scotland has to offer. Each twist and turn of the journey adds a unique charm to your travel tales.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Scotland. You'll be booked at the best hotels for 7 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 7 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You'll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. Make your vacation in Scotland extra special by adding tours and tickets to each day of your itinerary.

The best services in Scotland fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in Scotland today!

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Hotel, 7 nights
Rental car, 8 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Photo of aerial view of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom.Glasgow / 2 nights
Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 2 nights
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling
Photo of the harbor front of the city of Oban on the westcoast of Scotland.Oban / 2 nights
photo of Largs is a town on the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire, Scotland.Largs / 1 night

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Scenic view of Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain, Scotland travel photo. Edinburgh Castle is historic center of the city and most popular tourist attraction.Edinburgh Castle
 City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off bus in front of National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh city.National Museum of Scotland
Scotland kelpies on a sunny dayThe Kelpies
Aerial View of Stirling castle.Stirling Castle
Glasshouse at the Royal Botanical Gardens in public park Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland.Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Landmark of Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace,Scotland,UK, EuropeHolyrood Palace
Rainbow over Glasgow City Chambers and George Square, Scotland - UK.George Square
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Scotland, United Kingdom.The Falkirk Wheel
The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile
View of Kelvingrove Park full of people enjoying the Scottish summer with the main building of Glasgow University on the top of the hill.Kelvingrove Park
"Camera Obscura" sign at the Royal Mile / Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
The scenic Dean Village in a sunny afternoon, in Edinburgh, Scotland.Dean Village
The People's Palace & Winter Garden in Glasgow, Scotland.Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Holyrood Park and Holyrood Palace aerial view from Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.Holyrood Park
National Wallace Monument on top of the hill Abbey Craig in Stirling, Scotland.Wallace Monument
Path leading to Nelson's Monument in Glasgow Green, Scotland.Glasgow Green
Low level aerial image over Blair Drummond Safari Park.Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
Photo of Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland, UK .Pollok Country Park
Photo of Historic 14th century medieval Doune Castle, with a dark, moody, dramatic sky in Perthshire, Scotland.Doune Castle
Photo of Inveraray castle and garden with blue sky, Inveraray,Scotland .Inveraray Castle
McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
Loch Lomond, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United KingdomLoch Lomond
Loch Tulla Viewpoint
The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
Inveraray JailInveraray Jail
Photo of Kilchurn Castle, on an island in Loch Awe, Argyll, Scotland .Kilchurn Castle
Photo of Benmore Botanic Gardens Argyll , Scotland .Benmore Botanic Garden
Loch Lomond Faerie Trail
Photo of The Glasgow Necropolis. A victorian garden cemetery adjacent to Glasgow Cathedral.Glasgow Necropolis
Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

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Day 1

Day 1 – Glasgow - arrival day

  • Glasgow - Arrival day
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  • George Square
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Your road trip adventure in Scotland begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Glasgow. You’ll stay in Glasgow for 2 nights, experiencing all the best things to do and see in the city.

Glasgow has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible George Square. This attraction is a square and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 20,066 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Your stay promises to be a delightful continuation of your exploration, providing comfort and tranquility to recharge for the adventures that lie ahead.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow, Paesano Pizza. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,948 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow is The Willow Tea Rooms. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,255 customers.

Locals recommend Stereo as one of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,954 customers.

Glasgow also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Glasgow is The Anchor Line. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,659 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Glasgow is Mono. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,446 customers.

Locals also enjoy The Citizen Glasgow. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,260 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 8-day vacation in Scotland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Oban

  • Glasgow
  • Oban
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Drive 167 km, 3 hours 14 min

  • Glasgow Green
  • Pollok Country Park
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens
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As you rise to greet the dawn on day 2 of your epic road trip in Scotland, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Glasgow. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Oban. You’ll stay in Oban for 2 nights. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Glasgow’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Glasgow, start your day with a visit to the amazing Glasgow Green. This much-appreciated stadium and attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,762 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Pollok Country Park. This park and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,112 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular Kelvingrove Park to make the most of your road trip across Scotland. The spectacular Kelvingrove Park is a park that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,336 visitors.

The lovely Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 19,580 visitors have left this art museum average ratings of 4.7 out of 5 stars. This popular attraction gets around 1,037,594 visits every year.

If you feel like visiting another type of sight or don’t want to jump into the car quite yet, spend some time at the spectacular Glasgow Botanic Gardens. This attraction is a botanical garden rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,594 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Glasgow has to offer, you'll be ready to hit the open road and continue your unforgettable road trip towards the city of Oban. Oban offers plenty of options for top-rated hotels and other places to stay that fit all travel budgets.

After you’ve settled into your accommodation, we recommend a dinner at the popular Perle Oban Hotel & Spa. This popular restaurant is one of the locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 462 reviews.

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in Scotland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Inveraray, Oban, and Cairndow

  • Oban
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Drive 224 km, 3 hours 26 min

  • Benmore Botanic Garden
  • Ardkinglas Woodland Garden
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Inveraray Jail
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On day 3 of your road trip across Scotland, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Inveraray. You’ll stay in Inveraray for 1 night, meaning you have plenty of time to discover the best things to see and do in the area.

We recommend you stay at the The Manor House Hotel, one of the best 4-star hotels in the city of Inveraray. This hotel has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 564 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Inveraray is the 4-star No 26 By The Sea. The hotel is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 585 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Inveraray is the 3-star Premier Inn Oban.

Our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best alternatives if these hotels are not available.

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations in the town of Inveraray, like the outstanding Inveraray Castle. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,604 visitors.

Inveraray Jail is another popular attraction you could visit in the town of Inveraray. This incredible attraction is a courthouse and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,265 visitors.

Come to Inveraray prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. Book a popular and budget-friendly activity you can do on this day in Inveraray.

After a day of exploring, try one of the best restaurants in the city of Inveraray.

It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy another amazing evening in Scotland.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Luss, Oban, Lochawe, and Largs

  • Largs
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Drive 222 km, 3 hours 32 min

  • McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill
  • Kilchurn Castle
  • Loch Tulla Viewpoint
  • Loch Lomond Faerie Trail
  • Loch Lomond
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Day 4 of your road trip through Scotland gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You'll start your day with some exploring in the city of Oban and end it at a top-rated hotel in the city of Largs. You will stay in Largs for 1 night. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Oban is the amazing McCaig's Tower & Battery Hill. This attraction is a must-see tourist destination that is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,619 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Oban by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Scotland. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before it's too late.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Largs, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Scotland!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Stirling, Cambuskenneth, Doune, Bannockburn, and Edinburgh

  • Stirling
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 193 km, 3 hours 10 min

  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
  • Doune Castle
  • Wallace Monument
  • Stirling Castle
  • The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
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Rise and shine on day 5 of your road trip in Scotland. Today, you'll wake up in Largs and embark on a scenic drive to Edinburgh, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 2 nights. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Largs and Cambuskenneth before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Largs. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park. This attraction is a zoo that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,922 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Stirling Castle. This attraction, a beloved castle, has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 26,632 visitors.

Wave goodbye to Stirling and continue your journey by car. If you want to break up today’s drive into two, take the opportunity to stop and discover what the city of Cambuskenneth has to offer.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Wallace Monument. This attraction is a monument that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,772 visitors.

When you're done with your sightseeing in Cambuskenneth, it's time to continue your drive to the city of Edinburgh. When you arrive in Edinburgh you’ll check in at one of the best hotels in the area.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Edinburgh). This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,814 customers.

Locals also recommend The Edinburgh Larder, another of the best restaurants in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Larder is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,804 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Bramble Bar & Lounge. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 743 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit Panda & Sons to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Edinburgh, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,617 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The Dome. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. The Dome has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,433 customers.

Whiski Bar & Restaurant is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,669 customers.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in Scotland, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
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Drive 13 km, 50 min

  • Holyrood Park
  • Holyrood Palace
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Edinburgh Castle
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On day 6 of your road trip across Scotland, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Edinburgh. You’ll stay in Edinburgh for 1 night, meaning you have plenty of time to discover the best things to see and do in the area.

We recommend you stay at the Moxy Edinburgh Fountainbridge, one of the best 4-star hotels in the city of Edinburgh. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 5,258 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Edinburgh is the 5-star Virgin Hotels Edinburgh. The hotel is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,569 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Edinburgh is the 3-star Motel One Edinburgh-Royal. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 8,411 guests.

Our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best alternatives if these hotels are not available.

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations in the city of Edinburgh, like the outstanding Holyrood Park. This attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 12,119 visitors.

Holyrood Palace is another popular attraction you could visit in the city of Edinburgh. This incredible attraction is an official residence and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,746 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit in the city of Edinburgh is the extraordinary National Museum of Scotland. This national museum is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 45,476 reviews.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Camera Obscura. Around 13,536 visitors have given this visitor centre an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Today you'll also have the opportunity to spend some time at the fantastic Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Castle is a popular castle, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 90,949 travelers.

Come to Edinburgh prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. Book a popular and budget-friendly activity you can do on this day in Edinburgh.

After a day of exploring, try one of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh.

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like Dishoom Edinburgh, after your day of exploring the city of Edinburgh. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,852 customers.

Miller & Carter Edinburgh City Centre is another of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,950 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Edinburgh is Cafe Andaluz. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,019 customers.

Locals recommend Chaophraya Thai Restaurant, one of the best bars in the city of Edinburgh, for a refreshing evening drink to finish your day. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,238 customers.

Alternatively, you could choose another of the most popular bars in the city of Edinburgh, The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,314 customers.

Cafe Royal is also one of the best bars in the city of Edinburgh. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,216 customers.

It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy another amazing evening in Scotland.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Larbert and Glasgow

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
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Drive 89 km, 1 hour 56 min

  • The Royal Mile
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Dean Village
  • The Kelpies
  • The Falkirk Wheel
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Day 7 of your road trip will take you to the city of Edinburgh and the city of Skinflats. You’ll stay in Glasgow for 1 night.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Edinburgh today is Royal Mile. This excellent attraction is a top-tier point of interest that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,405 visitors.

We also recommend you visit the amazing Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, an outstanding botanical garden, in the city of Edinburgh. Around 20,765 travelers rated this attraction with 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Edinburgh is Dean Village. This amazing attraction is a village and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,727 visitors.

To experience the local culture, see more of Scotland, and meet new people at the same time, we highly recommend you go on a tour. You’ll find many top-rated and popular tours in the city, offering unique experiences that will inspire you. On this tour, you can go on an epic adventure to some of the best places to visit in Scotland. You also get to admire popular places of interest.

You could then travel to The Kelpies for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of Skinflats. This popular attraction is a sculpture and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 27,904 visitors.

You’ll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Glasgow.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow, The Piper Whisky Bar. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,323 customers.

Locals recommend Elia Greek Restaurant as one of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow. Elia Greek Restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,187 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Glasgow is The Ivy Buchanan Street, Glasgow. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,179 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Glasgow, Santa Lucia Merchant City Glasgow. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,038 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Alston Bar & Beef. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 785 customers.

Max's Bar & Grill is a popular bar that locals recommend in the city of Glasgow. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 831 customers.

Be sure to celebrate another day of your incredible road trip adventure through Scotland with a toast!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Glasgow - departure day

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  • Glasgow Necropolis
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Day 8 of your road trip in Scotland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Glasgow before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Glasgow Necropolis is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Glasgow. This cemetery and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 916 visitors.

Take a stroll along the main shopping streets of Glasgow and find some souvenirs to remind you of your road trip in Scotland.

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Glasgow at La Lanterna before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,068 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Chaophraya for your last chance at a meal in the city of Glasgow. The Chaophraya restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,386 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Ardnamurchan Scottish Restaurant & Bar. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 868 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Glasgow. We wish you a pleasant journey home, with many wonderful memories of your unforgettable vacation in Scotland!

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