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Key Info

The Old Pump House, Queen's Dock, 100 Stobcross Rd.


Sightseeing, Tours Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend


  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Visits to more than one distillery are certainly in order when traveling through Scotland. Clydeside Distillery, as its name announces, sits aside the River Clyde in what was once the Pumphouse, which originally controlled entrance to the Glasgow Queen's Dock. The maker of Clydeside single malt whisky is a relatively recent addition to the country's roster of distilleries, having started in 2017. 

The distillery offers various tours. Its standard 60-minute tour, which includes tastings of three varieties of whisky, takes place hourly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets start at around 15 pounds (or around $19.50). The 90-minute Chocolate & Whisky Tour adds tastings of handmade artisanal chocolate to the mix; schedules vary by season and tickets cost around 28 pounds (roughly $36). On Thursdays, Clydeside also offers an in-depth two-hour tour conducted by the distillery manager. Tickets for the latter start at around 129 pounds (approximately $170).

Tour-takers generally find the guides to be exceptionally knowledgeable and the samples highly enjoyable.

The distillery is located a 20-minute walk from the Partick subway station and a 10-minute walk from the Exhibition train station. Clydeside's facilities include a cafe serving whisky as well as snacks and a shop, both of which are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Check out the distillery's website for more information.

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Under normal circumstances, the Burrell Collection can be viewed for free. Travelers highly recommend you take advantage of this steal, saying the museum's variety of art and its milieu are beyond compare. However, in 2018, the museum temporarily closed for a major overhaul and is expected to reopen in the spring of 2021. During the renovation, tourists can visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which is hosting a series of free exhibits that highlight different items in the Burrell's collection.

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