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Dumgoyne, Killearn

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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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What's more Scottish than Scotch whisky? For a reasonable price, visitors to Glengoyne Distillery – which originated in 1833 – can learn how the spirit is made and enjoy a complimentary dram (small drink). You'll also get a chance to see the distillery's waterfall and hidden glen.

Recent visitors praised the Glengoyne Distillery, saying the guided tour was very interesting and informative and that the sample was smooth. Others gushed about the beautiful grounds.

The Glengoyne Distillery is located less than 15 miles north of central Glasgow. If you've got a car, you might want to drive the 30 minutes or so north to the distillery. But you can also hop aboard the X10 bus from the Buchanan bus station in central Glasgow directly to the distillery (bus schedules can be found here). Tours range in length from 45 minutes to five hours, with tickets starting at 11.50 pounds (or roughly $15) and reaching 155 pounds (around $200) for the most immersive version. If you'd like more than just a tour, check the Glengoyne Distillery's website for information on special events, tastings and master classes. The distillery is open daily, with tours offered on the hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March to October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from November to February. For more information, visit the distillery's official website.

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Travelers express astonishment at this museum's near pitch-perfection. The Burrell Collection's glass walls not only encase a variety of objects and artworks, but they also usher in the surrounding woodlands. In the collection, donated by the late millionaire Sir William Burrell, you'll find everything from Chinese ceramics to Rodin sculptures to more than 20 Degas paintings. After you've had your fill of the museum, you can wander around the surrounding Pollok Country Park.

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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