Self-catering accommodation Dunbartonshire, near Glasgow

Tourist information for a self-catering holiday in Dunbartonshire

Dunbartonshire is a beautiful area located in the west central lowlands of Scotland. It is the perfect place to rent a self-catering holiday cottage near Glasgow as it is just a 20 minutes drive from the thriving city but also has full access to the stunning countryside, which is ideal for long walks and cycle rides.

Dunbartonshire is the home of Loch Lomond, which offers numerous water-based activities, such as canoeing, sailing and fishing. However around Loch Lomond on-land activities are also offered such as horse riding, climbing and wild life watching. Loch Lomond Golf Club is a well-known course, which has hosted the Scottish Open since 1996, so if you are on holiday looking to play golf, Dunbartonshire has plenty of fantastic golfing opportunities. Holiday cottages in Dunbartonshire are varied and staying in a self-catering home gives you a chance to tailor your time to how you want to spend your holiday.

Dunbartonshire is a perfect place to take a weekend trip or longer as it offers rich history, family friendly attractions, quality shopping and dramatic scenery. Famous sites such as Dumbarton Castle, Clydebank's Titan Crane, Auchentoshan whisky distillery, and BBC studios are all worth a visit. Dumbarton Castle is situated on a volcanic rock looking over the Firth of the Clyde. It has been a royal residence, a fortress and has had a number of connections with the wars of independence and Vikings - many fascinating historical events are linked to the castle and are easy to discover on the interactive family trail. It is a perfect location to take a day visit and then go out for dinner in one of Dumbarton's excellent restaurants.

If you are staying in self-catering accommodation in Dunbartonshire then you may want to explore Glasgow, which is less than 20 miles away. It has great shopping opportunities and also perfect city to visit with children as the Glasgow Science Centre, Gorbals Swimming Pool and the newly opened Riverside Museum (housing Glasgow's Musuem of Transport) are fantastic attractions. Glasgow is also home to fabulous art galleries such as award-winning Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Burrell Collection.

Renting vacation accommodation is a brilliant way to discover what the beautiful Dunbartonshire has to offer and spend quality time outdoors, hiking and mountain biking or just relaxing in your Scottish country cottage.