Heart & Soul of Scotland

From summits and swells to climbing and clubbing, pair Argyll and Glasgow for an action-packed break.

If you like to play hard, then you need to visit Glasgow and Argyll. Experience the bright lights and buzz of the city and then make a break for the great outdoors. You’ll be among the hills, lochs and forests of Argyll in less than an hour, where here are endless opportunities for adrenalin-fuelled fun. From surfing to hiking, kayaking to mountain biking, your Argyll adventure is just a hop and a skip from Glasgow!

Jump on a train in Glasgow and you’ll soon be exploring the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Enjoy breath-taking Highland scenery as you try kayaking, windsurfing and more. Explore the Arrochar Alps and climb The Cobbler, one of Scotland’s most iconic peaks. Have you got what it takes to ‘Thread the Needle’ and reach the true summit? You’ll need a good head for heights and some scrambling skills. The views from the top are awesome. On a clear day you can see Glasgow in the distance. Enjoy the views, then head back to Glasgow for some celebratory drinks and clubbing.

Barrowlands Glasgow

The Arrochar Alps offer some of the best rock climbing in Scotland. You can hone your climbing skills in Glasgow. Try the Glasgow Climbing Centre for a unique rock climbing experience. Located in a converted church, the climbing routes stretch up into the original oak beamed ceiling. If bouldering’s more your thing, try the Climbing Academy Glasgow, based in the old News International building.

Climbing Glasgow

Now for something swell! How about catching a flight from Glasgow to Tiree? In no time you could be catching waves on Tiree’s world-famous surfing strands. Tiree is home to some of the best beaches in Scotland. With its pristine white sands, sparkling water and near-guaranteed wind and waves, Tiree is a mecca for surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers. The island has excellent surfing schools offering surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing and SUP lessons for all levels. Loganair flights to Tiree leave daily from Glasgow Airport at 8.50am and arrive back by 7pm, leaving you plenty for urban adventures in the pubs and clubs of Glasgow. Another great Argyll surfing destination is the west coast of Kintyre. Get surf lessons with Pete’s Surf School on beautiful Westport Beach.

Pete's Surf School

Discover the summits and swells by pairing Glasgow and Argyll – the Heart & Soul of Scotland.