Escape to the Lowland beaches and immaculate gardens where the calm pace of life is something other British cities can only aspire to.
When in the Lowlands, you must visit Loch Lomond, the largest in Scotland. Surrounded by hills and forests, it has inspired various poets. You can go for excursions on board a large boat or a rowing boat from Balloch. The Lowlands are also rich in castles. The Stirling Castle dominates the town from a small hill. The frescoes in the Royal Chapel are remarkable. Yet Culzean Castle is the most impressive site. On top of cliffs on the west coast of the loch, it has sumptuous interiors of a neo-classical inspiration. A large park surrounds the castle, which offers great views over the coast and the surrounding countryside.
Go beyond your usual humdrum office routine and escape to the Lowland beaches and immaculate gardens where the calm pace of life is something other British cities can only aspire to. In country life anxiety doesn’t go much further than preparing for next year’s country fair. We recommend the Galloway Country Fair held in the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle every summer. For those after a personal challenge the Lowlands landscape has paved the perfect way for an uncountable number of sports, some of the best mountain biking in the world for example. Another thought: East Kirkcarswell in the south west of the Lowlands is the site of the established and eclectic music festival, Wickerman. Year on year world class line-ups draw in music lovers from near and far, tent and beer in toe. Finally, the Lowlands’ signature light style of single malt whisky, stylishly nicknamed ‘Lowland Ladies,’ stands its ground against the Highlands’ hard-hitting scotch whiskies.
Weather in Scottish Lowlands
June, July and August are normally the warmest months in Scotland, with average maximum temperatures ranging from approximately 15°C (59°F) to 17°C (63 °F)
Our current offers in Scottish Lowlands
The welcoming four-star DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort is a tranquil escape surrounded by countryside yet not far from the bright city lights of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling.