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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Large nature walk and visitor centre - great for famileis with climbing and play areas as well as walking dogs - quite flat too for all ages”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A place out of this world to meditate and receive those great ideas without any iota of distractions. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Distillery
“Glengoyne is the closest to Glasgow and the visitor experience there is easily one of the best in all of Scotland. Be careful crossing the road though! They Distill in the highlands and mature in the lowlands... Families are welcome at this distillery”
  • 5 locals recommend
Transportation
“A fascinating stopping point which is well priced and hosted. Learn about the fundamentals of distilling one of Scotland's major exports in a traditional environment. Recommended.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“We're just a couple of miles from the start of this famous walk - to walk or cycle it over 5-7 days is a fantastic experience”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“*note erroneous pin on Airbnb maps - see directions below* Walk along the lovely river on the Kelvin Walkway, which connects the Botanical Gardens to Kelvinbridge and all the way to Kelvingrove Park. Enter from the north side either via the Botanics itself or entrances along Kelvin Way, head down the southeast path that leads you by ruins of an old paper mill (converted into ammunication production for a while!) and then a lovely pub called Inn-deep along the way. Continue onwards until you enter Kelvingrove Park with Kelvingrove Museum right on the other end.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Distillery
“Just 15 minutes along the road you will find this great distillery. Well worth a visit!”
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
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“Always friendly and best Italian food around recommend Cardinale Al Cortoccio served in foil !! Nearby is relaxing Milngavie town centre with coffee shops and the entrance gates to the start of the West Highland Way.... ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cinema
“Close to the flat and cheap for a film. You can also bring food etc in to cheapen the experience as ASDA is right next door ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Get here by walking up from the Campsie Glen tearooms (have a nice snack before or after your walk). Some lovely waterfalls and a gentle hike (at the beginning anyway!)”
  • 1 local recommends
Premise
“Sections of the Antonine Wall have pathways to follow in the footsteps of the Romans! Information panels give some of the history and a hike along the wall can be combined with a stroll along the canal path.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great restaurant in the heart of Milngavie. Serves a range of contemporary food ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“has a collection of around 450 works which includes paintings, prints, drawings and a small collection of sculpture and ceramics.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“The West Highland Way starts in Milngavie so walk along here for as far as you wish!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A country pub near you oozing rural charm and rustic character, our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar. Soak up the sun in our pub beer garden, with plenty of seating, shaded tables and outdoor dining available.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“A lovely walkway along the river. Winds through the Botanics and past some of the very well-heeled parts of the west end. Great if you want to explore the city away from the cars. A good route for cyclists too. The closest entrance to the walkway is by joining it at Inn Deep (also marked on the map).”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Always friendly and best Italian food around recommend Cardinale Al Cortoccio served in foil !! Nearby is relaxing Milngavie town centre with coffee shops and the entrance gates to the start of the West Highland Way.... ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gastropub
“A country pub near you oozing rural charm and rustic character, our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar. Soak up the sun in our pub beer garden, with plenty of seating, shaded tables and outdoor dining available.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scottish Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Great restaurant in the heart of Milngavie. Serves a range of contemporary food ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“The award winning Fish and Chippy boat for the best fish & chips around sitting in or take-away. A boat on the canal at Clydebank Shopping Centre - Yes it`s weird !! & wonderful..”
  • 2 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
“take away serving excellent traditional fish and chips, does pizza as well and more.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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