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    Having now booked a cookery course for Mrs's 40th present we have come up with the following itinery.

    Mon fly to Glasgow (according to Ryanair everyone else Prestwick)

    Arrive about 2pm pick up car and drive to Glasgow

    Stay at "the ivory" nearish to Pollok House have a look round eat etc

    Tue visit Burrell collection during day

    Drive to B&B near Nick Nairn's cookschool by Port of Mentieth eat somewhere

    Wed Full Scottish Breakfast

    Mrs goes cooking

    I have day to do whatever

    Drive to Stirling in eve stay in B&B eat

    Thur Full Scottish Breakfast

    Spend day in/around Stirling poss visit castle/Wallace Museum

    Eve drive to Dumbarton stay in Hotel

    Fri Full Scottish Breakfast

    Lazy drive round coast taking in whatever

    Fly home late evening.

    As you can see food plays a big part in the whole thing!

    Any alternate suggestions greatfully received.

    Bare in mind this will be mid-March so weather may not be great.

    Cheers Peter.

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    The airport is Glasgow-Prestwick and that's why it's sometimes confused with Glasgow, but is in Prestwick LOL.

    Sounds like a great time you've planned for her

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    ok , pollok and surroundin area is pretty bad , burrell etc ok , when in stirling the castle a must , not much in dumbarton except go for a drive alongside Loch Lomond up to glencoe then back to prestwick ,
    will take a few hours but hope you get it on a clear day , you will be blown away with scenery

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxrster View Post
    ok , pollok and surroundin area is pretty bad ,
    Interesting, dare I ask what pretty bad indicates?

    The Ivory is on the edge of Queens Park.

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    pollonk is like the scottish version of brixton! no sorry more like iraq!.a visit to loch lomond is a must the A82 is a brill road just watch out for the cops,

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    there are afew not bad bits around but for a stranger one wrong turn and yer in the slums lol!
    its only for one nite and only a taxi ride from city centre so get in there fo your eve meal and drinks

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    Dumbarton has a pretty decent castle as well, Mary Queen Of Scots was imprisoned there on her way to England. Really good view up the Clyde from the top.

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    The Lake of Menteith is a fantastic trout fly fishing water, could kill a few hours and hopefully a few fish while your wife is away cooking!

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    There are some real "rough" parts in Glasgow, just like many other major city
    Pollok is one of these, although the Pollok Park itself is reasonable
    Personally, the Burrell Collection will take all of an hour, depending on your interest!

    If you are driving in and around Glasgow, and not familiar with the areas, then keep the doors LOCKED whilst driving, including the boot
    There have been numerous car jackings in the Pollokshaws, Shawlands, and Pollokshields areas, which aren't all that far from Pollok Park
    When parked make sure any and all possesions are put in the boot
    A relatives car was recently broken in to simply because they saw a £1 coin sitting next to the handbrake

    If scenery is your thing, then when driving from Prestwick to Glasgow, take the A78 to Glasgow rather than the A77/M77
    This is the coast road

    If art is your thing, then when you visit the Burrell Collection also plan to visit the Peoples Palace

    You might also find this useful :
    http://www.visitgla.com/FileAccess.aspx?id=62
    Last edited by m8internet; 8th December 2008 at 06:21.

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    Just the info I was looking for! Thanks everyone keep it coming please.

    Might stop in Callander rather than Glasgow and drive to the Burrell

    Mrs S like her art so will still do galleries!

    Drive with doors locked! What a great country we live in, even if its only is certain areas.

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