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Museum of Transport

Glasgow
The Museum of Transport in Glasgow can be found virtually opposite the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and although a little tucked away from Glasgow town centre, is well worth the effort to come to both these museums. The Museum of Transport is one of the UK's most popular transport museums, attracting around half a million visitors each year, and is a is a must-visit for those interested in Glasgow's old transport, from horse-drawn coaches to tram, cars and buses. First opened in 1964, The Museum of Transport moved to its current location in 1988 where it houses many exhibits of national and international importance. The interior of the museum is divided into a number of separate areas with walk-ways around the exhibits to allow you to get up-and-close, and even sit inside the in the driver's cab of some of the steam trains.

To the left as you enter The Museum of Transport is 'Kelvin Street', an attraction and atmospheric recreation of a typical Glasgow street in the year of 1938. Keeping the theme of recreations is the Regal Cinema - a typical cinema reception area of the time a real cinema showing a selection of films on subjects such as Glasgow's history and public transport over the past century. An authentic replica underground station platform can also be found at The Museum of Transport, complete with a large collection of trains - locomotive manufacture was also an important Glasgow industry. Not far away is the extensive collection of old trams and buses, most in the traditional colours of Glasgow Corporation.

The diversity of the museum's collections are impressive, from horse-drawn vehicles to fire engines, motorcycles to caravans and even toy cars and prams, all used to tell the story of Scottish transport by land and sea. You will find the oldest surviving pedal cycle and the finest collection in the world of Scottish-built cars, including world-famous makes such as Argyll, Arrol Johnson and Albion. In the Clyde Room there are 250 highly detailed and fascinating ship models, most 1:48 scale so very large indeed. They represent the huge contribution of the River Clyde and its shipbuilders and engineers to the world of maritime trade. From the Comet of 1812 to fabulous builders models of the Hood, Howe, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth 2, the Clyde Room reflects the proud boast 'Clyde built'.

The Museum of Transport also features a Pan Am Flight 103 memorial dedicated to the 243 passengers, 16 crew and 11 residents of Lockerbie who were killed when the Boeing 747 crashed on the town following a terrorist attack. A firm favourite Glasgow children and their parents and tourists alike, it is no wonder why, and with free admission to, a visit to The Museum of Transport makes for an entertaining day out for all the family.

Address
Museum of Transport
1 Bunhouse Road
Glasgow
G3 8DP

Official website
www.glasgowmuseums.com

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8 Hotels, 2 Campsites, 2 Guest Houses, 1 Serviced Apartment and 1 Bed and Breakfast.
Cluny Bank Hotel
69 St Leonards Road, Forres, Moray, Forres, Grampian, GB
The 4 star Cluny Bank Hotel, a 19th century Victorian listed building, was converted into a hotel in 1999. Situated in a quiet area of Forres surrounded by woodland, within walking distance is Forres Golf Course and the town centre. There are 13 other golf courses within a half hour drive of Cluny Bank Hotel.
Station Hotel And Restaurant
26 Market Square, Melrose, Borders, GB
Station Hotel is conveniently located in Melrose town centre near Melrose Abbey. This hotel is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. Melrose Train Station and railway line closed many years ago. Melrose is a great base for walkers, cyclists, historians, rugby enthusiast's, golfers and shoppers, making it well worth a visit at any time of the year.
Sallochy Campsite
Sallochy Bay, Rowardennan, Glasgow, GB
Sallochy Campsite is a semi-formal campsite on the banks of Loch Lomond near Rowardennan, Glasgow. The West Highland Way passes through the campsite which is operated by Forestry and Land Scotland. The campsite has basic facilities to give you a 'wilder' camping experience. Composting toilets and drinking water is available but there are no showers on-site.
Lodge Forest Visitor Centre Youth Campsite
Cowal & Trossachs Forest District, Aberfoyle, Stirling, GB
Youth Campsite's are informal designated sites run by the Forestry Commission, which are tent only campsites. These sites are a great way for providing youth groups with an outdoor experience with the feeling of wild camping. There are no facilities on our campsites so the group will need to be prepared to experience everything the great outdoors has to offer. If in doubt, follow SOAC (www.Outdooraccess-scotland.
Aberdour Hotel
38 High Street, Aberdour, Fife, GB
The Aberdour Hotel in Fife is a friendly, family-run hotel in a picturesque village on the north shore of the Firth of Forth River in Central Scotland. Aberdour Hotel is perfectly situated for golf breaks with some of the finest golf courses in Scotland near-by. Aberdour Hotel dates back to the 17th century yet the sixteen bedrooms are all newly refurbished with en-suite facilities.
Averon Guest House
44 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, GB
Averon Guest House provides comfortable Edinburgh Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the city centre of Edinburgh near to the famous shopping centre of Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle. The historic listed building of Averon Guest House in Edinburgh dates to 1750 with en-suite bedrooms decorated and furnished to a high standard, a beautiful garden and free car parking.
Britannia Hotel Aberdeen
Malcolm Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen, GB
Britannia Aberdeen Hotel is an attractive modern hotel just 3 miles from Aberdeen International Airport in North East Scotland. Attractions near-by include Balmoral Castle, the Whisky and Castle Trails and golf courses. The en-suite bedrooms are all comfortably furnished with modern facilities. The leisure club is the perfect place to work-out or relax at Britannia Hotel Aberdeen and guests can dine in the brassiere-style restaurant.
Regents House Serviced Apartments
38 Regents House, Smillie Court, Dundee, GB
Regents House in Dundee are luxurious serviced apartments within a sympathetically renovated Grade A listed building. These city centre serviced apartments are just a 5 minutes drive from Dundee City airport and train station.
Inverleith Hotel & Apartments
5 Inverleith Terrace, Edinburgh, GB
A small 3 star family-run hotel adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Hotel is located in central Edinburgh in the conservation area of Inverleith. A bed and breakfast hotel combining the historic splendour of an early Victorian Edinburgh townhouse with modern accommodation offering 10 en-suite bedrooms, on-site parking and free Wi-Fi.
Queensferry Hotel
St Margaret's Head, North Queensferry, Fife, GB
Queensferry Hotel is a 3 star hotel in Scotland. Located in the historic town of Fife overlooking the iconic Forth Bridges, Queensferry Hotel has undergone an extensive refurbishment including bedrooms, the bar, restaurant area and reception in a classic contemporary style.
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