Renfrew, located to the south of Glasgow is a really different place to visit. It does not have as many visitors as some parts of Scotland, so you get the chance to experience a delightful town, without all the mass of crowds that you can sometimes get in some of the Highland towns or villages. It is only 6 miles from Glasgow, so a day trip to Glasgow is a great day out and then you come back to the gentleness of Renfrew. Renfrew is also located where the River Clyde meets the River Cart and so there are some great walks to be had along the waterfront. You should also try to get out and about on the ferry which leaves from Renfrew and travels up to Glasgow, landing at Yoker. It is certainly a different way to get to Glasgow, but you will be 5 miles outside of the City Center.
It is also worth seeing the very impressive ‘bascule bridge’ which has a swing up part, that allows boats to come through. Very impressive. Hotel rooms in Renfrew are readily available at all kinds of different prices and so you can choose according to your budget, using EasyToBook.com which sets everything in place to make your trip as smooth as possible.