When I’m looking for a city with an exciting atmosphere and great sense of humour, Glasgow City is my top destination!
The Duke of Wellington is a target of jokes!
Today, is the fourth largest city in the United Kingdom with a little over one million residents. It has plenty to offer the sportsman, the outdoor enthusiast, and anyone who likes to party. There is even camping at nearby Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Here are my top “must-sees”:
- Glasgow Cathedral – This medieval cathedral is the oldest building in Glasgow and is an excellent example of Scotland’s famous gothic architecture. It still hosts services.
- Theatre Royal Glasgow – Catch a production at this beautiful theatre that is the oldest continuously used in Scotland.
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum – A fun and exciting place for anyone to visit. It has over 8,000 artefacts on display throughout 22 themed galleries.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery: Gothic architecture at its best!
Here’s a Pro-Tip: The Finnieston Crane is one of many historical landmarks along the Clyde River. You can experience a self-led tour by walking upriver from Glasgow Green to Govan and eventually making your way to the Riverside Museum.
- Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre – This showcases a quirky collaboration between a mechanic-sculptor, theatre director and light and sound designer. Sculptures made from scrap move in synch with music and lights.
“Oh, Dear Green Place”
- Glasgow Botanic Gardens – Glasgow can be translated as “Dear Green Place”. Located on the West End, these gardens offer a wide variety of flora.
- Glasgow Rangers and Celtic stadiums – The fans of each team are famous for the partisan support of their respective clubs.
Here’s another Pro-Tip: The Clydeside Distillery and The Scotch Whisky Experience are two of the best ways to sample the country’s most famous export.
Glasgow International Airport is a modern convenient facility close to the city. Traveling from the airport is best done via the Glasgow Airport Express. This is a bus that takes you from the airport to the city-centre in about 15 minutes. It departs every 10 minutes and includes free wifi. Once in the city, the best way to travel is the subway system. It is the third oldest metro in the world!
Anything you fancy done right!
Hotels in Glasgow embrace the city’s architectural charm. Hotel Du Vin is located in a converted Victorian terrace where each room is unique. The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel is conveniently located on a beautiful Georgian Square right within the city. If you have time, take a trip to nearby Craufurdland Castle where my friends Simon and Adity offer lovely accommodation in a sprawling ancient structure.
Where did my Glasgow?”
While I really enjoy Edinburgh, Glasgow where I go to party in Scotland. You’ll have a great time when you visit!