Glasgow doesn’t have the best reputation when it come it a holiday destination. It was actually the first place I ever visited in Scotland many many years ago and I had original never had any intention of visiting again on my most recent trip.
I think Glasgow’s main problem is that it is always compared to Edinburgh which is such a different city its like comparing apples and oranges. I really think Glasgow has so much to offer to visitor’s from fabulous art and beautiful gardens to amazing restaurants and cafes.
So I’m Going to share with you how we spent our day in Glasgow.
We were so lucky it barely rained so we walked everywhere, I always think this is the best way to see any city that isn’t to spread out.
We started the day by walking from our hotel (near central station) to the Hunterian Art Gallary where the Rennie Mackintosh house is. This is all free and houses beautiful art work and a recreation of Rennie Mackintosh home with furniture and interior design by the amazing designer.
Just down the road from the art gallery is the University of Glasgow and spectacular cluster of buildings that some of which where originally build in 1451. You can wander throughout the campus and they offer tours during the day. A stop at the famous cloisters for a photo opportunity is a must.
Seeing as we where so fortunate with the weather we headed up to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens which in august are in full flower. The Kibble glasshouse is a must with the deadly plants section and is a nice spot to pop out of the cold. We headed to the Glasgow Cathedral because when in the UK there is so many amazing Cathedrals and this is definitely one worth visiting. Make sure you keep an eye out for all the impressive street art in the city as well making walking around the city even more fun as your never quite sure what art you’ll stumble on.
there is so many amazing cafes and restaurants that you will come across as you walk around the city. We decided to head to market city which is a large shopping district in the city and stopped for coffee at Wilson st Pantry and were lucky enough that there was even street markets on we could wander through.
Glasgow is definitely a cheap day out we didn’t have to pay entry for anything we visited and on a clear day it is a fabulous city to walk around. If you make it all the way to Scotland make sure to add Glasgow to your itinerary.