A Quick Guide To Glasgow, Scotland

 In Scotland, Weekend Getaways

Last month I headed up to Glasgow in Scotland for the first time to work with Homestay.com in reviewing their travel accommodation.

See my experience of the platform here.

I stayed in a lovely family home in Anniesland – just a 10 minute train from Glasgow Central station. During the daytime, I got to explore Glasgow at my own leisure and through doing so I racked up quite a nice little list of things for you to do, should you find yourself here in this Scottish City.

Essentials For Exploring Glasgow

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First though, a little bit about Glasgow…

Standing currently as the UK’s fourth largest city after London, Birmingham and Leeds, this Scottish City is famous for its Victorian architecture, modern art and glorious shopping… among many other attractions.

Whilst, as a whole, Glasgow may not be as visually pleasing as it’s neighbouring city of Edinburgh – the city certainly grew on me with each hour that passed. The locals are super friendly, the drinks are cheap, the iconic University is as stunning as people say, AND there’s a lot of yummy food to feast upon.

Glasgow has been voted ‘the friendliest city in the world’

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Amazing things to do in Glasgow…

– Eat your way through the city {my favourite activity}

There’s a great selections of clean eateries to choose from…

My favourite was Kcal Kitchen and Prep Fitness Kitchen in the centre of town!

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Then there were the White Chocolate and Cherry Blondie’s from Delizique Cafe in the West End District…

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Oh and the yummy £3 Raspberry Mojitos at Hillhead Bookclub…

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{their food was pretty good too!}

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If you’re looking for something quirky, try Oran Mor. The church come pub!

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Or for something more sophisticated, take a break from the shops and step off Buchanan St into The Willow Tea Rooms, originally designed by Scottish Legend Mackintosh.

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And last but not least… Ashton Lane.

Home to the cutest cobbled street, filled with lights, restaurants and a boutique cinema!

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– Admire Glasgows amazing architecture and views

Climb to the to top of The Lighthouse {for free} to enjoy views over the city. Once you’ve worked up a sweat and cooled off at the top, architect lovers can enjoy the museum on the way down.

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For more gorgeous architecture there’s Glasgow Cathedral and the University too!

Visit Glasgow University!

Hosting over 25,000 students, this campus is stunning right from the grounds it presents to the talent it nurtures. Step inside and admire the cloisters, the Harry Potter like buildings and the enchanting foliage growing around it.

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Explore the West End!

Aside from the University you have the gorgeous Botanical Gardens to explore…

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Make sure you grab an emoji donut from Nic’s NYC Deli, Byres Rd!

{they have Reece’s PB ones too!}

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Go Shopping!

Head to the Style Mile to satisfy the shopaholic within you!

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Hit up the museums

Glasgow stands strong in it’s offering of museums from the Hunterian Museum within the university to the iconic Riverside Museum, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Gallery Of Modern Art.

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Find the Highland Cows!

These long horned, fluffy furred cows are iconic to both Glasgow and the UK.

Take a walk through Pollock Park, grab lunch at the country house and look out for these wild creatures!

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Tips when visiting Glasgow:

  • Cab prices are SO reasonable, nothing like that in London where you’ll sacrifice an arm and a leg to get home.
  • Trains are cheap and it’s often cheaper to buy a return than just a single!
  • The metro is amazing! Cheap, simple and fast! USE IT!
  • Glasgow accommodates for a lot of cycling so consider renting a bike and exploring the canals
  • Edinburgh is just an hours train away – take at least a day trip to see the city!
  • Loch Lomond is about 35 minutes north on the train – another epic location to consider adding on.

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Thank YOU guys for reading <3

Love as always + happy adventuring,

Mollie x

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*This post was part of a sponsored campaign I have been working on with Homestay {Sept 2016}. I was asked to visit Glasgow and explore as I would usually on my adventures, using a Homestay property as a base. All opinions are 100% mine, and all photos and copy in this post have been curated by myself – Mollie

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