Glasgow Pocket Guide

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Entertaining and welcoming, Glasgow is a great choice for a weekend break or a longer visit. Situated on the River Clyde, it is the biggest city in Scotland and the third biggest in the UK. As well as a lively social scene and fascinating, free museums, the city also boasts some of the best shopping outside of London. To top it off, it's an easy city to get around and the Glaswegian people are very hospitable.

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  • Cheap Eats Find out where to go to sample Glasgow's tastiest dishes at reasonable prices.
  • Don't Miss From the extensive collections of the Kelvingrove to the intriguing Glasgow Science Centre, this city has much to offer.
  • Budget Tips Glasgow boasts many great attractions you can visit completely free of charge. Learn more here!
  • A Day in Glasgow... Find out how we spent the perfect day in Scotland's biggest city

Glasgow City Reviews

  • 90%


    Quick Peek at Glasgow!

    We only spent one night in Glasgow, but that one night made me want to come back! The people were EXTREMELY friendly! We two cab drivers and both of them were just lovely. We also spoke with some locals over breakfast because they like our American accents! We definitely want to spend some more time in the cosmopolitan yet very welcoming city.

    Insider Tip:Take cabs! The drivers put American cab drivers to shame.

  • 60%


    Helpful people

    Glasgow was very nice and the people were very helpful. Visiting Glasgow Science Center is a must see and you need a minimum of 6 hours to see as much as possible and to play with all those cool "toys".

  • 70%



    Glasgow is a great city with a ton to see! Walking the length of the city takes an hour if not more, so use of city buses is definitely necessary.

    Insider Tip:Via Italia italian food restaurant! It's right in the city center, good prices, and great food! To get around the city, buy a ticket for the city sightseeing bus. The ticket works for 2 days and can get you all over the city with a commentary so you can learn a little about what there is to offer.

  • 60%


    Full of character - worth a visit

    I don't know why I was so looking forward to visiting Glasgow. It's very artsy and quirky as a city, but Glasgow is also a big metropolis and people have that frown that you find in big cities. They're not the friendliest, but it's still worth going. What I wish I knew in advance is that Glasgow is full of hills - so even if the distance isn't far, you should buy a FirstDay bus pass (for 4 pounds, no change given from the driver) because just walking will tire you out.

    Insider Tip:Take a bus to the Necropolis and Glasgow Cathedral. I say this because the distance from the main city centre to Glasgow Cathedral isn't that far, but it's uphill. The Necropolis is located behind Glasgow Cathedral and it's beautiful, especially in the morning - I went at 9am in January, so not too early to be a creepy experience. Stick to the main path because it will get to the top eventually. You get the most breathtaking views.

  • 80%


    Crazy city

    I guess I didn't realize what a crazy party city Glasgow is. The city center was pretty rambunctious until about 5 in the morning during the weekend. The city itself was absolutely beautiful, we spent most of the days we were there just walking around and exploring. The people were all very friendly and fun.

    Insider Tip:The area around the University of Glasgow and the art school is particularly interesting, lot's of museums and sights.

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