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

  • 70%


    Didn't stay for too long, so I can't give a big review - seemed a little trashier compared to Edinburgh, but more modern. Countryside is very beautiful if you rent a car to travel just outside Glasgow, which I highly recommend. There's also a great karaoke bar called Cosmopol that is open late that I recommend if you are looking for a fun, drunk night. Drinks here are also very cheap - a big plus!!

  • 90%


    Surprisingly good!

    Some of my friends told me that Glasgow is not a good place to visit. Considering that, I schedule only two days to visit the city and I think I should have taken more time for this. There are lots of museums, art galleries and parks. The city is bike-friendly, so you can rent a bike and ride around. It`s easy to do that, you just have to register at an app called Next Bike and pay not more than £10/day. For those who like shopping, the city is perfect, with lots of malls and stores.

    Insider Tip:If you have time, take some hours to visit and relax at Glasgow Green. It`s a charming park inside the city, perfect to sit on the grass and read a book or eat a sneak and drink something. If you have more time, I`d recommend to visit the north of the country (Highlands) to visit the lakes and mountains. There are lots of camping areas and trails. I went to an event called Merchant City Festival (unfortunately it`s seasonal) with lots of International food and other products markets across the city center.

  • 80%


    Glasgow in May 2015

    Glasgow is a small city. I was there only a day and a half and really enjoyed it. I did not feel like I needed more time there as there wasn't a lot of touristy things to do. We went to the Botanic Gardens, which were nice and had tea and scones at the tea shop. We also did a few nice walks around the main streets and really enjoyed this. There was live Scottish music in the bars which we really enjoyed listening to. I'm glad we did Glasgow, even if it was short :)

    Insider Tip:Always have an umbrella or a rain coat cause it rains or and off all day :)

  • 80%


    Scotland fun in Glasgow!

    Was there for Christmas, so the city was shut down for 2 days. but I still found fun walking around and seeing sights. Found a bar open and had nice cheap Scotch. When the city was up and running lots to do, shopping (boxing day) was a must for everyone. Just before my arrival there was a sad lorry accident where I think 13 people passed. It was sad and I saw the memorial. Overall the people/vibe/town is just awesome!

    Insider Tip:See EVERYTHING! you can walk everywhere and get the city done in a day and a half. Lots of beers and scotch to try, do it! Timberland Tours to highlands: did the 12 hour one to loch ness and it was amazing! I don't even like those kind of bus tours, but this one is different for sure, it's special.

  • 40%



    Isn't exactly my type of city. The weather isn't the best and the prices are quite high. Also there aren't too many monuments. It's an industrial city. If you're after famous medieval castles you must try Bothwell Castle in South Lanarkshire, Scotland (about 10 miles south-east of Glasgow)

    Insider Tip:Blue Sky Hostel - I even didn't have an opportunity to go out. Parties in teh hostel were too cool

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