A Day Trip to Glasgow

  • View of the Clyde Arc over the River CLyde

  • View of the Equestrian Statue of Duke Wellington

  • Afternoon view of Robert Peel Statue

  • Exterior side view of Glasgow Cathedral

  • Outdoor view of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

  • Building in Merchant City

  • View od The SSE Hydro Arena lit up with green and blue lights.

Glasgow is a vibrant city, going through an impressive transformation in the wake of arguably the most successful Commonwealth Games of all time. Modernization works have enhanced the appeal of the old “shipbuilding capital of the world”, mixing contemporary and historical architecture with Charles Rennie MackIntosh Art Nouveau design being a recurrent feature throughout. Simply lift your head up while you take a stroll and you will see why Hollywood directors have recently chosen this town to shoot their movies.



Impressive Landmarks & Friendly Glaswegians

As well as being a beautiful city, Glasgow boasts an impressive array of cultural landmarks that you will surely want to include on your travel itinerary. Such as the city’s 12th century Glasgow Cathedral; the world’s finest collection of arms and armour at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum; the winner of the 2013 European Museum of the Year Award, Riverside Museum; and the world’s second busiest live entertainment arena, The SSE Hydro Arena.

The true jewel of the city is its people. Glaswegians are famously warm and friendly; stand in line at any bus stop and you will be calling half of your fellow travellers by their first name before you know it.

A Day in Glasgow

Now, let’s imagine you only had one day to visit the town…

You will want to start your day with a traditional full Scottish breakfast. This should include our culinary pride, Haggis. Try it, you will not regret it.

Then, how about a spot of shopping on or around Buchanan Street? Glasgow is among the top five cities in the UK for you shopaholics. From boutique shops to high street and designer brands, you will find everything from tartan skirts to the world’s finest whisky.

After that, take the subway to the West End and visit Kelvingrove Park and the Botanical Gardens, where you’ll find plenty of trendy restaurants and bars to satiate your cheeky foodie needs.

To finish the day off, head over to the Merchant City, a sophisticated and cosmopolitan district of the city, where you are sure to find a hip bar to enjoy until the early hours of the morning.

Adventure Awaits

If you are more the adventurous type and fan of the great outdoors, you need only drive a few miles out of the city to find one of the world’s most beautiful natural playgrounds, Loch Lomond. Up in the highlands you might find the mythical wild haggis or one of our famous actors.

This post was written by Hilton Suggests Team Member, Julien C. Are you interested in traveling to Glasgow? Let us know if we can help you with any other recommendations. Tweet us for more great local travel tips!

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