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Trip List by china79

Good Time Glasgow

Oct 3, 2006  My home town
2.0 of 5 stars based on 2 votes

Top things to do for all times of day in Glasgow, Scotland

  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Repeat visitors, Theater
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Singles, Families with small children, Large groups, Students, Budget travelers, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. The fantastic museums
    http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Visitors/MuseumsGalleries/

    All Glasgow museums are free and cover a multitude of different things from the social history of the People's Place to the extensive collection from all around the world in the Burrell Collection and new refurbished Art Galleries

  • 2. The Merchant City

    A great place to wnader round and admire the original centre of Glasgow City from medieval times. Don't just admire the great shops and restaurants look up and enjoy the fabulous architecture.
    The Merchant City is the area to the South East of George Sq and has been extensively re-developed in recent years. If the weather is inclement enter Merchants Square and pretend you are in a southern european Piazza while you dine "outside" one of the multiple restaurants or just enjoy a drink and watch the world go by.
    See a concert in the City Halls or a play in the Tron or catch some stand up comedy in Blackfriars Cellar bar.
    Do some shopping in the many independent boutiques and specialist shops.

  • 3. Glasgow Parks
    http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Parks_Outdoors/Parks_gardens/

    When the weather is good there is no better place than a Glasgow park with the extensive cycle routes, walking paths and large swathes of grass on which to stop and have a picnic. Even if the weather is not so good, which lets face it, it is often not in the Dear Green Place, numerous parks have beautiful Victorian Glasshouses which are home to plants and animals from all over the globe. The Glasshouse in Queens Park houses what must be the oldest fish alive and also has a a cafe with a soft play area should you require shelter quickly.
    Pollok Park in the south side, home to The Burrell Collection and Pollok House has a great Countryside Rnagers station to amuse the kids and also a fabulous prize winning herd of Highland Cattle and a team of heavy horses.