We have two days in Glasgow in late August after four days in Edinburgh. What sights would you recommend to give us a good flavor of the city?
To get a flavour of the city I would head to the West End which has a really good atmosphere with many bars, restaurants and cafe's. Its also close to Kelvingrove Museum if that's your thing.
It would be worth taking a city bus tour which leaves from George Square.
The city centre is compact and walkable and the main shopping streets are Sauchiehall St,Buchanan St and Argyle St.
Kelvingrove Museum is not to be missed and the Peoples Palace,a quirky museum in Glasgow Green covers Glasgow's story.
Good advice to take the HOHO bus tour around Glasgow. There are enough city highlights covered by the tour to keep you busy for two days, which is how long the ticket is good for. More details and a route map so you can see what takes your fance via this link: http://www.citysightseeingglasgow.co.uk/
If you are about in the city centre then the GOMA (gallery of modern art) is definitely worth a visit.
Again with reference to the HOHO bus tour, it stops at The People's Palace, which is a museum about Glasgow and its people if you want to get a flavour of the history of the city. Then WEST brewpub is a hop, skip and a jump from there if you want to get a flavour of Glasgow beer. :-) The bus Tour also has a map of whisky bars if you want to explore the national drink. But I would say that...
If you are going by the Kelvingrove Museum, and you like Indian food, Mother Indias Cafe is very good. Across fom museum.
Lunch in house for an art lover is very good - a lovely building and nice food - good value for what you get.
I think the tenement house is very interesting - a glimpse of how life in glasgow used to be lived.
If you are in the west end, see what is on at Oran Mor - maybe go along to "a play, a pie and a pint" at lunchtime. There is lots of good theatre and live entertainment in glasgow too - the Tron, the Citz, or one of the theatres - www.list.co.uk has more details of what's on.
I agree with all the other advice too about museums etc - although my favourite curry houses are Balbirs and Dhakin rather than Mother India.
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