24 hours in Glasgow
Ever been to Glasgow? Check out our list of top things to do in this magnificent Scottish city which mixes tradition with the ultra-modern.
1. Mouth-watering food
Over the years, Glasgow has become famous throughout the UK for its high quality curry houses. However, if curry is not to your taste then do not worry because Glasgow is home to one of the most popular Asian restaurants in the country, Asia Style, serving authentic Chinese and Malaysian food. Not a chip butty in sight!
2. Visit Hampden Park
If you are a football fan and love a story or two, then head to Hampden Park, home of the Scotland national football team as well as the Scottish football museum, with a collection of 2,500 items, which tell the story of Scottish football.
3. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Take in some culture at the most visited tourist attraction outside London. Kelvingrove combines mesmerising art from some of the world’s finest artists with fantastic cultural artefacts to offer visitors both an enjoyable and educational day out.
4. Glasgow Cathedral
A shining example of Scottish Gothic architecture, it is one of the few cathedrals that survived the reformation and has stood the test of time. It is definitely worth a visit, most of the building dates back to the 15th century and it has beautiful stained glass windows and an impressive interior.
Glasgow is known for great shopping, including high end shops in the Italian Centre and Princess Square as well as being a mecca for vintage shops. Take your pick from a range of places including Mr Ben, Saratoga Truck - selling clothes that even date back to Victorian Times - and Vintage Guru, where you may be able to pick up a designer item or two without breaking the bank!
6. Spot some new musical talent at King Tut’s
What do Radiohead, The Verve, Manic Street Preachers and Oasis all have in common? They all played in King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut at the start of their musical careers and Oasis was signed after playing here. King Tut's is an award winning music venue so check out the numerous gigs taking place, where you could quite possibly be listening to the hottest new talent in music today.
7. Experience some peace and quiet at Loch Lomond
If the buzz of Glasgow city centre has well and truly worn you out, then why not take a trip to Loch Lomond, only a 20 minute drive out of Glasgow and one of the most scenic locations in Scotland. It is also home to extreme sports such as mountain biking and canoeing if you do feel like being adventurous.