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Glasgow United Kingdom, Strathclyde

Top reasons to visit:

  • Shopping (6078)
  • Nightlife (1891)
  • Live Music (1314)
  • Culture (1251)
  • Museums (1138)
  • Friendly People (1137)
  • Restaurants (1127)
  • Shopping for clothes (1112)
  • Food (1105)
  • Architecture (812)

Glasgow was highly rated for shopping by 5,050 guests from the United Kingdom!

  • Shopping for clothes 1112 endorsements
  • 48 answers

Is there more to shopping in Glasgow than main street stores?

Noelle
Noelle, Ireland

16 days ago Report

I think so - but I didn't have enough time to really check it out so will have to go back soon to really check the shops. Close enough by train to Edinburgh (12.50 off-peak return) and there seemed to be some quirky wee shops there too!

What makes the people from Glasgow so friendly? Tell us your story.

John
John, U.S.A.

30 days ago Report

Glasgow in the mid twentieth century was the most densely populated city in Europe. The tenement buildings forced people to live in close proximity. Despite being labelled, or perhaps because of the label "multiple deprivation" folks have a great sense of humor. Now the population has been dispersed to new towns and swathes of tenements have been razed but people still retain the humor and friendliness. (The city still also retains its reputation for violence so be careful where you wander late at night)

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Glasgow.

Raymond
Raymond, United Kingdom

19 hours ago Report

There are so many shops in the city centre. From Buchanan centre at top of the street and St Enoch's at the bottom with masses of top shops in between.

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Glasgow?

Margaret
Margaret, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

Loved seeing all of the buskers in the shopping areas and hearing some great voices. Also saw Eric Clapton

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Lorraine
Lorraine, Italy

12 days ago Report

Crabshaak on Argyle Street (seafood)
Red Onion on West Regent Street (contemporary Scottish)
La Vallee Blanche on Byres Road (French)
Sarti's on Bath Street (Italian)
The 13th Note on King Street (Vegan)
The Dhabba on Candleriggs (North Indian)
Balbir's on Church Street (Indian)
The Arches Cafe on Argyle Steet (contemporary Scottish)

How can you enjoy the sights in Glasgow while avoiding the crowds?

Freda
Freda, Canada

1 day ago Report

We enjoyed the bus tour and the access down the coast to see Prestwick, Troon, Ayr, Glaisnock House (where I was evacuated to during the war) in Cumnock.

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Glasgow?

Peter
Peter, United Kingdom

21 days ago Report

Glasgow Film Theatre, mostly free art galleries and museums excellent. Get into the architecture especially Mackintosh! Wide range of eating places and interesting shops and cafés around the university.

What is it in Glasgow that makes history come alive?

Julie
Julie, United Kingdom

22 days ago Report

Glasgow is full of super buildings and museums that depict the history of the city. Go on the guided 'hop on and off' open top bus tour to get a flavour of the city - then you can decide which venues you want to visit.

What did you discover about the museums in Glasgow that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Glyn
Glyn, United Kingdom

17 days ago Report

The guide books cannot really do justice to the museums - they have to be visited. There are many to choose from, but the Burrell Collection, the Kelvin Art Gallery & Museum and the new Transport Museum all stand out - each is worth a whole day's visit.

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Glasgow?

Anonymous, Location unknown

5 days ago Report

Try to avoid the fast food after your night out - I'll eat pretty much anything but this was terrible.
  • Fine Art Museums 133 endorsements
  • 9 answers

Which fine art museums should a first time visitor to Glasgow start with?

John
John, U.S.A.

30 days ago Report

The Art Galleries in Kelvingrove is close to the city center and worth a visit but for a staggering collection of art travel out to Pollockshaws and visit the Burrell Collection. The range of art work there is amazing. Wander through room after room of old masters.

What can we expect to get our toes tapping in Glasgow?

Martin
Martin, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

Glasgow has a thriving music scene with loads of venues catering for all types of music. From the bigger venues such as The Hydro and SECC to the 02 ABC & Academy there's something for everyone. Don't forget places such as King Tuts for which we would have never discovered the likes of Oasis! Glasgow's got the vibe in spades!

Did the theatre performances in Glasgow live up to their reputation?

Elizabeth
Elizabeth, United Kingdom

1 hour ago Report

Yes, I would say that The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is probably the best theatre I've visited because it was just the perfect size & location. If you are too far away from the stage its pointless as you can't see the person who you have come to see & Neil Sedaka was wonderful - I couldn't believe I was actually seeing him in the flesh as he has been a big favourite of mine since I was 12 going to the skating every Saturday morning whizzing round the ice rink to Sweet 16. Fantastic - good old days.

Why would you recommend Glasgow for food?

Graeme
Graeme, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

We ate in a few different restaurants and had a good meal in each.

What's the best way to make the most of Glasgow on foot?

Paula
Paula, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

Explore the Botanic Gardens, University area, Kelvingrove Park, Art Gallery and Museum, and eat out at one of the vast number of Good Cafes or Restauraunts all of which are within a 30 minute walk of Kelvingrove Hotel.
  • Convenient Public Transport 96 endorsements
  • 5 answers

Was it cheap, fast, well-explained? What made it so easy to get around in Glasgow?

Julie
Julie, United Kingdom

22 days ago Report

Pretty challenging getting around during the Commonwealth Games but the authorities had worked hard at communicating all the different means of transport. We used train, bus and taxi but also walked a lot. Many visitors used bikes!

Is Glasgow the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

Des
Des, United Kingdom

27 days ago Report

Went to the Slouch bar about 200 bath st,great rock music, excellent food, great service, also mini bar on bath st 224a, another great place.

What makes Glasgow one of those classic city trip experiences?

kevin
kevin, United Kingdom

14 days ago Report

well the trip round the city , free admission to all museums, shopping its better than london easyer to shop.

Why is the atmosphere in Glasgow something people rave about?

Jeremy
Jeremy, United Kingdom

17 days ago Report

Well it was the Commonwealth Games weeks, so the whole place was buzzing, but I say it's like this all year round (we had fun)!

Why do people recommend Glasgow for the parks?

jean
jean, United Kingdom

2 days ago Report

The Kelvingrove park and botanical gardens, linked by the Kelvin Walkway along the river were perfect for the dog. Lovely tea room in Botanical Gardens.

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