Glasgow United Kingdom, Strathclyde

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  • Shopping (5124)
  • Nightlife (1543)
  • Live Music (1115)
  • Culture (950)
  • Restaurants (906)
  • Museums (901)
  • Friendly People (866)
  • Food (840)
  • Clothes Shopping (741)
  • Architecture (602)

Is there more to shopping in Glasgow than just brand-name stores?

Noelle
Noelle, Ireland

11 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!

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

Denise
Denise, Netherlands

24 days ago Report

For the best record shops in Scotland, Glasgow is the place to go. Rub a Dub, Mixed Up and Mono are all great places to buy new and second hand vinyl

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

Amelia
Amelia, Singapore

7 days ago Report

All the Scottish people I met were so very nice, not just in Glasgow. I visited Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow, Tarbet, Falls of Cruachan, Taynuilt, Oban, and the Isles of Staffa, Mull, and Lunga. Consistently, people were friendly, smiled at you in the street, and offered to help whenever they saw you needed assistance. I would recommend Scotland just for the lovely people alone.

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Glasgow?

Margaret
Margaret, United Kingdom

26 days ago Report

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

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

Freda
Freda, Canada

27 days 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

16 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.

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

Lorraine
Lorraine, Italy

7 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)

What is it in Glasgow that makes history come to life?

Julie
Julie, United Kingdom

17 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

12 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 can we expect to get our feet tapping in Glasgow?

Martin
Martin, United Kingdom

5 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 theater performances in Glasgow live up to their reputation?

Mandy
Mandy, United Kingdom

3 days ago Report

Definatly! Went to see Derren Brown's new show Infamous and the theater made the trip even better. A rustically posh and cultured theater that can hold 1700 people is the perfect place to spend an evening enjoying anything from comedy to opera!

Why do you recommend Glasgow for food?

Graeme
Graeme, United Kingdom

27 days ago Report

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

What makes Glasgow one of those classic city-trip experiences?

kevin
kevin, United Kingdom

9 days ago Report

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

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

James
James, United Kingdom

22 days ago Report

Friendly drunks!!

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

Paula
Paula, United Kingdom

1 day 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.

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

Des
Des, United Kingdom

22 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.
  • Convenient Public Transportation 75 endorsements
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Was it cheap, fast, or easy to use? What made it so simple to get around in Glasgow?

Julie
Julie, United Kingdom

17 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!

What's so impressive about the cathedrals in Glasgow?

Debra
Debra, United States of America

5 days ago Report

The Glasgow Cathedral is absolutely beautiful. Their stained glass windows are lovely and there is no entrance fee, just donations box.
  • Fine Art Museums 114 endorsements
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Which fine art museums should a first-time visitor to Glasgow start with?

Anonymous, Unknown location

13 days ago Report

The Lighthouse and the Kelvingrove Museum

What are the best attractions to see on a tour in Glasgow?

kevin
kevin, United Kingdom

9 days ago Report

the two types of stone used to build houses an buildings in the city

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