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Glasgow United Kingdom, Strathclyde

Top reasons to visit:

  • Shopping (6602)
  • Nightlife (2090)
  • Live Music (1588)
  • Culture (1349)
  • Restaurants (1321)
  • Friendly People (1314)
  • Food (1266)
  • Museums (1235)
  • Clothes Shopping (1221)
  • Architecture (910)

Glasgow was highly rated for shopping by 68 guests from the United States!

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

michaela
michaela, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

Shopping in Gladgow is pretty good, lots of shops and amusements. So many restaurants, and you can get the bus to almost anywhere.
Buses are a bit of a hassle though.

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

Noelle
Noelle, Ireland

18 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, United States of America

1 day 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)

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Glasgow?

Fiona
Fiona, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

Went to see War of the Worlds show at the Hydro but the glaswegian people we met were the most entertaining, made for a happy visit

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

Lorraine
Lorraine, Italy

14 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 get the most authentic cultural experience in Glasgow?

Peter
Peter, United Kingdom

23 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.

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

Freda
Freda, Canada

3 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.

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

douglas
douglas, United Kingdom

15 days ago Report

Do not book central Glasgow unless you yourself have an evening out - its not a place where an early night i.e. before 1am is possible on most nights in central Glasgow.

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

Martin
Martin, United Kingdom

12 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!

Why do you recommend Glasgow for food?

Anonymous, Unknown location

25 days ago Report

Massive choice of nationalities with some of the best Indian restaurants in the country.

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

John
John, United States of America

1 day 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 is it in Glasgow that makes history come to life?

Julie
Julie, United Kingdom

24 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

19 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.

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

Mandy
Mandy, United Kingdom

10 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!

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

kevin
kevin, United Kingdom

16 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

19 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)!
  • Convenient Public Transportation 117 endorsements
  • 6 answers

Was it cheap, fast, or easy to use? What made it so simple to get around in Glasgow?

Julie
Julie, United Kingdom

24 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 the best way to make the most of Glasgow by foot?

Paula
Paula, United Kingdom

8 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.

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

Des
Des, United Kingdom

29 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.
  • Culturally Diverse Food 171 endorsements
  • 4 answers

What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Glasgow has to offer?

John
John, United States of America

1 day ago Report

Historically Glasgow has some of the best Indian restaurants in the UK. Try the Shish Mahal just off Bank St in the University area. Alternatively in the center near Charing Cross there is the Shenaz. For other diverse cuisine there is always the Ubiqitous Chip off Byres Rd in the west end or Roganos for seafood off Buchanan St

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