I have been living in Glasgow now for two years and it is a city I am just growing more and more found of. It is easy to travel to Glasgow. You can fly to Glasgow airport, to Edinburgh airport and take the bus, or take a train from other UK cities. Glasgow is only one hour train raid away from Edinburgh Hvis du skal til Edinburgh vil jeg absolutt anbefale minimum en dagstur til Glasgow. Du kommer til Glasgow med tog fra Edinburgh (ca en time), med buss fra Edinburgh Airport (Ca en time) eller med fly til Glasgow Airport.
what follows is a list of my favorite places to visit in Glasgow. You can walk to most of them, or you can take the subway.
1: Cathedral and Cemetery
Like all major cities in the UK has also Glasgow a cathedral (Map). The cathedral is large and impressive, but my favorite is the cemetery behind the cathedral. This gives you a nice view over the whole city and the gravestones are impressive. I would recommend taking a break for a beer at the nearby "Drygate" brewery.
2: George Square
George Square is the city centre of Glasgow. City hall is a very impressive buildings, and you can often run into special events in this area. The area have an ice rank during the winter Christmas holidays.
George Square from the referendum in 2015. Cityhall is in the background
3: Kelvingrove Museum
Kelvingrove museum is in West end in Glasgow (map). The museum itself is impressive but their collection even more so. You can find everything from old antiques to famous paintings, and you can find something which interests both grown up and kids. The most famous painting is probably the one by Dahli which you can see below. Selve bygget er imponerende og samlingen deres like så. Entrance to the museum is for free. nearby BrewDog and Mother India Cafe has excellent food if you get hungry. Kelvingrove park is a nice place for sunny days.
4: Glasgow University and Ashton Lane
Glasgow University was established in 1451. Several famous people have studied at the university, among other Adam Smith. The main building of the university is a must see - and it gives a proper Harry Potter feel. The university is in easy walking distance from the Kelvingrove Museum. Hunterian museum, which is a part of the university is also a fun experience and it is for free. Ashton lane is a nice little street close to the university (map).
5: Wall murals
You can find wall murals all over Glasgow and I absolutely recommend looking for some of them. You can find a list over the best known here: Peoplemakeglasgow
6: Pollokshield Country Park and the Burell collection
Pollokshield park is perfect when you are tired of city-life (map). The park is huge and got everything from cows to bicycle tracks. Hvis du går lei av "storby" er Pollokshield country park et perfekt sted for en liten tur. Pollok house is a nice building and Burell collection is a nice museum. Both are located in the park.
7: Buchanan street and Merchant city
Buchanan street is the main street in Glasgow and this are is the place to be both for food and for shopping. The street is almost always filled with music and life. It is also in this area you an see the Duke of Wellington statue with the famous Cone hat. The amount of restaurants to eat at is huge. I would recommend a burger at Bread-meats-bread or some Scottish food at Rab ha's or Maggie Mays.
8: The Clyde from Glasgow Green to the Science Centre
Follow the river "Clyde" to see some parks and the science centre in Glasgow. Glasgow Green is the oldest park in Glasgow and full of life on a sunny day (map). The river will take you to science Centre and SSC Hydro. The Science centre is a nice place for kids.
9: Glasgow Botanical Garden
The botanical garden is placed in West-end. The garden is nice with lots of plants and entrance is for free. I would also recommend a stop for a whisky at Oran Mor. This restaurant / bar used to be a church!
10:The lighthouse / Mackintosh
Charles Renne Mackintosh is a famous architect from Glasgow. One of the buildings he designed is "The Lighthouse" which is a museum today. The view from the top of the lighthouse is incredible. Other Mackintoh stops in the city includes the Willow Tea House and the House of art lover. You can find all his buildings here http://visit-glasgow.info/culture/top-ten-charles-rennie-mackintosh/