Glasgow

Glasgow

Tax refund are ambiguous depending on the Brexit Situation. But based on old rules, you are able to do it together with the EU customs.

Transportation

The 500 airport express bus takes you from Queen St or Glasgow Central Train Station to the airport in just 20 mins. It cost 8 Euros for a single and 12 for a return. Meanwhile a Taxi takes you to the airport for less than 20 Euros.

Attractions:

Glasgow Cathedral

One of the city most magnificent building, the cathedral is built with post war stained glass windows. It is located to the east of the city centre. The cathedral is built in 13th to 15th century. The place is open from 10am to 3.15pm in the winter and during summer it is open from 9.30am to 5pm.

George Square & City Chambers

The local city hall of Glasgow, it is open on weekdays from 9am to 5pm. The grand building is built right on George Square. This Square is named after King George III and laid out in 1781, it is also one of the most important venue in the world. Completed in 1888, it is one of the most magnificent building in the city. The interior of the building is also very gorgeous.

Glasgow Cross

The intersection of 5 main street in Glasgow, this is one of the most important area in the city. It is one of the oldest area in town and therefor full of history. Nearby you can also see the Tollboth Tower and also the Clock Tower.

West End

Towards the Glasgow University and Kelvingrove Park area, lies Finnieston. This is an upcoming area of Glasgow, one of the trendiest place to visit. It is full of bars and restaurants as well. When you are there, check out the Hidden Lane. The area also have many green space. Argyle St is the main street in this area.

Kelvingrove Park, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Park Circus

This huge Glasgow oldest park is amazing, huge and green. It is popular with walkers for exercising and picnic on the extensive ground. Located on the grounds is also the Art Gallery which is an impressive grand building. It is free to enter and the interior is especially impressive. It is open 10am to 5pm on Sat, Mon to Thu. From 11am on Fri and Sun. Nearby the gardens is also Park Circus, a curving crescent of townhouses.

Glasgow University

Towards the western part of the city, the campus of the university is definitely architecturally stunning. Enjoy some student vibes when you are there. Stroll the grounds and capture numerous pictures. The campus is just off the Kelvingrove Park.

Tradeston Pedestrian Bridge

The iconic bridge over River Clyde. This unique bridge is definitely deserving of a look when you are here. It is located just off the train station, next to the river.

Mitchell Library

A huge public library in Glasgow and definitely the most gorgeous in Glasgow. It is open from 9am to 8pm from Mon to Thu and then from 9am to 5pm from Fri and Sat. Literacy wise, it is also one of Europe largest library.

The Lighthouse Mackintosh Tower

Just next to the Princes Street Shopping Centre, this place is a landmark exhibition space. The place is open from 10.30am to 5pm from Mon to Sat and from 12 to 5pm on sun. The highlight of this place is the Helical Staircase, where you can ascend the staircase to the roof and get an amazing view of the city.

Shopping:

Buchanan Street / Argyle St

The main shopping district in Glasgow, here you can find a number of shops and department stalls. Primark can also be found just around the corner.

Sloan’s Market

Located around Argyle St and Buchanan St, this market is open every weekend from 11am to 5pm. Here you will find a quirky and unique selections of stalls. A number of food can be found here as well.

Restaurants:

Riverhill Coffee Bar

24 Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3PU, UK

A humble café serving up some of their sandwiches and handmade cakes. It is a nice place for a little bite and to rest your legs. The place is open from 7am to 5pm. With later opening timings on the weekends.

The Red Onion

257 W Campbell St, Glasgow G2 4TT, UK

Here you can find some classic Scottish favourites, the cuisine is modern European with a Scottish twist. The place is open daily from 12 – 9pm. The set lunch is an affordable choice for balancing quality with price. The ambience is cosy and simple. The pre theatre menu is good as well.

Ox and Finch

920 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G3 7TF, UK

Near the Kelvingrove Art gardens, this trendy place serves up tapas style dishes in a casual vibe. It is perfect for sharing in a group. It is open daily from 12 – 10pm. Perfect for a lazy lunch or dinner. Prices range around 8-10 Pounds.

Willow Tea Rooms

97 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 3HF, UK

There are two location in total in town, another one at Bath St. Open from 9am to 6.30pm with shorter timings on Sundays. Established since 1983, these tea rooms are absolute gorgeous and perfect for afternoon tea. Come for a scone and a pot of tea.

Singl-end

15 John St, Glasgow G1 1HP, UK

There are two location in town. This place is the most recommended place in the city. A must visit. The bakes and breakfast are awesome. There is even a bread menu. It is open from 9am to 5pm. Prices are fair.

Brianmaule ar Chandon d’or

176 W Regent St, Glasgow G2 4RL, UK

Located west of the city, this place is a French fine dining restaurant with a Scottish twist. It is open for lunch from 12 – 2.30pm and dinner from 5 – 10pm. It is closed on sun and mon. Located in a Georgian townhouse, the lunch and pre theatre comes at a 25 pounds for 3 course. It is known as the best restaurant in Glasgow.

Bread Meats Bread

104 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5UB, UK

In the city centre, this place serves up delicious burgers and sandwiches. It is open daily from 11am to 10pm. Prices are fair and good. Their burger creations are very special and even for those who don’t take beef. Perfect for an afternoon bite.