Glasgow is a beautiful city just west of Edinburgh by about an hour by train. The city is the largest in Scotland by population and is such an amazing hub of culture, food, and beautiful buildings! When traveling to Edinburgh, we had a free day and decided to hop on a train to Glasgow AND since there were three of us we got an awesome discount! To look for tickets, head to TrainLine and everything you need will be there.
Visit the Glasgow Cathedral
This stunning building from 1197 in the east part of the city is easy to walk to from downtown and boasts gorgeous stained glass, perfect acoustics and an interesting underground crypt.
Grab a cup of Joe
Complete with bagels, sandwiches, salads, and awesome lattes, Spitfire Coffee is an awesome spot in the center. Other awesome options are Laboratorio Espresso, Cafe Hula, and Matilda’s.
Stroll down Buchanan Street
If you like shopping, Buchanan Street is for you! The longest shopping street in the city, this street is lined with beautiful buildings and shops and tons of cafes to relieve your feet from all the walking!
Head over to the University of Glasgow
If you love Harry Potter, then definitely make a trip to the University of Glasgow. I swear the University of Glasgow was designed for royalty. Everywhere you turn is stunning and the quads were definitely the most picturesque spot! Plus it’s in walking distance from the art museum and Ashton Lane.
Grab some Indian Food
While pubs are everywhere in Scotland, our uber driver said it best, Curry is the main dish of the UK. Scottish people absolutely love Indian food! We ate at Chaakoo Bombay Cafe which was a tapas style. Make sure to ask for rice, but DEFINITELY get the butter chicken and garlic naan. It was so amazing we needed to walk off how much we scarfed down for lunch!
Don’t forget Ashton Lane
A Instagrammer’s paradise, Ashton Lane is a tiny street filled with the most picturesque shops, cafes, and pubs. It’s beautiful in the day and a fun spot at night!
Other sights we didn’t get a chance to check out that I definitely recommend are the McLennan Arch, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, and George Square!