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What is there to do and see in and about Glasgow?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
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  • LauraC27LauraC27 Forumite
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    some other good places to go in Glasgow are Scotland Street School Museum, Chinatown-where you can look about or even go to their restaurant and also there is a tennement house where you can go visit all near the city centre :) xx
  • LauraC27LauraC27 Forumite
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    heres a useful link :) tripadvisor. co. uk/ attractions- g186534-Activities-GlasgowScotland. html but without the spaces i just had to use spaces as it wouldnt allow me to post a link :)
  • If you'd like to eat out in a restaurant I'd recommend you Princes Square (9 different restaurants), located in the city centre.

    Beautiful unique place, excellent atmosphere, excellent service I personally :heart2: this place. They've got some special offers currently available at the various restaurants.

    This is the link with special offers and short videos about restaurants. Princessquare.tv

    Enjoy! =):j
  • LolaLemonLolaLemon Forumite
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    If you want to try something different (from May - September) get a train from Glasgow Central (im thier 5 days a week and always marvel at the archetecture in the station!) and get a train to Gourock, take your swimming gear with you, and walk 5 mins along the front of gourock, which has 'Granny Kempock's Stone' (do a wee google/wiki search as i still cant to links), unique artisan type shops, and SCOTLANDS OUTDOOR POOL! its over 100 years old, the salt water is heated! it is fantastic! if your going to stay in gourock/greenock/whymes bay area, you could time it for a midnight swim (a bit misleading that as it opens at 9pm and closes at midnight, but still) fantastic to go swimming in the rain, sun, wind, and believe me, it can get cold when u come out the water!
    Its currently getting a major revamp (bit raging when i drove past and they've knocked down the old entrance! should have been an A listed building!!! :mad:)
    But will be open for summer 2011, hopefully by April this year!

    oh the trains are 40 or 50 mins long, sit on the right hand side and you will see beautiful scenery across teh water as to go, if u sit on the left you still see beautiful scenery, but its houses and farm land....
    Gourock has the ferrie to Dunoon too. (just behind the trian station)
    Greenock has loads of stuff, fantastic views, should take a walk up Lyle hill to the Free French Memorial (shaped like an anchor in memory to all the french seamen who lostthier lives in the clyde during the 2nd world war).
    Also have the sugar sheds, Price Charles has been trying to get them classed as the 8th wonder of the World type thing, the got burned a few years ago, but are curently being refurbished to include housing, shopping hotel and a few other things in the 1 building...
    custom house is beautiful, we ahve the MacLean Museum, showing many of our towns history in shipping, Sugar houses, rope works, James Watt, upstairs is a bit like the Kelvin Museum with stuffed animals, egytian mummys, etc, also has an art gallery and a reference library, with the papers on the the viewing booths nad can go back many years...
    Battery Park si host to many events throughout the year, Pipe Band Championships, circus, fireworks display and many more

    Largs is also beautiful, very decadent, loads of wee tea shops, brill scenery if you catch the bus from greenock, you go along the coast (sometimes looks like your about to drive into the River Clyde), has a Viking reenactment in July/August, ios fantastic, real vikings live their for the weekend, and sell their wares, from wooden carvings to animal skins that they have caught, killed, skinned and eaten themselves! Is a site to see

    check out inverclydenow dot com for pics and info...
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    Have a look at www.scotlandcityguide.com heard about it via my cat sitter x
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  • All Glasgow Museums are free - including the gallery of modern art, and importantly they also run events and activities for children (and grown ups) that are also completely free. Have alook online for "free activities glasgow!"

    take a picnic to eat inside kelvingrove and you can pass a day having loads of fun!
    :)
  • If you are willing to extend your reach beyond the city centre of Glasgow you should take a look at What's On East Renfrewshire or What's On Renfrewshire. Both websites have lots of great local information both on local attractions and upcoming events, a lot of which are also free.
  • fallen121fallen121 Forumite
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    I would echo what everyone has said about the Kelvingrove as my DH spent a whole WEEK visiting there whilst my DD was attending a summer school at the Conservatoire. It was easy to get to on foot and whilst he mainly took sandwiches for lunch on the last day he visited the restaurant in the basement and he said it was excellent and reasonable value.

    Next summer I'm taking the week off to go with him. I love Glasgow. People are so friendly and the atmosphere is very laid back.
  • Mary-Mary- Forumite
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    Just read this thread and as a Glasgow Lass just wanted to say how impressed I am with it.


    Glasgow is a great city and I am so proud of it.


    I just wanted to add that we have a brilliant shopping centre named "Silverburn Shopping Centre" which is in the Pollok area.


    There are lots of eating places and shops.

    Its a great place to come especially if the weather is not great as it all under cover with plenty free parking.
    There are also plenty buses that run from the City Centre.


    Silverburn Shopping Centre is close to Pollok Country Park which is a lovely place to visit.
  • ferricks wrote: »
    All Glasgow Museums are free - including the gallery of modern art, and importantly they also run events and activities for children (and grown ups) that are also completely free. Have alook online for "free activities glasgow!"

    take a picnic to eat inside kelvingrove and you can pass a day having loads of fun!
    :)

    Some art galleries are also free - the Hunterian is especially good.
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