glasgow - scotland

  • Simon81

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    Nov 20, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    hi everybody,
    Tomorrow i'll leave for glasgow in scotland! I'll be there for 3 weeks: have u ever been? Did u like it? What to do, what to see of beautiful? Thx a lot! icon_smile.gif
  • Tritimium

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    Nov 21, 2010 12:06 AM GMT
    Hey

    Glasgow is an up-and-coming city with a lot going for it - fairly vibrant city centre, and various galleries, museums, etc. dotted around. The armadillo-shaped science museum and the Kelvingrove art gallery are worth a visit. Try some of the local 'delicacies' - haggis, chips and gravy/cheese/curry sauce, battered Mars bar! (But not too many!)

    The accent may take a little getting used to, though!

    Also, try to get out of the city and to the west coast if you possibly can: Oban, Ullapool, maybe one of the islands. And if you can get north a little into the southern mountains, they're definitely worth a trip. Much of the scenery is breathtaking. I'm sure there will be tours available (like a day trip or 2 days) if you have a look. Try going to visitscotland.com for more details.

    If you're stuck, give me a shout.
  • Simon81

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    Nov 23, 2010 9:20 PM GMT
    Thank you Tritimium, I'm in Glasgow from 2 days and I'm enjoing it very much. Thanks for what you suggested to me, I've yet seen Kelvingrove park and the museum, very nice! I think I'll be fine, thanx a lot! Bye
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    Nov 23, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
    Glasgow was once the industrial powerhouse of the British Empire and it can still strike you as a bit 'rough and ready' in places, though it is now a popular and much regenerated tourist city. In addition to those attractions already mentioned, the Burrell Collection is definitely worth a visit.

    Don't miss a visit to Edinburgh, which is relatively close and a jewel of a city.
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    Nov 23, 2010 9:51 PM GMT
    I love Glasgow, though it's been a few years.

    One of my favourite restaurants anywhere is The Ubiquitous Chip on Ashton Lane (near University of Glasgow). http://www.ubiquitouschip.co.uk It's higher-end dining but not pretentious, and just won Scottish Restaurant of The Year. Ashton Lane itself is pretty cool, a pedestrian cobbled street full of bars & cafes.
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    Nov 23, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    I hope you packed winter clothes...its freeezin here....

    Glasgows improved in many ways....you will get all the info you need at the tourist office on George Square...GS is a great place to sit and catch the breeze....enjoy pal icon_smile.gif