Glasgow, Scotland

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    Aug 10, 2016 8:10 PM GMT
    Sept 2 to 10 I'll be in Glasgow for work with 3 free days.
    Any ideas on great hiking areas near the city?
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    Aug 23, 2016 5:15 PM GMT
    http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/glasgow/
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    Sep 04, 2016 11:15 AM GMT
    I grew up west of Glasgow and lived in the city for ten years too.

    You could start The West highland Way which starts from the city's edge but if you only have 3 days you wouldn't do much of it.

    Arran is a train and a ferry away from Glasgow and is called Scotland in miniature...... you get all the beautiful scenery, mountains,coast etc in a very compact Island. You can walk round it in 1 day.

    Have you been to Glasgow before? It's a beautiful city full of old and modern architecture. It has a modern vibrant multicultural vibe with 3 universitys and the world renound Glasgow School of Art.

    There's lots to see in culture and music.....depends what your into.

    You want to go hiking rather than enjoy the city?

    It's also known as The Dear Green Place as the Victorians enured about a third if the land is parks and gardens.

    You could take in the Botanic Gardens in the West end and enjoy a coffee on the trendy Greatwestern road and Byres road full of boutique individual shops.......then folliw the Botanic Gardens into Kelvingrove park, beautiful landscaped gardens (the lungs if the city). On the parks edge is the must see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum where you could easily be lost for hours.

    Back outside your almost on Suchiehall Street full of bars and shops where you can eat.


    Both The Glasgow School of Art and the Glasgow Film Theatre are close by if you want some culture.


    If I was you I would spend a day in the city and a day in Arran.

    Enjoy!
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    Sep 05, 2016 9:32 AM GMT
    transient,
    You are right. Glasgow Is Wonderful!
    Beautiful city and very friendly. I could happily spend months here.
    Gyms everywhere too, which is always a good sign of fitness priorities.
  • transient

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    Sep 05, 2016 10:22 AM GMT
    You are there now?

    I'm a little jealous I realise typing this. It's been a few years since I was there and I'm missing part of me, part of my 'home', all the familiar things and friends lost, parted or dead.

    Enjoy your trip,let me know if you need any advice.

    This might help if your stuck:
    https://www.list.co.uk/events/what:Glasgow/

    Or

    http://www.theskinny.co.uk/whats-on


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    Sep 05, 2016 10:24 AM GMT
    If your in the city centre you must visit GOMA gallery of modern art....... even for a lunch hour.
    The building and contents will be spectacular.
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    Sep 05, 2016 8:33 PM GMT
    transient saidIf your in the city centre you must visit GOMA gallery of modern art....... even for a lunch hour.
    The building and contents will be spectacular.
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    transient, in your honour I changed my profile pic
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    Sep 07, 2016 7:14 AM GMT
    transient saidIf your in the city centre you must visit GOMA gallery of modern art....... even for a lunch hour.
    The building and contents will be spectacular.
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    Yummy, haggis, and blood cake, maybe even some black pudding.
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    Sep 07, 2016 5:23 PM GMT
    Had my first Haggis today, in the café of the Scottish Parliament, in Edinburgh.
    I Like It, well, as much as I like warm liverwurst. No Need to Fear The Haggis!