Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and with its ever-evolving food and drink scene, beautiful gardens, art galleries and historic buildings you’ll have plenty to explore. However if you’re visit is short, here are three things that i’d put at the top of your bucket list. Best of all, they’re all free!
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The Botanic Gardens, located in the West End massively exceeded my expectations. You’ll discover so many interesting plants that you could easily lose a few hours wandering around.
There are several glasshouses within the gardens, the most notable being the Kibble Palace which is a 19th-century wrought iron framed glasshouse. Inside the main plant group is a collection of New Zealand and Australian tree ferns, some of which have lived there for 120 years. The rest of the building contains a collection of orchids and carnivorous plants.
The Botanic Gardens is the perfect place for a picnic in good weather. It’s a place of tranquility in a busy city.
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Glasgow’s street art is jaw dropping. As you wander around the city you cannot miss these unique murals that adorn the city’s brickwork. They add a splash of colour and intrigue to the city. It’s really nice to see that Glasgow’s embracing these works of art into their culture and supporting local artists. Here are a few of my favourites.
The world’s most economical taxi. A floating taxi on Mitchell Street.
Wind Power on Mitchell Street
Hip Hop Marionettes
Why not stroll through the grounds of the University of Glasgow, which is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world, founded in 1451. Its Neo-Gothic style is rumoured to be the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts.
Make sure that you visit the University’s iconic Cloisters. Not only are they beautiful but they’ve also featured in TV and films including Cloud Atlas and Outlander.
There are my top three things to do if your time is limited to explore everything that Glasgow has to offer. If you’re looking for places to eat too then check out my Glasgow vegan food guide for some inspiration.
If you’ve visited Glasgow, where are your favourite places to explore?