A Stop Over at Glasgow

If you are on your way out of UK and are stopping over at Glasgow for a day then here is how you can make the best of your 24 hours in Glasgow.

Being Scotland’s culture capital, Glasgow has a personality to it that will remain in your memory for years to come.

To begin with start your day from the East End. A visit to the Glasgow Cathedral is a must as it cites an excellent example of Gothic architecture.

Glasgow

Next in line would be a stroll in the Necropolis, a burial ground of Glasgow’s richest industrialists of yester years. Move on to the St. Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art. Here you can see the cultural and historic past of the 2 major religions of the World.

You can then hop across the University of Strathclyde and then visit the Merchant city, a square surrounded by medieval mercantile buildings. By now it is lunch time and you could sit down and have a relaxed meal at Café Gandolfi, which is rated as one of the best cafes in Glasgow. If you feel like sea food then they also have an exclusive fish section called Gandolfi fish.

After lunch, head towards the Tenement house and get a quick peek into the Glasgow life during the early 20th century. By late afternoon, head to the Willow tearooms and make space for their authentic tea amid traditional Scottish architecture.

Now head towards the 2 museums – Riverside Museum which displays transports of all kinds through the ages; and Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum that houses everything from armory and artillery to paintings and sculptures of the Victorian era. It also has natural history exhibits of flora and fauna.

By now it is evening and the city comes alive with entertainment and dining options galore. Head to the Byres Road to the lanes of Ashton and Ruthven and find restaurants that serve authentic Scottish gourmet food. Stop over for a drink at one of the best joints in the city and get back to the city centre. For the final touch to your day at Glasgow catch up with the newest bands playing at the King Tut’s Wah-Wah Hut, where you can savor live band performances.

It is now time to catch your flight to your next destination and you can bid adieu to the quaint cultural fare at Glasgow.

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