Glasgow in December (2)

I had to go on a last-minute business trip to Glasgow earlier this month and was musing about what it would be like at Christmas:  click here for the original post.

Glasgow did not disappoint!  I had to work the whole time I was there except on my arrival day (Sunday) and in the evenings, so I didn’t get a lot of great shots.  But another blog has done a nice job of profiling Glasgow and I’ve shared the link to their post at the bottom of this one.

Glasgow had Christmas markets, with food and fun and trinkets.

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And I was able to go to the Botanical Gardens, which was right across from my hotel in the West End (the Hilton – I recommend it).  The Botanical Gardens have neat stuff to do both inside and out, so you can enjoy it even in cold or rainy weather.

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Glasgow is a shopper’s paradise!  Try Buchanan Street, or the West End.

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And it is also a town for foodies.  There are wonderful pub/restaurants, such as Oranmor, a collection of rooms serving food and drink in what used to be a church.  The restaurants and pubs on Ashton Lane by the Hillhead tube station are also really cool, such as the Ubiquitous Chip.

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I really, really loved the food at Cail Bruich, which TripAdvisor.com says is the 8th best restaurant in all of Glasgow, describing it thus:  “Inventive French-inflected food from Scotland’s natural larder in a relaxed, family-run atmosphere.”

If you made it this far, please take a minute to click on the Glasgow post from the Cewinta blog.  There are nicer photos and a bit of history.  Click here.  And finally, here’s a link to the blog of a retired librarian who posts from Glasgow:  click here.  She has a wealth of information about the city and posts about interesting literary events and travel.

 

5 thoughts on “Glasgow in December (2)

  1. What a lovely post about my home city! Not only that, you have done a great job of exploring my home area, the West End. We live not far from the Botanic Gardens. It always makes me very happy when visitors like Glasgow. And thanks for the shout-out too.

    1. You’re welcome – and you were very welcoming. Were you at the book fair at the Botanic Gardens? I dropped in for that and noticed that there was a nice selection of books for sale. I would have picked up a few if I hadn’t stuffed my suitcase to bursting on the way over. As it was, I had to buy a duffel bag to hold all my West End and Buchanan Street purchases. 🙂

  2. Nice post about Glasgow! And great pictures you have captured here! Makes us wanna go back hihi. The christmas market looks nice! Thank you so much for the mention 😀

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