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