Being a tourist in Glasgow

Last weekend we travelled to Glasgow to see Sean’s side of the family, I realised that I hadn’t seen much of Glasgow at all so I decided to be a real tourist for a day and use hop-on-hop-off which was £15/pp. Catch the first bus at George Square. Click here for more info.

I was with two of Sean’s cousins, Michelle and Francis who were my tour guides (thank you both!).

My favourite of the 21 stops were:
No 2 the cathedral, the building is absolutely stunning, if your into architecture and photography then you will love this

No 12 the transport museum, we didn’t get off here but I’d been before, entry if FOC and there is an old fashioned street set up inside, complete with little shops and tram station

No 16 the Kelvingrove art museum, I’m not really into art but the building was incredible and there is an organ recital every Sunday at 3pm. Entry is free. 

The river Kelvin also runs alongside the museum. It’s a perfect photo opportunity with Glasgow University in the background.

On the bus you also pass the duke of wellington statue, it’s usually seen with a traffic cone on its head, apparently police keep removing it and then it appears again a few days later. The cone has been replaced so many times that it’s now included in the city’s long list of “modern art”. 

For the easiest city centre parking head to the St Enoch’s Shopping Centre, post code for Sat-Nav: G1 4BW

If you have a car and you have an hour or so spare, try the Clydebank Crane (G81 1BF) entry is only £5/pp and the views over the river Clyde are beautiful on a clear day.

Or, if you’re in Glasgow for more than one day, head to Loch Lomond Shores (G83 8QL) for a relaxing walk and picnic in the summer. The scenery is beautiful and in the summer they have a tree top walkway and water sports for adults as well as kids.  (Cover Photo)