A day in Glasgow

Une journée à Glasgow

If you come in Scotlandyou might be thinking of visiting only Edinburgh before going to the Highlands or elsewhere, but you should also visit Glasgow to discover the place. It’s very nice. You can get there by train, there are trains every 15 minutes from Edinburgh.

Why not start with a visit of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The building is impressive:

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

On your way out, go have a craft beer at Brewdog. The place is super cozy and welcoming.

Brewdog - Glasgow

Brewdog – Glasgow

And the beers are delicious:

Bières - Brewdog - Glasgow

Beers – Brewdog – Glasgow

Once quenched, admire again KelvinGrove Art gallery and go for lunch.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Kelvingrove Art Gallery

I advise you Number Sixteen. This tiny restaurant served us an excellent meal (fresh products, market cuisine), for a super affordable price. In my opinion, it’s an unbeatable value for money. Plus you get the best Parmesan shortbread in the world (damn they were good).

Number Sixteen

Number Sixteen

A small digestive stroll is necessary: The central square George Square

George Square - Glasgow

George Square – Glasgow

The Duke of Wellington’s statue and his incredible hat.

Statue du Duc de Wellington ©Morgan Johnston - licence CC BY 2.0

Statue of the Duke of Wellington ©Morgan Johnston – CC BY 2.0 license

This statue is located in front of the Gallery of Modern Art. For several decades, the inhabitants of Glasgow have been wearing a building cone on his head to show their sense of humor and derision, especially towards the authorities. Sometimes the horse is also topped. The police have long since given up their crackdown and this statue has now become an emblem of the city.

Go also to see Saint Mungo’s Cathedral. With its green copper roof and black stones, it is beautiful and the interior is really nice. In addition, the cemetery that surrounds the church is beautiful.

Necropolis - Glasgow ©Robert Brown - Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Necropolis – Glasgow ©Robert Brown – Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

For dinner, I liked the Stravaigin. I made my baptism of haggis and it’s even really good. For those who don’t know, haggis is the national dish of Scotland.

Haggis de Stravaigin - Glasgow

Haggis from Stravaigin – Glasgow

It is a stuffed sheep’s stomach.

Don’t wrinkle your nose, I see you!

It is delicious ! I was a bit scared too to tell you everything but no, the Scots are not masochists. They also like to eat 😉 Here at Stravaigin, I even tasted an improbable Brazilian haggis with crushed tomatoes and fresh chopped mint. This gives the dish an incredible freshness. It’s top notch.

To sleep, the Malmaison hotel was very pleasant. Very cosy atmosphere. If you go there for a romantic weekend it is a good address.

Hôtel Malmaison - Glasgow

Malmaison Hotel – Glasgow

That’s it, the stroll in Glasgow is over. If you need more information, you have the site Visit Scotland (in French).

Enjoy !

It’s a great place to be

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