Exploring Glasgow

Exploring Glasgow

Our favorite thing about travel is exploring a city. Not necessarily hitting up all the “touristy” spots, but we often find ourselves simply strolling through neighborhoods – just living in the moment and going wherever the urge strikes us. The weather was a bit chilly and often sprinkling a bit of rain, but Glasgow was a great place to explore.

While checking out city centre, we visited the beautiful (and free), twelfth-century Glasgow Cathedral. It was the most beautiful and well-preserved cathedral we were able to visit while in Scotland.

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We also enjoyed walking along the River Clyde, which has some very cool bridges. The Clyde Arc bridge (aka “Squinty” bridge):

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The first three nights in Scotland, we stayed with couch surfing hosts in East Kilbride, a suburb southeast of city centre. We spent a bit of time checking out the small city centre there, which was a nice, quiet town.

The city centre:

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Montgomerie Arms – a pub dating back to the 1500s:

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For the weekend, we opted to stay in a hostel in Glasgow’s West End. We really enjoyed the West End, which feels much like a college town given its proximity to Glasgow University. Ashton Lane is a hidden gem: a tiny cobble stone lined road with a slew of hopping restaurants and pubs. We definitely recommend finding it when you’re in Glasgow:

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Check out all of our pictures from Glasgow on Flickr.

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