Glasgow is a thriving city with plenty of things to see and do.
If you are planning your first trip away, this Scottish city is a fun and romantic destination. Here are some ideas of what to do on your trip to the city.
Glasgow has many stunning areas, perfect for spending time in with your loved one. A truly magical spot is Fossil Grove in Victoria Park which has the remains of an ancient forest. Wander through the grove hand in hand while admiring the breathtaking 300-million-year-old fossil tress. Another of the city’s most loved green spaces is the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. After admiring the beautiful collection of orchids in the domed Kibble Palace you can spend time with your partner meandering through the woodland around the River Kelvin.
Glasgow is a lovely place to wander around. You can stroll around Kelvingrove Park admiring its Victorian architecture, or you can spend time in Glasgow’s famous shopping streets such as Sauchiehall Street, indulging in some retail therapy. If you are interested in Glasgow’s history you can explore the People’s Palace museum, ambling through the magnificent Winter Gardens and sharing a romantic kiss by the Doultan Fountain. If you and your partner share a passion for art, follow the city’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh attraction trail, featuring 12 locations showcasing the architect’s best work. A highlight is the stunning House for an Art Lover which is one of Glasgow’s most distinctive and popular wedding venues.
Stylish bars and pubs
Glasgow is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city jam-packed full of quirky pubs, classy bars and lively clubs. Here are a few of the best to spend a romantic evening in:
- Rogano (11 Exchange Place). This vintage-style venue has modelled its interior around the Queen Mary ocean liner built in the Glasgow docks. The bartenders add to the atmosphere of twenties decadence by mixing up delicious classic cocktails.
- Grosvenor (24 Aston Lane). This loft bar is housed in a converted cinema. It is an elegant venue with white and gold vaulted ceilings and billowing white curtains. You can snuggle up on a sofa with a cocktail in hand while you watch the old movies that are projected on the walls.
- Oran Mor (Top of Byres Road). One of the city’s best whisky bars with 250 malts to choose from, Oran Mor is the perfect place to get a taste of Scotland. Relax in this stunning converted church and if you are lucky you will be entertained by the famous play, pie and pint lunchtimes theatricals.
- King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (272a St. Vincent Street). If you and your partner are music lovers this is the pub for you. In the past Oasis, Blur and The Verve have all performed here and it is still famous for its live gigs. The music varies from experimental rock electronica to classic jazz.
Scotland’s second city is one of the liveliest and most entertaining destinations in Europe. The city has been reborn as a centre of style and innovation, made more attractive by its grand Victorian architecture. Book yourself on a romantic weekend break to Glasgow with your loved one to experience all that the city has to offer.
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