I seem to have a problem- everywhere we go, I decide I could live there. This rule held up in Glasgow!
It is such a vibrant city, full of activity; and has such nice people. It was seriously quite amazing how open and friendly people were. We were taking a selfie outside of a restaurant and a security guard offered to take the picture for us. He then took multiple pictures, asked where we were visiting from, then gave us a bunch of information about the area and recommended going around the corner to Ashton Lane, where the picture above was taken.
Things we did here:
They offer free tours at 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Arrive 30 min beforehand to get passes. The interior is beautiful and begs to have its picture taken. This wasn’t even on our radar when we arrived- it was our fabulous Airbnb host Craig who recommended it. Thanks Craig!!
Free (donations accepted) museum with tons of art and sculpture. Gorgeous building.
This place does not have free entrance but it is not expensive and worth every penny. From the website:
At first glance, the Tenement House appears to be an ordinary middle-class tenement from the late 19th century, standing in Garnethill. However, when you step inside, the faithfully restored four rooms appear as if frozen in time and provide a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century.
Shorthand typist Miss Agnes Toward lived here from 1911 until 1965, and preserved her furniture and possessions with love and care. She held on to all sorts of things that most people would have thrown away, and this extensive personal archive has become a valuable time capsule for visitors today. The Tenement House also reveals what it meant to be an ‘independent woman’ at that time.
It’s a really cool and fascinating experience to step back in time. The museum guides were super helpful and answered all of our questions; and even recommended places for dinner. This was another Craig recommendation.
DWNTGB (Do We Need To Go Back) Rating
The last time I’d been in Glasgow I wasn’t very impressed. Clearly I’d been in the wrong parts of town, as there is plenty of beauty and nightlife to be found. Two nights rushing through the museum and some of the sights was not enough. Glasgow is a city I could see myself staying for an extended period of time. I’m looking forward to my eventual return.
I think living in Glasgow would be awesome. The people are so friendly, there’s a lot of culture and food, and the climate isn’t too hot.