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by Nico McKenzie
The best thing about visiting Glasgow is its mixture of beautiful natural scenery, peaceful and relaxing towns, and cities with a rich history.
The city itself may be small, but it has a lot to offer everyone. It’s time you visit Scotland’s thriving metropolitan area, where you can enjoy an exciting array of things to do and see. You may not want to leave once you’ve got there!
If you’re craving history, architecture, culture, or nature, whatever it is you’re looking for in a city break, there are plenty of choices when it comes to getting out in Glasgow…
1. The Burrell Collection
There are many magnificent museums in and around Glasgow, but make it The Burrell Collection if you only have time for one.
This museum gem sits on stunning parkland and is home to more than 9,000 pieces of art, design, and applied art, including furniture and decorative arts dating from medieval times right up to the modern day.
2. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Located just across from St. Mungo’s Cathedral, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland’s most famous museums. The museum houses an outstanding fine art collection, including works by well-known painters such as Rembrandt, Degas, and Renoir.
3. Botanic Gardens Glasgow
The Botanic Gardens are fantastic for an outdoor walk. The park is spread over a steep valley and is home to a large conservatory with tropical and temperate plants, a small aviary of birds worldwide, and plenty of flowers and fountains. It’s also near Kelvingrove Park.
4. People’s Palace
This is a place to learn about the history of the people and city. There are paintings, prints, photographs, artefacts, films, and interactive displays.
5. Bread Meats Bread
A fine restaurant located in the heart of Glasgow, Bread Meats Bread is known for its excellent service and delicious cuisine. There’s no need to make a reservation when you go because everyone knows that there’s always room at Bread Meats Bread.
This restaurant serves delicious burgers, but they’re also very kind to people who eat meat. Their name refers to the street they’re located on, and they treat everyone equally.
They offer both meat-eating and vegetarian options.
6. Pollok Country Park
This beautiful park is an excellent place for a day out. It boasts everything from lakes and hills to wildlife areas and is one of Scotland’s oldest tree houses. No matter your taste or interest, there’s plenty of space for exploration here.
7. The Rowing Club
A rowing trip is carefully planned to suit the local conditions. Rowing trips take place on rivers, lakes, oceans, and lagoons.
Rowing trips are available for all levels of experience, but beginners can learn new skills from experienced rowers during their stay on board.
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