Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. - Top - End - #1
    Ogre in the Playground
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Bergen

    Default What to see in Glasgow

    So, there's a work meeting in Glasgow that leaves one with an extra evening (work done around 15:00, plane leaving at around 22:00) to enjoy watching the sights, try the food, and just... generally enjoy the city. There's only one problem.

    Wat do? I've no idea what one should try when you have one weekend in the city, and I find tourist sites can't really match the advice of locals. So... if anyone lives in or near Glasgow and has advice on what's enjoyable, I'd much appreciate such advice.

    Thank you in advance.

  2. - Top - End - #2
    Troll in the Playground
     
    PirateCaptain

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Quebec, Canada
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What to see in Glasgow

    The graveyard is really nice. Also Glengoyne is not too far away and it's a very fun distillery visit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Greenflame133 View Post
    So what do you think? What is best use for Signatures?
    To curate my brilliance and wit, of course. Any other use is a waste.

  3. - Top - End - #3
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Griffon

    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Bristol, UK

    Default Re: What to see in Glasgow

    Avoid the Glasgow kiss (headbut to the face).
    The end of what Son? The story? There is no end. There's just the point where the storytellers stop talking.

  4. - Top - End - #4
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    ElfPirate

    Join Date
    Aug 2013

    Default Re: What to see in Glasgow

    Quote Originally Posted by thorgrim29 View Post
    The graveyard is really nice. Also Glengoyne is not too far away and it's a very fun distillery visit.
    It was interesting but taste can differ. I had a week in Glasgow so basically had to go everywhere. My friend was feeling too fat and tired so I had to wander around it alone. I don't think one suffers by giving it a pass.

    Quote Originally Posted by halfeye View Post
    Avoid the Glasgow kiss (headbut to the face).
    Yeah. No matter how much you get the urge. Don't tell the guides, "so I hear Willam Wallance looked like Mel Gibson". Even if *every* guide has to point out it's not so, making you start to think it has to be true cause they keep repeating Mel Gibson is Willam Wallace.

  5. - Top - End - #5
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    WolfInSheepsClothing

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Britain
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What to see in Glasgow

    What sort of thing would you be looking for? Music/food/theatre/museums there's alot of stuff in Glasgow so knowing what you would like to do would help us.

  6. - Top - End - #6
    Pixie in the Playground
     
    Lizardfolk

    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Tintagel
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: What to see in Glasgow

    Quote Originally Posted by halfeye View Post
    Avoid the Glasgow kiss (headbut to the face).
    Also avoid the Glasgow smile.

  7. - Top - End - #7
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Ninja_Prawn's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    UK

    Default Re: What to see in Glasgow

    I'm on a train to Glasgow for work right now, as it happens! Unfortunately I've never spent any time in the city; I only ever go there to change trains...

    The only thing in Glasgow I'm familiar with is the cathedral, but it is pretty impressive. I believe it's the only pre-Reformation church in Scotland that's still intact.
    Last edited by Ninja_Prawn; 2019-04-18 at 06:24 AM.
    Chibi Sora by zheida!

    Spoiler: Acclaim
    Show
    Winner of Spellbrew Contest I & Subclass Contest II
    Quote Originally Posted by JNAProductions View Post
    That is the perfect ending. Thread done, Ninja_Prawn won.
    Quote Originally Posted by KorvinStarmast View Post
    We love our ninja prawn.
    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Gnoll View Post
    NinjaPrawn, you are my favourite.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sir cryosin View Post
    Ninja you're like the forum's fairy godmother.
    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkMinty View Post
    This is why you're the best, Ninja Prawn.
    Spoiler: PbP
    Show

    Homebrew: Sig, MHP

  8. - Top - End - #8
    Ogre in the Playground
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Bergen

    Default Re: What to see in Glasgow

    Quote Originally Posted by Spacewolf View Post
    What sort of thing would you be looking for? Music/food/theatre/museums there's alot of stuff in Glasgow so knowing what you would like to do would help us.
    Open to most things really. Though since it's an afternoon only, I won't have any opportunity to visit any bars/nightclubs/etc. Dinner is a probable yes, and cultural landmarks are always high up on the list of things to visit.

  9. - Top - End - #9
    Banned
     
    HalflingRangerGuy

    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    The Moral Low Ground

    Default Re: What to see in Glasgow

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRatAlliance View Post
    Also avoid the Glasgow smile.
    And Glasgow too.

  10. - Top - End - #10
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    WolfInSheepsClothing

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Britain
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What to see in Glasgow

    Quote Originally Posted by Maryring View Post
    Open to most things really. Though since it's an afternoon only, I won't have any opportunity to visit any bars/nightclubs/etc. Dinner is a probable yes, and cultural landmarks are always high up on the list of things to visit.
    Well there's the Glasgow Gallery of Modern art which is in the city centre, it's a nice Greek style building obviously containing an art gallery surrounded by restaurants of most types. It's also on queens street which if you follow North for a minute or so has George square which is basically an open park with a load of statues. If you go south on Queen street there's alot more restaurants.

    The Gallery also connects onto Buchanan street which is the main shopping street of Glasgow.

  11. - Top - End - #11
    Ogre in the Playground
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Bergen

    Default Re: What to see in Glasgow

    Quote Originally Posted by Spacewolf View Post
    Well there's the Glasgow Gallery of Modern art which is in the city centre, it's a nice Greek style building obviously containing an art gallery surrounded by restaurants of most types. It's also on queens street which if you follow North for a minute or so has George square which is basically an open park with a load of statues. If you go south on Queen street there's alot more restaurants.

    The Gallery also connects onto Buchanan street which is the main shopping street of Glasgow.
    Thank you. I'll keep an eye out for that.

  12. - Top - End - #12

    Default Re: What to see in Glasgow

    Glasgow Cathedral. East End.
    Riverside Museum. Southside & the Clyde.
    Mackintosh House. West End.
    Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. West End.
    Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre. Merchant City.
    Glasgow Science Centre. Southside & the Clyde.
    St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life & Art. East End.
    Glasgow Necropolis. East End.

  13. - Top - End - #13
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    ElfRangerGuy

    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Belgium
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What to see in Glasgow

    I'll keep that list in mind. We're in the first stages to plan a trip to Scotland (not only Glasgow) for summer next year (yeah, I know, it's quite in advance) and this is very nice to know what to do in Glasgow (we're probably going there a couple of days). Of course, I have the added difficulty of having to find things that are wheelchair accessible.
    Last edited by farothel; 2019-04-20 at 05:15 AM.
    Clacks-Overhead: GNU Terry Pratchett

    "Magic can turn a frog into a prince. Science can turn a frog into a Ph.D. and you still have the frog you started with." Terry Pratchett
    "I will not yield to evil, unless she's cute."

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •