Quick City Guide: Glasgow, Scotland

My husband and I took a 12-day road trip through Scotland and it was one of my favorite travel experiences we've had together so far! The city that we flew into and spent our first couple of days exploring was Glasgow. I'd like to share a few recommendations on what to see, what to eat and drink, and where to stay in the largest city in Scotland.


What to See

Set out on foot and walk around the beautiful campus of University of Glasgow - it is said that part of the Hogwarts campus from Harry Potter was inspired by this one!


Check out Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum - it offers unique and interesting exhibits with free entry!


Step into Glasgow Cathedral to witness its stunning medieval architecture.


Next door, visit Glasgow Necropolis, a Victorian cemetery where over 50,000 are buried.


Eat & Drink

Pop into Papercup Coffee Company for a strong cup and a hearty breakfast.


Visit Kember & Jones Bakery for a yummy lunch or to pick up a baked good or two!


Swing by BrewDog Glasgow to sip a refreshing beer of Scottish origin (now known internationally) in a chill spot. Fun fact - the Glasgow location of BrewDog was the third one to open and now there are 53 locations worldwide with more on the way.


Another spot we enjoyed was The Ubiquitous Chip and, while we did not dine there, we had a great night grabbing a drink and sitting up on their cozy roof deck.


Where To Stay

This trip, we stayed in hostels for the first time and we were pleasantly surprised. In Glasgow, we stayed at the Kelvin Hotel. We reserved a private room, but shared a bathroom that was located down the hall, which worked out just fine. It's definitely not glamorous, but it's in a great location to be able to walk to many sights and they treated us to a complimentary hot breakfast in the morning!


There is so much to see and do in Glasgow and I feel like we just barely scratched the surface. Have you visited this city before? Do you have any recommendations to add?

Now head over HERE to follow along on the rest of our 12-day Scotland road trip!