Since I am from Glasgow, I thought I would give you ideas of places to visit, restaurants to try while you take a short break in Glasgow.
It doesn’t matter if you already stay in Glasgow, or are traveling here. Glasgow is bursting at the scenes and is a foodies paradise.
Are you into architecture or museums? A foodie or a sightseer? let me help you plan your perfect staycation with my guide for the top things to see and top places to eat in Glasgow.
When you have a short break in Glasgow, expect culture and shopping-filled days with fun nights watching live music and chatting to friendly locals in the pub or clubs. Glasgow has something for everyone. From the great architecture, vibrant culture, to our amazingly tasty food and drink scene.
Only less than an hour by train from Glasgow, Edinburgh, the city’s architecture alone is a good reason to plan a Glasgow city break
Places To visit on your Glasgow Short break
There are many places to visit in Glasgow, best staycation ideas can be found right here in Glasgow
I could be here all day typing them all up but here are some of my top spots that I recommend on your UK Staycation you try and visit.
If you have been here, do let me know what you thought in the comments below this post.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Entry Cost : FREE
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is Glasgow’s most visited attraction.
It has many rooms and attractions for you to see, and I highly recommend you take your time and take in all the paintings etc as the details are amazing.
While you are here why not check out the park thats right next to it, its a great big park and very relaxing and enjoyable to walk about. I have done this many times, when I used to stay in the West End and prior to that pop over and visit.
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
Glasgow transport museum is a very cool place to visit, it has many items on display and even includes a street thats themed to look very old.
I also recommend you take a walk out the back, and take a visit on the Tall ship.
This does cost money to go onboard, but its worth every penny as you get to see on deck an below deck which is really interesting to see.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Situated in the West End, this is a lovely place to take a walk around the Botanics and go inside and see all the amazing and wonderful plants.
You will see so many new species of plants etc its a great experience and one for all the family.
Glasgow City Centre
Glasgow city centre, is loaded with businesses and many cafes, restaurants, pubs and great shops.
Take a walk along the streets, visit Buchanan Street and see all the great shops there. Take a walk to George Square and see the statues, you will never bored in Glasgow as there is so much to see and do.
Glasgow West End
Glasgow West End is a great place to visit, as you have seen from above you have the Museum, the Botanics plus many great wee cafes, restaurants and other little shops.
I loved to walk about the shops here, and also walk in Kelvingrove park….sometimes even just sitting on the grass and enjoying the day and atmosphere.
Restaurants To Visit
Since I am a Glasgow food blogger, I couldnt not mention a few good places to visit.
Again just like places to visit, there are so many amazing places to eat. Just because they are not on my list, doesnt mean they are bad, so please dont miss any out.
- Charcoals Indian Restaurant
- Stack & Still
- Pizza Punks
- Cathedral House Hotel
- Kebabish Grill (Victoria Road)
- Lychee Oriental
- Maggie Mays
- The Dhabba
GLASGOW, East END
Glasgow, West End
When planning your UK Staycation, either get a notepad or use a spreadsheet and sit and plan it out.
Start with your top must see places, or must eat places then followed by a “if we have time we will see or visit x” this way your enjoying your staycation and not feeling rushed to make sure you tick off everything on your list….if you don’t then just have another staycation 🙂