Glasgow Journals

Free Glasgow!

A travel journal to Glasgow by DutchLassie

Quote: There's no such thing as a free lunch, but you can spend a few days in Glasgow enjoying all the free sights and attractions the city has to offer. (And so save your hard-earned cash to splurge on a nice meal.)

Free Glasgow!

Overview

Quote:
Try walking around the centre of Glasgow with a map in your hand without atracting attention. It's impossible! You will have at least a few helpful Glaswegians offering you directions, or even giving you advise on the best place to have lunch. Glasgows inhabitants are one of the highlights of any trip to the city. Friendly, welcoming, party animals, with funny sometimes incomprehensible banter.Quick Tips: All museums are free of charge, except for those buildings owned by the National Trust of Scotland, The Tall Ship and the new Science Museum. Numurous parks are scattered throughout the city.Best Way To Get Around: You can easily navigate the compact city centre on foot, although yo...Read More
Quote:
The hostel is located on a quite street on top of one of the hills overlooking Kelvingrove Park, so some rooms offer a magnificent view over the city. Within walking distance of the city centre near where Sauchiehalstreet meets the M8. The rooms of this former hotel have now been converted into dorms, some of which sleep up to eight people. All come with ensuite facilities. Don''t expect luxury, but you do get value for money. Basic breakfast is included and the hostel has a well-equipped kitchen, a TV room, games room with pool table, and lockers. The only thing missing here is atmosphere: the size of the building and the institutional decor doesn''t really invite a lot of interaction between fello...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 15, 2003

SYHA Glasgow Hostel
8 Park Terrace
Glasgow, Scotland
+44 870 004 1119

Quote:
Glasgow's City Hall is a magnificent building. It was built with the money from the rich tobacco lords and opened by Queen Victoria. Even though this is the place of business for the Glasgow Lord Provost (mayor) and his council, free (!!) guided tours are given twice a week. Enthusiastic guides show you all the nooks and crannies of this beautiful building. One of the highlights is a magnificent marble staircase that has been used as a backdrop for many movies, as it closely resembles the one in the Vatican. I have taken the tour several times when I have had visitors, and it was enjoyed by all age groups.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 15, 2003

Glasgow City Chambers
George Square
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow Necropolis

Attraction | "Necropolis Spooky or Beauty?"

Quote:
Located on a hill overlooking the Glasgow Cathedral, you find a different kind of city all together - monumental lodgings for Glaswegians who have exhanged the earthly for the eternal. The Necropolis gives you a different insight into the past as you walk along the ornate graves tthat make up this city of the dead. This is especially recommended on a sunny day as an interesting alternative to the many parks.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 24, 2003

Glasgow Necropolis
50 Cathedral Square
Glasgow, Scotland G4 0UZ
+44 141 552 3145

Princes Square

Attraction | "Princess Square"

Quote:
This Shopping center is a sight in its own right. The architecture is Art Deco inspired. From the magnificently designed peacock that guards the entrance without rustling its feathers, to the beautiful finishings inside the atrium, this is definitely worth a visit, even if you're not in a (window) shopping mood. The shops are mostly designer or high priced retailers, so don't expect a bargain here.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 24, 2003

Princes Square
48 Buchanan Street
Glasgow, Scotland G1 3JX
+44 141 221 0324