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Going to Glasgow, what cant i miss???

HappyCamper

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I´m going to Glasgow in a few weeks, what spots would it be a shame to miss?? I´m talking both shopping and sightseeing.

Thank you!
 

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Glasgow isn't exactly renowned for its Sartorial prowess. Be careful.
 

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Glasgow, home of the tracksuited, buckfast swilling ned. It tries to be a bohemian, cultured place and I must admit some of it's architecture is stunning, but the city is blighted by it's religious bigotry and it's quasi socialist working class attitude. There are a few nice stores, bars and restaurants, even Apple opened a store there, but the best thing about Glasgow? the trains to Edinburgh.
 

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Chai Ovna tea house and adjoining Voltaire & Rousseau bookshop, in the West End. Lots of interesting vintage stuff at the Barrows Market if you can be bothered to wade through piles of sartorial garbage.
 

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If you're into art, then certainly visit the Kelvingrove and also the GSA (School of Art) designed by Rennie Mackintosh.
 

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Originally Posted by radicaldog
Chai Ovna tea house and adjoining Voltaire & Rousseau bookshop, in the West End. Lots of interesting vintage stuff at the Barrows Market if you can be bothered to wade through piles of sartorial garbage.

I agree with this.
 

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Steer clear of here

Some nice architecture and Kelvin Park is nice, but the comments about getting to Edinburgh (one of the nicest cities in Europe) are sound.
 

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Originally Posted by Cary Grant
If you're into art, then certainly visit the Kelvingrove and also the GSA (School of Art) designed by Rennie Mackintosh.
The Willow tea rooms too.
 

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Originally Posted by mclean
Glasgow, home of the tracksuited, buckfast swilling ned. It tries to be a bohemian, cultured place and I must admit some of it's architecture is stunning, but the city is blighted by it's religious bigotry and it's quasi socialist working class attitude. There are a few nice stores, bars and restaurants, even Apple opened a store there, but the best thing about Glasgow? the trains to Edinburgh.

"quasi-socialist"? Do we really need the modifier there?
 

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Yea, Glasgow is definitely not where the culture is. Take that trip to Edinburgh for that sort of thing. Glasgow made me really hate global brands a lot more. Everything from the Gap to Starbucks all over the damn place. Sad times really. If you are into football/soccer it might be worth trying to check out a Rangers game though.
 

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There is a big chance we will be goin to Edingbourg. Wath is the best part thera??

Any other substansial shoping tips??

I have visisted Glasgow once before so im aware of the state of the city. Thats why i was hoping for some help. Going there for a gig with my band and were doing some recording.
 

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Originally Posted by negusnegas
Yea, Glasgow is definitely not where the culture is. Take that trip to Edinburgh for that sort of thing. Glasgow made me really hate global brands a lot more. Everything from the Gap to Starbucks all over the damn place. Sad times really. If you are into football/soccer it might be worth trying to check out a Rangers game though.

Celtic's the team!
 

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