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best place to watch the city lights

by RhineRoll

this is a question that just popped into my mind when I was thinking of my last trip to Scotland -- I was driving back from the Isle of Skye and arriving in the Greater Glasgow area shortly before sunset. I will never forget the view of the city lights from a road somewhere in the area of Bearsden/Milngavie.

Now my question: which other places do you know of that have wonderful vistas of the twinkling city lights? Given the fact that Glasgow is low-lying and surrounded by hills there should be more!

Re: best place to watch the city lights

by Paisleypaul

Possibly at Gleniffer Braes near Paisley is the best view of teh Clyde Valley, the car park for the Robertson Park, known unofficailly as the Car Park in the Sky! 3-4 miles from Glasgow Airport terminal building

Re: best place to watch the city lights

by RhineRoll

LOL... thanks for this... does the nickname only relate to the views or might there be other reasons to call it that way? ;)

Re: best place to watch the city lights

by Paisleypaul

OK, here is an update, it is my hoemtown of Paisley, about one-sixth of the total view.......

Re: best place to watch the city lights

by RhineRoll

wow... that's exactly what I was looking for. I especially like the pic with the huge sky and the shades in the landscape. I'll have to remember this one when in Scotland next time. It had actually occurred to me to look for vista points within the Clyde Murshiel country park -- should be not too far away from that spot in Pàislig :)

Re: best place to watch the city lights

by Paisleypaul

Yes Win; Windy Hill at Clyde Muirshiel is about the Westernmost point ot the valley view

Re: best place to watch the city lights

by CelticFire

Coming down the East Kilbride road from EK to rutherglen.

fantastic views over the whole of Glasgow and as far as the Campsie hills.

Similar from cathkin Braes.

Re: best place to watch the city lights

by RhineRoll

thanks a lot for the input here. I shall keep those places in mind when visiting the next time :)

Travel Tips for Glasgow

See/do as much as possible! If...

by katiejt

See/do as much as possible! If you want to go shopping, then the city centre is obviously a great place to go, but also go to Byres Road (get the underground to Hillhead, or lots of buses go there - the 44 definitely does, I'm not sure about the numbers ot the other routes) for more unusual shops - DeCourcey's Arcade (in DeCourcey's Lane) has some nice specialist shops and cafes. Also, go to Ashton Lane for a good selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants. Basically the variety of shops, cafes, pubs, clubs, etc. Standing out in Aston lane with a glass of wine just seems so continental.... :-)
In town, you should go to Princes Square. Although most of the shops are VERY expensive, you can get reasonably priced food there. However it can get very busy around lunch time. Try to get a seat by the balcony - although this is the smoking section, you get a good view of the rest of the centre, and if there are musicians playing, you can see them as well as hear them!

Old firm games

by rayvan

As I already mentioned in my main page, Glasgow is a city which is divided from a religious point of view between catholics and protestants and nowhere else is this more visible than in football. A game between footbal clubs Rangers (protestant) and Celtic (catholic), referred to as "old firm", is an experience unrivalled to games played anywhere else. just don't get caught up in any fights afterwards.

Celtic Football Club


Historically linked to the Irish community of Scotland, Celtic is one of the most beloved/hated football clubs in Scotland. Part of the Old Firm (derby with Rangers Football Club), its history dates back to 1888 and it is one of Scotland's most successful clubs having raised the European Cup before any other club in the United Kingdom.

Tours of Celtic Park run for about two hours and are full of information that suits tourists as well as football fanatics. Entry to the tour costs £8.50 and it runs Monday to Sunday at 11:00, 12:00, 13:45 and 14:30 except on home matchdays.

Barbecue by the Loch

by husain

Stopping by at one of the lochs on the way up to Lochness... I think this was Loch Locky. We made time for a barbecue- one of those ready-made, easy to use barbecue packs that you can buy off the shelf in some stores. What a wonderful idea!:)

From door to door to door....

by cadja about Sauchiehall Street

At day you've probably been shopping along Sauchiehall Street. Well, where the shops seemed to stop, that's where the nightlife part begins.

From Charing Cross all the way down to the pedestrian part the clubs and pubs lay door to door. Just start in either end and work yourself to the other.

Be aware that most clubs charge an entrance fee, so you probably won't do many clubs in a night... My tip is to stay at a pub until 11 pm (when they close, imagine that...) and then check out a place which suits your age, class and taste in music (you'll hear rythms out on the street).

Oh, and don't forget the mandatory stop at either of the fast food stops after closing time, it's kind of part of the deal. Some places are really posh, some are very student-ish, dress as you seem fit for your purpose.


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