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    Visiting Glasgow with a Teenage Girl

    by iblatt Written May 14, 2011

    Favorite thing: Glasgow is a vibrant and exciting city to visit with a teenager.

    Examples of places to visit in and things to do in Glasgow with an 18 year old girl:

    The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is an outstanding museum with "a little bit of everything" and an appeal also to the young with a short attention span.

    An unusual and fun museum is the School Museum; read my tip:
    http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d29d6/4c4af/4/

    Take your 18 year old shopping in the impressive malls in the city center: Princes Square Shopping Centre and Buchanan Galleries, and stroll down the pedestrian zone of Buchanan Street. Then don't forget also the Barras Market, which is reached by a short bus ride from the city center.

    Except for the many eateries which you'll discover yourself, I recommend having tea in the Willow Tea Room, which will also teach your 18-year-old girl an important history lesson about women's liberation in the 1920s.

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    Good TI center

    by rexvaughan Written Sep 20, 2010

    Favorite thing: VisitScotland operates a tourist information service in the heart of Glasgow - the city's famous George Square. Our staff are here to assist you with every aspect of your visit to the area including accommodation booking, transportation, theatre and sporting events.

    We also have guide books, maps, souvenirs and a number of free information booklets to help you get the most out of your visit to the region. Staff at the Glasgow city centre location are fluent in French, German, Italian and Spanish.

    Opening Hours
    Mon-Sat 0900-1800 Jan Easter & Oct - Nov
    Mon-Sat 0900-1800, Sun 1000-1800 Easter - May
    Mon-Sat 0900-1900, Sun 1000-1800 Jun & Sep
    Mon-Sat 0900-2000, Sun 1000-1800 Jul - Aug
    Mon-Sat 0900-1800 Dec

    11 George Square

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    Battlefield bakery

    by lillibets Written Mar 29, 2008

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    Favorite thing: i dream of the sausage roll i ate here one morning after visiting the Queens park and Victoria Infirmary area of the battlefield area of the city . Their is a monument to the battle which lost Marie Estuardo her birthright kingdom and sent her into 19 years of captivity.The bakery and i will just have to go back had a wee tea room with virtually lovely homebakes , i appreciate it sounds stupid as it is acommercial operation but really it was that good.
    The area has lots of little shops and resting under rthe mighty shadow of hampden stadium has a lot to see if it is a little eclectic

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  • Music

    by artisani Written Oct 14, 2006

    Favorite thing: The gig guide has 250 pubs listed every day with no cover charge free admission,even afternoon sessions, checkout their online gig guide and also the Skinny.

    Fondest memory: hopefully tonights concert but finding the volcano record shop was a great find as was Simbiotic records

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    Bothwell Castle

    by stevezero Updated Jun 27, 2006

    Favorite thing: This is a real castle, built for proper defence and built to last. In a beautiful setting by the River Clyde, Bothwell is Scotland's largest and finest 13th century castle. Part of the original circular keep survives.
    The castle owes its origins to Walter of Moray who acquired the Lordship of Bothwell in 1242 and, in a great display of feudal pride, set about creating a mighty fortified residence.
    It featured prominently in siege after siege in the wars with England in the early 14th century and then passed to the Black Douglases who had to rebuild much of it. Following their overthrow in 1455 by James II, the castle reverted to the Crown.
    Also enjoy a walk down by the river and look up at the castle.

    This property is managed by Historic Scotland.
    Admission Charge - Adults £3.00

    Only downside id that it is a real pig to find.
    At Uddingston off the B7071 abut 10kms south of Glasgow city centre

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    Websites

    by IanMacPhail Written Apr 11, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The www.seeglasgow.com website is as good as I`ve seen for visitors. Try it!

    For getting out and about buy an Itchy guide or see www.itchyglasgow.co.uk
    or buy The List, see www.list.co.uk
    Internet cafe Easy is in St Vincent Place.

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    GLASGOW GARDEN FESTIVAL

    by hevbell Updated Jul 11, 2004

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    Fondest memory: One of my earliest memories of visiting Glasgow [although I was 12 at the time, I didn't go often!!] was for the Garden Festival back in 1988. I ended up going three times - with the school, my guide pack and with my family and saw different things every time! I loved it!

    garden festival

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    UGC Unlimited card

    by cadja Written Apr 28, 2004

    Favorite thing: If you're gonna live here for at least a year (study/work?), am a filmlover and/or don't have a tv I'd advice you to get an UGC Unlimited card. For 9.99 pounds a month you get to watch as many movies as you like. Minimum subscription is 12 months. A regular ticket cost about 3.50 as a student (4.50 for adults) so if you're a regular movie goer you do the math.

    UGC doesn't only show blockbusters but on some of the 18 (!) screens more "arty" once as well.

    Fondest memory: *sigh* Once back in Stockholm and the 6 pound tickets I do miss this card...

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    Having a Good Day Out

    by RPW Written Apr 27, 2004

    Favorite thing: Experiment - Just let yourself get in to the way of life. In Glasgow you will see a cross section of everyday life, from wealthy people to ones that don't have a lot but are still incredibly cheery. If you are perhaps a bit nervous and worried that you might get involved in something that could cause a problem then stay in the city centre, if you feel a bit more adventurous venture along to the 'barras area especially on a Saturday or Sunday. Glasgow has a host of upmarket shops in the Italian Centre, it also has a few big shopping malls that again offer you shops of every type. There is also the West End of Glasgow with it's ultra cosmipolitan Byres Road, some nice shops, excellent cafes in little lanes and within easy distance of the city centre. Don't forget the three universities, the numerous art galleries and museums, the fantastic sports stadiums and amazing restaurants.

    Fondest memory: I sometimes criticise Glasgow when I am here, but only because I take it all for granted. Glasgow has everything that most other European cities has, the attractions, the people and even some of the illegal things !!!

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    Glasgow Cathedral

    by JUNLI Updated Feb 15, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Glasgow Cathedral

    Fondest memory: It's said there a saint buried there and that's the reason why this cathedral exists. (Who is that guy??)

    Although Glasgow Cathedral is the only medieval cathedral in Scotland and it's really magnificent, I still can't enjoy it very much because of its *black face*. A local told me that it was the fault of soot and grime which made this cathedral looks like that. (The coal was the only main power source in Glasgow for a long time.) Even if there were several cleaning and polishing projects trying to get ride of its *black face*, it still can't thoroughly come back. Maybe we should think it as the layers of history...

    Glasgow Cathedral

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    Glasgow

    by chico4u Written Oct 20, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Glasgow lies in the valley of the Clyde between two ranges of hills. It is a city build on hills, especially on the northern side of the river. It is the largest city and seaport in Scotland and the third largest in population in the British Isles. One of the most important buildings in Glasgow is the thirteenth century Cathedral. This beautiful cathedral is noted for the rypt, or 'Laigh Kirk', consecrated by Bishop Joselin in 1197.

    Custom House Quay and River Clyde

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    visit me!...I'm up...

    by antz Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit me!...I'm up here....look, can you see me????

    Fondest memory: Being able to see miles around from my flat...which is on the second from top floor!!

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    I really do not know. The...

    by lvdpiet Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: I really do not know. The visit was purely for the congres. What I know is: There is a wonderful Museum of transport, the congress gave their welcoming reception there. There is a nice city park, the inner city is quiet monumental, but seems to miss a real central square. The central station is something to see: Monumental and still in full use. And then the old inner harbour site, where now the congress and Exhibitioncentre is located

    Fondest memory: The lecture of Annemarie and her professor at the IFMA congress.
    The meeting of my Aqumen collegue Jenny at the exhibition.

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  • historically significant West end

    by coolcolin Written Aug 2, 2006

    Favorite thing: walking amongst the architecture of the West end all sorts of styles are found but the leafy affluence abounds from from earlier centuries.

    Berkeley street from the Statue of Moses on The Mi trinity college towers from roof in Berkeley st. The west end meets the city centre Granville St to city centre along Berkeley Scaffolding on Mitchell Library to Trinity college
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    Necropolis

    by JUNLI Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Necropolis

    Fondest memory:
    I felt a little freaky even if it was at noon when I was there.

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