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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:
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.
Written May 14, 2011
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.
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
Written Sep 20, 2010
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
Written Mar 29, 2008
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
Written Oct 14, 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
Updated Jun 27, 2006
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.
Written Apr 11, 2006
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!
Updated Jul 11, 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...
Written Apr 28, 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 !!!
Written Apr 27, 2004
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...
Updated Feb 15, 2003
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