Glasgow is a city with a past image that is rough and ready. However, fast forward 10 years and you will see a difference. I'm a Glaswegian, who lived most of my life in the city and have witnessed the changes over the years. However, Glasgow is now a cosmopolitan city with so much to do. It was even crowned the European city of culture in 1990.

1) Visit Ashton Lane

With its cobble stone streets, a visit to Glasgow is not complete without a visit to Ashton Lane. With a variety of bars and restaurants, there is something for all tastes. Ranging from the Irish bar, Jinty McGinty's to the restaurant, Ubiquitous chip, you will not be disappointed with the beer gardens when the sun does decide to come out!!!

2) Eat a chippy

Nothing beats a chippy, especially in Glasgow. Jack Macphee's on Hope street is a sit in restaurant so you can eat your chippy on plates!!! I recommend the fish tea. Tasty and greasy, what more does one want?!

3) Have a picnic in the Botanic Gardens

When the sun comes out, take a picnic to the botanic gardens and lie on the grass relaxing. Great for people watching and to see Glasgow's finest topless beer bellies from the men who feel the need to share their moobs with us!

4) Go shopping

With an abundance of shops, Glasgow city centre is a shoppers paradise. From the Buchanan Galleries to small shops in the merchant city, there is something for everyone. My personal favourite is the Buchanan Galleries as it is home to my favourite shop, Lakeland!

5) Go to a ceilidh

Ceilidh's are a great opportunity to get together with friends and dance the Gay Gordon's and the Dashing White Sergeant. Sloan's bar in Glasgow hold ceilidh's every Friday night.

There are so many other things to do in Glasgow, but this is just a taster of all the things you can do. The best way is to get out there and explore the city and all the things it has to offer.


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