20 Things to do in Glasgow, Scotland Travel Guide


In today’s video we’re going to be showing
you around Glasgow, Scotland. This is a city that we visited last autumn
and then again this summer, and on both visits, we ate like kings and queens because it turns
out, Glasgow is a great destination for foodies. Since we never got around to making a travel
guide on our first visit, today we’re going to be combining the footage from both of those
trips to show you some of the best things to do in Glasgow and also some of the best
places to eat and drink it. So let’s get started! So I’m excited for this next attraction we’re
actually going into the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and last time we were in Glasgow (Glesga)
it was closed. I think we got here a little bit too early
and we had other things scheduled so we totally missed it. So yeah, this time we’re checking it out. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is
divided into two main sections. On the right-hand side you have the museum
which focuses on natural history, world cultures, and archaeology; and then on the left-hand
side you have the art gallery which showcases paintings, furniture, and Scottish art, which
makes it very easy to explore based on your interests. While I found myself drawn to the museum side,
it wasn’t long before I was lured over to the art gallery by the Floating Heads, a one
of a kind installation that’s hard to miss! So that was a really cool experience. I am so glad we got to do it this time around. Yeah. And it is the kind of attraction where you’ll
want to budget a few hours because it is big inside. And it has a very eclectic mix of different
galleries. So we just finished visiting the Kelvingrove
Art Gallery and Museum and it is just a skip and a hop over to Glasgow University so we
couldn’t resist coming back seriously look around. It looks like the set of Harry Potter. Even though it is probably not. Tada. The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451
and it’s one of Scotland’s 4 ancient universities. With that in mind, you can count on some amazing
architecture especially around the cloisters. Seeing as it was almost lunch time, we hopped
in a taxi and rode across town to the Drygate Brewery. This is a place that I had been to on our
last trip to Glasgow (Glaschu). This time around, we signed up for the “Through
the Glass Tour” for a quick lesson on the art of brewing, and while we were at it, we
paired our beers with lunch. So it is right around lunchtime and we have
just arrived at the Drygate Brewery here in Glasgow and we’re going to be doing a through
the glass tour. So our beer has actually arrived. Let me lift this for you. How cool is this? And when I’m talking through the glass check
out that. These are oh yeah. That is through the glass. So cool. Through the glass literally. In total we sampled 4 beers; my favourite
was called Disco Forklift Truck, and it was a pale ale that was fruity and tropical thanks
to someone’s genius idea to add mango juice Then for food, I had fish and chips, and Audrey
went for something a little bit more adventurous. I got Ox Cheek. And I’ve only had Ox Cheek once before in
Laos in Luang Prabang. Yep. And I really enjoyed it. I haven’t seen it on a menu since. So I figured you know what? You’re going to make a sandwich for us. Yeah. My work of art. Let’s see how it tastes. I’m just going to have the Ox first. Hahaha. You’ve got a giant piece of leaf. What do you think? Good? It is really nice. Is it? It has a nice sweetness to it. Okay. And it kind of looks like pulled pork. Yeah. So yeah, the meat just breaks apart. Super tender. Really really good. I can’t wait to try that. Our adventures continued the following day
with an amazing meal at A’Chailltain in the heart of The Barras. It is time for food again and today we’re
at BAD which stands for Barras Art and Design. And it is a really cool space. For starters there is art everywhere. They have these amazing murals. But also once you go inside you have like
little shops, restaurants, bars. Sometimes they have art exhibitions, they
host music gigs, markets. So it is really cool. It is a versatile space but now let’s go see
if our food is ready. Yeah, we’ve come here for lunch. Well the appetizers are here and it looks
amazing. We went for the risotto with squid ink and
seabass. So I’m going to dig right in. That does look amazing. I love risotto. Oh my gosh. Chives. Mmmm. Isn’t that good? And I love risotto too. That is actually what I’ve ordered as my main
coming later. Then Sam ordered the roasted red pepper pearl
barley risotto for the main, and I had the lamb leg steak with baby carrots, beetroots,
and turnips. It was a fantastic meal! Next up, it was time to check out the gin
scene and for this, we visited the Glasgow Gin Distillery over on the Southside. We got to tour the place, learn a bit more
about gin production, and then at the very end, it was time for the good stuff: a gin
tasting! So we’re the Glasgow Distillery Company. Glasgow’s first single malt distillery in
over 110 years. Since 1902. And we are a proud crafters of Glasgow’s only
Gin. Makar original gin. Time for the gin tasting. You’re used to having that with tonic. I am it is quite strong on its own. But yeah, it has got a nice aroma. Obviously, juniper berries dominate here. But it is nice. Fragrant. Aromatic. Floral. Later that evening, we went on a do it yourself
food crawl where we visited a few different bars and restaurants along Finnieston, which
is in the city’s west end. First up, we visited The Drugstore Social,
a bar that is set in an old-fashioned pharmacy. I’ve ordered myself something called the heartbeat. And it has arrived. Viola! So describe it. I’m going to read you the ingredients because
I don’t know my alcohols that well. But this one is a beetroot infused mezcal
with sake so that is an interesting mix. We’ve got Mexico and Japan happening in this
drink. Yeah. Check it out. And it has a big cube of ice. And it kind of looks like a heart honestly. Yeah, yeah. Sam chose the Goodnight Kiss, which had pisco
and coconut liqueur – I liked his drink the best. And then we ordered one more drink. So this next one. Yes, we got a third drink it is called Smoke
and the Water. And it was a really dramatic drink. Like they bring the glass flipped upside down
and out comes the smoke. And then they reveal the smoke. Um, so yeah I’ve already poured myself a little
bit. That looks good. It smells nice. Mmm. Is it good? Ooh. That is good. Yeah. Thank you. Our second stop of the night was The Finnieston,
which specializes in gin and seafood. Audrey tried her first oysters, and then we
had a couple more drinks, as you do. Next drink of choice is the martini. But look at how they serve it here. This is so creative. This is the alcohol and they keep it chilled
it in this large glass with ice and once you’re ready you just keep topping up your glass. Just pour a little in. Got a little cucumber. And yeah, this is a lot of fun. Lastly, to wrap up the night, we went to Porter
& Rye for dinner, this is a steakhouse specializing in aged beef. Alright, we’ve had drinks, we’ve had appetizers. Now it is time for dinner. We’ve popped over to Porter and Rye where
the thing to order is steak. We’ve ordered two different steaks. Yes. This one right in front of me has been aged
for 50 days. And the one in front of Sam has been aged
for over 100 days. So this is a first for me. I have never ordered an aged steak before. So let’s just dig right in and see what it
tastes like. Completely new culinary experience happening
over here. Mmmmm. Is it good? Does it tastes different? It is very tender. Yeah? You taste the beef. I mean I feel like it kind of enhances the
flavors. It intensifies it a little bit. But yeah, this is really good. Cooked medium rare which I think is to perfection. Mmmmm. Good stuff huh? This is wonderful. And for our last breakfast in town, we ate
at Cafe Gandolfi, a cozy spot that serves up a delicious breakfast. I went for the Gandolfi Vegetarian Breakfast
with halloumi and field mushrooms, and it was amazing! Now that we’ve shown you what we got up
to on our most recent visit to Glasgow (Glesga), let’s rewind to last year’s trip. One of the first places we visited was the
Glasgow Botanic Garden in the city’s west end. My favourite part of the garden was the Kibble
Palace, which is a 19th-century wrought iron glasshouse, which features beautiful sculptures
amidst the foliage. For a completely different vibe, we also hit
up Buchanan Street, one of the main shopping thoroughfares in Glasgow (Glaschu). We were there on a weekend so it was full
of shoppers and buskers, and it was buzzing. And right along Buchanan Street, we came across
the Willow Tea Rooms where we had a little afternoon tea. So what are we up to on this sunny day? So on the southside of Glasgow you can get
out into nature and we’re just exploring the countryside and apparently there is going
to be some hairy coos we can spot. Hairy coos. Yeah. Let’s go find them. And just a short drive from there, we visited
House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park, where they have some cool sculptures around
the garden. We also visited Glasgow Cathedral and the
nearby Necropolis, which is a Victorian cemetery located on a hill just east of the cathedral. And not too far from there, you also have
Glasgow Green, a nice park in the city’s east end that is also home to the People’s Palace,
which tells the story of the city and it’s people. And last but not least, it was on this trip
that we discovered one of our favourite restaurants in Glasgow: The Crafty Pig. This place specializes in pulled pork sandwiches,
delicious fries, and the most decadent of milkshakes, so we found ourselves going back
time and again. So Glasgow is a city for foodies. There is so much great food and today we’re
bringing you to one of our favorite restaurants The Crafty Pig. Basically everything on the menu is amazing
and we’ve only been here a few days but we just keep coming back and we’re going to show
you why. Take a look at this main. Dudes, this is the pulled pork sandwich bun. Oh my gosh. This is amazing. Like take a look at that. Can you see that pulled pork. Yes, I’ve tried it before and it is mouth
watering. You know what just so I can show you guys
what the pulled pork looks like I’m just going to take it out like this and take a bite. Mmmmmm. How amazing is that? Magic. That is magic in the mouth. And that’s a wrap for our visit to Glasgow,
Scotland. We loved our two visits and we’d gladly
return for a third. This is an amazing city for foodies and there
are so many great bars, restaurants, breweries, and distilleries to visit. Also for your information if you’re already
visiting Edinburgh, Glasgow is just a short 50-minute train ride away, and it’s a city
with its own unique vibe. Now you guys know the drill, if there are
any other fun things to do in Glasgow that you’d like to share with travellers, feel
free to leave your suggestions in the comments below. In the meantime, wishing you happy travels
and until next time!

100 thoughts on “20 Things to do in Glasgow, Scotland Travel Guide

  1. Take a visit to the home of the best team in the city, treble treble treble champions THE MIGHTY GLASGOW CELTIC FC . to all coach parties on way to PARADISE for toilet break drop of at govan to the crumbldome .🚺🚹♿ facility's , ok but bit of a stench most times, 🚽🧻all parties welcome , mr Dave king toilet attendant, a real bull💩or. 🤑😉😂😂🤣

  2. Probably the greatest city I've ever visited where the people are so friendly, funny, quirky, bit rude, warm, genuine, loud, and lovable, all in one go!

  3. Love that the first picture is of the statue with the traffic cone on its head. Anytime that cone gets taken off it is replaced by a random person almost immediately. Favorite thing about Glasgow to be honest.

  4. Things to do in glasgow:
    Go to the parks go
    shopping in bucanan street and st. Enochs
    Go to the museums
    Get hammered

  5. Fantastic video you two!! So informative and had me licking my lips at the thought of spending time in what looks to be a truly magnificent city of culture!!

  6. It's a well kept secret but one of the best buildings to visit is the Glasgow city chambers on George Square, it is absolutely stunning inside and they do 2 free tours every day.

  7. Things to do in Glasgow
    1) See the goths outside McDonalds on Argyle Street
    2) Get asked for a few quid off a junkie
    3) Get a taxi to the airport to get OOT

  8. 1. Best bar in town laurieston bar bridge st gorbals. Old style Glasgow pub.

    2. Best pub food-the pavement bar merchant city.

    3. Best sports experience – tour of Celtic park followed by match in stadium universally recognised as best atmosphere in Europe. Also the friendliest fans.

    4.. For a different experience- govanhill, old Irish stronghold now the most diverse community in Europe with 34 language spoken and where the ghetto jostles with the newly arrived hipsters.
    New York in microcosm.

    5. Visit the Mitchell library, the biggest in Europe.
    Beautiful old building and stunning example of architecture from tobacco lord era.
    Also full of community education and cultural events and with a theatre to boot.

    Coming again?
    Id love to show you round!

  9. Um lived here all my life the brewery and alcohol places ain’t on everyone priority! There is so much more and cultured things to do! Sad to see just one type of vision for it !

  10. yeah harry potter wasnt filmed at glasgow uni lol but the actual filming location isnt that far away relatively speaking.

  11. I'm so disappointed the poster failed to include our thriving red light district, Glasgow is miles better is a phrase that was taken from an American Tourist whilst having his weasel greased down there, it's a fact!😂

  12. Glasgow’s not the same anymore, due to the arrival of unwanted immigrants, who just don’t dig the Scottish culture💕

  13. Sorry the comment wasn’t uploading and YouTube crashed I was just saying that it’s a lot of food here. Even though my mum and me going to Glasgow for a day like food, we think there’s not enough to do else then food and some art stuff

  14. Brad Pitt filmed scenes for World War Z in George Square a few years ago.They brought over all these American cars and the locals were playing zombies.

  15. I never knew about that place at The Barras. Great video and nice to see you both had a great time. 👍🏻🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  16. I’m happy to see that people are visiting Glasgow (BTW I live in Glasgow) but you can’t go to Glasgow and not see a Football game

  17. This actually got me emotional. Thanks for visiting my city! I was born and bred here and my heart will always be in Glasgow. Such a special city that welcomes everyone and anyone with open arms.

  18. Makes me emotional watching this. Glasgow is also my hometown and I don’t normally see tourists coming here. But thank you for coming and enjoy all of out quirky,funny and cultural people and also enjoy the food!

  19. Get ye selves tae a Glasgow night of entertainment at The Hydro orcsome other gig venue. Best and hardest crowd in the world, if you are good you will be rewarded, if you aren’t, you will be told!!!

    Or take a walk down a sorry Sauchiehill Street.

    Go to Max Bar & Grill in Queen Street!!!

  20. You haven't done Glasgow until you've had Irn Bru, Pizza Crunch, bought socks from sports direct and have been asked for a cigarette by a junkie haha

  21. Was arranging to go to Kiev and used your video…my boyfriend got scared so now we're going here XD your videos are seriously so helpful

  22. I live in Glasgow and you need to go to a Celtic European game. Also, never, ever try a deep fried Mars bar, no one here eats them. 🍀🍀

  23. Great to see our wonderful city shown in its true light. A lot of emphasis on meat in your restaurant reviews, but Glasgow has a great reputation for cruelty-free eateries as well and has been dubbed the 'Vegan Capital of the UK (sic)' with places such as Stereo, Mono and the 13th Note serving up delicious veggie nosh. https://www.animalactivistwatch.com/vegan/glasgow-is-unlikely-vegan-capital-of-the-uk/

  24. Omg I’m so hungry-thanks for making our city look so good and happy you enjoyed your visit!, that pulled pork sandwich though…yum x

  25. Amazing video. As someone from surrounding Glasgow I have forgotten about the places you have mentioned as they appear to have had a makeover. I run my own charity where I make meals and hand them out to the people on the streets of Glasgow on a Friday night. If anyone needs a tour guide whilst I’m walking the streets feel free to drop me a message on my instagram m1tch8ll and #1goodturn

  26. As a Glaswegian filmmaker I really enjoyed this! You even visited places that I've never been to haha. Great format though and cheers from this rainy city guys! D

  27. You paint the city in a great light, there’s places you’ve mentioned that I’m going to try, didn’t know they were there! I live about 10 miles outside the city, but work in it every day, too many tourists bang on about Edinburgh and don’t give Glasgow a chance, great video 👍😁

  28. I'm from Glasgow, and honestly, you should go to the Amber Regent (Chinese restaurant) it's the best place for chinese food and it is so good.

  29. Nice to see Glasgow from a tourist point of view. Use were lucky with the weather 😂
    I love the city centre. You should defo go to Loch lomond tho if u come visit again.

  30. Your videos are unnecessarily long and includes lot of food. Restrict food part to minimum. Make a different channel for it. Don’t mix travel with food. Not everyone might like it. Like me. It’s a waste of time. I feel like disliking your video only because of this.

  31. Number 1 thing to do: leave

    Apart from essential work events I've managed to avoid Glasgow. Go Edinburgh, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire, Inverness or The Cairngorms. Not Glasgow.

  32. GREETINGS FROM THE GREAT STATE OF ARKANSAS HOW DO YOU AFFORD YOU GUYS TO KEEP TRAVELING LIKE THAT JUST WONDERING DO YOU GET PAID AS A PART OF YOUR JOB IT TAKES ME A GOOD YEAR TO SAVE UP JUST TO GO EIGHT DAYS TO LONDON OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT TAKES A LONG TIME AND WE HAVE TO EAT HERE AND PAY OUR BILLS IN THE UNITED STATES AND LIVE HERE JUST WONDERING GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS I HOPE TO GO TO GLASGOW SCOTLAND ONE DAY SOON

  33. GREETINGS FROM THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS YOU KNOW PEOPLE DIE FROM ALCOHOL POISONING AND IT STARTS WITH MARIJUANA AND LEADS TO HARDER DRUGS THE VERY FAMOUS GUITAR PRODIGY JIMMY MCCULLOCH WHO EVENTUALLY JOINED WINGS WITH PAUL MCCARTNEY WAS A GREAT BAND 1970S HE DIED OF A HEROIN OVERDOSE IN 1979 WHEN I WAS FOURTEEN HE WAS DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS SO IS HIS BROTHER JACK YOU CAN SEE HIM PERFORM WITH WINGS HE WAS ALSO WITH THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN AND OF COURSE THE GREAT BAND FROM GLASGOW IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES WHEN JIMMY WAS MAYBE 1920 THEY WERE CALLED STONE THE CROWS WITH THE GREAT MAGGIE BELL THEY WERE GORGEOUS SPAN PHENOMENAL ANYWAY JIMMY WAS FROM GLASGOW HIM AND HIS FAMILY HIS BELOVED BROTHER JACK HAD TO FIND HIM DEAD IN HIS FLAT IN LONDON IF I DRANK AS MUCH AS YOU GUYS DRINK OF IT I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO FIND THE HOTEL YOU GUYS REALLY HAVE A SOME SORT OF A PROBLEM LAY OFF THE DRINKING AND ANY OTHER DRUGS IT'S NOT GOOD YOU GOING TO DESTROY YOUR LIVER WASTE OF MONEY THAT COULD BE HELPED USED TO HELP THE POOR IN THE HOMELESS IN THE WIDOW'S THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO GOD BLESS

  34. it's not cool to be self-indulgent and waste money on drinking and marijuana instead of helping one's parents and family and the poor in the homeless look up the name Jimmy McCulloch he was from Glasgow born in Dumbarton died of a heroin overdose 1979 when I was 14 he was in wings with Paul McCartney Denny Laine and the great drummer Joe English Jimmy died of a heroin overdose in London and his flat in Westminster Town maida Valeyou can look all this up Jimmy was gorgeous they don't make men like that anymore you can see his videos on YouTube with stone the crows and of course with wings legendary Paul McCartney's band that was the music of my life of my childhood they don't make them bands like that anymore talent like that Jimmy's to drink himself and save his blasted

  35. Too much emphasis on your food preferences rather thn Glasgow itself. Not really a travel guide is it? You didn't even mention Scotlands national sport of Football which has a huge presence in the city.

  36. I have no idea why I am watching this. I'm from Glasgow and have done everything on the list 😀 that being said, definitley come and visit Glasgow! We're friendly people and have so much more to offer, ask a local what you can do 🙂

  37. If you are back in glasgow, there are so many good cafes/brunch spots in the southside! (cafe strange brew, potbelly, gnom, bramble ect). Also a great thing to do is climb the tower in the lighthouse on mitchell lane as you get a great view of the city!

  38. Murder capital of Europe. Once was,with my girlfriend and a lady big issue vendor offered me a blow job for £10. Only in Glasgow!

  39. I've been had that too so long you're yelling get it there at the Ark cheat think I'm single right how much do what you call it they have his lungs and we stopped it with other organs and they cook it and so good but you can't serve it here in America because it's against a law

  40. I don't know what to call it my favorite whiskey it has the peat moss and the and it's really Smoky whiskey I like that most Americans don't people stay out of my whiskey

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