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Why You Should Definitely Visit Glasgow, Scotland

Updated on June 15, 2020

Ignorance is NOT bliss

Not knowing about certain wonderful places does not benefit you in any way. You only have one life and you should be able to experience all the great things life has to offer. One of these great things being a trip to Glasgow, Scotland.

What you ignore about Paris:

Paris always seems like the go-to dream holiday destination. But people either ignore or don't know about some reasons they may not want to visit.

1. Everyone wants to visit Paris. That means you'll be surrounded by tourists. That dilutes the authentic experience a tad.

2. The main attraction - The Eiffel Tower - will be just as busy for the same reason.

3. Many people that have visited Paris, or France in general, have mentioned that not speaking or understanding French upsets the locals


On the opposite end of the spectrum, Glaswegians are the nicest, most welcoming people you will ever meet in your life.

Everyone, from the cab drivers that fetch you at the airport to the cashier at the local Tesco, treats you like an old friend or a neighbor they've known their whole life.

The kindness of the people of Glasgow will shock you and warm your heart every single time, no matter how long you have been there.

Zero Tolerance

Have you ever had the police and the citizens of where you're from constantly reinforce their zero tolerance for hate and bigotry? Well, in Glasgow, that's the norm. Taking care of people is at the top of the list of priorities for Glasgow officials.

Instead of tensing up when you see an approaching police vehicle, you immediately feel immensely safe and relaxed.

Happiness, truly.

Other than the fantastic people...

Glasgow is absolutely beautiful.

Not just because of the lush greenery in every direction but also because of the well-kept and maintained old building s that feature the most beautiful brickwork you'd have ever laid eyes upon.

It will have you feeling and saying things you never thought you would have otherwise, things like saying "beautiful brickwork".

Let's not forget:

The University of Glasgow's buildings were used in the making of the Harry Potter movies.

Even the outskirts

Even the areas surrounding Glasgow will leave you speechless.

Take a tour of the many lochs (lakes) and visit the world-famous Loch Ness to see if you can spot Nessy (aka The Loch Ness Monster).

Don't worry, she's friendly.

There's more

1. Sandwiches with soup may sound simple enough but the ones you find in Glasgow will blow your mind.

2. Museums and art galleries all are free to visit.

3. Glaswegian buskers will give you a strange and unwavering love and respect for the bagpipes.

4. Glasgow has darn good coffee. And no, I don't mean at Starbucks. I mean the local caf├ęs and shops, even at their restaurants.

5. The food at the pubs are as good as the ales and spirits.

6. You'll find yourself wanting a variety of kilts.

7. You'll never want to leave. That's a promise.

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    • Nella DiCarlo profile image

      Nella DiCarlo 

      12 months ago from Guelph, Ontario

      Glasgow is definitely on my list, more so now after reading your article!

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      13 months ago

      I've never been here, but my husband lived in the UK for 6 years (he's Mediterranean and didn't care for it at all) and when he visited Glasgow he told me he truly loved it. And he is islands, sun, oceans and beaches or BUST. This must really be a beautiful country.

    • Kim Yudkoff profile imageAUTHOR

      Kim Yudkoff 

      13 months ago from Glasgow, Scotland

      So glad I could give you that nudge. You will never regret a trip to Glasgow.

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      Liz Westwood 

      13 months ago from UK

      We skirted the outskirts of Glasgow on our way to Dunoon many years ago. Since then I have noticed it on TV reports and sometimes wondered about visiting. Your article encourages me to do so.


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