/ Alternative day out in Glasgow?
Merchant Square, by far my most favourite place.
> Merchant Square,
Thanks but I think I can get there without a tube from the City Centre :)
Most of Glasgow is bloody awful for pubs etc. the best bits are City Centre or West End.
You could try Govan or Ibrox for the 'local culture'.
> Burrel collection?
I've meant to visit since it opened and never made it yet! What about food and drink places around there?
> You could try Govan or Ibrox for the 'local culture'.
Spent a fair bit of time round there in the 80's. In one pub in Govan the barmaid let us know it was chucking out time by shouting "Fur fuksake have you c#nts no git homes tae go tae?"
> I've meant to visit since it opened and never made it yet! What about food and drink places around there?
Don't know, there's a cafe in the place but no idea what's outside the place.
What a fragrant ,demure sounding lady.
Thinking about you original criteria ,and kind of struggling to come up with ideas.
Outwith the W end and some of the swanky Merchant City/Ingram St joints
not overly familiar.
Have you been to the Corinthian?
I can certainly think of a few places perhaps not to go to.
What about a wee trip oot to Newton Mearns.see what its all about.
> Don't know, there's a cafe in the place but no idea what's outside the place.
A fooking big park!
What about St Georges Cross. The Tenement House is worth a visit.
> What about St Georges Cross.
That's still W end.
> That's still W end.
Highly debatable. St Georges Cross sits very much on the boundary.
It sounds as though you know Glasgow pretty well. Given how small the underground is you won't have much ability to get anywhere new. Extend your boundary and you'll give yourself a lot more choice.
Just realised The Tenement House is in Charing Cross....d'oh!
'The tube' only goes from the city centre - west end - govan area, so you're onto plums if you don't want anything in those areas.
The new transport museum on the riverside. Underground to Partick so still W End though.
Peoples Palace museum, Glasgow Green and West Brewery/Bar/Restaurant - a walk (E) from city centre
Necropolis, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art & Glasgow cathedral on E of city centre.
There isn't masses to do. Once you leave the city centre you start moving into residential areas and schemes and the tube doesn't go near the east of the city although there isnt anything much out there to spend a day unless you want to go shopping at parkhead forge.. West end is the only area you could spend a day doing the stuff you mentioned I am afraid unless you want to head out towards edinburgh I am afraid.
How long does it take to get to New Lanark? I presume there's a bus service from the city centre. I've been there a couple of times at the end of the Clydestride race, and I've always thought we should go back and have a proper look.
Could go visit Auchentoshan or Glengoyne distillery.
Both in the west end which I assume he knows about already if he always ends up there.
What about Cathcart? I could then have a look at Court Knowe which I haven't been to for over 20 years.
I think the answer lies in how long it has taken you to go back?
Agreed! (and I live 5 minutes from it) In the UKC grading system, this one would be a couple of notches below 'Bag of...'
To be honest, there's not that much on the south side except the Burrell, for a (daytime) cultural visit. Nice bars and restaurants in Shawlands though, but it's a pretty compact area to spend a whole day there.
I do rate the Merchant City as a very 'wander-able' place with a decent choice of places to visit and things to see & do.
> Agreed! (and I live 5 minutes from it) In the UKC grading system, this one would be a couple of notches below 'Bag of...'
Failing that, just take a tour around Glasgow through the years on Virtual Mitchell
Did anyone mention the House for an Art Lover, worth a visit, you could also do the tour of Glasgow School of Art, and Hill House at Helensburgh is a shortish train ride(if you like Macintosh?)
Subway to Ibrox, walk up the road, climb over or squeeze through the fence and explore the old dock then walk around past the science centre and the BBC, over the bridge and up the other side of the river to the new riverside museum (has the old transport museum collection), which is superb.
> Subway to Ibrox, walk up the road, climb over or squeeze through the fence and explore the old dock then walk around past the science centre and the BBC, over the bridge and up the other side of the river to the new riverside museum (has the old transport museum collection), which is superb.
Then Walk out of the Riverside Museum onto the Tall Ship and if it is a good day, they run the launch off the tall ship up the Clyde.
Good day out.
(Take Binos to the RM as they have put a lot of stuff on the walls)
Doh, should have suggested this first off: TCA Glasgow. Sorted!
Alternatives to visit:
Tollcross park (interesting Victorian architecture in the form of a neo-baronial mansion and remains of a huge greenhouse).
Walk up the Clyde.
Kelvinside museum and art gallery.
Glasgow Museum's resource centre often has events.
Cathedral and museum of religion.
(those that have been said before are well worth repeating)
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