Not all travel involves having a lot of time to spend in one place and this is why a 30-minute Geek Guide to Glasgow is this week’s Editor’s Choice.
Glasgow is not only a ridiculously easy city to walk around, but its rich and varied history, from the opulent era of the textile merchants to its more grimy industrial past, make it a welcome stop for visitors wishing to be wowed.
And that’s exactly what Glasgow does – it opens its arms in a warm welcome and then simply amazes people with the beauty of its architecture, the stories of its past and the green open spaces it offers when it’s simply time to take a load off. No longer is this a city you bypass on your way to Edinburgh or the Highlands, it’s a destination worth experiencing for all it has on offer.
Glasgow often surprises people with just how cosmopolitan it is. A spot of high street or designer shopping can easily accommodate a long, lazy lunch at one of the many restaurants, pubs or cafes catering to all tastes. As well as the more traditional pubs, you’ll find many cool and quirky bars only too happy to welcome you in for a cheeky cocktail or glass of wine.
For those who are keen to see as much as they can, then the Geek Guide to Glasgow is possibly the best route to follow. See many of the famous landmarks and learn their history from Dr Nina Baker, who offers free guided walks through the city. Or if you prefer to go it alone, her 30-minute Geek Walk is accompanied by a free PDF, which details the stories of the landmarks and even has a space for you to take notes. And if you want to see a little of what to expect before you go, check it out at PeopleMakeGlasgow.com