Scotland has officially got all of their GirlCrew groups into the #GC40 before any other country. It’s an alphabetical trip, but still. Good job Scots. Check out our tips for life/travel in Aberdeen and Edinburgh if you missed them too. Glasgow grew from a rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain and is the third largest city overall in the UK. It has a super lively and lovely GirlCrew group so if you are looking for some adventure buddies either living there or traveling, just click the link above to join. Or check out some of our other city groups. We’re basically taking over the world and you’re invited to the party.
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Daytime Activities in Glasgow
Visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. As well as being a stunning building architecturally, it houses one of Europe’s great art collections, is amongst the top three free-to-enter visitor attractions in Scotland and one of the most visited museums in the United Kingdom outside of London. If art is your bag, the girls also recommend a trip to the Gallery of Modern Art. I went as a kid myself and loved it even then. Pretty sure it’s part of what set me on the route to art college in my later years. If you’re into design and architecture you should also go for in The Willow Tea Rooms designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. If you’re on a museum binge you should also see The People’s Palace, set in Glasgow Green (the city’s oldest park). It’s home to a collection of historical artifacts, photographs, prints and film, which gives an unrivaled insight into how Glaswegians lived, worked and played from the 18th to the 20th Century. The park is also perfect for a walk or a picnic! If you’re not there for typical Glaswegian weather 😉
Outside the City
Scotland is well known for its beautiful landscapes and lochs. If you’re stopping off in Glasgow, Loch Lomond is only up the road and well worth a visit.
Food, Drinks & Nights Out
Make your way to Ashton lane for a little wander about to choose some nice spots for food and drinks. The cobbled backstreet in the West End of Glasgow is connected to Byres Road by a short linking lane beside Hillhead subway station and is noted for its bars, restaurants and The Grosvenor Picture Theatre. Our girls also recommend checking out West Brewery Bar & Restaurant.
If you’re looking for something a little different try out the Glasgow Subcrawl – yep, you read that correctly. It’s a tour along the subway route in Glasgow heading out at each stop on the circuit to check out a pub nearby and typically done dressed up. Now there’s a novel way to get to know a city better. We recommend some 7ups if you want to remember it 😉
Making friends in Glasgow
GirlCrew was set up to make a few new friends for nights out on the tiles but it quickly evolved into the place to go for some female pals for any kinds of social activities. It started in Dublin but there’s a great group growing in Glasgow, along with over 40 other city groups across the globe too. The group is open to all women over about 25 and up and there’s always newbies joining the group so don’t worry about being new to it. We were all a newbie once! Hit the link below to join the Glasgow crew or check out our other city groups here.
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