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A couple of weeks ago, whilst up in Scotland we spent a fun filled day in Glasgow. I did briefly mention our day in Glasgow in my Scotland road trip blog post. But I wanted to give it its own post too because I have more photos to share and also to tie in with our UK cities checklist, which we are still doing.

Glasgow is a huge city with so much to see and do. It’s all pretty spread out so we ended up walking a whopping 20,ooo steps that day! I’m still shocked at how well the kids did with all the walking. We parked out car at a multi story car park in the city centre and then used the subway to get around. The subway is great – cheap, easy to navigate and the kids thought it was brilliant fun!

Our day started off with brunch at a lovely little place just outside the city centre called Cafe Strange Brew. The menu was great but we all went for the pancakes, which were absolutely amazing! Would you just look at them…

After our delicious brunch, we spent some time wandering around the city centre checking out the sights, and doing a spot of shopping.

Of course the European Championships had just been held at Glasgow and so there had been a lot going on in George Square. I think it had all ended the day before we were there though, so everything was being taken down.

Next we hopped on the subway to the University of Glasgow. It’s close to two of the museums we wanted to visit so we thought it was worth a look around while we were in the area. I mean, who doesn’t love a nice bit of architecture?! We also had a wander down Ashton Lane which is a cute little cobbled street in the same area.

Next up was Kelvingrove art gallery and museum, which had been recommended to us by a few people. It’s a huge museum with lots to see. But as we were quite short on time we had to have a quick dash around before heading off to our next stop.

We then walked over to the Riverside museum which is Glasgow’s transport museum. This was about a 10/15 minute walk from Kelvingrove. The kids absolutely loved it here, it’s lots of fun for children and free to get in. 

Finally we got on the subway back in to the city centre to grab some dinner before heading back to our hotel. We were all super tired by this point. My husband had been a star and done loads of research into the best places to eat before out Scotland trip. So we knew exactly where we were heading for dinner in Glasgow. We ate at a place called Topolabamba, a Mexican restaurant on St Vincent Street. The food here was lovely, my kids are really fussy eaters and even they enjoyed the food.

We had a great day in Glasgow and would definitely go back again. There’s so much to see and do, especially for kids. The museums were amazing and definitely worth checking out if you’re visiting the city, especially as both are free admission. There’s probably loads that we didn’t get a chance to see but we definitely crammed as much as we could into just one day. Thanks for having us Glasgow, we will definitely be back again one day.

You can read our other UK cities posts here.

Have you ever been to Glasgow?

Thank you for reading.



  1. September 10, 2018 / 11:00 am

    I have never been to Glasgow before, I really should visit sometime as its only a few hours away. It looks like you had a lovely time x

    • Emma
      September 13, 2018 / 2:36 pm

      Definitely worth a visit, we really enjoyed it! x