Two Days in Glasgow.
Our private tours of Scotland always include at least two nights in each destination. Our Travel Guide gives you an idea of what you can expect to see and do when you are staying at various locations across our beautiful country.
We offer fascinating guided tours of Glasgow and all of Scotland’s historic sights and hidden gems Touring specialists in Scotland – James Campbell Tours
When we arrive in Glasgow, we always like to start with a tour of Glasgow Cathedral. It is the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland to have survived the Protestant Reformation of 1560. The cathedral is built around the tomb of St Kentigern, also known as St Mungo, who is thought to have been buried here in around 612AD.
Next is a visit to the strikingly beautiful Peoples Palace in historic Glasgow Green. This is Glasgow’s social history museum where you can learn about the city and its people from 1750 to the end of the 20th Century. People's Palace — Glasgow Life
1.00pm – Lunch at the wonderful Ardnamurchan Scottish Restaurant and Bar Ardnamurchan – Scottish restaurant & bar, Hope Street, Glasgow
After lunch take a walk along the River Clyde, the beating heart of Glasgow. Take pictures of the Iconic Finnieston Crane, a giant cantilever crane, a listed building and a symbol of the city’s engineering heritage. Finish the day with a visit to the award-winning riverside museum. This is Glasgow’s museum of all things transport and it is wonderful! Riverside Museum — Glasgow Life
Late afternoon check in at one of Glasgow’s favourite hotels – Hotel Du Vin, One Devonshire Gardens. Set over a series of Victorian terraced houses in the fashionable West End, this is a slice of chic luxury. (Doubles from £160.00 per night including breakfast, midweek stay) https://www.hotelduvin.com/locations/glasgow/
8.00pm – Dinner at The Ubiquitous Chip in vibrant Ashton Lane. We love this place! Restaurant | Ashton Lane Glasgow | Ubiquitous Chip
After dinner drinks at Bar Brel, just over the cobbled street. Brel (brelbar.com)
You will have enjoyed a scrumptious breakfast before heading out into the beautiful tree lined street of Devonshire Gardens. This morning’s visit is to the architectural hidden gem, Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, the only church designed by the celebrated, Scottish architect, artist and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Completed in 1899, Mackintosh manages to create a tranquil oasis for the soul and mind amidst exquisite design that is totally unique. Mackintosh Church – Mackintosh Queen's Cross | Charles Rennie Mackintosh church in Glasgow
After your hour of serenity in the city, pop into Jaconelli’s Café for morning coffee (great Gelato too). This much-loved local café is full of character and opened in 1924. Sit in a 1950s booth with your coffee and listen to the music played on the original juke box!
Continue your Macintosh theme with a visit to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, one of Scotland’s finest! There are 22 galleries to explore so you might not get to everything. The Scottish and European art collection, which includes Mackintosh and the works of his talented wife, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh.
1.30pm – Pop over the street to one of the best Indian Restaurants in Glasgow, Mother India. A magic selection of Indian food, served tapas style, is such a wonderful way to lunch!
Take a walk through the grounds of Glasgow University, including the beautiful cloisters to Buyers Road. Enjoy a wander around the heart of the West End with local shops including Oxfam’s music and book shops. Step onto Ashton Lane, Cresswell Lane and Dowanside Lane for quirky and quality local shops.
8.00pm – Dinner in the Brasserie Restaurant at Oran Mor. Housed in the former Kelvinside Parish Church, Oran Mor is a thriving arts and entertainment venue. After dinner enjoy a drink as the night sets in, in the Victorian Bar or their fabulous Whisky Bar.
We offer private city tours of Glasgow to all the best sights including hidden gems.
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