My Favourites Places In Glasgow

I lived six months in Glasgow. They were six months of mixed feelings. Good and bad experiences equally. However, two things went really well: my flatshare and discovering Glasgow. Everybody is obsessed with Edinburgh (me included) and for good reasons because it is a really pretty city. However, Glasgow is underrated and absolutely worth it. Hence why I’ll share with you my favorite spots in the city!

Corinne’s must see in Glasgow

Ashton Lane
You can find Ashton in the West end, just behind Hillhead subway station, parallel to Byres road. The street isn’t really long but so cute! There are lovely white houses and garlands all over the street. You can find there a 50s-style cinema and so many other restaurants and pubs. The Ubiquitous Chip is my favorite! If you walk further towards Great Western Road, you’ll get onto Cresswell Lane where there are loads of little cool shops!

The Hanoi Bike Shop
As you may have guess by the name, the Hanoi Bike Shop is a Vietnamese restaurant. It’s on Ruthven Lane, one of the streets perpendicular to Byres Road so you may not spot it right away. However, now that you know, keep an open eye because you won’t be disappointed! It’s Glasgow’s only vietnamese restaurant and OMG, it is so so good! Their Pho dishes are absolutely divine. I haven’t tried everything on the menu but everything sounds delicious. They are one of the reasons why leaving Glasgow makes me so sad.

Pollok Country Park
Situated at the South West of the city, Pollok park is a massive garden crossed by the White Cart Water and few other little water streams. You can access it taking the train at Glasgow Central to the Shawlands. It’s the perfect place for a walk on a sunny day. You can visit Pollok House and Gardens but also see Highlands cows. Highlands cows! The latter were my favorite I must be honest. I know there is also a museum. It’s definitely the best green area to have a lovely afternoon!

Glasgow University
Any fans of Harry Potter amongst you? Because I am. I can’t tell how many times I have binge-watched the movies and read the books. I read it for the first time when I was nine years old and grew up with Harry Potter really. Anyway, yes, stepping foot in the University of Glasgow is like entering Hogwarts. Yes, you read well! Although the university was never a movie set, the main building is what inspired the author for Hogwarts in the books. The buildings are really pretty and on top of a hill so you get a full look out of the city.

Tantrum Doughnuts
One of the advantages of having a flatmate who’s been living in Glasgow for ages and knows everything about it. Laura, I am talking to you. Because she’s the one who talked to me about Tantrum Doughnuts. And about so many other things. Like Paesano Pizza (see below). Anyway, you can find Tantrum Doughnuts on Old Dumbarton Road just opposite of Kelvingrove museum so it’s the perfect place to go for coffee and treats after a visit there. There donuts are amazing! They are so colorful and original. They mix sweet and savory. It’s art. It’s edible art. Trust me when I say you should go.

Paesano Pizza
My flatmate introduced me to Paesano Pizza. I went there the first time with my boyfriend. When my parents visited from France, I brought them to Paesano as well. They said it was the best pizza they ever had since they had been to Italy, which was three years ago. The massive pizza oven is at the back of the restaurant, you see the pizzaiolos cook and pizzas coming out of the oven every second. The place is big, doesn’t take reservation but you won’t wait long before getting a table. Paesano is fairly cheap to UK standards and really, their pizza are delicious!

Royal Botanic Gardens
I love going on wee walks and Glasgow offers the best walking tracks ever. You can wonder in the West End, in Finniston or in one of the many green spaces of the city. Speaking about green spaces, my favorite are the Royal Botanic Gardens. I absolutely love walking through the green houses and seeing all these plants and flowers from everywhere around the world. Palm trees, orchids, cacti, carnivorous plants (they fascinate me), fern, etc. It is a really relaxing walk. You can learn more about nature or just grab a coffee and read a book.

Do you live in Glasgow? Or have you ever been to the city and one of those places? What did you think? Other places to recommend?

Thank you for reading 🙂

See you soon,
Love.
Corinne

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20 Comments

  1. February 23, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    These look amazing I’ve never been to Glasgow but always wanted to and now I wanna go even more!

  2. February 23, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    I’ve been really wanting to visit Glasgow, so if i ever do i’ll defo look into these places!

  3. February 23, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    I have visited Glasgow a few times but haven’t really explored very much mainly sticking to the shopping centres and a few visits to the science centre however there seems much more to discover! I need to ensure I visit the doughnut shop next time for sure they look delicious!
    Fantastic post thanks so much for sharing 😃

  4. February 23, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    Pizza and doughnuts?? I’m sold 😂 I don’t actually think I’ve ever been to Glasgow before, but I definitely want to go now! I’m a huge Harry Potter fan too so to visit the university would be amazing!

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  5. February 23, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    I‘ve been living in London for about 7 months now and I really want to visit more places in the UK! This made me really wanna visit Glasgow at some point, so thanks for sharing your recommendations!!

    xx, Valeria
    http://www.perfectblvck.blogspot.com

  6. February 23, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    I recently got obssesed with this place, it’s so beautiful! I only seen photos, but it’s definitely my dream place to visit someday. This made me want to visit Glasgow so much.

  7. February 23, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    This seems like a really beautiful place to visit. Your pictures are amazing! Maybe someday I will make it to that side of the pond 😉

  8. February 23, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    I’m a huge Harry Potter fan so I definitely need to check out the unioversity! 😁 My nans parents were Scottish and I’ve always said I’d love to go and explore where that part of my family came from 😊

    Jade xx

  9. February 23, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    Love this post, there sounds like some amazing places I definitely need to visit, especially Tantrum Doughnuts! Also, your photos are gorgeous X

  10. February 23, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    The university looks pretty amazing. Definitely does have a Hogwarts vibe!!

  11. February 23, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    I’ve yet to try Tantrum Donuts but heard so many good things about it & I love the name. Really enjoyed reading your places to visit in Glasgow & to hear your take on the City.

  12. February 23, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    I’ve never been to Glasgow but your photography looks amazing! Also the thought of tasty doughnuts and pizza has tempted me to visit even more! Thanks for sharing Corinne, great post! 😘 xx

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  13. February 23, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    I’ve been to Edinburgh but I really want to visit Glasgow at some point, looks like there are some amazing places!!x

  14. February 25, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    I always feel so bad that I live in the UK but I haven’t explored it more! Really need to visit Glasgow, it looks so nice!

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  15. February 27, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    Wow – looks fab. Glasgow has always been somewhere where I’ve been tempted to visit, and this definitely makes me want to get a trip booked!

    especially tempted by the pizza!!

  16. February 27, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    I have never really considered Glasgow as a place to go, but your post has made me add it to my ever-growing list!
    The architecture of the university looks beautiful!

    Aimsy xoxo

  17. February 27, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    I’ve just come back from a trip to Glasgow and I love it! I’d honestly consider moving there. There’s so much to do and it’s so gorgeous. I’ve only been to the uni from the places on this list but I’m definitely going again asap so I’ll keep these in mind! X

  18. February 27, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    This all looks so beautiful! Especially the uni, I’m a sucker for old architecture. I’ve never been to Glasgow (or Scotland at all actually) but I’m glad I now know where to go if I do x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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