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Only one Saturday in Glasgow - where should we be?

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Only one Saturday in Glasgow - where should we be?

My girlfriend and I will be in Scotland for a few days and will get to Glasgow but only for one day, on a Saturday. I was wondering what the best area would be to go to. We like eating and shopping and taking in the local culture and architecture. Not so much into museums. Anyone have some thoughts that could help?? Thank you!!

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11. Re: Only one Saturday in Glasgow - where should we be?

Note that the fastest and most frequent trains to Glasgow Queen Street from Edinburgh are the ones that call at Falkirk High. As you are going on a Saturday there are no travel restrictions with an off-peak day return ticket.

Main shopping streets are the golden Z which encompasses Sauchiehall Street, Buchanan Street and Argyle Street. The Merchant City (roughly the area to the east of George Square bounded by George St, High St & Argyle St) has boutique style shops and lots of cafes and restuarants. If you wanted to go quicky to see the west end of the city you could get a day underground discovery pass for £3.80 and travel with the locals rather than the tourists on the HOHO bus although the latter does cover areas not served by the underground.

Google street view is your friend!

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12. Re: Only one Saturday in Glasgow - where should we be?

Do you like markets?

www.glasgow-barrowland.com/market/barras.htm

…wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Barrowland_market

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13. Re: Only one Saturday in Glasgow - where should we be?

"Do you like markets"?????

Sure if you want the latest Hollywood Blockbuster movie on poor quality DVD before it has been officially released or cheap ciggies with god knows what is in them or even the latest fragrance that could be any liquid under the Sun, then yes this is the place for you!!!!

Otherwise if you have any sense avoid the "Barras" like the plague, and that is the advice of a certified Glaswegian!!

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14. Re: Only one Saturday in Glasgow - where should we be?

Where is the riverside museum? We are staying the night in Argyle street and I think it may be something my boy would enjoy.

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15. Re: Only one Saturday in Glasgow - where should we be?

Yes it would be a great day out for him, it is about a mile along from you just past the SECC and it is free.

There is a dedicated bus service No. 100 the Riversider check www.travelinescotland.com for details of where to board.

Alternatively catch a train westbound from Anderston Stn just past the Marriott which is 600 yds along from you to Partick Interchange and walk approx 6 mins following the signs.

Or if time is of the essence then a taxi in 5 mins at around £4-5.

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16. Re: Only one Saturday in Glasgow - where should we be?

Love a trip to Byres road- Hillhead subway station.

Kelvingrove Museum.

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17. Re: Only one Saturday in Glasgow - where should we be?

Just had our overnight stay in Glasgow as planned stayed at the Argyle Street Premier Inn. As planned we went via the underground to the Riverside Museum. Very impressed with it and as advised on here well worth a visit.

Premier Inn proved very good value for those on a budget wanting an overnight stay at a decent price.

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