Glaswegian Pipes & Haggis



We ended up in Glasgow for the World Bagpipe Championships – which, admittedly, I did not know was a thing. But airfares from Dublin are cheap (big shout out to Ryanair for a whopping $40.00 roundtrip ticket) and who doesn’t love some great music. Attracting the likes of the greats (among them Anthony Bourdain – a personal favorite), Glasgow is a lovely city and only improved upon when the weather is cooperating.And so that’s how we found ourselves in the delight that is all of Glasgow.

World Bagpipe Championships

World Bagpipe Championships

Airport: Not much to write about but certainly very serviceable and with a good selection of duty free shops with worthwhile bargains.

Where we stayed: Glasgow City Flats (Candleriggs Apartment)

Creature of habit that I am, I went to my fail safe to find us to comfy digs in Glasgow. What I found was a great little property, idyllic for a long weekend in Glasgow. The apartment was clean, well maintained and the staff was very helpful in arranging an early check in. Candleriggs is a great part of the city with lots of fantastic eateries and near to key sites -and the bedroom was located on the courtyard side of the apartment, which meant late night noise was not an issue. Would book here again in a heartbeat, but the one drawback was the double bed, which just seems so small for two normal sized adults.

DSC03057Glasgow city flat

Where we ate:

Bar 91

Candleriggs, Glasgow

Duck & sweet chilli bahn mi, chorizo and black pudding with eggs – all paired with some local brews. And it was right outside our door!

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Cafe Gandolfi

Albion Street

They make a mean cappucino… breakfast too was quite good.

Cafe Gandolfi

Streetfood (to include haggis)

Haggis and tatties

What we did:

Obviously some bag pipe watching….

World Bagpipe Championships - Glasgow Green

Appreciated some very cool street art

Candleriggs Art Candleriggs

Argyle Street Art DSC02991

Commonwealth Games Art

Wandered about in the botanical gardens (delightful, I must say)

Glasgow Botanical Gardens


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