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.
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 booking.com 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.
Where we ate:
Duck & sweet chilli bahn mi, chorizo and black pudding with eggs – all paired with some local brews. And it was right outside our door!
They make a mean cappucino… breakfast too was quite good.
Streetfood (to include haggis)
What we did:
Obviously some bag pipe watching….
Appreciated some very cool street art
Wandered about in the botanical gardens (delightful, I must say)