I'm not long back from a great trip to Glasgow city - I've always wanted to visit Scotland, probably more so the highlands and Scotland's natural beauty but I was on a budget and managed to get a pretty good deal on GoHop for myself, my husband and our 13 year old. It was approx. €600 for the 3 of us for 3 nights but we had 4 long days so I thought it was pretty good value.
I didn't entirely know what to expect from Glasgow - I did know that it was associated with Charles Rennie Mackintosh, part of the Art Nouveau movement and I was dying to see anything of his.
What I realised soon after arriving, however, is that there is an absolute wealth of things to see and do in Glasgow. Many things are free and it is a truly beautiful city. I absolutely fell in love with it and I will definitely be going back!
The first thing we encountered was Glasgow's Botanic Gardens, situated very near our hotel in Glasgow's West End. They are beautifully kept and feature stunning glasshouses, most notably Kibble Palace, erected in 1873. There's also a cosy little tearooms where we had scones with clotted cream and jam, and tea, yum :)