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2 days in Glasgow Scotland

2 quick days in Glasgow, what do you recommend seeing or doing? Also, getting bus from the airport to the City Center?

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There are buses to the city from the airport, and also from the airport to Paisley Gilmore Street into Glasgow Central.

In Glasgow it depends on your interests. The Kelvingrove, Burrell, St Mungos are all worth a visit and are free as is the transport museum. It depends on what you are interested in. If you watch Doctor Who, Glasgow has roughly half the remaining police boxes (Tardises) in the UK, including one on the main shopping street, Buchanan Street.

If you can suggest what you like, we can suggest what Glasgow has to offer in that area.

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Thank you for your question. I love to explore and wander. History, gardens, and a great Scottish ale. I want to get the feeling of the City and its People; perhaps a lot to ask for in 2 days. Perhaps a tiny bit of shopping, as I am not a shopper, for a special gift. I've thought of doing the scenic tourist bus to help get acquainted with the City and get my bearings before exploring. I will be traveling alone.

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Have you booked your hotel? There is a lot going on in the city centre at night, but the normal provisos for a big city apply.

The bus tour is probably a good idea. In terms of the city centre the city is in a grid form, with the main shopping streets forming a Z (Sauchihall St, Buchanan St and Argyll St) and the city has one of the oldest subways in the world after London.

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The hop on/off bus is a good way to see the city. I really enjoyed the Kelvingrove museum and the transportation museum. Also, do a tour of the Glasgow School of Art, and then have tea at the Willow tea rooms. George Square is a good place to orient yourself, and the pedestrian only shopping district is right there. They say if you really want to see Glasgow you must remember to look up. There is a lot of detail in the top half of a lot of the old buildings. My zoom lens came in handy here. Buses from the airport are easy.