Top hidden gems in Glasgow

The Scottish Opera, Glasgow is Scotland’s largest performing arts organisation and is based out of the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. They offer £10 tickets to those aged under 26.

Drygate in Glasgow is an ‘experiential craft brewery’. There’s an award-winning vintage bar and kitchen where you can spy through a panoramic glass wall. Take a tour, or sit back and sip ready-made craft beers and feast on delicious charcuterie.

Top places in Glasgow to try Scotland’s national dish haggis in different, appetising ways include Babbity Bowsters where you’ll find chicken stuffed with haggis, and chic Arisaig in the Merchant City neighbourhood.

Hop aboard the Belmond Northern Belle – sister to the Venice Simplon Orient Express – and transport yourself the era when rail travel was the height of glamour. Afternoon tea trips depart from Glasgow.

Lonely Planet listed the Wellington Statue in Glasgow as one of the ‘top 10 most bizarre monuments on earth’. Why? The Duke is more often seen adorned with a traffic cone than without. See the statue outside the Gallery of Modern Art.

The cute little People’s Palace is a great place to get to know Glasgow better, with exhibits tracing the city’s story back through the centuries. Stop for coffee amid the palms in the adjacent Winter Gardens.

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