It’s official: Glasgow is great. The Dear Green Place has only gone and made it into the Lonely Planet‘s Top Ten list of best cities for visitors.
Not only that but it was the sole UK city to be included. Even better, it beat Edinburgh! Bring it on.
Of course, this news comes as no surprise to me – being a local lassie, I know how fantastic Glasgow is.
The city is blessed with stunning architecture, a surprising amount of greenery, first-class theatres, galleries and museums, an easy-peasy subway system, and absolutely fabulous shops, sweetie.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
And, contrary to popular belief, the West Coast of Scotland diet doesn’t consist purely of deep-fried Mars bars.
Nope. You can actually have whichever type of chocolate you want fried in batter – although your more discerning diners will find plenty to scintillate their delicate taste buds, too.
The other wide-held notion of Scots enjoying a tipple or twenty is, however, almost universally true – my own favourite spot for this is the West End’s Ashton Lane, a wee piece of drinking and dining heaven that makes my heart sing…even when I’m sober.
But – and I reckon this is where Glasgow’s greatness really lies – local people have such a deep-rooted sense of pride in their city that they’ll go out of their way to make sure visitors receive a warm welcome.
Glasgow: it’s pure dead brilliant, by the way.
Suggestions please on which cities you’d include in your Top Ten list for visitors…