Glasgow Rocks

October 17, 2008 at 11:25 AM 18 comments

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.

Ashton Lane

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…

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lee  |  October 17, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Berlin

    Stockholm

    Porto

    Rotterdam

    Barcelona

    NY

    Sienna

    Venice

    Madrid

    Bristol

    Reply
  • 2. Mike O'Flynn  |  October 17, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Barcelona, Sapporo, Dubrovnik, New York, Montreal, Tokyo, Galway, Manchester

    Reply
  • 3. Luke Todd  |  October 17, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Newcastle Upon Tyne

    Reply
  • 4. Toasted Teacake  |  October 17, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    It really depends on what you’re after but all of the following have something of interest:

    Brighton

    London

    Manchester

    St Ives, Cornwall

    Sydney

    New York

    Valencia

    Bangkok

    Mission Beach, Queensland, Oz

    Vientiane, Laos

    Reply
  • 5. Nick  |  October 17, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Scunthorpe

    Grimsby

    Hull

    Redruth

    Gosport

    Wester Hailes

    Dagenham

    Bridgend

    Toxteth

    Peckham

    Reply
  • 6. Mark  |  October 17, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Tokyo

    Barcelona

    Maui

    Prague

    Miami

    Toronto

    Reply
  • 7. Elvio  |  October 17, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Funchal (Madeira island)

    Cape Town

    London

    Cyprus

    New York

    Lisbon

    Amsterdam

    Madrid

    Budapest

    Venice

    Reply
  • 8. John  |  October 17, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Adelaide

    Belfast

    Berlin

    Florence

    Las Vegas

    Oxford

    Reykjavik

    Salzburg

    San Francisco

    Singapore

    Reply
  • 9. Mikeyreds  |  October 17, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    The Capital of Culture – Liverpool

    Reply
  • 10. Teaspoon  |  October 17, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Brighton & New York.

    Reply
  • 11. Chris  |  October 17, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Mumbai

    Stockholm

    Berlin

    Glasgow

    Brighton

    San Francisco

    Madrid

    Boston

    Valencia

    Dubrovnik

    Cardiff

    Florence

    Reply
  • 12. Jonathan  |  October 17, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Osaka

    Sydney

    London

    Manchester

    Tokyo

    Reply
  • 13. Chrisb  |  October 17, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Rio

    Brighton

    New York

    San Francisco

    Sydney

    Perth

    London

    Hanoi

    Kuta

    Bangkok

    Reply
  • 14. Nick (short dumb one)  |  October 17, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Calcutta (all human life is there)

    Rome

    Cairo

    Jerusalem

    Prague

    Freetown (Sierra Leone)

    Nairobi

    London

    Cambridge (UK)

    Boston (Mass)

    PS Sorry Brighton & Hove…

    Reply
  • 15. Joss  |  October 18, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Top Five I’ve Visited:

    Paris

    New York

    Sydney

    Cannes

    Barcelona

    Top Five I’d Like to Visit:

    Cape Town

    San Francisco

    Quebec

    Berlin

    Chicago

    Reply
  • 16. Ben  |  October 20, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    mmm top 10:

    1: NEW YORK & MADRID (joint first)

    3: Paris

    4: London

    5: Amsterdam

    6: Mexico City

    7: Munich

    8: Cardiff

    9: Grenoble

    10: Barcelona

    Reply
  • 17. Sarah  |  October 21, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Top so far…

    San Francisco

    London

    New York

    Auckland

    Cairns

    Melbourne

    Glasgow

    Brighton

    I need to go more places…

    Reply
  • 18. LEDGY  |  November 8, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Glastonbury (becomes a city in June)

    New York

    Paris

    Glasgow

    Cape town

    Auckland

    Singapore

    Sydney

    Amsterdam

    Male (Maldives)

    Reply

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