Glasgow is a busy and growing area, with a university and the River Clyde finding spots at the heart of the city. With plenty of parks, walking trails, historical monuments, outdoor tours, and museums, there is plenty to do here for practically nothing. I love the vibe here. It’s an ex-industrial city reviving itself as an art and tech hub that gives it a “city on the move” feeling to it. While Edinburgh may be the capital, Glasgow exemplifies the urban soul of Scotland, and shouldn’t be missed!
While Edinburgh may woo visitors with its genteel charm, and there’s no escaping the sheer beauty of the Scottish countryside, visitors to Scotland too often overlook Glasgow as a destination.
Scotland’s largest city has plenty to offer the budget traveler, whether it’s tremendous free museums or the city’s renowned social life. It’s a working city full of contrasts, by turns gritty, glamorous and generous – and one well worth getting to know a little better.
Here’s how to enjoy this great city while saving along the way.