Fun Things to Do at a Low Budget in Glasgow

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Ola Elwassify

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25 October, 2018

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It is one of the most architecturally beautiful cities in the UK. Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland. It homes many leading universities, like the University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University, and the Glasgow School of Art. Both local and international students attending these universities will be looking for playful, informative, and artistic low-budget activities to do in the city. Here are some of Casita’s recommendations for budget-friendly things to do in Glasgow:

1. Visit The Hidden Lane in Glasgow

Plan with your student accommodation mates a journey to one of Glasgow’s most famous lanes off Argyle Street. Enjoy a cup of tea and some cakes at The Hidden Lane Tearoom and take a walk among the colourful wee row of craft workshops. Visit artists’ open studios, yoga studios, and dozens of more businesses down the lane to have extra fun with your friends. 

2. Explore Glasgow’s Historical Architecture

Glasgow has the perfect blend of historical architecture and modern art. The Glasgow Necropolis Victorian cemetery, the civic George Square, the Glasgow Cathedral with its Gothic architecture, Finnieston Crane, Tolbooth Steeple in the middle of Glasgow Cross, and the Lighthouse perfectly expose the city’s mastery in architecture and design, let alone history.

3. Head to the City Centre Mural Trail in Glasgow

If you are into moderns, head to the City Centre Mural Trail to gaze at some of the most amazing street arts you could ever dream of! The city’s buildings are adorned with colourful drawings, welcoming the concept of street art. Some of them are Glasgow's Panda, Billy Connolly, The Barras Pirate, and the Spaceman. Play a game with your student accommodation flatmates to see who will get the names of the street art right. 

4. Go to Museums and Art Galleries in Glasgow

Try Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel to marvel at its Zaha Hadid modern architecture design and to see Glasgow’s older modes of transport. You can also go to other affordable and amazing museums, like the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. There is also the Centre of Contemporary Arts taking pride in representing Glasgow’s vibrant and vital arts scene. 

Other fun activities to do in Glasgow are bungee jumping, going to Pollok Country Park, and visiting Glasgow Botanic Gardens. You can also lookup the locations of Glasgow local bands music gigs.

Bonus tips: Hunt free club passes in Glasgow to get the best student prices there is. Plan a shopping trip to street markets in Glasgow on the weekend. Check GoodFood for the best eateries in Glasgow.


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