Your top 10 days out in Glasgow – #RSH Guides
Each week, 10 travel-savvy tweeters win £10’s worth of redspottedhanky.com loyalty points by sending their tips about a set destination to us with the hashtag #RSH Guides, for us to share through foursquare. This week we asked you to tell us about your favourite days out in Glasgow.
Read on for this week’s winning tips and find out where to go and what to do if you’re in Glasgow – a city with a legendary music scene and style mile. And don’t forget to share your travel suggestions with us using Twitter for your chance to win loyalty points to put towards cheap train tickets, hotel stays or car hire.
• @rockabillybride pulled in our first lot of loyalty points with her top Twitter tip to see a gig at the world-famous Glasgow Barrowlands. Regularly voted as one of Britain and Europe’s best live venues, the atmospheric Barrowlands should top your list if you’re looking to experience Glasgow’s celebrated music scene. You could also try visiting the pint-sized King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – where Brit pop legends Oasis were spotted and signed.
• @theyoungone77 rail-roaded into this week’s top ten with a winning tweet to visit Mackintosh House – the home of artist, architect and Glasgow-native Charles Rennie Mackintosh who inspired the world with his ground-breaking art nouveau designs and helped establish Glasgow as a style and art capital.
• @BythewayAJ also picked up some loyalty points with a great Twitter tip to try powerboat rides on the Clyde and see the city from the water. Arguably one of Glasgow’s best recognised landmarks, the River Clyde facilitated Glasgow’s rise as an industrial powerhouse and ship-building city. The Clyde has been redeveloped now to feature swish restaurants, music venues and Glasgow’s famous – or is that infamous – “squinty bridge.”
• @fraugretel made it into our winners list this week with a top tweet to try following a ‘treasure trail’ of Glaswegian landmarks – starting in the swish Merchant City, moving to the shopping mecca that is Buchanan Street, then along the banks of the River Clyde and finishing along Glasgow Green – where you’ll find the People’s Palace and a historic carpet factory styled after Venice’s famous Doge’s Palace.
• @jaffawine chugged into our top ten this week with a tweet tip to take a sea plane from Glasgow to the bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond – Scotland’s National Park – where you’ll find the picturesque village of Luss, quaint pubs, a pier and even hotels and golf courses popular with celebrities such as Robbie Williams and Jack Nicklaus.
• @SimonJonesinUK also won this week with a great tip to head a few miles outside of Glasgow and create your own blended whisky at the Glengoyne Distillery near Loch Lomond. You can even take a day-long tour with Rabbies that takes you from Glasgow to Glengoyne – passing by Stirling Castle and lochs, mountains and forests where Scottish greats like William Wallace, Rob Roy and Robert the Bruce once trod.
• @wendymurray3 made it into this week’s winning picks with her top Twitter tip to the bustling Barras Market – a historic marketplace where you can pick up anything from tea towels to electricals at bargain prices. You’ll also get to experience the legendary ‘Glesga banter’ expected from Scotland’s self-proclaimed ‘friendliest city’ from stall holders and market traders.
• @helenbryant2 grabbed a place in our top ten by tweeting us to visit to The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens – a historic stately home – where you’ll find a museum dedicated to re-telling Glasgow’s history from the 1700s. The palace is also set in Glasgow Green – a leafy public park by the River Clyde that helps explain why Glasgow earned its name from the Celtic phrase meaning “dear green place”.
• @adamgreene27 steamed into our top ten this week by tweeting us a great tip to watch an old firm game between Glasgow’s rival sides Rangers and Celtic. The pair have a fierce and historic rivalry – so tensions and exhilaration-levels run high on match days.
• @ryath89 picked up the last of this week’s loyalty points with a top twitter tip to head for Kibble Palace – a Victorian glasshouse in Glasgow’s historic Botanical Gardens. Here you’ll find exotic plant species, in the heart of the city’s bohemian West End. You could also try visiting the nearby Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum or wet your whistle at the stylish bars in nearby Ashton Lane.
Congratulations to this week’s winners – and thanks again for all of your fantastic Twitter tips!
Don’t forget to tweet your tips to us at #RSH Guides next week, so you can be in with the chance of winning some redspottedhanky.com loyalty points too.This entry was posted in #RSH Guides - Weekly Winners and tagged cheap tickets, cheap train tickets, cheap trains to Glasgow, journey planner, loyalty points, redspottedhanky.com, RSH Guides, trains to Glasgow. Bookmark the permalink.