Scotland in January.
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Nov 16, 2012 4:22 PM Last Post By: TheTravellingBu...
Nov 14, 2012 9:39 PM
Scotland in January.Hello everyone!
Around mid-January, I'll be landing in Glasgow, Scotland. I am there to visit with friends, but I want to see some amazing sights, too.
Now, I have been to Glasgow twice this year alone (first trip in March, second trip in June), so I'm fairly familiar with the city, but hopefully with 6 months between my upcoming trip and my last visit, hopefully I'll still find the city exciting.
I'll be in Scotland for 13 days.
What sites would you recommend seeing?
I don't really want to spend more than a night or two outside of Glasgow, just as I am there to visit friends, but I'm definitely up for daytrips. It is important to note that I won't be renting a car, so I'll be relying on public transportation.
Nov 14, 2012 10:30 PM
Nov 15, 2012 12:45 AM
2One consideration - if you're landing at Glasgow Prestwick Airport, then you get half price rail travel anywhere in Scotland on the days of your flights, so it's worth making use of the discount, especialy as the railways station is so close to airport - see http://www.glasgowprestwick.com/to-and-from-prestwick/train-connections/discounted-rail-travel.html If flight times suit, then you could get to Inverness or Fort William, for example.
None of the discounts apply if you land at Glasgow Airport.
Nov 15, 2012 1:52 AM
Nov 15, 2012 5:38 AM
4What do you like? History? Art? Music? There's lots of everything, especially the last, we are an UNESCO City of Music after all.
Loch Lomond is worth a visit, although I'm not a terrible fan of Scottish January.
Nov 15, 2012 5:48 AM
Nov 15, 2012 3:33 PM
Honestly like all of that! Very varied interest -- music, art, history, learning of different cultures, shopping.. very varied, as I said. Just don't feel like spending everyday inside of a museum, as that can get a bit tiring.
On some of the nights that I'll be there, I'll be on my own as my friend is working some evenings. Is there anywhere in Glasgow where it's safe for a lone female to hang out after dark? A pub, club, or music venue perhaps? I'm in my mid-20's, and I do have decent knowledge of the city having spent a bit of time there before, but I've always been a bit nervous about venturing out after dark.
Nov 16, 2012 1:35 AM
8I'd recommend the Celtic Connections festival. A traditional music festival that happens in Glasgow mid January. http://www.celticconnections.com/Pages/default.aspx
You can easily hang out at the concerts on your own
Nov 16, 2012 3:26 AM
Nov 16, 2012 6:01 AM
Nov 16, 2012 4:22 PM
11You must go to Edinburgh! It's absolutely beautiful and there is plenty to do in one day or even a few days. Buses and trains run frequently from Glasgow and take no time at all, you could easily do it in a day. Best part is both the bus and train station are located in the centre of town; Edinburgh is a safe city anyways but these areas are totally safe when it's dark as they are the busiest.
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