Corinne’s favourite places in Glasgow

Corinne’s favourite places in Glasgow

I lived six months in Glasgow. They were six months of mixed feelings. Good and bad experiences equally. However, two things went really well: my flatshare and discovering Glasgow. Everybody is obsessed with Edinburgh (me included) and for good reasons because it is a really pretty city. However, Glasgow is underrated and absolutely worth it. Hence why I’ll share with you my favorite spots in the city!

Corinne’s must see in Glasgow

Ashton Lane
You can find Ashton in the West end, just behind Hillhead subway station, parallel to Byres road. The street isn’t really long but so cute! There are lovely white houses and garlands all over the street. You can find there a 50s-style cinema and so many other restaurants and pubs. The Ubiquitous Chip is my favorite! If you walk further towards Great Western Road, you’ll get onto Cresswell Lane where there are loads of little cool shops!

The Hanoi Bike Shop
As you may have guess by the name, the Hanoi Bike Shop is a Vietnamese restaurant. It’s on Ruthven Lane, one of the streets perpendicular to Byres Road so you may not spot it right away. However, now that you know, keep an open eye because you won’t be disappointed! It’s Glasgow’s only vietnamese restaurant and OMG, it is so so good! Their Pho dishes are absolutely divine. I haven’t tried everything on the menu but everything sounds delicious. They are one of the reasons why leaving Glasgow makes me so sad.

Pollok Country Park
Situated at the South West of the city, Pollok park is a massive garden crossed by the White Cart Water and few other little water streams. You can access it taking the train at Glasgow Central to the Shawlands. It’s the perfect place for a walk on a sunny day. You can visit Pollok House and Gardens but also see Highlands cows. Highlands cows! The latter were my favorite I must be honest. I know there is also a museum. It’s definitely the best green area to have a lovely afternoon!


Glasgow University
Any fans of Harry Potter amongst you? Because I am. I can’t tell how many times I have binge-watched the movies and read the books. I read it for the first time when I was nine years old and grew up with Harry Potter really. Anyway, yes, stepping foot in the University of Glasgow is like entering Hogwarts. Yes, you read well! Although the university was never a movie set, the main building is what inspired the author for Hogwarts in the books. The buildings are really pretty and on top of a hill so you get a full look out of the city.

Tantrum Doughnuts
One of the advantages of having a flatmate who’s been living in Glasgow for ages and knows everything about it. Laura, I am talking to you. Because she’s the one who talked to me about Tantrum Doughnuts. And about so many other things. Like Paesano Pizza (see below). Anyway, you can find Tantrum Doughnuts on Old Dumbarton Road just opposite of Kelvingrove museum so it’s the perfect place to go for coffee and treats after a visit there. There donuts are amazing! They are so colorful and original. They mix sweet and savory. It’s art. It’s edible art. Trust me when I say you should go.

Paesano Pizza
My flatmate introduced me to Paesano Pizza. I went there the first time with my boyfriend. When my parents visited from France, I brought them to Paesano as well. They said it was the best pizza they ever had since they had been to Italy, which was three years ago. The massive pizza oven is at the back of the restaurant, you see the pizzaiolos cook and pizzas coming out of the oven every second. The place is big, doesn’t take reservation but you won’t wait long before getting a table. Paesano is fairly cheap to UK standards and really, their pizza are delicious!

Royal Botanic Gardens
I love going on wee walks and Glasgow offers the best walking tracks ever. You can wonder in the West End, in Finniston or in one of the many green spaces of the city. Speaking about green spaces, my favorite are the Royal Botanic Gardens. I absolutely love walking through the green houses and seeing all these plants and flowers from everywhere around the world. Palm trees, orchids, cacti, carnivorous plants (they fascinate me), fern, etc. It is a really relaxing walk. You can learn more about nature or just grab a coffee and read a book.


Do you live in Glasgow? Or have you ever been to the city and one of those places? What did you think? Other places to recommend?

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  1. March 1, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    What a lovely post!! I’m from Glasgow and go to Glasgow Uni and you’ve covered some great places. I’ve never actually been to Pollok Country Park- definitely on my to do list this summer. Have you ever been to Loch Lomand Shores? Its about half an hour on the train and is a beautiful day out in the summer (or winter if you’re wrapped up). I love that Glasgow is so busy and buzzing and there’s plently to do and see but if you travel only half an hour there’s gorgeous scenery, lochs and nature xx


  2. March 1, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    The 50’s style cinema has me intrigued – a roadtrip to Glasgow may be on the cards for me! A couple of my friends have gone to Glasgow Uni and their photos of the buildings look absolutely goreous and have me completely filled with envy!
    Elen x

  3. Terri
    March 1, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    I’ve never been to Glasgow! Definitely want to visit though so gonna bookmark this post for future reference, thanks <3

    Terri x

  4. March 1, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    your photo’s look beautiful, I’ve never been to glasgow before but it seems like such a lovely place x

  5. March 1, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Love this post! I love reading about cities that ive never properly explored before! Ive beeb to glasgow but didnt see much of it, this post had made me want to take a trip x

  6. March 1, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    Your photos are nice! I’ve never been to Glasgow, but it looks lovely!

  7. March 1, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    I have never been to Glasgow but after reading this I would love to go! It looks so lovely and interesting and your photos are stunning! Lovely read x

  8. March 1, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    I’ve never been lucky enough to go to Scotland but posts like these really make me want to visit! Glasgow University looks especially beautiful! So many of my blogger friends are from Scotland too so it’d be wonderful to visit them! Thanks for sharing!

    Abbey 😇

  9. March 1, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I cannot wait to go back to glasgow again! Honestly one of my favourite places and I love all your pictures <3

    Morgan //

    • March 2, 2017 / 5:35 pm

      It is beautiful! Best place for shopping after London and Manchester. And it’s like you’re on Harry Potter movie sets ahah! xx Corinne

  10. March 1, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    I think Scotland is amazing, and I’ve always wanted to come visit! I recently found out I was part Scottish, so it makes me want to venture across the waters even more x

    • March 2, 2017 / 5:49 pm

      Scotland is so cool although rainy and cold but who cares?! Edinburgh and Glasgow are really pretty but there is so much to see everywhere! xx Corinne

  11. March 2, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    i really love this post

    • March 2, 2017 / 5:35 pm

      Glad we made it you to want to go there so much! It is really worth the visit! xx Corinne

  12. March 2, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I’m ashamed to say that I live in Glasgow and I’ve not been to most of these places! I’ll definitely have to check out that donut shop though :)! Great post lovely!

    L xo

    • March 2, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      I feel you! I had been living in Edinburgh but had barely seen 10 percent of it! xx C&K

  13. March 2, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    I’ve never been to Glasgow but these picks are making me want to visit ASAP and now I’m craving pizza!

    • March 2, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      Their pizzas are so so so good! They’ve been nominated best pizza in the UK so completely worth it! xx C&K

  14. Charlotte
    March 2, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Never been to Scotland but really want to go to Glasgow now! Especially Pollok Park, it sounds so lovely and the Highland cows definitely sold it for me, cows are my fave 🙈 lovely informative post and some gorgeous pictures!xx

    • March 2, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Ahah yeah! That’s when I knew there were Highland Cows that I insisted to go. They sold it to me too! xx Corinne

  15. March 2, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    What a great post! We’ve never been but we’d love to one day! Will defo keep these places in mind for when we do!

    Jessica & James |

    • March 2, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      We know loads of other places in case you need some help 😉 xx Corinne

  16. March 2, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    I think I’m going to have to do a daytrip to Glasgow when I go to Scotland this month, your post’s got me all excited about the city!

    x Envy

  17. March 2, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    I have only ever worked in Glasgow so not been able to discover it. Although its loooks lovely. I am a sucker for pizza and would love to go to the gardens x
    Lola Mia //

  18. March 2, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Your photos are beautiful! Makes me want to come visit! Can’t go wrong with a good coffee and doughnut!

  19. Sabah
    March 2, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Oh wow it looks so beautiful. I’ve never been before but my family went a few years back and they loved it. Definitely, need to pay a visit very soon.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Sabah ||

  20. March 7, 2017 / 9:44 am

    I definitely need to check out Tantrum Doughnuts now! I live in Glasgow and absolutely adore Paesano Pizza as well <3 <3 <3 there is one coming to the west end too!

  21. March 8, 2017 / 11:07 am

    Glasgow is definitely on my to do list, I guess there’s no excuse with summer coming up! Thanks for sharing, I’ll add a few of these suggestions to the itinerary 🙂

  22. March 14, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    I have been planning to visit Glasgow and Edinburgh, so I will definitely make an effort to visit some of these spots. Thanks for sharing! (:

    Ashlee |

  23. August 25, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    Glasgow is truly outstanding and this post has been truly motivating! When’s the best time of the year to visit Glasgow?

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