Day Trip to Glasgow from Edinburgh

Hey there! Ready for another travel tale? Today, I’m taking you on a whirlwind day trip from Edinburgh to the vibrant city of Glasgow. 🚌 You should visit Glasgow if you are already in Edinburgh as it is only a 2 hours bus trip away.


To kick off our journey, we headed to the Edinburgh Bus Station bright and early. We got round-trip tickets for just £10. The bus ride itself was a breeze, offering scenic views of the Scottish countryside as we made our way to Glasgow. 🚌🌳


Now, let’s talk about the best part – the food! Our first stop in Glasgow was MacTassos, a local food joint serving up mouthwatering delights. It was near the University of Glasgow and they offer a student discount, so make sure to mention you’re a student. Picture this: juicy chicken and pork, perfectly seasoned and grilled to perfection. We opted for the chicken and pork mix, which came with all the fixings, and let me tell you, it was a flavor explosion in every bite! And the best part? It only set us back £6 – talk about a budget-friendly feast! 🍗🍖

After fueling up at MacTassos, we were ready to explore all that Glasgow had to offer. 🚌🍴


Our first stop in Glasgow was the iconic George Square 🏛️, a bustling hub at the heart of the city. With its grand architecture, statues, and bustling energy, it’s the perfect spot to soak up the city’s vibrant atmosphere. We snapped some photos 📸, took in the sights, and even stumbled upon a lively street performance 🎶 – talk about a memorable start to our day!

Next up, we made our way to the awe-inspiring Glasgow Cathedral ⛪, a stunning example of medieval architecture that dates back to the 12th century. Stepping inside, we were greeted by soaring ceilings, intricate stained glass windows, and an atmosphere steeped in history. It was a humbling experience to explore this sacred space and marvel at its timeless beauty. ✨

No trip to Glasgow would be complete without a visit to the prestigious University of Glasgow 🎓. Founded in 1451, this historic institution boasts a rich heritage and stunning architecture. We strolled through its picturesque campus, admiring the grand buildings and lush greenery 🌳 that make it such a picturesque setting for learning and discovery. 🏰

For art enthusiasts like us, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum was an absolute must-see. Housing one of Europe’s finest art collections, this impressive museum features everything from Renaissance masterpieces to contemporary works by Scottish artists. We spent hours wandering through its galleries, taking in the diverse array of exhibits and learning about Glasgow’s cultural heritage. 🖼️🎨

And let’s not forget about the city’s vibrant street art scene! From colorful murals adorning alleyways to larger-than-life installations scattered throughout the city, Glasgow is a haven for street art enthusiasts. We took a self-guided tour of the city’s most famous street art hotspots, snapping photos and marveling at the creativity on display. 🎨🏙️

As the day drew to a close, we couldn’t help but feel grateful for the opportunity to explore Glasgow’s rich tapestry of history, culture, and creativity. It was a day filled with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories – proof that sometimes, the best adventures are right on your doorstep. 🌟🏴