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Weekend in Glasgow

This past weekend my boyfriend and I hopped on a train to go and visit some friends in Glasgow. I’m ashamed to say this was the first time I’ve visited Scotland despite living my whole life in England! And it was so beautiful! We were lucky to have lots of sunshine, and we spent most of the weekend indulging in delicious food and wandering around the lovely streets. 
The first thing we did on Friday was find a place for lunch, and we stumbled across The Butterfly and The Pig. I can’t recommend this place enough, especially for coeliacs as I was able to have my first fish and chips since being gluten free πŸ™‚ There’s a quirky pub/ restaurant downstairs and lovely tea rooms upstairs, to which I ended up dragging Alex back to on Sunday for red velvet cake. We walked off this ma-hoosive lunch by visiting Glasgow School of Art (the modern building is so interesting) which made me miss art school, and then trekked up to the Necropolis. Visiting a Victorian cemetery sounds a bit morbid but there were such wonderful views from here, I really recommend it. 

Our friends took us to Oktoberfest on Friday night which was hilarious – lots of people in kilts, drinking beer, and dancing on tables. From here we went out for cocktails and then some more bars for dancing. It wasn’t easy getting up on Saturday morning! 
One of my favourite things about blogging is the travel tips you get from fellow bloggers! I trawled Kate’s blog for advice on the Glasgow brunch scene and sure enough, Cafe Gandolfi was a wonderful trad Scottish brunch. Then we went on a walk around the West End (SO many cute vintage shops and cool bars!). 

We had brunch at Avenue G in the West End on Sunday which we both loved! Helloooo baked eggs and harissa. Brunch is ma new fave thing. And proper brunch can only be followed by ice cream, am’a right (from Nardini’s). We nipped into Prince’s Square shopping mall which is the prettiest shopping mall I’ve ever been in! We picked up some lovely candles and had milkshakes… I am now on a detox haha.

I want to organise more UK trips, they are so nice to look forward to and are so refreshing, yet less bank-breaking and easier than going abroad. Anyone have any tips of places to visit for a nice Autumn weekend break (preferably not too far from London?) What’s your fave place in the UK? Mine is Cornwall but I wish it wasn’t so far to go from London!

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22 Comments

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    it Dawns on Me
    October 22, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    These pics are amazing! p.s. I have the same Primark necklace just in a different color. I've gotten so many complements on it!

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      Polly Rowan
      October 27, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      I don't usually shop in Primark but that necklace was SUCH a good buy. Didn't realise it came in another colour or I probably would have got two πŸ˜‰

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    Jane
    October 23, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Glasgow looks great! The cemetery would have been fascinating to see. Sounds like you had a good time.

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      Polly Rowan
      October 27, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      It was! It's amazing looking at all the family names through history and their professions too!

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    Eena
    October 23, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    These pictures are amazing! The scenery is absolutely gorgeous. :3 Glad you had a good time!

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    Sartorial Diner
    October 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Oh these photos are just gorgeous! I love all of the architecture. It really sounds like you have such a great time. πŸ™‚

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    tam
    October 24, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Glasgow looks and sounds great! I am the same lived in England my whole life yet I am still to travel to Scotland. I really want to go and this post reminds me how much I should get that dream moving! X

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      Polly Rowan
      October 27, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Glad I'm not the only one Tam πŸ˜‰ I've always been desperate to visit Edinburgh, not realising how cool Glasgow is.

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    Tashiana
    October 25, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Lovely photos! I spot a super delicious looking Glaswegian cake + frosting in that collage up there?! Hope you had a nice weekend!

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      Polly Rowan
      October 27, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks Tashiana! Yes it was a gluten free red velvet cake… absolutely divine!

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    Kiss & Make-up
    October 27, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Sounds and looks like you had fun! Glasgow looks like a really cool place to visit.

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      Polly Rowan
      October 27, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      It really is! I never realised how beautiful and quirky it is. I want to go back again for sure.

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    Angela B
    October 28, 2014 at 12:08 am

    You've captured Autumn perfectly in this post! lovely colours πŸ™‚

    Angela | The Awkward Blog

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    Miranda | Miranda's Notebook
    October 29, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I love Glasgow – it's such a fun city. Sounds like you had an amazing time πŸ™‚

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      Polly Rowan
      October 31, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Thanks, it's so fun isn't it! I really want to go back already.

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    Mimmi
    October 31, 2014 at 11:45 am

    You've captured Glasgow beautifully! And you make me really keen to explore it more. There are so many places I haven't been to yet πŸ™‚

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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      Polly Rowan
      October 31, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      Thank you! Yes you should try out some of these places, I loved every single one of them!

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    Jemima Jane
    November 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    This is totally gorgeous. I spent about 30 mins in Glasgow a few months ago and loved what I saw – but didn't really, truly explore that much. This has inspired me to do so! I'll add it to the (Very long) list!!!

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      Polly Rowan
      November 21, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Haha I also have one of those very long lists. You should definitely check it out and it's do-able in a weekend. I felt like we got a really good feel of the place.

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