Forever Living’s Scotland Success Express is being held in Glasgow next Saturday 6th May, so whether you’re a local or travelling up for the weekend we have put together a list of things to do and see, so you can make the most of your time in this beautiful city.
1. Glengoyne Distillery - https://www.glengoyne.com/
Glengoyne Distillery is the perfect place to visit for all the Whiskey lovers out there. This distillery is often called the ‘Most Beautiful Distillery in Scotland’, based just 40 minutes outside Glasgow the Glengoyne Distillery offers distillery tours, private dining and taste sessions. You can even create your own Whiskey with the Masterclass, and taste over 20 flavours of whiskey, so if you're a lover of whisky then this is the perfect attraction for you. Take some time out of the City to enjoy some whiskey and chocolate tasting whilst surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Scotland. If you're looking for a traditional Scottish Experience then this is the place to go.
2. City Sightseeing on an Open Top Bus - http://www.citysightseeingglasgow.co.uk/
The perfect way to experience the city of Glasgow, with over 20 stops that you can hop on and off with, you can visit the best that Glasgow has to offer. The open top tour bus offers a choice of recorded commentary to provide you with the knowledge and history of Glasgow itself. Sit back in comfort and enjoy the tour bus guide around Glasgow and visit many of the best visitor attractions the city has to offer.
3. Botanical gardens - http://www.glasgowbotanicgardens.com/
Glasgow Botanic Gardens is located in the heart of the city’s West End by the River Kelvin and contains a variety of plant collections, woodland copses and riverside walks as well as the famous Kibble Palace. There is plenty of activities to keep you entertained including the large range of glasshouses, the tearooms and the Heritage Trail including over 30 points of interest.
4. National Piping Centre - https://www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/
The National Piping Centre is the home of the Scottish Tradition of Bagpipes. Why not take a trip down to the National Piping Centre to learn how to play the Bagpipes, or if that doesn't take your fancy then there is also the Restaurant which is truly the hidden gem of Glasgow. The Restaurant offers up traditional Scottish dishes along with a modern take on the A La Carte Menu too. If you're looking for a traditional Scottish Experience then this is the place to go.
5. West End - https://www.visitwestend.com/
Discover a great choice of bars, vintage boutiques, antique shops and cultural attractions whilst experiencing the unique character of the City’s West End. Recently voted ‘Best Neighbourhood in UK & Ireland’ by the Academy of Urbanism, the ultimate hipster hang-out known as Glasgow’s West End, with its ornate sandstone tenements and cobbled streets is a must-visit while you're in the city. From stunning Neo-Gothic university buildings, leafy parks and gardens, artisan eateries, specialist delis, bustling bars and a wealth of vintage shops, there’s plenty to do for all the family.
6. Mugdock Country Park - https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/mugdock-country-park-p256261
Mugdock Country Park is located 10 miles north of Glasgow and covers over 260 hectares which offer a range of activities for all the family. The activities include walking, cycling, horse riding and archery. There is a children’s play area and the park offers spectacular views of the Campsie Fells . There is also a restaurant and a bistro for dining in after completing some of the activities for that well earnt cake and coffee. Experience the beautiful views and have a fun day out at Mugdock Country Park whilst on your visit to Glasgow.
7. Glasgow Cathedral - http://www.glasgowcathedral.org.uk/
Glasgow Cathedral was built over 850 years ago in 1136 and is one of Scotland's most magnificent medieval buildings, Glasgow Cathedral is the only one on the Scottish mainland to survive the Reformation of 1560 intact. Visit the Cathedral and admire the carved stone bosses on the ceiling of the Blackadder Aisle, and one of the finest post-war collections of stained glass windows in Britain. The Cathedral is located in the city centre of Glasgow, so is not be missed when visiting.
8. Loch Lomond - http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/
Loch Lomond is located just under an hour from Glasgow, allowing you to discover the National Park whilst visiting the city over the weekend. Find a breath-taking view. An exhilarating ride. Or a moment on the loch shore. The Loch has a lot to offer including, Camping, Wildlife, Bike Hire, Waterfalls and you can also discover the heritage and culture of Scotland. The Loch has a lot to offer to anyone visiting Scotland and is definitely worth visiting.
9. The Gig in the Goil 2017 - http://www.whatsonglasgow.co.uk/event/042109-gig-in-the-goil-2017/
Gig in the Goil is a family-friendly boutique festival, held over three venues in the stunning lochside village of Lochgoilhead, located just 50 miles out of the city of Glasgow. With three full days of traditional, contemporary & acoustic live music, as well as the tastiest local food & drink, and luxury accommodation, Gig in the Goil is the perfect time to ditch the mud, and enjoy the festival life in style!
10. Buchanan Street shopping - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchanan_Street
If you want some retail therapy Buchanan Street is one of the main shopping thoroughfares in Glasgow. It forms the central stretch of Glasgow's famous shopping district with a generally more upmarket range of shops than the neighbouring streets: Argyle Street, and Sauchiehall Street.
Buchanan Street is renowned for its variety in high street shopping, including flagship stores. Buchanan Street is also the second busiest shopping thoroughfare, second only to Oxford Street in London. Glasgow has been recognised for being the second best shopping destination in the United Kingdom, after London, since 2008. So if you are looking to treat yourself whilst you're attending the Success Weekend then this should be right up your street.
Let us know what your favourite thing to do in Glasgow is.