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Welcome to post two of our month-long trip around the North with TransPennine Express.

Catch our trip to York HERE.

At the start of the tour, I asked my followers on social media for their recommendations across York, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester and we visited the places they suggested. Thanks you fabulous lot!

Transpennine Express Trains

After family-fun in York on our first stop, we headed up to Glasgow, a city we’d not visited before which exceeded all of our expectations. Often overshadowed by its big sister Edinburgh, this absolute gem of a city offers scenic views, delicious food, friendly people at every turn, and museums which were (literally) out of this world!

Glasgow

Glasgow

Glasgow Science Museum

Compact, dynamic and serene, we fell in love with Glasgow!

playing outside the Science Museum in Glasgow

Below, I give you the lowdown on what to do when visiting with kids, and most importantly where to eat!

What to do:

The Glasgow Science Centre is a just short drive from the centre and truly dazzled us with what was on offer there.

Honest Mum with kids

Topshop dress
child playing in Glasgow

cute

First stop was food as we arrived starving with the on-site cafe offering varied and delicious food (with gluten-free options too).

cafe in the Science Museum Glasgow

pizza

The Planetarium show in their dome shaped theatre taught me more about the solar system in one hour than I’ve grasped in my entire life! It was epic!

With crafting activities, interactive exhibits and optical illusions that made us keel over in laughter, you must MUST make a visit to the Glasgow Science Centre.

Planetarium at the Science Museum, Glasgow

Planetarium at the Science Museum, Glasgow

Planetarium at the Science Museum, Glasgow

Planetarium at the Science Museum, Glasgow

The Science Museum in Glasgow

The Science Museum in Glasgow

The Science Museum in Glasgow

playing at The Science Museum in Glasgow

child smiling at The Science Museum in Glasgow

game at The Science Museum in Glasgow

octopus

child puts his head into a board with an octopus

funny

Alexander

science experiments

magic mirrors

magic mirror at The Science Museum in Glasgow

The Science Museum in Glasgow

Honest Mum visits the The Science Museum in Glasgow

optical illusion room

optical illusion room at The Science Museum in Glasgow

The Science Museum in Glasgow

The Riverside Museum is another unmissable museum for all the family: home to some of the world’s finest cars, motorbikes, ships and trams with a ship on site the kids can explore to get a real feel for life on deck, this place brought Glasgow, and its rich history to life.

taxi

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

playing on the piano at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

old fashioned bus Riverside Museum, Glasgow

vintage cars at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

on the ship at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow

working on the decks of the ship at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow

on the ship at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow

ship at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

ringing the bell on the ship at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow

ship at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow

bath in the ship at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow

photo on the ship at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow

For my shopping fix, I hit the famous Buchanan Street for my usual high street faves and some quintessentially Glaswegian independents too stocking up on tartan, tweed, homeware and sweet treats.

Glasgow

Glasgow street

Glasgow architecture

Glasgow

Glasgow

family in Glasgow

Have you even been to Scotland if you don’t hear bagpipes?! Beautiful!

bagpipes player

brothers

cute kids

Tartan House of Scotland

Buchanan Street, Glasgow

 

What to eat:

For delicious American cuisine and fabulous Freakshakes you’ll be dreaming about forever, head to Steak Cattle and Roll.

The nachos were the best we’d ever eaten (and I can safely say that eaten tons, that’s for sure).

Glasgow by night-sunset

Steak Cattle & Roll

Steak Rattle & Roll, Glasgow

nachos

burger, fries and corn at Steak, Rattle & Roll

Cute kid

Burger and cheese

Freakshake

Smoke BBQ got this family’s thumbs up too, with this unique concept restaurant transforming the standard BBQ in your garden to a super smokin’ (in every sense of the word) makeover destination. I loved the industrial style chic interior and literally could not stop photographing the place!

The burgers are EVERYTHING by the way.

Smoke Barbecue Glasgow

child drawing

child draws in the restaurant

child eating a burger

burger lunch

lunch at Smoke Barbacue

Smoke sauce

Before we left the city we headed to The Lighthouse/Mackintosh Centre so Peter could snap panoramic views of Glasgow from the top (thanks to a follower on FB for the suggestion)…

The Lighthouse/Mackintosh Centre

360 views of the city of Glasgow from the top of The Lighthouse/Mackintosh Centre

View of Glasgow from the Lighthouse/Mackintosh Centre

Wow, wow, wow! What a ball we had in Glasgow.

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5 Responses

  1. Emerald

    Glad you enjoyed ma toon! I love the planetarium. We were there s few weeks ago to see the whole of Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon show – it was magnificent! And every day I cycle home along the path along the Clyde. Indeed, Edinburgh gets more press but Glasgow has some real gems.

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  2. John Adams

    Yes indeed, been many a time and going again shortly. Not as pictueresque as Edinburgh but you are right about the friendly people. I’d never heard of the Science Centre but we’re going to be paying it a visit!
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