Matt and I took an overnight 8-hour bus ride from London to Glasgow. We got in at 8:30am, giving u s full day to walk around the city. We put our luggage in a massive storage locker in the bus station. We then proceeded to buy a Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass for the day. This gave us transportation throughout the city. At any stop, we could jump off to check out the areas we were interested in. Below are photos of what we saw and did.
The Riverside Museum is a new addition for the Glasgow Museum of Transport. It was completed on Juen 20th, 2011. On May 18th, 2013, the museum was announced as the Winner of the 2013 European Museum of the Year Award. This museum is recommend for all ages. I had a great time learning about the way the UK travelled in the early years of transportation.
Glasgow Cathedral was at the heart of the early development of Glasgow. Dedicated to St. Kentigern, the first bishop of Strathclyde, the awe-inspiring building attracted countless pilgrims to his shrine. Originally built in the 1100s, and enlarged in the 1200s, it survived the Protestant Reformation of 1560. It is almost intact and stands today as the most complete medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland.
The main part of the cathedral
A 17th century tomb of a doctor who founded the first faculty of physicians and surgeons in Scotland
The main graveyard outside the cathedral
random photos on the hop-off hop-on tour
An elaborate bar. This pub has plays, pie and a pint for $12 pounds. It's one of the more popular places in Glasgow.
The main art museum in Glasgow
The main crane in Glasgow. It used to take crates off ships in the early 20th century.
Yesterday, Matt and I headed to Stirling to see a medieval castle. It was raining pretty hard throughout the day. But. once we got to Sterling, the skies opened up to a beautiful back drop to the castle. To get to the castle, we walked through town, past a the old jail, the main church and past a massive graveyard.
A Scottish wedding in the heart of town
The old time jail. It dates back to the 15th-century
The main church
One of the main squares
stirling castle and graveyard
Panorama of the castle and graveyard
The outer walls of the Stirling Castle
The main castle
One of the cannons on the wall near the main gate
One of the outer walls. I can see why this castle was never overtaken by England. The castle has stood for 900 years.
More random photos
partying in glasgow
Friends Matt and Marc (from Glasgow) at a bar on Friday night
Watching older Scottish men play lawn bowling on Sunday morning