I’ve spent many weekends in Edinburgh, but for some reason Glasgow isn’t somewhere I’ve spent a lot of time in. Last weekend I decided to change that by spending the day there, and it made sense to take in the sights with the city sightseeing bus tour.
“Our open-top bus tour is the perfect way to discover Glasgow and, with 21 stops where you can hop-on and off, we make it easy for you to visit the best that Glasgow has to offer.
City Sightseeing Glasgow tours offer a choice of recorded commentary via audio channels at every seat or live commentary courtesy of our friendly, local and knowledgeable tour guides. For recorded audio tours you can choose from channels featuring historian Neil Oliver, eight foreign languages and, for children, our Ghoulish Glasgow channel which features lots of ghostly, gory and ghastly facts about Glasgow’s history.
Our fact-packed one hour 20 minute tour commentaries as well as flexible tickets, great value prices, modern buses and professional staff are just some of the reasons we’re the proud holders of Visit Scotland’s 5* rating.”
Glasgow is a beautiful city, with lots to see and do. At one of the stops, we visited the Hunterian Museum –
Founded in 1807, The Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum and home to one of the largest collections outside the National Museums. The Hunterian is one of the leading university museums in the world and its collections have been Recognised as a Collection of National Significance. It is one of Scotland’s most important cultural assets.
The Hunterian continues in its Age of Enlightenment mission to be a central resource for research and teaching in the arts, humanities and natural and medical sciences, attracting scholars and visitors from around the world.
City Sightseeing Glasgow operate every 30 minutes, from 9.30am till 4.30pm. Seven days a week.
This is a great way to spend a few hours exploring Glasgow, whether you are a tourist from out of country, or just a nearby tourist like myself.
After we finished the tour it was on to what I try to do next in every city I visit. An escape room! The 24th one (nearly there to completing 30 before I’m 30).
This room was Misery, by Escape Reality, Glasgow.
“You were driving home late one night and your car broke down. A local nurse named Emily was driving by and offered to take you to use her phone to call for help. After agreeing to go back to her house you quickly realise that she is not as innocent as she first seemed. You try to leave Emily’s house and realise that you have been locked in. You discover you are not her first victim and begin to uncover clues left behind by the author she previously kidnapped. She has trapped you in her home and left to run some errands. You have 60 minutes to escape before you discover how far she will go to keep you here.”
Unlike other Escape Rooms before we’ve tried before, we were given tablets to take into the room with us. It was used as the countdown timer for our game, but also we could scan different codes in the room to get clues – super handy. The only catch was this added 5 minutes onto your total game time.
We were on top of our game today, and successful escaped with 5 minutes left to go (although ten minutes added on for 2 clues used).
A great escape room worth doing on your trip to Glasgow.
They also offer 4 other rooms which you can read about here.