Glasgow is a city of friends you just haven’t met yet. The inhabitants of the largest city in Scotland are world famous for their charm and hospitality – especially to Stag Partiers. The city itself is a large and cosmopolitan mix of the old and new. Once an industrial centre, Glasgow shifted gears and has grown into a beacon attracting tourism and commerce from all corners of Europe. Grand architecture, wonderful museums, top notch restaurants and bars and a club scene that rivals the very best combine for a stag party Weekend that is not soon forgotten.
Glasgow’s city centre is immensely walkable. For the remainder of the city’s 80 square miles, you’re going to need something more to get around. Glasgow has all the big city amenities you would expect on a stag party. Glasgow has one of Europe’s most developed public transportation systems with a subway system that covers the city and some suburbs and buses, taxis and surface trains to round out the list. The River Bus picks up passengers in central Glasgow and goes to sites such as the Glasgow Science Centre, and the Clydebuilt (Maritime) Museum.
Must See/Must Do:
• Glasgow Science Centre - Hundreds of interactive science exhibits are housed here along with an IMAX cinema and the 125-meter-tall Glasgow Tower - famous for being unique world-wide in its ability to rotate 360 degrees from its base.
• Celtic Park - With a capacity of 60,832 this is the biggest "club" stadium in Scotland and the second largest in the U.K. Guided tours of the stadium are available at the Celtic Visitors' Centre. What better way to spend an afternoon while on a stag do in Glasgow.
• Glasgow Cathedral - Gothic architecture that dates to medieval times on a site first consecrated in 397 AD.
• Glasgow Police Museum - The Glasgow force dates to 1779 and is the oldest in Britain. Exhibits include items from famous cases and a new section that focuses on police forces around the world.
Originally a medieval Bishopric, Glasgow grew with construction of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century. Further growth came as the university became an important hub in the Scottish Enlightenment and developed into a main centre of transoceanic trade in the 18th century. The city and surrounding area would go on to be a stronghold of shipbuilding and marine engineering. Today, Glasgow is an influential financial centre and ranked as the 57th most livable city in the world. In 2014, Glasgow will play host to the Commonwealth Games.
Glasgow is a city with deep musical tastes and the venues to satisfy any stag party palate. From traditional Scottish, to Rock, Techno and Opera - Glasgow has it all. Try King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut where the band Oasis was discovered or the Sub Club - a 20+ year old dance club that never loses its freshness and is regarded worldwide. Pubs are the living rooms of Glasgow’s inhabitants - expect to be welcomed and treated like home while on a stag do. A lively time is almost certainly guaranteed. There are three main parts of the city where there are concentrations of drinking establishments: The West End, Sauchiehall Street and Merchant City. But pubs and bars are also spread out throughout the city. Take the Glasgow stag party to Oran Mor to sample whiskeys representing various regions and tastes.
The Curry Capital of Britain has everything from takeaway fish and chips to traditional Scottish fare and every taste from Italian and Indian to Mexican and Moroccan, Thai and seemingly everything else under the sun. Be sure to have a stag do meal at the Ubiquitous Chip - or simply “The Chip” as locals call it. In operation since the 1970s, it uses Scottish produce and is considered on of the country’s finest restaurants. When out clubbing on a stag party Weekend in Glasgow, try the 24-hour take away service at Da Vinci’s in the City Centre on Queen Street.