If you’re looking for things to do in Scotland this month, look no further than November! That is when Glasgow hosts its very own annual Festival of Britain. The festival takes over downtown Glasgow for a week, with activities happening every day.
There are many ways to enjoy the festival. Some people like attending events such as art shows or theater performances that take place at different venues during the festival. Others go swimming or surfing at one of the nearby beaches because there are free beach access points during the festival.
Many tourists choose to spend their time visiting various attractions around the city instead. There are several museums and galleries that offer special exhibitions during the festival so if you love history, visit these during your stay.
Some restaurants close down temporarily due to the large number of visitors coming into town, which can be expensive depending on what foods and drinks you want to eat and drink. Make sure you know where all the best places to eat are before you arrive in Glasgow!
If you’d rather stay home, most hotels have great deals available to those who book early. Many will even give you half-off night rates if you do this so don’t pass up on these opportunities! Check out the sites listed below for more information.
We hope you enjoyed reading about some fun things to do while staying in Glasgow this November! If you have any other questions or comments let us know by commenting below or contacting us directly through our website.
Book a flight to Glasgow
When choosing where to stay in Glasgow, make sure you are looking at all of the options. There are many great hotels in the city that do not cost a lot of money but are perfect for your budget.
There is always the option of finding a cheap hotel close to the airport or the train station, however, this may not be ideal if you want to explore the area.
If you would like to spend some time exploring the city, then staying somewhere far away can prove to be costly. The best way to avoid this is by investing in good quality sleep online.
Find a good place to stay
Finding a great hotel in Glasgow is like finding a great restaurant- you just have to know how to look! There are several ways to do this, whether it’s through visiting hotels directly or talking to fellow travelers, or both.
Directly visited sites such as Booked.com and TripAdvisor can be helpful to find discounts and information about rates for individual properties, but nothing compares to actually being in the city and meeting other locals to get a true feel for the area.
By staying in a local area either close to attractions or within easy reach of public transport, you’ll also save money on exploring beyond your doorstep.
Determining your budget
Budget is always an interesting topic when it comes to traveling. Obviously, the cost of transportation is a big factor in how expensive or cheap your trip will be!
Glasgow is one of the most populated cities in Scotland so public transport is very accessible. If you are looking to save some money, consider walking, or taking taxis or buses instead of trains or cars.
Another way to reduce costs is to stay at home or rather, learn from others who stayed at their home for free! You can also visit local attractions area by area instead of all together. For example, if you’re interested in shopping, do not take the train into town as that would cost extra money.
There are many ways to spend money while traveling and there are several ways to lower your expenses without too much effort.
Visit the Glasgow Science Centre
The Glasgow Science Centre is an interactive museum focused mostly on technology, science, space, and engineering. Visitors can explore several areas of the museum using their own energy for activity. There are many ways to spend time at this venue as it has lots of interesting features.
The most notable feature of the museum is probably its Space Gallery. Here you will find displays and videos highlighting different aspects of what people get involved in when exploring outer space. These include rockets, robots, telescopes, and more.
Another cool area in the museum is called Connected Life which looks into how digital technology changes our lives today. You will learn about technologies such as smartphones, computers, and social media sites like Facebook.
Something unique that the museum does not usually talk about is sustainability. They take care to emphasize the importance of protecting nature by educating visitors about environmental issues such as climate change. All of these topics are discussed clearly so there’s no confusion.
If you’re looking to do some educational things or just want to have fun, the Glasgow Science Centre is definitely worth a visit. It’s best visited during weekdays since the staff typically stay outside to chat with visitors.
See a sporting event
This year, soccer is back in the city! The Scottish Premiership starts this season with three teams – Celtic, Rangers, and Hearts. These clubs have been playing for a long time so most people are familiar with them at least superficially. But they’re not only famous for their games, but also for their fan bases that come together to support each team.
There will be 10 matches per league which last just over 50 days. Each match has an approximate duration of 2 hours including half-time. You can find out more information about these games here: https://www.rangersfc.co.uk/matchdates/.
You don’t need to live in Scotland to watch your favorite club play, you can simply purchase tickets or buy a seated package online.
Eat some delicious food
One of your top priorities while in Scotland will be trying all sorts of different foods! There are so many great restaurants in Glasgow, and most areas have at least one good restaurant or burger bar. You’ll find almost anything here- everything from Italian to Indian cuisine to Japanese dishes and more.
There is no better way to enjoy Scottish cuisine than by exploring it and experimenting with new recipes. Many people speak highly of Scottish cuisine and how taste-sensitive their sense of smell can be.
We would recommend doing what they call ‘smorgasbord eating’ where you try as much as you want of whatever type of meal they give to you. Most places offer several types of meat, fish, vegetarian options, and more.
Some examples of Glaswegian food include haggis (a mashed-up sheep stomach dish that many say tastes like beef) and neeps and tatties (mashed potatoes with vegetables). These two meals go well together and can be tried in various combinations.
Go to the Scottish Highlands
The beautiful, rugged scenery of Scotland’s highlands is one of its biggest draws. There are plenty of ways to enjoy this natural beauty, but hiking in the mountains is an especially pleasant way to spend your time.
There are many great trails for every level of hiker. Some take you through spectacular landscapes with majestic views, while others are more serene. No matter which ones you choose, there’s no need to worry about poor weather slowing down anyone!
Scotland has several national parks that offer some of the highest-quality hiking experiences around. These include Glen Coe in the west (where Arthur Conan Doyle got his start writing novels) and Loch Lomond National Park in the east.
In both cases, staying at a good hotel makes sense. You can find reasonably-priced hotels right next to the trail, or better places if you want more luxurious retreats.
See some beautiful scenery
As we mentioned before, Scotland is very scenic. There are many beautiful places to visit and stay for a night or two in the country. Some of the most well-known cities include Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Belfast.
Edinburgh is known as the “New York City” of Britain because it has so many skyscrapers. It also features lots of shopping districts and museums.
Aberdeen is famous for its seafood and tall ships that come to dock there during the summer months. The city is also home to one of Europe’s largest aquariums!
If you like natural landscapes, spend time exploring the Scottish Highlands. You will find lush green forests with glistening waterfalls and mountains rising up all around you.
Glasgow is the best place to be if you love culture. Many large universities mean an abundance of artistic activities and festivals. Check out the St. Mungo Museum to learn more about the history of the area.
These sites are great for anyone, but especially students since they can enjoy them at no cost! If you’re looking to save money while traveling, try staying in the dorm room of someone who doesn’t eat much food so you don’t have to buy expensive snacks.