This past weekend my boyfriend and I hopped on a train to go and visit some friends in Glasgow. I'm ashamed to say this was the first time I've visited Scotland despite living my whole life in England! And it was so beautiful! We were lucky to have lots of sunshine, and we spent most of the weekend indulging in delicious food and wandering around the lovely streets.
The first thing we did on Friday was find a place for lunch, and we stumbled across The Butterfly and The Pig. I can't recommend this place enough, especially for coeliacs as I was able to have my first fish and chips since being gluten free :) There's a quirky pub/ restaurant downstairs and lovely tea rooms upstairs, to which I ended up dragging Alex back to on Sunday for red velvet cake. We walked off this ma-hoosive lunch by visiting Glasgow School of Art (the modern building is so interesting) which made me miss art school, and then trekked up to the Necropolis. Visiting a Victorian cemetery sounds a bit morbid but there were such wonderful views from here, I really recommend it.
Our friends took us to Oktoberfest on Friday night which was hilarious - lots of people in kilts, drinking beer, and dancing on tables. From here we went out for cocktails and then some more bars for dancing. It wasn't easy getting up on Saturday morning!
One of my favourite things about blogging is the travel tips you get from fellow bloggers! I trawled Kate's blog for advice on the Glasgow brunch scene and sure enough, Cafe Gandolfi was a wonderful trad Scottish brunch. Then we went on a walk around the West End (SO many cute vintage shops and cool bars!).
I want to organise more UK trips, they are so nice to look forward to and are so refreshing, yet less bank-breaking and easier than going abroad. Anyone have any tips of places to visit for a nice Autumn weekend break (preferably not too far from London?) What's your fave place in the UK? Mine is Cornwall but I wish it wasn't so far to go from London!