Things to do in Glasgow – The Best Ways to Relax and Unwind

Glasgow – the largest city in Scotland and one of the top three in the UK certainly gives an impressive reputation to live up to. Glasgow has been the home of some amazing myths and folklore, but that’s not really surprising when you consider its Celtic history. 


Pixar’s movie Brave released in 2012 really helped put Scotland on the map for a lot of people in America and Europe and Glasgow is one the cities that have reaped the rewards. There’s certainly something magical about Scotland and Glasgow is a wondrous place to visit.


But what is there to do in Glasgow? Well, there’s actually quite a lot to do: there’s amazing ancient ruins, towering castles, magnificent museums and galleries and much more. Scotland’s stunning scenery is well known throughout the world and Glasgow has some amazing natural landscapes and mountain ranges.


Things to do in Glasgow 


It might mean hiking up hills and around lakes but there are some incredibly beautiful places close by to Glasgow. But don’t worry if that sounds too challenging – there’s also plenty of parks and natural attractions as well.


I am sure that many of you are just like me would love to immerse yourself in Scotland’s history and culture – but luckily Glasgow is inundated with ways to help you relax after all that strenuous activity, too.


The Scottish Spa Experience


One of the best ways to do this is with a spa break, of course! Now, when we think of Scotland we probably don’t think of spa breaks – which is a shame because they are certainly very beneficial and who doesn’t enjoy a relaxing trip to the spa? Glasgow has some amazing spas and you can enjoy them on your own, with friends and even with children. And who can think of a better way to ease your muscles after a trek around a Loch or two?


With it becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination, Scotland is easily a place you could spend weeks in and still not see everything the country has to offer. But I urge anyone to at least treat themselves to a relaxing spa break for a day or two, if only to put your feet up after all the exploring there is to do! You’ll find a variety of amazing spas around Glasgow especially so don’t worry about having to go far.


Many hotels have their own onsite spa, so often you won’t even have to leave the building! Before you hit Glasgow’s wondrous nature trails or go off exploring Glasgow’s mountains why not unwind a little at a luxurious spa first? Trust me it’s sure to be a highlight of your trip and anyone will benefit from a relaxing spa session.


The Benefits of Spa Sessions


Whether you opt for a couple of days at the spa or just an afternoon, you will be sure to feel much more energized and happy. All too often people think of a spa trip as just being a massage when it can be many different things. You can enjoy a session in the pool, steam room, sauna and there’s a wide range of different treatments to help you feel up for another go at those hills!


Massages are certainly amazing but there’s so much more on offer at a professional spa. Spa days or breaks aren’t just for adults though and you’ll find plenty of spas in Glasgow that offer family packages. Whether it’s young children or teenagers many spas in Glasgow offer their own specially designed treatments and activities.


So, don’t worry you can relax in harmony knowing that your children will be happy and engaged in the meantime. There’s a lot on offer in Glasgow and if you’re like me you’ll want to scale hilltops and experience Scotland’s culture for yourself but before all that, it’s always a good idea to take a day or two off plan a flight on a budget, just to relax and unwind.


Scotland might be the country of whiskey, tartan, the bagpipes and the legendary Loch Ness Monster but it’s also a beautiful place to relax and unwind. Glasgow is the perfect city to visit to relax and free your mind all the while enjoying Scotland’s famous scenery and natural beauty and charm.


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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  1. […] It can be hard to start, finding the time to travel and deciding where to go first. Glasgow is the perfect place to tick off your list. There is so much to do and so many things to see, if you’re not convinced here are just some of the things to do in Glasgow. […]

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