Journey through the Scottish Highlands

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TheCuriousDesi

 
My friends and I decided to celebrate New Year's Eve in Glasgow because we wanted to experience the famous Hogmanay and taste the 'elixir of life' aka - whiskey. We took the London-Glasgow Virgin train on the 30th of December without any plans, rather than a Highlands tour on the 1st of January, which nobody believed we would be able to make it. Well, we made it and it was one of the best trips!

The Piper Bar

The Piper Bar, Cochrane Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

If you don't have enough time in Scotland but you still want to try as many traditional dishes as possible, give the Piper Bar a visit. The location is great since it's right next to George Square.
We ordered 9 Scottish tapas to share and tried a little bit of everything. The winner for me was the Scotch pie with beans and the Haggis Pakora.

The Butchershop Bar & Grill

The Butchershop Bar & Grill, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

After walking around the city we were already starving. We stumbled upon this place on our way to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The guys were big carnivores so the Butchershop sounded like heaven to them. The place looks super clean and organized with a perfect service. It almost felt like you're in a Michelin starred restaurant.
Our waiter brought different cuts of meat so my friends had the chance to choose their steak. I ordered a vegetarian artichokes risotto and it really was one of the best I've had.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

With its incredible architecture, this museum hosts a variety of art exhibitions, taxidermy, and historical artifacts.
If you only have one day in Glasgow, Kelvingrove is a must see!

University of Glasgow

University Of Glasgow, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom

A really stunning building, We were so glad to have stumbled upon the cloisters. It is worth wandering the whole campus to check out the view, the architecture, and the history.

Botanical Garden

Botanic Gardens, Great Western Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Magnificant glass house that houses the national collection of tree ferns. Plants from tropical rainforests grow in the palm house. You can wander around for free there.

Tinderbox Cafe

Tinderbox, Ingram Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Trendy cafe with delicious cakes and snacks.

Highlands and Loch Ness tour

Loch Ness, United Kingdom

After a pretty good night of partying at Ashton Lane, we managed to wake up and get on the bus that was taking us to Loch Ness. We chose Timberbush Tours as they had a pretty good itinerary at a reasonable price.
The road to Inverness was incredibly beautiful, we stopped to have lunch at Ben Nevis and continued our journey to Loch Ness.
Loch Ness, 24 miles long and over 700 feet deep, is most famous for its sightings of the Loch Ness monster. We took a 'Loch Ness by Jacobite' cruise and explored the ruins of Urquhart Castle.

 

The Piper Bar

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The Piper Bar, Cochrane Street
If you don't have enough time in Scotland but you still want to try as many traditional dishes as possible, give the Piper Bar a visit. The location is great since it's right next to George Square.
We ordered 9 Scottish tapas to share and tried a little bit of everything. The winner for me was the Scotch pie with beans and the Haggis Pakora.
 

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The Butchershop Bar & Grill

Eat
The Butchershop Bar & Grill, Sauchiehall Street
After walking around the city we were already starving. We stumbled upon this place on our way to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The guys were big carnivores so the Butchershop sounded like heaven to them. The place looks super clean and organized with a perfect service. It almost felt like you're in a Michelin starred restaurant.
Our waiter brought different cuts of meat so my friends had the chance to choose their steak. I ordered a vegetarian artichokes risotto and it really was one of the best I've had.
 

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University of Glasgow

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University Of Glasgow, Dumbarton Road
A really stunning building, We were so glad to have stumbled upon the cloisters. It is worth wandering the whole campus to check out the view, the architecture, and the history.
 

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Botanical Garden

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Botanic Gardens, Great Western Road
Magnificant glass house that houses the national collection of tree ferns. Plants from tropical rainforests grow in the palm house. You can wander around for free there.
 

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Tinderbox Cafe

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Tinderbox, Ingram Street
Trendy cafe with delicious cakes and snacks.
 

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Highlands and Loch Ness tour

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Loch Ness, United Kingdom
After a pretty good night of partying at Ashton Lane, we managed to wake up and get on the bus that was taking us to Loch Ness. We chose Timberbush Tours as they had a pretty good itinerary at a reasonable price.
The road to Inverness was incredibly beautiful, we stopped to have lunch at Ben Nevis and continued our journey to Loch Ness.
Loch Ness, 24 miles long and over 700 feet deep, is most famous for its sightings of the Loch Ness monster. We took a 'Loch Ness by Jacobite' cruise and explored the ruins of Urquhart Castle.
 

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