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Day 1 in Glasgow, Scotland

You know you love the destination the moment you land and find a fuss-free way out of the airport into the city. That's how we fell in love with Glasgow!

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10th May 2017

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12:30 | Landed at Glasgow Airport and took the Glasgow Airport Express to our Airbnb
Went outside the airport and purchased the Glasgow Airport Express bus ticket on the spot. This bus conveniently brings us to the city within 15 minutes! Glad to find out there was a bus stop on Bothwell Street, which was considerably close to our Airbnb.

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13:00 | Checked into our Airbnb
We were a little unsure of the exact location of the apartment, but luckily we spotted the bright blue wall of the bedroom as seen online. At the same time, the host spotted us and waved. What a relief!

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14:30 | Climbed up The Lighthouse and roamed the streets
First stop, we went to The Lighthouse Mackintosh Tower. The only way up to the viewing platform is to climb the helical staircase. It was not the easiest (takes some guts) but definitely worth it for the wonderful view across Glasgow!
Next, we strolled along Buchanan street, Argyle street and Merchant City. We were amazed at how well the old buildings are preserved and can't stop snapping away. 

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18:00 | Dinner at Bread Meats Bread
The burgers are absolutely delicious and the portion of the sides are huge! You must try the Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Fries which is my favourite sweet fries ever! 

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19:00 | Evening stroll around George Square and the City Chamber
Thanks to the longer daylight hours, we were able to continue walking around despite all the shops around us have closed. It was such a pleasure to people-watch at George Square and admire the architectural structure of City Chamber. 

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A stroll back to our accommodation in the beautiful weather concluded our first day. Needed to rest up early for the 2 weeks of adventure ahead of us!

You can read up on the rest of our 17 days' adventure in Scotland and England here

17 Days In Scotland And England Itinerary

"Somewhere charming with little towns"
"Surrounded by mountain and near the sea"
"Scenic route for a roadtrip"

These were what I suggested when he asked where we should go for our next holiday. I'm pretty sure you can already guess where we finally decided to go by the title!

Here's a quick summary of our 17 days itinerary in Scotland and England during May 2017. Very shortly, we'll collect our thoughts to do the day by day blog posts and link to the images below. Click on the images to read!

Day 1 Glasgow

The Lighthouse > Buchanan St, Argyle St, Merchant City
> George Square > City Chamber

Day 2 Glasgow
to Stirling

Glasgow Cathedral

Day 3 Stirling
to Fort William

Stirling Bridge > Wallace Monument
> Stirling Castle > Luss Village

Day 4 Glencoe

Blackrock Cottage > Glen Etive > Castle Stalker

Day 5 Glencoe
to Tomintoul

Glenfinnan > Neptune's Staircase
> Commando Memorial > Urquhart Castle

Day 6 Tomintoul
to Aberdeen

Cairngorms Reindeer Centre
> Glenmore Forest Visitor Centre > Ballater

Day 7 Aberdeen
to Edinburgh

Stonehaven War Memorial > Dunnottar Castle
> St Andrews Cathedral > Forth Bridges

Day 8 Edinburgh

The Elephant House > Edinburgh Castle
> Royal Mile > Edinburgh Old Town

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Day 9 Edinburgh to Shilbottle

National Museum of Scotland > Lindisfarne

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Day 10 Shilbottle to York

Barter books > Alnwick Town Centre > Alnwick Castle

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Day 11 York
to Manchester

York Shambles Market > York Minster > MediaCityUK

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Day 12

Manchester

Spinningfields Makers Market > John Rylands Library
> Old Trafford (Manchester United Game)

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Day 13 Manchester
to London

Old Trafford (Stadium Tour) > Bermonsey >Tower Bridge

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Day 14 London

Notting Hill > Portobello Road Market
> Abbey Road Studios > Oxford Street

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Day 15 London

Borough Market > Tower Bridge
> Spitalfields Market > Shoreditch > BOXPARK

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Day 16 London

London Eye > Big Ben
> St James Park > Buckingham palac

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Day 17 London

Victoria station > Camden Market

Hope you enjoy reading!
If you are travelling, wish you have a lovely and safe travel!