An Introvert's Guide to Glasgow

Gallery of Modern Artl | © Allie Caulfield/Flickr
Gallery of Modern Artl | © Allie Caulfield/Flickr
Photo of Tasnim Nazeer
Freelance Journalist24 November 2017

The city of Glasgow has some ideal places to discover if you’ve had your fill of crowds and are craving some peace and tranquillity. Being one of the major cities in Scotland, it is inevitable that there will be a number of tourists who visit Glasgow for its main attractions, but here, we aim to guide you through a range of places that you can visit if you are more of an introverted spirit. Get away from the bustling city and head down to quieter lanes with this guide.

Take a quiet stroll at Pollok Country Park

Pollok Country Park is a quiet and tranquil park in the heart of Glasgow which also contains Pollok House and peaceful surrounding greenery, ideal for quiet reflection. Have a stroll around the park or sit and read a book. Cycle around the park if you want to get some exercise while taking in the tranquil scenery of evergreen trees and fresh, open landscapes. You may even want to visit Pollok House to see the beautiful Spanish artwork and pieces by renowned artists Guthrie and Raeburn.

Pollok Country Parkl | © Cat Collector/Flickr

Enjoy contemporary art at the Gallery of Modern Art

For all those introverts who appreciate art, there are plenty of spectacular artworks to marvel at in this gallery. Although you may want to avoid the rush of crowds, here you can find a quieter spot to reflect on the different paintings or you may want to visit the Gallery of Modern Art’s library to browse through some of the most interesting titles on art and culture. The library offers comfortable and quiet surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere for those who wish to use it and is a perfect sanctuary for the introverted visitor.

Gallery of Modern Art | © Bscar23625/Flickr

Have afternoon tea at The Willow Tea Rooms

If you like the idea of relaxing with a cup of tea and cake in beautifully decorated tea rooms, then why not visit The Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow? This tearoom was designed by renowned Scottish architect and designer of the Art Deco era, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The tearoom was recently restored back to its original spectacular form and is a great place to unwind and relax among intricately designed interiors. You can choose to have a quiet breakfast, afternoon tea or just simply pop in to grab your piece of cake and eat it!

Willow Tea Rooms | © Clive Varley/Flickr

Absorb the city’s history at Glasgow Necropolis

This Victorian cemetery holds many stories of Glasgow’s history and is a resting place for many famous Scottish figures. The architectural brilliance of the building will leave you spellbound. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Scottish architect is also buried at the Necropolis and you can see his gravestone there. If you are an introverted traveller who likes to wander through history, then this is the place to visit.

Glasgow Necropolis | © Cat Collector/Flickr

Explore the University of Glasgow

Take a tour of one of Scotland’s coveted and ancient universities, which boasts renowned alumni such as Sir Menzies Campbell and Nicola Sturgeon. Walk the grounds of this beautiful building and surrounding areas, or make use of the library. The university is proud to have had seven nobel laureates and three British Prime Ministers among its alumni. This is a must-visit for all those introverted travellers who want to tap into their intellectual sides.

Entrance to University of Glasgow | © Tyler Cipriani/Flickr

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