Couples visiting Glasgow will find there's a whole host of things to do together, from evenings spent in cosy old pubs to bracing hikes with scenic views. There are historic parks for romantic strolls, ancient sites waiting to be discovered and plenty of places to delve into the city's culture scene. For inspiration on things to do in Glasgow for couples, check out our guide.


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Start the Day with Breakfast in Bed

There aren't many places where you can get a breakfast delivery to your door, but The Hyndland Café does offer a variety of cooked meals to start the day with minimal effort. Order a full fry-up, toasted bagels with smoked salmon, eggs benedict or bircher muesli with honey and yoghurt, and enjoy a leisurely breakfast snuggled up in bed - perfect for chilly winter mornings.

Take in the View from The Lighthouse

Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Lighthouse was once the home of the Glasgow Herald newspaper. Today it's a centre of design and architecture with temporary exhibitions from Scottish artists and designers and a great addition to your holiday in Glasgow.

At the top of the spiral staircase that winds up Mackintosh Tower, you'll find a viewing platform overlooking the city for a quiet moment between just the two of you. Opposite is a great little cocktail bar, Tabac.


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Visit the Bones of St. Valentine

The legends goes that a French family donated a box labelled 'the Body of St. Valentine' ('Corpus Valentini Martyris') to the Franciscan church in 1868. It was moved to St. Francis' Church in the Gorbals, Glasgow, where it lay untouched. Then, in 1993, it was sent to the nearby Blessed St. John Duns Scotus. The church positioned it in the entrance way and every Valentine's Day, the box is decorated with flowers as the friars read prayers about love.

There are several other churches who also claim to have St Valentine's relics, but if you can suspend your disbelief, a visit to the church is very romantic - especially if you do happen to be visiting on Valentine's Day.

Stroll Around Kelvingrove Park

There's nothing like a romantic walk around a pretty park and Kelvingrove Park is just the ticket. Right outside the grand Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - housing one of the best art collections in Europe - the Victorian park sits on the banks of the River Kelvin.

It was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, head gardener at Chatsworth House and designer of Crystal Palace in London. There are 85 acres through which to wander and trails that pass the Stewart Memorial Fountain and the bowling and croquet greens. Take to one of the riverside paths to spot birds such as grey herons and kingfishers. If it's a warm day, why not take a picnic along, too?

Party at Pride

Every summer, Pride Glasgow hits the streets. It's Scotland's largest LGBT festival and anyone can join the march for free - recent years have seen up to 13,000 people parading through the streets.

You'll see floats with music, dancers and performers. The march follows a set route through the city and everyone starts at the same point, which is confirmed close to the event. For couples visiting Glasgow over August, there are few better ways to celebrate love.


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Cosy up in a Traditional Pub

Glasgow is home to plenty of cosy pubs that are perfect for long Sunday lunches or an evening drink. Try The Belle on Great Western Road where you can sit by the fire and sample some of the craft ales, or The Ben Nevis in the West End, which has a large selection of whiskies and sometimes live folk music.

In the city centre, you'll find The Pot Still. This establishment is especially handy if you're en route to or from the train station - enter its doors and take your pick from its selection of 700 whiskies and cask ales. You can also tuck into comfort food such as steak pie or haggis, neeps and tatties.

Watch Sunset from the Necropolis

This isn't as gloomy as it might seem: the Necropolis is in fact one of Glasgow's most beautiful sites. There are woodlands and wild, tangled flowerbeds throughout the 37-acre cemetery, which also has a monument dedicated to John Knox.

There are guided tours that provide background history and profiles of notable people buried here, such as industrialist Charles Tennant. At dusk, clamber up the mound to watch the sun set over the city.

Hike up Cathkin Braes

Speaking of great views, Cathkin Braes offers the highest vantage point in Glasgow at 200 metres above sea level. Take a morning hike through the hills for panoramic city vistas. You'll walk through ancient woodland, bracken and heath vegetation on your way up. It's the most peaceful start to the day and will set you both up for a hearty breakfast or lunch.

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