Solo Female Travel in Glasgow

Glasgow, located on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands, is a vibrant and dynamic city known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and lively music scene. It is the largest city in Scotland and the third largest in the United Kingdom, offering a distinctive blend of modern charm and old-world allure. The city boasts beautiful parklands, numerous museums and art galleries, such as the renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and the ultra-modern Riverside Museum. It is famous for the architectural designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, visible in numerous public buildings. Its thriving music scene, which stretches from traditional Scottish folk to rock and pop, is another major visitor draw, alongside a culinary scene offering the best of Scottish and international cuisine. Glasgow's warm and friendly people truly embody the city's slogan: "People Make Glasgow."

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Is Glasgow good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Glasgow is generally safe for solo female travelers. The locals are known to be friendly and willing to help if needed. Like any other city, it has areas that are safer than others, and it is recommended to stay within the central, well-lit areas at night. Normal precautions when traveling alone such as not displaying valuable items openly and avoiding less busy areas late at night should be taken. Public transport is reliable and safe to use. The city is well policed, and in general, one should not expect to encounter any major problems.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Glasgow's layout is rather easy to navigate, with public transit covering all the significant landmarks and venues in the city. The city is also pedestrian-friendly with numerous signposts. However, the streets can sometimes get confusing due to their curve-like nature and sudden name changes.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Glasgow is a vibrant city rich in history, culture, and modern activities. It is home to many top-rated museums and galleries such as Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and the fascinating Riverside Museum. The city's literary heritage can be explored through its libraries and at The Mitchell, one of Europe's largest civic libraries. For nature lovers, Glasgow offers beautiful parks like Glasgow Green and Pollok Country Park. In terms of shopping and culinary scenes, Buchanan Street and the West End offer a vast array of shops and restaurants serving a variety of cuisines. This city will keep you engaged for days with its ample activities and attractions.
Food:

Food:Above average

Glasgow, as a multicultural hub, provides a culinary scene that caters to a variety of tastes and preferences. Its diverse food landscape features everything from traditional Scottish cuisine to a vast array of international options, including Mediterranean, Asian, and vegan-friendly meals. The street food culture is also vibrant and innovative. However, while broad in range, the culinary scene may not meet the pinnacle of fine dining found in some other global cities.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Glasgow offers a perfect balance between affordability and a rich travel experience. Accommodations, food, transportation and activities can be moderate. It is cheaper than London yet more expensive than several cities in Europe. There are expensive options, but plenty of budget choices as well. You will find free or low-cost cultural experiences like museums and parks. Dining ranges from high-end to affordable local eateries.

Is Glasgow worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 4 experiences

Things to do

3.1/5

Safety

4.4/5

Food

2.3/5

Budget-friendly

4/5

Solo travel experience

Glasgow has a wonderful cathedral. Never seen something more beautiful. You definitely need to visit . As I know they have choir singing in the evening Food is terrible but thatโ€™s typical for the uk

Posted: May 16, 2024
Things to do: 2/5Food: 1/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Loving Glasgow so far. Here travelling for 5 months and enjoying every bit of it. I have been to Edinburgh, Inverness, Lovh Ness and a few other places in the Highlands so far and looking to travel some more in the next few days

Posted: February 5, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Mamina

Mamina (24)

United Kingdom

Group travel experience

I took the ferry from Belfast to Glasgow for a day trip! It was a very nice journey - had a lot of things to do and enjoy on the ferry itself! It was really good to see all the beautiful architecture in Glasgow. The steep roads and nice big parks were all at a walking distance from the City Centre! The people were also really kind and jolly in the streets!

Posted: April 30, 2023Experienced: December, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Glasgow safe for women?

Safety rating

3.4 /5

Based on 6 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.4 /5

Based on 6 experiences

Glasgow is a pretty safe city but the nightlife can be erratic and crazy. Never a dull moment and occasionally you can get forced to interact work drunk or drugged up people and kea pretty disturbing.

Posted: June 1, 2024
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Glasgow is where people are loud and cheerful, which can be mistaken for dangerous. In my opinion and experience it is as safe as any other city in Europe (for example). I have never had a serious safety issue in Glasgow.

Posted: May 15, 2024
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Meet locals in Glasgow

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Heather

Heather

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Music-mad 48-year-old from Scotland. I don't get to travel outside the UK as much as I'd like but I try to make a trip or two a year.

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Sarah

Sarah

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Hi I'm sarah and planning my first solo holiday in the sun and looking for potentially like minded people who may be at the same place at the same time for a little company during the stay ๐Ÿ™‚

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I lived in Glasgow for 4 years and it was a wonderful experience. Glasgow is one of the best cities that I have ever been, very friendly and welcoming. Its a bit expensive but loved the overall vibe of the city.

Posted: September 15, 2023
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Stay with locals in Glasgow

Stay with local women in Glasgow who offer free accommodation as part of cultural exchange. Couch surfing is a great way to meet new people, learn more about new cultures and experience destinations like a local.
Sarah

Sarah

Glasgow

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hi I'm sarah and planning my first solo holiday in the sun and looking for potentially like minded people who may be at the same place at the same time for a little company during the stay ๐Ÿ™‚

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Asia

Asia

Glasgow

Can host for:

1 day

About me

Hi. I am talkative and honest person. Iike different cultures and languages. I try to know some words in various languages.

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Upcoming visitors to Glasgow

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Justine

Justine

About Me

Hi, I'm Justine ! I study biology and evolution and began to explore Asian wildlife few months ago, as part of an associative scientific expedition in Malaysia. When I will be back from this trip, I plan to visit Scotland with a friend to swap jungle treks for historical city visits!

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Rachel

Rachel

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I'm a student in physio. I love to travel and meet people

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