Solo female traveler Glasgow NYE

Old Nov 29th, 2022, 12:06 AM
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Solo female traveler Glasgow NYE

Hi there,

I'm a 31yo single, female, traveler spending 2 nights/3 full days in Glasgow (give or take) around NYE. There's no rhyme or reason to why I chose Glasgow. I've just always heard great things about the city and have been intrigued. I may spend some time in Dublin as well since it's only an hour flight away but I've heard Glasgow has a lot to do.

The reason for my post is that I've had trouble finding things to do as a solo female traveler. Also, which city would you prefer for NYE, Glasgow or Dublin? I don't have a budget for hotels/dining etc. but preferably not super expensive ($250+/night) for a hotel. I would like to check out some unique architecture, markets, and places to meet locals. I like to have fun but obviously since i'm traveling alone I wouldn't feel safe getting super intoxicated in a nightclub alone. Any recommendations for unique hotels, bars, some fancy meals/and mom and pop places, and where to experience the real Glasgow not so much touristy would be greatly appreciated!

Apologies if my posting etiquette is not up to par. Thank you!
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Old Nov 29th, 2022, 05:14 AM
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Old Nov 29th, 2022, 05:34 AM
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If you have two nights you have one full day and pieces of two others. Forget the day trip.

I am also a solo female traveler and I have had no trouble finding things to do in Glasgow. If you have any interest in Art Nouveau there is plenty to see - see: An eccentric trip around the UK

I would also suggest the Tenement Museum, the St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, the cathedral and Provand's Lordship. If you are there on NYE you had better check to see if there are any closures.
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Old Nov 29th, 2022, 05:46 PM
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Hi there!

Thank you for your response. Sorry for the lack of clarity. I have a full week in the UK and was thinking of checking out one other city in addition to the 3 +/- nights in Glasgow. I'm new here but decided to take a chance and post because I've found that peoples' suggestions are often so much better than the standard google search. I've wasted a lot of time and have regrets about how I've planned (lack of planned) past trips. I want to hear from those who know and love the region. Thank you for your suggestions they are greatly appreciated and "eccentric" is spot on, what i'm looking for.
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New Year's Eve is called Hogmanay in Scotland, and is a very big deal. My father grew up in Glasgow, and Hogmanay was much more important than Christmas.

The larger hotels will have banquets, music, and dancing (for a price). You might consider this when choosing your hotel. (If you're not interested, the noise might prevent sleep.)

You might look for a Ceilidh, a celebration including traditional Scottish music. One place where you can experience a Ceilidh is https://www.arta.co.uk/hogmanay/ They have a variety of experiences at various prices.
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I would've never known. Thanks so much!
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