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Hopping off to Scotland

Marjorie and John Kehe savored art, architecture, and Indian cuisine in lively Glasgow.

October 20, 2006



Where did you go?

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We spent a week touring Scotland by train, including two days in a revitalized Glasgow.

Where did you stay?

In the swinging West End at the friendly and roomy Bellhaven Hotel, just across Great Western Road from the lush Botanic Gardens. Nearby was Glasgow University – the area was jumping with restaurants, shops, and students.

What did you do?

We arranged for a special day-long insider's tour of the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a famed Glaswegian architect, designer, and painter (1868-1928). He designed several of Glasgow's iconic buildings, including the Glasgow School of Art and the Willow Tea Rooms. We fell hard for the paintings of the talented Scottish Colorists during a visit to the newly refurbished Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. On our second day, we walked the city from end to end, marveling at its stunning greenery, charming neighborhoods, and lovely children in their crisp school uniforms (left).

Where did you eat?

Glasgow has developed a well-deserved reputation as an exciting food city, and we had several memorable meals during our short visit. Superior Indian food abounds. Our most memorable meal was at the lively Mother India restaurant across from Kelvingrove Park.

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