The Terrace House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Glasgow
... is now too cloudy to see Mt Ben Nevis highest mountain in UK and area is owned by the john muir trust. Rushed lunch at a busy restaurant at Fort William. We then travelled through the Glen Lyon valley. More history of the massacres of the Campbell's and the McDonald's clans in these highland areas, with the Campbell family very unpopular in Glencoe Loch Lomond provided inspiration for Walter Scott's book Rob Roy who was ...
Just before leaving home, Joan and I received an e-mail from our travel agent, John Roberts from San Diego, informing us he was signing us up with Distinctive Voyages as a thank-you for our continuing business with Galaxsea Cruises. This gave us access to an on-board concierge, an invitation to a couple of cocktail parties as well as a complimentary tour in Glasgow. This was a lovely perk.
We met several other people who were part of this special ...
... we got back to the pier hoping the rain would stop. Along the way we say many beautiful homes that date back to the 1800's. These are some very high end lake homes! Even with the rain, we saw quite a few sailboats out on the water. After arriving back to the pier, the rain was still falling, so we were a little like drowned rates when we got back on the coach.....at least those of us that didn't bring an umbrella! ...
... and of the trolls under the bridges in the highlands...it all makes me want to curl up by a fire and listen like a little child. Something very important that I learned: Scottish whisky is spelled "Whisky", not "Whiskey" (no e!!) So it comes from the Gaelic word "usquebaugh", meaning "Water of Life". Bless. So "Usque" (or I've seen "Usquie" "Usigue") when you say it sounds like a cross between "usky" and "oosky"...so apparently it just morphed into "whisky". And the distilleries ...
... buildings, saying "so many feet of wall built by such-and-such a legion under the command of so-and-so" along the length of the building, of which sixteen are extant (one only as a cast; the original has been lost) and fifteen of those (including the cast) are in the Hunterian. They are really rather touching. The lettering and especially the decoration around the edges (a lot of Capricorns and Pegasuses, as the special symbols of the emperor) all has a rather endearing, ...
Other places to stay in Glasgow
City Centre, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $104
- Great Value and Location
- Fantastic Location
- Very Poor
City Centre, Glasgow | 4 star hotelfrom $135
- Needs refurbishing
- A relief
- Fantastic Stay at the Glasgow Marriott
City Centre, Glasgow | 4 star hotelfrom $135
- Rude service - if any
- Crisps and tissues under the bed and chairs
- Perfect weekend!
Abbotsinch Paisley, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $95
- Won't stay here again
- Excellent airport location
- Dreadful airport hotel
Cowcaddens, Glasgow | 4 star hotelfrom $133
- Fantastic Time
- Fantastic stay
- Great Hotel, Rooms are a Normal Size, Good Rates
City Centre, Glasgow | 4 star hotelfrom $161
- Fresh Modern Hotel
- Wonderful hotel in the heart of glasgow
- SAS - Such A Shame
City Centre, Glasgow | 5 star hotelfrom $170
- The best hotel in Scotland
- Hair Today
- Entrance Anyone?
City Centre, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $92
- Loved Glasgow
- Just as good 2nd time around
City Centre, Glasgow | 4 star hotelfrom $128
- Have to agree...where are the four stars....???
- Where are your four stars???
- Very good
City Centre, Glasgow | 4 star hotelfrom $130
- Good Central Hotel
- Just book it!
- Decent hotel on the edge of downtown
Kelvingrove, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $123
- Disappointed -- did the people stay different place ?
- Could'nt be more helpful
- Tip top!
Cowcaddens, Glasgow | 2 star hotelfrom $116
- Aircon - What a racket - and not even the Hotels!
- Do not use the website to book
- Good for the money
Anderston, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $102
Jordanhill, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $104
- Unfair reviews
- A real case of inner beauty!
- Nice rooms but...
Cowcaddens, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $128
- What a disppointment!
- Great all round hotel
Maxwell Park, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $74
- Try this!
- Modern and clean
Kingston, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $77
- Good Service, Hotel Bit Past Its Best Though
- Don't go!
- Slightly aging.....
Merchant City, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $120
- Nothing wrong bar the price
- Great location
- Could not get away fast enough
Hutchesontown, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $97
- Average hotel, average quality
- Not bad for the money
- Good Value
Merchant City, Glasgow | 4 star hotelfrom $118
- An excellent choice
- Nice facility but lots of street noise
City Centre, Glasgow | 2 star hotelfrom $78
- Total let down
- Pay the extra money and go to a nice hotel!
- Dont stay here!!
City Centre, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $110
- Not That Bad
- Unfortunetly all reviews are correct
City Centre, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $114
- Some things to improve upon
- Not bad but could be better
Anderston, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $96
- About the Corus, I join the chorus
- Clean & comfortable, near train station
- Loved the room,and check in Staff
Anderston, Glasgow | 2 star hotelfrom $76
City Centre, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $157
- Chilled Out
- Looking Dated