Although famed for its slightly dreich (aka bleak) weather, Glasgow does boast an array of cosy hideaways that provide shelter from Scotland’s cold nights and rainy days.
The city is home to an array of toastie places which offer an intimate and warm atmosphere, plenty of hearty food and friendly company. Whether you’re looking to cosy up with a good book in a café or catch up with friends in front of a roaring fire, Glasgow is the place to enjoy a magical winter weekend away.
Helping travellers to make the most of the city, Caledonian Sleeper has compiled a list of its favourite cosy spots which can be enjoyed in conjunction with the overnight rail service’s current ‘festive returns’ journey.
The offer provides guests with half price tickets on return legs across all routes throughout November and the first half of December allowing them to get home for 50 per cent of the original price.
My Home Bakery
Appropriately named, My Home Bakery offers a warm atmosphere and plenty of home-baking.
Priding itself on quality comfort that’s made fresh every day, the bakery serves a selection of fresh pastries, sandwiches and soups as well as cakes, scones and bread. Carrot cake is a particular favourite with customers alongside speciality sausage rolls. A number of crockery items can also be purchased as keepsakes to take home as gifts to family and friends.
Located a short distance from the bustling Buchanan Street, Rab Ha’s in Merchant City provides the perfect cosy rest from Christmas shopping.
The hotel’s restaurant and bar area is decorated in traditional dark Scottish tartan and offers a menu of comfort food, range of whiskies and some of the most-friendly staff in the area. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy some good Scottish banter and gourmet, this is the location.
For the perfect winter accessories head to Shearer’s Candles in Princes Square on Buchanan Street.
Beautifully designed, the store features a selection of scented candles including a winter range which will make your home perfectly cosy on cold nights. Choose from cranberry and ginger jars, cinnamon spice tins and oriental fig candles.
Blythswood Square Hotel Spa
Only really cold days when your feet are in need of some love and care, take a trip to the Blythswood Square Hotel’s spa.
Located in the basement of the hotel, the spa is open to guests as well as the general public and offers a hydrotherapy pool, sauna and crystal steam room as well as a series of treatment rooms.
Warm up in the thermal suite before enjoying a luxurious seaweed foot experience – ideal for feet tired from Christmas shopping.
Learn more about Caledonian Sleeper or to book a trip, by visiting www.sleeper.scot.