Date ideas in Glasgow

Whether you’re chasing scotch whisky, exploring historical sites, or enjoying the nightlife together, a fun date in Glasgow is never out of reach. Celebrate your first, tenth, or even fiftieth date in style in the largest (and busiest) city in Scotland. 

1. Go on a treasure hunt

There’s no better way to experience the city of Glasgow than an interactive city-wide treasure hunt with City Days. Designed for cooperative puzzle solving, this game involves finding hidden gems throughout the city and looking for clues to continue the trail. Bond with your partner and have fun together while you discover new things about the city. 

2. Visit Glasgow University

Experience history on your first date in Glasgow with a trip to the University, the fourth oldest university in the UK. The campus is made up of 85 acres of well-kept land, including the famous Bute Hall and is home to an on-site museum for you both to enjoy. There are also guided tours available for visitors from Tuesday to Sunday at 2pm.

3. Stroll through the Botanic Gardens

Show off Glasgow’s elegant side with a trip through the Botanic Gardens, a gorgeous display of global horticulture. Complete with a spherical greenhouse and a decorative glass roof, the gardens are the perfect spot to slow down and enjoy an afternoon together. Just make sure that your partner likes flowers first!

4. Watch a theatrical performance

If you’re planning a sober date but you still want to break the ice with your partner, visiting the King’s Theatre can help you to loosen up and laugh together. Whether you like comedy, tragedy, or whatever genre Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber is, you can enjoy the show in comfortable seats with a good view. 

5. Take a tour around the city

Are you and your partner not the one-date, one-place type? You’ll be happy to know that you can tour around Glasgow with the wind in your hair and a whisky in your hand. Get Your Guide run themed tours around the city, including a haunted experience, a whisky and chocolate tour, as well as a Glasgow castle experience. See the sights with your partner and learn to love the city’s rich surroundings even more. 

6. Visit a planetarium

If your date’s eyes light up when they look up at the stars, a trip to the Glasgow Science Centre could be the ideal experience for you. Take a guided tour through the milky way galaxy with commentary provided by astronomers and on-site experts. The full dome film experience will also leave your partner reeling with excitement for space travel - although you shouldn’t make any promises about that!

7. Enjoy a game night with a drink

Fancy enjoying a bit of friendly competition alongside a few drinks? Then NQ64’s Glasgow bar is the place for you and your partner. With 31 arcade machines, two pinball machines and eight retro consoles to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice. Whether you prefer having a riff-off on Guitar Hero or overtake each other at Mario Kart, there is something for every gaming taste.

8. Take your date to a Michelin-star restaurant

If this isn’t your first date, you’ve probably been to plenty of restaurants together before. Change things up this time by surprising your date with a trip to the Michelin-star UNALOME by Graeme Cheevers, a fine dining experience that offers a culinary tour for the taste buds. Spoil your partner with an evening of wine, cheese, and caviar, topped off with beautiful restaurant ambience or a seat at the chef’s table. 

9. Explore Glasgow Cathedral

Take your date to experience Glasgow’s crowning glory: the Cathedral. The oldest of its kind in mainland Scotland is a beautiful display of medieval architecture, complete with carved arches, high windows, and an original timber roof. It also hosts occasional classical music concerts if you fancy an evening of culture in an atmospheric setting. 

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