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A visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery
Just because you’ve decided to book a stay in a cottage in Edinburgh,
doesn’t mean that you have to spend all your time in our fair city.
Basing your holiday at Craigwell Cottage means that you are only a few
minutes walk from the main railway station, Edinburgh’s Waverley
Station: the only railway station in the UK to be named after a novel!
During our October holidays this year we set off for a day in Glasgow
as we’d heard good things about the Kelvingrove Museum and Gallery,
and had been meaning to visit for ages.
A kids go free offer meant that I’d we set off after 9.30 and returned
before 4.30 or after 6.30 we could get 2 adults and 4 children to
Glasgow by rail for less than £18.
Forty-five minutes later we were in the centre of Glasgow, and a quick
trip on the Underground and a short walk and we were there. We enjoyed
looking at the design rooms, with their Rennie Macintosh pieces, and
at the collection of art by the ‘Glasgow Boys’. The children liked the
animals, the mini museum and the climate displays.
We tracked down the basement cafe which we’d heard was worth a visit,
and can confirm that all 6 managed to find enough to satisfy the picky
eaters in the party.