Uncovering authentic local finds and having experiences that make you feel like you’ve really connected with a place are important elements in ensuring an extraordinary vacation. We’re taking advantage of our partnership with Travel + Leisure to get their editors’ recommendations and insider tips on the places you will want to visit. Here are their picks for just one of the 150 destinations they covered.
Barras on Gallowgate
You'll find everything from antique furnishings and kilts to electronics and hardware supplies at this massive flea market, made up of hundreds of stalls and located in Glasgow's East End. Not much of a shopper? Pubs and a dance hall provide plenty of entertainment.
Dating back to the 12th century, this glorious place of worship is the only medieval cathedral on mainland Scotland to survive the Protestant Reformation of 1560. The church's treasures span centuries: there's a 1400's carved stone screen that separates the nave and choir, and the painted glass Millennium window installed in 1999. Catch a performance by the cathedral choir, made up of choral scholars and professional singers.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
The Spanish Baroque-style structure, built of red sandstone from nearby Dumfriesshire, houses 22 galleries and 8,000 artifacts that encompass exhibits on natural history, arms and armor, and European paintings and sculpture. Van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, and Rembrandt are among the well-known artists.
Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.