EAT, DRINK, EXPLORE: GLASGOW
Vital to the Scottish diet, porridge is a typical breakfast dish that has been served across Scotland for centuries. This healthy meal is still eaten regularly today, especially during the country's coldest months. Traditional Scottish porridge is served sweet or savory (your choice!) in a wooden bowl with a rod called a spurtle. Another interesting tradition? Scots believe porridge should be eaten standing up. While porridge was not officially founded in Scotland, the dish has certainly become synonymous with the country!
One might not venture to equate Glasgow with punch, but the two have gone hand-in-hand since the turn of the 19th century. At the time, Scotland was trading with the West Indies, and Glaswegians took a liking to the spiked drink. Ever since, Old Glasgow Punch has become a popular drink of choice in Scotland's largest city. Made with sugar, lemon, lime, rum, and water, Old Glasgow Punch can be served warm or cold, depending on the season. Tlachd!
Can you imagine what the oldest building in Glasgow must look like? Glasgow Cathedral is just that, as well as the oldest cathedral in mainland Scotland! Literally walk through history to visit the only medieval cathedral that survived the Protestant Reformation of 1560 largely intact. This historic landmark is free to visit and can be enjoyed at your own pace. Take your time appreciating the cathedral's Gothic architecture and take special note of the impressive history this iconic Scottish building represents.
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