Take Afternoon Tea In A 5-Star Environmentally Responsible Hotel
The Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow is one of the most green and environmentally friendly hotels in the UK. The renovation of this old building into the luxury palace with historic features that it is now, was done with the latest green building eco innovations. Advanced technology was implemented which reduces the carbon emissions of the hotel by over 43% compared to similar buildings. They have a renewable energy supply, a rain water harvesting system and environmental appliances that reduce their energy consumption. They also serve a beautiful afternoon tea in the hotel's Salon for £28pp that includes a delicious selection of sandwiches, fresh scones and dainty cakes. We all like to eat out, but here you can do it somewhere committed to helping our planet.
Picnic In The Park Downton Abbey Style
Experience some of Glasgow's history as well as enjoying the great outdoors. Pollok Country Park is a vast area full of woodlands, rural areas with Highland Cows and pretty walled gardens. It was once part of the Old Pollok Estate and was the ancestral home of the Maxwell family. After enjoying a picnic on the grass, visit the world famous art gallery The Burrell Collection or the historic Pollok House; both situated in the park. Plus, if you join the National Trust for Scotland while you are there, you'll be helping to preserve its legacy.
Shop Stylishly but Responsibly
For a unique shopping experience, you need to head to Glasgow's twice monthly vintage and craft market Granny Would Be Proud held at Hillhead Bookclub in the West End. It's the perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon and you can find out their upcoming dates on their Facebook page. There are stalls selling vintage clothing and accessories, plus cute crafts such as candles made with recycled teacups. Nothing is wasted or thrown away here.
This post was sponsored by Triodos Bank, but all opinions are my own. Triodos are one of the world's only ethical banks and they make money work for positive environmental and social change. They are currently running a Facebook competition to win an eco break in Amsterdam and you can enter here.
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Photo 1 Credit- Blythswood Square / Townhouse Company