While this is not something we would think about every day, sometimes random things just come up in a conversation. Well, just in case the longest street in the UK comes up, we’ve got you covered. Duke Street is the longest street in Glasgow, making it the second longest street in the UK right after King Street in Aberdeen.
Taking its name from the Duke of Montrose, Duke Street spans over 2 miles (or 3.2 kilometres) and connects the city centre with Glasgow’s East End, starting at High Street and ending at Parkhead Cross. The street takes us through the residential neighbourhood of Dennistoun (which is also the most stylish neighbourhood in Glasgow, by the way), as well as The Forge Shopping Centre, heading over to Gallowgate, Tollcross Road and Westmuir Street to culminate at a junction at Parkhead Cross.
Things to do on Duke Street
Duke Street boasts plenty of things to do, from delicious sweet shops to famous landmarks. Those with a sweet tooth can check out The Little Dessert Shop, with their cookie dough being a must-try. Burger enthusiasts can head to Dennistoun Bar-B-Que for some of the best burgers in Glasgow, a Texan-inspired diner serving BBQ-smoked meats, ribs and sides and awesome burgers.
Those who love a decent Sunday roast will find The Loveable Rogue, one of the hippest gastropubs in Glasgow, appealing. The Sunday menu is truly worth drooling over, which serves everything from classic Roast Beef and Yorkshire Puddings to Sunday roast dinners with a twist. If you’re not there on a Sunday, just check out the wholesome breakfast and brunch menu.
History and ‘Outlander’ lovers can check out the Glasgow Necropolis, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. What is more, Glasgow Cathedral was also among the filming locations for the popular TV series ‘Outlander’. In Season 2 of ‘Outlander’, the cathedral’s crypt was used as L’Hopital Des Anges in Paris, where Claire was volunteering.