Sam Heughan is best known for his role as Highland warrior Jamie Fraser in the hit show Outlander, but when he’s not donning a kilt for filming, he enjoys nothing better than roaming round Scotland’s biggest city.

The 43-year-old actor spoke to The New York Times all about his life living in Glasgow and even shared his favourite spots where he tends to spend his down time.

Keen runner Sam can often be seen pounding the city’s pavements and occasionally rewards himself with a pint afterwards for his hard efforts.

He told the publication: “I love walking and running along the River Clyde to Glasgow Green with a possible stop at the microbrewery Drygate for a beer.”

Sam then opened up about his five favourite places in the city, which are:

The Ben Nevis Bar
According to the Jamie Fraser star, The Ben Nevis Bar in super hip Finnieston is a ‘Glasgow institution’ which he has been going to for years. He added: “I went there as a student and I go there now. People speak Gaelic, and there is live traditional Scottish music, sometimes planned, sometimes impromptu. It’s a special place.”

Kelvingrove Park
Sam’s favourite park in Glasgow is the iconic Kelvingrove in the city’s west end.

He added: “You can have a picnic, walk under the bridges and visit both Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, as well as the University of Glasgow, which is just up the hill.”

Sam went on to admit that he enjoys a tipple at Inn Deep, a popular bar which sits just underneath Kelvingrove Bridge.

The Dakota Hotel
Sam loves the stylish Dakota Hotel but not for an overnight stay. The Scots actor says that the restaurant at the city centre venue does a fabulous steak and he really rates their cocktail menu.

He also loves the aesthetic. Sam told the publication: “The interior is dark and sexy, and I like their cocktail menu (whisky sour, naturally) and simply grilled Scottish steak.”

I.J Mellis
Sam is a big fan of shopping local and often pops into to the I.J Mellis on Great Western Road for essentials. He went on to tell the NY Times that he’s not got a sweet tooth, but he does enjoy a cheese board.

He admitted: “I’m not a dessert guy, but at the end of a meal, I can damage a cheese board, especially one with Orkney and Isle of Mull Cheddars.”

Crabshakk Finnieston
Sam is a big fan of Crabshakk on Argyle Street and enjoys tucking into the food platter with langoustines and scallops – washed down with a glass of fizz.

“The food tastes like a celebration of Scotland, which has the best seafood in the world,” he added.


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