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7 of Glasgow's must-see sights

Big, bold, and beautiful, Scotland's largest city is bursting with things to do. Walk Glasgow's streets for an eyeful of stunning architecture, take a culture tour of museums, or sample the vibrant nightlife. You'll be guaranteed the famous, friendly welcome.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Packed with extensive exhibits, Kelvingrove is perfect for a day of art and culture. It boasts a Salvador Dali masterpiece, natural history artifacts, and military memorabilia.

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral

A visit to Glasgow wouldn't be complete without seeing this medieval masterpiece. It's one of Scotland's treasures and houses a staggering collection of post-war stained glass.

Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow School of Art

Mackintosh was considered Glasgow's greatest architect and the school is his masterwork. Take a tour of the beautiful building and get exclusive access to the furniture gallery.

Kelvingrove Park

After a busy day of sightseeing, come and relax in this classic Victorian park. There are plenty of sports facilities among the beautiful gardens and overlooking the River Kelvin.

Glasgow Science Center

Glasgow Science Center

Packed full of science gadgetry, it's a must-see attraction at the edge of Glasgow. Make sure you visit The Science Show Theatre but do mind the seasonal opening hours.

George Square

George Square

Sitting at the heart of Glasgow, it's lined with plenty of the city's famous architecture. If you're lucky enough to visit at Christmas, make sure you visit its dazzling ice rink.

Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art

It's Scotland's most visited art gallery and for good reason. Packed full of international works, it hosts visiting exhibitions for an exciting free program of events.

Planning Your Glasgow Visit

Getting Around

The best way to explore Glasgow is on foot. You'd be hard-pressed to get lost in the grid-like system of its streets, so our advice is to grab a map and set out sightseeing. Traffic and parking can be difficult in the city center, so if you'd prefer to travel at a faster pace, then the bus and subway network is cheap, easy, and reaches all the main sights. You can even grab a bus tour to get your bearings at the start of your trip.

How many days should you stay?

A long weekend in Glasgow would give you enough time to sample the city's highlights. But you're sure to fall in love with the vibrant life of its streets, so if you've got the time, why not have a longer stay? There's fabulous shopping, plenty of culture, and a beautiful coastline a short drive away.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    British Pound (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
  • Country Code
    +44
  • Best time to visit
    From March until August, the weather is warmer and the days are longer, making sightseeing much more pleasant.

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What people are saying about Glasgow

Excellent way to see Glasgow and what it offers even if you know it de

Despite growing up in Ayrshire it had been a long time since my sister had spent time in Glasgow The red bus is an excellent way to see the city. We visited the peoples Palace which was excellent and brought back memories. Disappointed that the conservatory was closed. We also visited the Kelvin Grove Gallery could have spent all day here. We will take the bus again as we would like to visit the transport museum and the science centre and also Byres road. Time was against us. Recommend for old hands and new visitors

City Sightseeing Glasgow: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Reviewed by Margaret, 05/10/2019

Excellent value for money and covered most of the places of interest

The bus was comfortable, and the commentary extremely useful. We would have preferred for it to run later than 4:30, but I suppose if the demand isn't there... We were able to do the full tour, making notes of what we wanted to see, and then hop on and off to maximise our experience. Great value at £15 for 2 days for us old codgers.

Pleasant and worthwhile experience for whisky lovers.

Booking process was simplistic even when I had to re-schedule. On the day our guide Sam was very knowledgable and professional contributing to a very pleasant experience. I would highly recommend this whisky tasting experience.

Glasgow: Single Malt Whisky and Distillery Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 29/09/2019

Beautiful country; happy small group; great driver-guide. cozy B &B.

Mother Nature was kind to us, especially while on Iona. A simply glorious, sunny day! Wonderful for beachcombing and walking. Glencoe was dreich (!) and eerie, but awesome nevertheless. I will be back...

Excellent route with knowledgeable and entertaining guides.

I'd also like to thank the driver Dougie, who was most helpful to us in explaining where the last stop of the day was and how to use the tickets.