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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 tour, lovely places and Jenny was a lovely guide!

This tour is great, as you visit amazing locations. Although most of the time is spent on the bus it is definitely worth it and you get amazing views while on the road. Our guide Jenny was absolutely amazing. She had a good balance between interesting facts, humour, and history so there wasn't a single boring moment! She was so kind and funny and she even had photo props according to the locations that we visited, so it was good fun taking pictures with them! Also she was very clear when speaking (no harsh accent) so even my mom who doesn't speak English that well could understand what was happening. I've done this same tour with a different tour company and this one was better by far! Highly recommend!

the best day ever was absolutely brilliant

one the best days me and my wife and wee girl ever had tour guild was brilliant new alll the history off our great club proud to support the best club in the world

Glasgow: Celtic Park Stadium Tour Reviewed by Lauren, 03/25/2019

Enjoyable experience, lovely meal, friendly staff, would recommend.

A very good experience at Celtic Park, every part of the day was enjoyable, guide David was very good very knowledgeable with added humour. The meal in No. 7 restaurant was superb and staff very good.

Celtic Park Stadium Tour and Dining Experience Reviewed by Christine, 03/17/2019

Outstanding tour to Scottish Highlands from Glasgow

Truly outstanding from start to finish. Very friendly, professional and informative guide - I learnt so much relevant to the tour that perfectly enhanced the whole experience.

A well organized tour with a very friendly and helpful driver Dave.

I would suggest that who ever is choosing this tour in winter, it is highly recommended to take a knee length boots with you as to go down to see the fairy pools is a bit messy and one might end up with wet feet. However, I would recommend this tour.