Top attractions in Glasgow
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- CurrencyBritish Pound (£)
- Time ZoneUTC (+00:00)
- Country Code+44
- Best time to visitFrom 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
Adam was our tour guide. Couldn't ask for a better tour. Wee man had a ball and wants to go back all ready haha.
The welcome and friendliness of the staff was second to none. The tour content first class and our guide Matthew was an expert in all things Celtic he had time respect and dignity for everyone in our group which ranged in ages from 5 years to 80 years old. His tone and the passion in what he was telling us was made the whole experience very special indeed. He even got a Young Bhoy of 5 and a man of 80 who were celebrating their birthdays to hold hands and lead us into the players tunnel and out onto Celtic Park something that they will never forget. Thankyou so much my kids and I had a brilliant time.
Robert our guide was exceptional. He made the history come to life with his knowledge of the club and highlighted the main people throughout many different eras. Think he brought a tear to the eye on some occasions. He was also attentive to the various needs of the visitors in the party. Thanks for making a special day unforgettable.
Learned a lot about whiskey and got to check out some of the more interesting whiskey bars in Glasgow. Cam was a very knowledgeable guide and you can tell it is a passion for him.
Bobby our tour guide was bloody great. We was very informative and passionate about the history and land. He really made our trip worth while.