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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

OUTSTANDING, sincerely enjoyed it from start to finish!!!

Loved all the sites and especially the lunch in Aberfoyle (sorry if spelt incorrectly). Had a great day and learned that perhaps I should research a little more about the history and not depend too much on the movie Braveheart!! Everyone we encountered was wonderful and friendly and a special thanks to Andy (tour guide) and Paul (castle guide) for making the trip worthwhile.

Definitely worth it if you are going to visit several castles.

Definitely worth it if you are going to visit several castles. You have faster access to visit the castle. Unfortunately, Dunnottar Castle was not included in this pass. My suggestion is that the tickets given were simply printed on paper as a receipt. Very easy to lose or throw away. For example, a smaller ticket or pass card. And add multiple locations.

Fascinating tour, and excellent value. Louise was a great guide.

Thoroughly enjoyed the morning walk, Louise was full of fascinating stories and we learnt so much about the history of Glasgow. Due to her recommendation we also enjoyed a visit to the city hall and lighthouse which we wouldn’t have know about.

Glasgow: City Centre Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Anne, 08/06/2019

Very good organized. Brilliant tourguide with lots of insights

This is a perfect one–day–tour to the Highlands and Loch Ness with lots of stops to take pictures. Thanks to our tour guide Grant we even got a great overview of Scottish history and always felt more than welcome. We highly recommend this tour!

Terrific day trip with excellent driver/guide

We really enjoyed this interesting day with Andy, our guide. It had a little of everything- boat ride, rain squall, village lunch, cow feeding, and a very large castle, with excellent commentary and companions. Highly recommend.