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.
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- 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
Amazing views of Glencoe even from the coach windows (big wide glass), just loved. Charlie was an experienced great guide, good voice with clear tone of voice, explains very well about history and geography of the area and at times very funny. I’ll take Charlie’s tour again, exactly the same (minus the food at the lunch break, it was poor and over priced) Thank you very much for the wonderful experience, Charlie!
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.
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!
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.
Fantastic from start to finish, Seen absolutely everything in the stadium, nothing was left out, Great value too for money, Highly recommend adding the visit to the Scottish football museum after the tour... Incredible!