Things to do in

Glasgow

Scotland's biggest city offers explorers a gateway to the Highlands, enchanting museums, and stunning architecture.

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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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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.

  • 4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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.

Frequently asked questions about Glasgow

Planning Your 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

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 4,917 reviews

I was late due to train delays and Joan was very understanding and still accommodated the extra 20 mins for me even I told her she didn't have to. Joan gave me a good mix of history snd lifestyle around Glasgow and really made me appreciate the landmarks and the murals. She also has walked me around key streets of Glasgow so I know my way round. I was pleased with the recommendations of restaurants, cosy pubs, novelty bars and the mini exchange centre. Made a lot of mental notes of places I want to visit further in Glasgow. Joan was extremely pleasant and really took the time to help me get familiar with the place.

A fabulous tour. Informative and interesting. A great way to get to know and see the city. I’m from Glasgow and felt even prouder by the end of the tour. Perfect length of time and a compact, well paced walk to each site. Thoroughly recommend this tour and great value for money

We enjoyed the city sightseeing experience very much. Glasgow is a wonderful city and it was great to get a birds eye view using this service, while hopping off at the points of interest

Friendly staff and a very knowledgeable guide made it an enjoyable way to get our bearings around Glasgow and hear about the history of the city.

Our tour guide was very sweet and the tour was great