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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Super driver guide Juliette! Excellent guide Frank in Stirling Castle

Excellent driver guide Juliette made our day unforgaettable. Highly recommended!

Ricky, our tour guide, was excellent and made it a big success.

I took the tour along with my 9 year old grandson and would recommend it to football supporters of all clubs. The tour guide was very friendly and he imparted the clubs history in great detail to all who attended. The tour started with a short (15 min.) film which depicted the charitable origins of Celtic FC in the east end of Glasgow through to the clubs golden era in 1967 when they became the first British side to win the European Cup. A visit to the trophy room, home dressing room and a walk down the tunnel to the playing area completed the 90 minute tour. Excellent day out, my grandson and I really enjoyed it.

Glasgow: 1.5-Hour Celtic Park Stadium Tour Reviewed by Alex, 01/04/2017

What we saw was great, tour guide left a lot to be desired.

Tour guide did not even bother to introduce himself to us. On boarding the bus he told us that boat cruise was not happening because we did not have the numbers. We complained that we had paid for a full tour, and he had to spend time looking for a boat for us to get on. This infringed on our tour time. He didnt even know what time the castle closed. The castle was Ok, but was full of empty rooms. That didnt really appeal to me. In saying all the above, Loch Lamond was beautiful and really enjoyed that In saying the above,

A wonderful tour with a great guide, stories, music, humor.

Really interesting stories, appropriate and good mood creating music, wonderful mood, helpful and responsive guide.

From Glasgow: Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 11/08/2016

Great guide and experience seeing a part of Scotland

It was a great experience to have the leisure of seeing castle, country, and cocktails. Our guide was wonderful and full of great information and energy. He had the perfect recommendations for lunch, what we should concentrate on seeing and how the day would go. I would recommend the tour if you only have a day.

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Minicoach Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/19/2016

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