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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

Very good perfect for the actvities we wanted to do.

Very good and good value for the money we really enjoyed using the bus service to see the Glasgow sites of interest.

Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tickets Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 02/15/2017

Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and detailed in her tour

When we arrived there was a little confusion, as the tour entrance was not signposted at all. However, once we began we were impressed by the guide's very detailed knowledge, not only of Celtic FC but also of football history in general. This was a worthwhile experience for all football fans.

Glasgow: 1.5-Hour Celtic Park Stadium Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 02/05/2017

Brilliant. Tour guide very knowledgeable and very good.

Would definitely recommend this tour and the way in which it was booked was so simple to do. Biking info was with us every step. Lovely day had by all xx

Glasgow: 1.5-Hour Celtic Park Stadium Tour Reviewed by Susan, 01/19/2017

Really enjoyed this quite long day in Scotland.

This is a great way to see the Highlands in a short time. Great guide - good small group so more personal and quicker at stops than large groups.

Super driver guide Juliette! Excellent guide Frank in Stirling Castle

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


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