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Scotland's largest city situated on the River Clyde. Are you looking for things to do in Glasgow? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the city.


Glasgow is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe. The city has undergone a transformation and come out a stylish and forward looking location set against a backdrop of stunning Victorian architecture. Glasgow is now home to world famous art collections, some of the best shopping in the United Kingdom outside London, cutting edge architecture and the most lively and diverse nightlife in Scotland where every taste is catered for. Take time to enjoy Glasgow both by day and night and ensure you'll be guaranteed the full cultural experience.

Known for...   Shipbuilding, Rangers vs Celtic, Billy Connolly, River Clyde, Glaswegians and University of Glasgow


Did you know...

  • John Logie Baird, inventor of television, transmitted the first long distance TV pictures from a room in the Central Hotel, Glasgow.
  • Craignethan Castle, by Crossford, is where Mary Queen of Scots is reputed to have spent her last night of freedom.
  • Robert Carlyle was originally a Glasgow house painter prior to becoming a major television and cinema actor.



 

  Attractions

CitySightseeing Glasgow Hop On Hop Off

Relax and enjoy a guided tour of Glasgow upon an open-top bus.
153 Queen Street
Glasgow
G1 3BJ

 

Willow Tea Rooms

World famous tea rooms.
217 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
G2 3EX

01413320521

 

Waverley Excursions

Welcome aboard WAVERLEY - the last seagoing Paddle Steamer in the World.
36 Lancefield Quay
Glasgow
G3 8HA

08451304647

Recommended by Rory Kilpatrick, Glasgow

 

Tenement House

The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century.
145 Buccleuch Street
Glasgow
G3 6QN

 

Glasgow Cathedral FREE

Glasgow Cathedral is built on the site where St Kentigern, or Mungo, the first bishop within the ancient British kingdom.
Glasgow
G4 0QZ

 

The Lighthouse

National centre for Architecture and Design.
11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow
G1 3NU

01412765360

 

People's Palace And Winter Gardens FREE

Fascinating look at Glasgow's story. Great for all ages. Lovely gardens and tea room.
Glasgow Green
Glasgow
G40 1AT

01412760788

Recommended by Sandra Beattie, Glasgow

 

The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour

Historic ship attraction.
100 Stob Cross Road
Glasgow
G3 8QQ

01412222513

 

Scottish Football Museum

Based at Hampden Park.
Hampden Park
Letherby Drive
G42 9BA

01416166139

 

Hampden Park

Scotland's National Sports Stadium.
Somerville Drive
Glasgow
G44 4QG

01416204000

 

Scottish Mask And Puppet Centre

We offer a regular programme of weekend shows, public workshops and children’s birthday parties.
8-10 Balcarres Avenue
Kelvindale
Glasgow
G12 0QF

01413396185

 

Holmwood House

Lying just a few miles from the centre of Glasgow, this unique villa has been described as Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's finest.
61-63 Netherlee Road
Glasgow
G44 3YU

 

Glazed

Ceramic painting studio.
23, Sinclair Drive
Glasgow
G42 9PR

Recommended by Shona Carr, Glasgow

 

Glasgow Botanic Gardens FREE

Spectacular garden attraction, arguably the finest Garden in Glasgow, and is dominated by the recently restored Kibble Palace.
730 Great Western Road
Glasgow
G12 0UE

01412761614

 

Pollok House And Country Park

A grand country house near Glasgow city centre, Pollok House is Scotland’s answer to Downton Abbey.
2060 Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow
G43 1AT

 

Glasgow Science Centre

Interactive and innovative science museum.
50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow
G51 1EA

08715401005

 
 

  Children's Activities

Wonder World Adventure Centre

Amazing Indoor Adventure Centre, 4 Fantastic Party Rooms, Grand Prix Circuit, Toddler Zone and much, much more.
99 Middlesex Street
Glasgow
G41 1EE

 
 

  Museums

The People's Palace And Winter Gardens FREE

The People’s Palace, set in historic Glasgow Green, tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 through to today.
Glasgow Green
Glasgow
G40 1AT

 

The Riverside Museum FREE

The Riverside Museum provides an exciting new home for Glasgow's transport collection and replaces the Museum of Transport.
100 Pointhouse Place
Glasgow
G3 8RS

 

Burrell Collection

In the heart of Pollok Country Park, this award-winning building houses a unique collection in a beautiful woodland setting.
Pollok Country Park
2060 Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow
G43 1AT

 

Hunterian Museum And Art Gallery FREE

Founded in 1807, The Hunterian is Scotland's oldest public museum and home to one of the largest collections.
Gilbert Scott Building, University Of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow
G12 8QQ

 

Scotland Street School Museum FREE

A look at how school once was. Interactive displays, Exhibitions and Activity programmes make for a fun and informative visit.
225 Scotland Street
Glasgow
G5 8QB

01412870513

Recommended by Sandra Beattie, Glasgow

 
 

  Parks

Kelvingrove Park FREE

One of Glasgow's oldest and most popular public parks.
Otago Street
Glasgow
G3 6BY

 

Pollok Country Park

The Park is Glasgow's largest park and the only Country Park within Glasgow. With extensive woodlands and gardens.
2060 Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow
G43 1AT

 

Rouken Glen Park FREE

Rouken Glen Park is a fantastic, family friendly, greenspace located within East Renfrewshire.
Rouken Glen Road
Giffnock
Glasgow
G46 7LL

 
 

  Galleries

Gallery Of Modern Art FREE

The Gallery is housed in an iconic building located in the heart of Glasgow, which it shares with the city centre library.
Royal Exchange Square
Glasgow
G1 3AH

 

The Arches

One of Europe's leading art venues.
253 Argyle Street
Glasgow
G2 8DL

01415651000

 

Glasgow School Of Art

Contemporary art gallery.
167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow
G3 6RQ

01413534500

 

Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum FREE

Home to some of the finest Art pieces in the country. Great for all ages.
Argyle Street
Glasgow
G3 8AG

01412769500

Recommended by Sandra Beattie, Glasgow

 
 

  Cinema

Cineworld Glasgow Renfrew

City centre cinema.
7 Renfrew Street
Glasgow
G2 3AB

03303334444

Recommended by Bobby Banks, Glasgow

 

Odeon Glasgow Quay

Multi-screen cinema (Odeon Luxe).
Paisley Road
Glasgow
G5 8NP

03330144501

 

Glasgow Imax

The ultimate cinema experience located at the Glasgow Science Centre.
50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow
G51 1EA

Recommended by Bejoy Pal, Glasgow

 

Vue Cinema Glasgow

Multi-screen cinema.
Glasgow Fort Retail Park
Provan Road
Glasgow
G34 9DL

03453084620

 

Cineworld Glasgow Parkhead

Multi-screen cinema.
Forge Shopping Centre
1221 Gallowgate
Glasgow
G31 4EB

03303334444

 
 

  Theatre

Tron Theatre

The Tron is one of Scotland’s leading mid-scale producing and presenting theatres, set in the heart of Glasgow's Merchant City.
63 Trongate
Glasgow
G1 5HB

 

Pavilion Theatre

Situated in the heart of Glasgow’s Theatreland, the Pavilion is one of the oldest theatres in Scotland.
121 Renfield Street
Glasgow
G2 3AX

 
 

  Live Music

Britannia Panopticon

The world's oldest surviving music hall.
113-117 Tron Gate
Glasgow
G1 5HD

01415530840

 

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Glasgow’s top quality live music venues come together to offer you an excellent mix of classical, world music and entertainment.
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
G2 3NY

 

King Tuts Wah Wah

One of the finest small gig venues in the world.
272a St Vincent Street
Glasgow
G2 5RL

 

Barrowlands

Legendary live music venue.
244 Gallowgate
Cowcaddens
G4 0TT

01415524601

 

Glasgow Concert Halls

The best in world, classical and jazz music.
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
G2 3NY

01413538080

 

Clyde Auditorium

The Clyde Auditorium is more than just a fantastic, purpose-built venue; it's been described as Glasgow's most iconic building.
Exhibition Way
Glasgow
G3 8YW

 
 

  Comedy

The Highlight

Comedy club and live music venue.
11 Renfrew Street
Glasgow
G2 3AB

01413322815

 
 

  Leisure centres

LA Fitness

Health and Fitness club.
89 Oswald Street
Glasgow
G1 4PA

 

The Gym

Health and fitness. No contract required.
167-201 Argyle Street
Glasgow
G2 8BU

08443843182

 

Virgin Active

Health and fitness club.
11 Minerva Way
Finnieston
G3 8AU

01412226700

 

Leisuredrome Leisure Centre

The Leisuredrome Leisure Centre originally known as Bishopbriggs Sports Centre opened in 1973.
147 Balmuildy Road
Bishopbriggs
G64 3HD

 
 

  Walks

Cycle Hire

Enjoy Glasgow on two wheels.
19 Gibson Street
Glasgow
G12 8NU

01413391179

 

Cosy Bike

7 seater bike tours of Glasgow.
83 Cuthbertson Street
Glasgow
G42 7JH

 
 

  Sport

Ibrox Stadium

Home of Rangers football club.
150 Edmiston Drive
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
G51 2XD

 

Glasgow Ski And Snowboard Centre

Learn to ski or snowboard.
16 Dumbreck Road
Glasgow
G41 5BW

01414274991

 

Glasgow Speedway

Live speedway racing.
Ashfield Stadium
Hawthorn Street
G22 6RU

09068312141

 
 

  Climbing

Glasgow Climbing Centre

Whether you are a regular climber looking for a training facility, or someone who has never tried climbing before.
534 Paisley Road West
Glasgow
G51 1RN

 

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