Visiting Glasgow

(Glasgow, Scotland)

The city of Glasgow is one of Scotland's most interesting cities and in recent years, Glasgow has gained a new image, following considerable redevelopment. Glasgow now boasts many superb galleries and museums, together with a countless selection of pubs, wine bars, eateries and places to eat.

Known as a city of architecture and design, Glasgow may not be a traditional tourist location, but does have much to offer. Highlights in Glasgow include many Rennie Mackintosh attractions, cultural festivals, a thriving arts scene and a number of popular theatres, all of which combine to make Glasgow the perfect weekend break.

Visiting Glasgow: Places to Visit

  • Guided bus tours of Glasgow, with various routes available, connecting all of the city's most notable places of interesting and eye-catching buildings
  • Walking tours of Glasgow, led by experienced guides and offering insightful information about many areas of the city, including evening ghost tours
  • IMAX Theatre, standing on the southern side of Glasgow, offering the ultimate movie experience and the biggest cinema screen in the whole of Scotland
  • Glasgow Arches, a vibrant multimedia centre located along Argyle Street and hosting many seasonal events and celebrations, also home to a selection of cafés and shops
  • Glengoyne Distillery, with regular tours of the historic factory and information about how Scottish malt whisky is made
  • Glasgow City Hall, a magnificent building which has become a popular entertainment venue, featuring Italian-style architecture and located nearby St. Enoch train station
  • Tolbooth Steeple, built around 300 years ago and part of Glasgow's history jail and courthouse complex
  • The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour, a famous shop known as the Glasgow Glenlee, which was built in the city's port over 100 years ago and includes a popular visitors' centre
  • The Glasgow Necropolis, located in the centre of the historic old town area and featuring extravagant tombs and eye-catching memorials
  • Hutchesons' Hall, a large and imposing 19th-century building containing many regular exhibitions, a popular gift shop and hosting seasonal events
  • The Lighthouse, located in the heart of Glasgow and known as the country's centre for architecture, inspired by an original Mackintosh design and home to the Rennie Mackintosh centre
  • George Square, a vast public space with many notable celebrations taking place each year, featuring a number of large stone statues
  • Brodick Castle, and 13th-century located on the outskirts of Glasgow, with many attractions for all ages, including a children's playground area, landscaped gardens and woodland trails
  • Glasgow theatres, including the Pavilion Theatre on Renfield Street, Citizens Theatre along Gorbals Street, Cottier Theatre on Hyndland Street, Crawfurd Theatre along Southbrae Drive, King's Theatre on Bath Street, Mitchell Theatre on Granville Street, Ramshorn Theatre along Ingram Street, Theatre Royal on Hope Street, Tramway Theatre at Albert Drive and the Tron Theatre at Trongate

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