Scotland’s largest city located on the River Clyde, Glasgow has transformed into a city full of culture. Filled with art galleries, museums, music and festivals there is something to suit everyone. Known for its beautiful and thriving atmosphere the slogan “People Make Glasgow” really does prove itself countlessly across the city. Take a trip with us through the top 10 things to do in Glasgow.
1. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow’s stunning museum situated in the heart of the city’s famous West End is truly a priority to visit. Over a century year old, the stunning architecture will leave you in awe as you explore the multitude of exhibit rooms bursting with beautiful art. At this free attraction you’ll find 22 themed galleries, 8000 objects to peak your interest and the spectacular Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John of the cross.
2. Glasgow Cathedral – St Mungo
Indulge in the history at the most significant 12th century Glasgow Cathedral, also known as St Mungo Cathedral or the High Kirk of Glasgow. Nearby is St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art which looks at the world’s religions, issues of life and death and their rites.
3. The Heart of the City
Explore the heart of Glasgow at historic Victorian city centre, George Square. With 12 statues of famous associates of the city the east side of the square is overlooked by the Town Hall and its 230ft tower. The square is always full of locals and tourists with a range of activities filling the centre throughout the year.
4. The University of Glasgow
UofG is Scotland’s second oldest higher education establishment dating back to 1451. The University grounds are littered with history, boasting an array of illustrious teachers including James Watt and Adam Smith. There is a permanent exhibition for visitors that examines the important science discoveries which can be viewed in the Hunterian museum.
5. Pollock House
If the city bustle has you exhausted why not escape to the countryside without travelling out of city limits. Only 4 miles southwest of city centre is Pollock Country park where you can walk the 355 acres of land. Inside the grounds is Pollock house where you can visit the Maxwell family’s mansion filled with Spanish paintings and significant work by William Blake.
6. Glasgow Botanical Gardens
Opening in 1873, Glasgow Botanical Gardens and Kibble palace are home to collections of rare orchids, tree ferns originating from New Zealand and Australia as well as plants from Africa and the Far East.
7. Wine and Dine
Glasgow is bursting with culinary heritage from swanky concept dining to fresh seafood platters to an array of award winning Indian cuisines. There are restaurants to suit everyone’s taste and budget. Take your taste buds travelling to Vietnam with Hanoi Bike Shop’s casual dining in the West End or fill your stomach with vegan delights at The 78. If you fancy a tipple after your foodie exploration why not try the best cocktails in town, tailored to your taste, by the fantastic mixologists at Blue Dog.