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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

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    British Pound (£)
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    UTC (+00:00)
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  • 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

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

Strong Scottish pride every step of the way!

Could have been luckier! Got the perfect weather to visit the castle. Stunning views, useful stops (drinks, food and, of course, toilets), lovely guides, dedicated personel wherever I looked. The strong Scottish pride showing off every step of the way, through people, places and, most of all, the stories they left their descendants with. Loved every moment of it!
Stirling Castle Skip-the-Line Tickets Reviewed by Nicoleta, 09/17/2016

It was a wonderful experience in just one day.

The vehicle arrived right on time at 7.45am in the morning and started the journey without any delay at all. The driver and guide Tony was an excellent person who was very considerate of all the passengers. He was very clear in his instructions and explanations and also very polite and made all the passengers feel as if they're having a family trip. The vehicle was also very clean and comfortable and there was ample space for the fifteen sightseers. We did not feel that we have travelled for nearly twelve hours at a stretch, thanks to Tony and the Rabbies team. Keep up the good work. Best wishes!

Great Introduction to the City of Glasgow

Our guide, Juliette, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. We were given an introduction to the highlights of Glasgow's history, as well as getting the opportunity to see things that we would otherwise likely not seen.
Glasgow City Highlights Half Day Tour Reviewed by Heather Ceana, 07/14/2016

Glasgow hop on hop off bus tour was very enjoyable

We were very impressed with the bus tour which was well organised with loads of interesting sites to see. Two day ticket was well worth it. Live commentary on alternate buses was the b

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