Visiting Glasgow - What to See and Do
Glasgow has reinvented itself and is now one of Britain's most vibrant and fascinating cities, boasting world-class museums and art galleries in addition to a countless array of pubs, bars and restaurants. Glasgow also has a lively arts scene with theatres and other venues scattered liberally around the city.
In recent years, Glasgow has received many prestigious awards including the impressive title of UK City of Architecture and Design and is an increasingly popular tourist destination.
Not traditionally one of the UK's most popular tourist destinations, it is only in recent decades that this sometimes considered rough round the edges city has shot to popularity with an ever-increasing prestigious profile.
The city now boasts an impressive combination of attractions, facilities and cultural events that helped the city successfully shed its former image and the clean up of the city has now made it one of the UK's number one weekend getaways.
Ten things you must do in Glasgow
- Check out the diverse collections of natural history exhibits, sculptures and Star Wars memorabilia at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
- Hop on a Glasgow guided tour bus, a great way to take in many of Glasgow's attractions and monuments.
- Delve into Glasgow's darker side by talking the Gruesome Glasgow or Ghosts and Ghouls walking tours of the city.
- Take a trip to the Oban Distillery in Argyll, not far from Glasgow. It's one of the oldest sources of malt whisky in Scotland.
- Take in a show at The Pavilion Theatre, one of Glasgow's most important and popular theatres.
- Stop for a spot of tea at Willow Tea Rooms, designed by the famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
- Take the kids to M & D's Theme Park. Located on the outskirts of Glasgow, its 50 exciting rides make it a firm family favourite.
- Picnic at Glasgow's lovely Glasgow Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace.
- Head to Loch Lomond, one of the most famous Lochs in Scotland and the largest inland area of water in the UK.
- Visit the David Livingstone Museum, which commemorates the life of this famous Victorian explorer and features a number of interesting exhibits.