Best Things To Do in Glasgow, United Kingdom

The port city of Glasgow is celebrated for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture that reflects well through its buildings as you stroll down the city. You can start your tour around Glasgow with a visit to some iconic buildings, its various museums and galleries and entertainment options.

For history and architecture admirers, City Chambers and magnificent Glasgow Cathedral should be the point of start. For those who wish to educate themselves with something interesting should visit Glasgow Science Centre or the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery to find exhibitions and collections. You can also aboard the Tall Ship, a reminiscent of Glasgow's ship-building heritage, present till today.

Some of the must visits are: The Willow Tea Rooms, The Lighthouse, House for an Art Lover, and the Glasgow School of Art. Your kids would love to visit Loch Lomond Aquarium and Snow Factor, located just a short distance away from the city. The best way to explore the attractions of Glasgow is to hop on to the open deck bus and soak in the beauty of the city and its many highlights.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Glasgow

Check out the list of top tourist attractions in Glasgow! These are some inspiring things to do in Glasgow to create a wish list of your dream destinations.

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    Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG, United Kingdom

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Glasgow Museum is a very important tourist attraction in Glasgow. Not only is the museum wonderful with great displays and a number of things to see but the building of...Read more

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    Glasgow Cathedral

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Cathedral Square, Castle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ, United Kingdom

    Timings: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Glasgow Cathedral is also known as "High Kirk of Glasgow"  or "St Kentigern's or St Mungo's Cathedral". This medieval cathedral is a very important part of the lovely gothic architecture of Scotl...Read more

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    Glasgow Science Centre

    Tags: Science Museum, Educational Site, Planetarium , Theatre

    Address: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, United Kingdom

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Glasgow science Centre is a fascinating place where education as well as fun will come together. Most ideal for families and kids it is Scotland's must-see guest attractions for almost everyone. T...Read more

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    Glasgow Botanical Gardens

    Tags: Botanical Garden, Walking Area

    Address: 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0UE, United Kingdom

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The Glasgow Botanical Gardens are an impressive place. With an enviable collection of rare plants on display, the Botanic gardens are certainly a must visit for nature lovers. Located the West end, th...Read more

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    The School Of Art

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Educational Site, Exhibition

    Address: 167 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RQ, United Kingdom

    Timings: 10:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Glasgow school of art is a part of the old city of Glasgow making it full of beautiful old buildings. The famous Mackintosh building which is a part of the campus is the main attraction for touris...Read more

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    University Of Glasgow

    Tags: Educational Site, University

    Address: University Ave, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G12 8QQ, United Kingdom

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is certainly an educational institution par excellence. Well known and ranked amongst the universities in the world, this place is also a pioneer in all ...Read more

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    Merchant City

    Tags: Walking Area, Architecture , Neighborhoods

    Address: 97-99 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, United Kingdom

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Merchant City is an area within Glasgow. The place is full of historical buildings and places that are sure to enchant you. The old buildings give the area a very rustic feel. Bars and restaurants of ...Read more

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    Glasgow Necropolis

    Tags: Cemetery, Architecture

    Address: 70 Cathedral Square, Glasgow, Glasgow City G4 0UZ, United Kingdom

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Necropolis is a beautiful and eerie place to visit in Glasgow. The place is a solemn sight but still a very beautiful one. Greats like Alexander "Greek" Thomson, Bryce, Hamilton and Mackintosh hav...Read more

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    Glasgow City Chambers

    Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: George Square, Glasgow City G2 1DU, United Kingdom

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Glasgow city chambers are the heart of the political functioning of the city. Not only that, they are also a part of it’s past. The lovely Victorian architecture of the building is certainly...Read more

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    The Horseshoe Bar

    Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks

    Address: 17-21 Drury St, Glasgow, Glasgow City G2 5AE, United Kingdom

    Timings: 09:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    The horseshoe bar is a lovely little establishment in Glasgow. The place has everything from the charm to the hearty food that a typical Scottish bar needs. There is no need for presence here; the pla...Read more

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    Pollock Country Park

    Tags: Park, Play Ground, Walking Area

    Address: 2060 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow, Glasgow City G41 4AR, United Kingdom

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Park is Glasgow's biggest park in Glasgow. Lovely trees and manicured gardens make it the perfect tourist attraction. The park has retained all of its grandeur from the time it belonged to the wea...Read more

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    Loch Lomond

    Tags: Water Body, Waterfront, Lake, Boating

    Address: Balloch, Alexandria, Glasgow G83 8PA, Scotland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Loch Lomond is a beautiful lake in Glasgow. Surrounded by gorgeous hills that change colors with the seasons, this place is certainly a must see. The habitat is rich in flora and fauna and the lak...Read more

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    The Rogano

    Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Dine In, Restaurant

    Address: 11 Exchange Pl Glasgow, Lanarkshire G1 3AN, United Kingdom

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm Details

    In the Downtown area of Glasgow you will find this lovely restaurant. The specialty of the Rogano is its lip-smacking and fresh seafood. They have an amazing variety of dishes on offer in a variety of...Read more

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    Sharmanka

    Tags: Art And Culture, Entertainment, Stage Show, Theatre

    Address: 103 Trongate Glasgow G1 5HD, United Kingdom

    Timings: 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm Details

    Sharmanka Kinetic theatre is a really bizarre but lovely attraction in Glasgow. You will need to book tickets for the show in advance but it is worth the effort. The show is simply spectacular and tou...Read more

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    Glasgow West End

    Tags: Walking Area, Entertainment, Architecture , Neighborhoods

    Address: Ascot Gate, Glasgow, G12 0AP

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Glasgow West-end is one of the most popular districts of Glasgow. Hip and cool in every way, the place is also rich with history and culture. There are some brilliant pieces of Victorian architect...Read more

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