The Best Things To Do in Glasgow

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, United Kingdom

Must see places in Glasgow ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Glasgow and point of interests to visit.

  1. Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum

    #1 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    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

  2. Glasgow Cathedral

    #2 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    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

  3. Glasgow Science Centre

    #3 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    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

  4. Glasgow Botanical Gardens

    #4 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    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

  5. The School Of Art

    #5 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    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

  6. University Of Glasgow

    #6 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    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

  7. Riverside Museum

    #7 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    Riverside Museum

    Tags: Museum, Architecture , Specialty Museum, Automobile Museum

    Address: 100 Pointhouse Rd, Glasgow G3 8RS, United Kingdom

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

    A recent addition to the Glasgow tourism scene, this eclectic museum is quite intriguing. The building that houses the museum is a real marvel to begin with. The eccentric architecture of the building...Read more

  8. Merchant City

    #8 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    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

  9. Glasgow Necropolis

    #9 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    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

  10. Glasgow City Chambers

    #10 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    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

  11. The Horseshoe Bar

    #11 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    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

  12. Pollock Country Park

    #12 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    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

  13. House For An Art Lover

    #13 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    House For An Art Lover

    Tags: Art And Culture, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Rd, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G41 5BW, United Kingdom

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    In Bellahouston Park you will be able to find a lovely building called A House for an Art Lover. Originally designed for a competition by the famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, it wa...Read more

  14. Loch Lomond

    #14 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    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

  15. The Rogano

    #15 of 1696 Things To Do in Glasgow
    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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  • City Chambers

    George Square

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Holmwood House

    61-63 Netherlee Rd

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Crookston Castle

    170 Brockburn Rd

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Historic Scotland

    Cathedral Square

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • The National Trust for Scotland

    Hutchesons' Hall, 158 Ingram St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Tolbooth Steeple

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Snypes dam

    Barrhead / Neilston

    Lakes
  • Bingham's Pond

    1175 Great Western Rd

    Lakes
  • Magiscroft Coarse Fishery

    Garngibboch Rd, Condorrat

    Lakes
  • Sweeney's Cruises

    Balloch Rd

    Lakes
  • Castle Semple Visitor Centre

    Lochlip Rd

    Lakes
  • RSPB Lochwinnoch

    Lakes
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  • Glasgow Police Museum

    30 Bell St

    Museums
  • St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

    2 Castle St

    Museums Landmarks
  • Fossil Grove

    Victoria Park

    Museums
  • The Tall Ship at Riverside

    150 Pointhouse Pl

    Landmarks Museums
  • Hunterian Museum

    University Of Glasgow, University Ave

    Museums
  • Scottish Football Museum

    Hampden Park

    Museums
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  • ScotKart Indoor Go Karting and Combat City

    Westburn Rd

    Amusement Parks
  • Hyndland After School Club

    44 Fortrose St

    Amusement Parks
  • Whale of a Time

    1273 Pollokshaws Rd

    Amusement Parks
  • Wonder World

    99 Middlesex St

    Amusement Parks Landmarks
  • Treasure Island

    18-22 Jamaica St

    Amusement Parks
  • Camlachie Cooperage

    Clyde Workshops, Fullarton Rd

    Amusement Parks
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  • The Granary

    10 Kilmarnock Rd

    Bars Restaurants
  • The Lansdowne Bar & Kitchen

    7a Lansdowne Crescent

    Restaurants Bars
  • Argosy Lounge Bar

    2202 Paisley Rd West

    Bars
  • Quo Vadis

    1860 Paisley Rd West

    Bars Restaurants
  • Dr Gormans

    33 Queen St

    Bars Restaurants
  • Variety Bar

    401 Sauchiehall St

    Bars
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  • Alea Glasgow

    Springfield Quay Paisley Rd

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Grosvenor Casino Glasgow, Princes

    528 Sauchiehall St

    Casinos and Gaming Restaurants
  • Grosvenor Casino Glasgow, Merchant City

    16 - 18 Glassford St

    Casinos and Gaming Landmarks
  • William Hill

    Renfield St, 66

    Casinos and Gaming
  • William Hill

    Gallowgate, 275/277

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Gala Bingo

    45 Cowglen Rd

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Palacerigg Country Park

    Palacerigg Rd

    Natural Parks
  • Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Headquarters

    Carrochan, Carrochan Rd

    Natural Parks
  • Chatelherault Country Park

    Carlisle Rd

    Natural Parks
  • Calderglen Country Park

    Strathaven Rd

    Natural Parks
  • Knowetop Community Farm

    113 Castlehill Rd

    Natural Parks
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  • Beardmore Park

    401 Westmuuir

    Dog Parks
  • Law Park

    Dog Parks
  • Ferguslie Gardens

    Dog Parks
  • Bonnywood

    Dog Parks
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  • Can You Experience Loch Lomond

    Lomond Shores Visitor Centre, Loch Lomond Shores, Lomond Way

    Beaches
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  • Kelvin Way

    Hiking
  • Dobbies Loan

    Hiking
  • Queen's View

    Hiking
  • The Whangie

    Hiking
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