Reasons to visit Glasgow!
There are dozens of reasons to love Glasgow – these are a few of our favourites.
Buchanan Galleries is Glasgow’s top shopping destination for fashion, beauty, gifts, toys and homeware. Situated at the top of Buchanan Street and home to over 90 stores, including John Lewis, Mango, River Island and LEGO.
Celtic Connections is Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival that celebrates Celtic music. Musicians from around the world bring the city to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, exhibitions, workshops and free events.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a place of beauty, tranquility and contemplation. It aims to demonstrate to all visitors how the plants on display are the air we breathe, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the medicine we take.
Glasgow Film Theatre
Glasgow Film Theatre shows to very best of international cinema, classics, documentaries and specially curated seasons all year round. With three screens and a cafe bar, the theatre is the perfect place to enjoy the movies.
Glasgow International Comedy Festival
Top comedy stars from around the UK and beyond will be coming to entertain you at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. They’ll be complemented by the best of home-grown Scottish talent for a comedy extravaganza.
Situated next to the gothic Glasgow Cathedral, the Necropolis offers stunning views out over the city. It also features monuments designed by some of Glasgow’s most famous architects, including Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
House for an Art Lover
Inspired by the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover combines art gallery and exhibition space, café, multipurpose artists studios and magnificent visitor attraction into one unique and inspiring venue.
Merchant City Festival
Renowned for its street theatre and outdoor performances, the Merchant City Festival is Glasgow’s annual cultural extravaganza. The festival promises a flamboyant fiesta of spectacular entertainment for everyone.
The interiors of Pollok House are fabulous and visitors will be delighted by the furnishings, silverware and amazing collection of paintings here. It is hard to believe it is only a few miles away from the city centre.
The Tall Ship
The Tall Ship is a beautifully restored Victorian sailing ship, one of many that were built in Glasgow’s shipyards. Explore the interior that is now a museum with maritime exhibitions and learn about the history of the ship and shipyard.
The Titan Crane is Scotland’s most unusual visitors attraction, it is all that remains of the once famous John Browns shipyard. Visitors can take tours that last approximately 1 hour and there is an exhibition and shop.
Waverley is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world, cruise down the Clyde and beyond to learn about the history of the area and to view the beautiful scenery. Tours depart from Glasgow Science Centre.
Willow Tea Rooms
Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1903, the Willow Tea Rooms is still being used for its original purpose. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, morning coffee or afternoon tea at one of Glasgow’s major visitor attractions.