Reasons to visit

Reasons to visit Glasgow!

Reasons to visit Glasgow!

There are dozens of reasons to love Glasgow – these are a few of our favourites.

Buchanan Galleries

Buchanan Galleries

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

Celtic Connections

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.

Demijohn

Demijohn

Demijohn is the World’s first liquid deli selling a unique range of handmade British food and drink. The range includes delicious liqueurs and for foodies there are first class olives oils, balsamic vinegars and fruit vinegars.

Gallery of Modern Art

GoMA

The Gallery of Modern Art is housed in an iconic building in the heart of Glasgow. The gallery collects and borrows work that highlights the interests, influences and working methods artists from around the world.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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 City Sightseeing

Glasgow City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing bus tours are the perfect way to see Glasgow. The double deck open top buses operate regularly and the complete tour lasts one hour and 50 minutes, taking in the best that Glasgow has to offer.

Glasgow Film Theatre

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

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.

Glasgow Necropolis

Glasgow Necropolis

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.

Glengoyne

Glengoyne

A 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and often described as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery, Glengoyne is open all year for guided distillery tours, whisky tastings, special events and a superb whisky shop.

Hanoi Bike Shop

Hanoi Bike Shop

The Hanoi Bike Shop does things simply. Every plate is made from scratch and sourced as locally as possible. From the freshly made dressings and sauces to the hand-pressed organic tofu made in-house every morning.

House for an Art Lover

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.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions. The museum has 22 themed galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, brought together from across Glasgows’ rich and varied collection.

Merchant City Festival

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.

People’s Palace

People's Place

The People’s Palace tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century. Explore the city’s social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, photographs, and film.

Pollok House

Pollok House

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.

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

The multi-award winning Riverside Museum is home to over 3,000 objects that detail Glasgow’s rich past from its days as maritime powerhouse to a glimpse into daily Glasgow life in the early to mid 20th Century.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life

St Mungos

The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life is a haven of tranquillity in a bustling city. The displays, artefacts and stunning works of art explore the importance of religion in peoples’ lives across the world and time.

The Burrell Collection

Burrell Collection

Housed in an award-winning museum in Pollok Country Park, The Burrell Collection is one of the greatest art collections in the world. The collection consists of more than 9,000 objects but will be closed until 2020.

The Hunterian

The Hunterian

The Hunterian is one of the leading university museums in the world and its collections have been recognised as a Collection of National Significance. It is one of Scotland’s most important cultural assets.

The Scottish Football Museum

Scottish Football Museum

An ideal day out for families, avid football fans and novices eager to gain knowledge of Scottish football. It’s home to the world’s most impressive national collection of football related objects, memorabilia and ephemera.

The Tall Ship

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.

Titan Crane

Titan Crane

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 Excursions

Waverley Excursions

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

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.