Glasgow Things to Do

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  • 1. People's Palace

    The People’s Palace sits at the heart of the historic Glasgow Green by the River Clyde. This free museum covers the social history of Glasgow, with displays on how ordinary people have lived their...

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  • 2. Necropolis

    The Necropolis is located behind the Cathedral. The foot bridge to access it is just to the right of the Cathedral, and it's definitely worth the visit. Some of the monuments you will find there are...

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  • 3. Cathedral

    Outraged at the orgy of vandalism, in the period from 1560 that destroyed so many Scottish churches and monasteries, the ordinary people of Glasgow said a distinct ‘No’ to the destruction of their...

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  • 4. Byres Rd - West End

    There is plenty things you can do at Byres Road. I discribe Byres Road as Small Happening Shopping Area. In the weekend you can just drop by at Hillhead Library that situated along Byres Road. After...

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  • 5. George Square

    The City Chambers were designed by William Young in 1880, and was one of the 19th centureies finest public buildings. It took seven years to build and craftsmen were brought from Italy and France to...

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  • 6. Kelvingrove

    Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum opened in 1901 and is still going strong. In the UK only London museums can match its popularity. Its curious red sandstone Spanish Baroque building holds 8,000...

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  • 7. Museum of Transport

    The museum won the European Museum of the Year Award in 2013; and is considered by many as an import part of transportation history. The museum has some 3000 exhibits on show in this facility. In...

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  • 8. The Barras

    Held every Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, the Barras Market is a gigantic outdoor and indoor flea market. It's best to get here early in the morning before it gets crowded. You can get...

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  • 9. Provands Lordship

    Provand's Lordship, opposite Glasgow Cathedral, is a rare example of 15th-century Scottish domestic architecture. Its survival has been due to the efforts of the Provand’s Lordship Society. Because...

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  • 10. Burrell Collection

    Sitting on the edge of Pollock Park with a prize herd of highland cattle grazing nearby sits a custom-built, ultramodern, building of pink sandstone and stainless steel. With walls of glass, which...

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  • 11. River Clyde

    Coursing through the heart of Glasgow is the River Clyde. Upstream at the Falls of Clyde its power once turned the cotton mills of innovative New Lanark. Reaching Glasgow it slowed and widened....

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  • 12. Shopping

    Anyone who knows me well, knows that one of my favourite pastimes is shopping! And Glasgow really is a great place to shop. Its second only to London in the UK for shopping. The main shopping streets...

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  • 13. Gallery of Modern Art

    I lived around the corner for 7-8 years, but this only became a gallery after I'd moved away. Since it was opened, I've walked past any number of times and not ventured in. Finally, while killing time...

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  • 14. University

    I think it is safe to say, that this is an excellent museum to visit and it is one of the oldest public museums in the country. the collection has grown over the years, but continues to reflect the...

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  • 15. Science Centre

    As the weather had closed in during our stay in Glasgow, we decided to opt for a morning indoors. The Glasgow Science Centre was a great place to spend a couple of hours. The centre was busy with...

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  • 16. St. Mungo's Museum

    This unique museum explores the importance of religion in people's lives across the world and across time with Buddha, Ganesha, Shiva, amongst other spiritual leaders, saints, and historic figures...

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  • 17. The Lighthouse

    I was quite surprised by this find - there are a number of exhibitions spaces and two tall viewing locations as well as a café. It is free to visit and seems to be a hive of activity especially...

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  • 18. Football

    Of course, depending on who you meet and talk to when you arrive in Glasgow, everyone will have a different opinion on what football team to go watch when you're visiting. As it turned out, pretty...

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  • 19. Tours

    I'm a big fan of CitySightseeing tours and have used them in other cities before so I was pleased to find out that they operate a tour in Glasgow. The beauty of these bus tours is that you can hop off...

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  • 20. Museums

    This museum is situated in one of the buildings of Glasgow University. It features the collections of the Scottish obstetrician and teacher, Dr William Hunter. You cannot help but be intrigued by many...

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  • 21. Charles Renne MacIntosh

    Queen’s Cross Church in Maryhill, Glasgow, is considered to be on of Charles Rennie Mackintosh most mysterious project. This building is the only church by the Glasgow born artist to be built and is...

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  • 22. Transport

    This bus is a guided tour as well as a mode of transportation. The driver gives a narrated tour that runs all around the city, and is a good way to see a lot in a short time. One loop takes just under...

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  • 23. Pollok Park - House

    Imagine owning the whole south side of Glasgow. The Maxwell family did for almost 700 years until well into the last century. Their ancestral home, Pollok House in its 361 acres of park and woodland...

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  • 24. Green Park

    Glasgow boasts 70 public parks and open spaces, each with its own distinctive charm. On the north bank of the Clyde in the East End is its oldest, Glasgow Green. Originally common grazing land, it...

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  • 25. Scottish Exhibition Centre

    The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre is located in the other side of Clyde River just in front of the Science Centre.Is a new and impressive building,i didn't had the time to see this place...

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