Glasgow Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Glasgow

  • 1. 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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  • 2. 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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  • 3. 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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  • 4. George Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 5. Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 6. Museum of Transport

    4 out of 5 stars

    Contains so many different forms of transport - all kinds and ages of cars, bicycles, motorbike, old buses and Glasgow trams and a special exhibit of model ships in honour of Glasgows strong tradition...

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  • 7. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 10. Provands Lordship

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 11. River Clyde

    Like many cities, Glasgow is built on the two sides of a river, in this case the River Clyde. Its hard to believe, when you look at the river now, that until the late 1700s it was so shallow people...

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  • 12. Gallery of Modern Art

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    I was specially looking forward to visiting Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art with its though provoking exhibitions and I wasn't disappointed at all! I saw the following exhibitions: The Lamp of...

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  • 13. 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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. Burrell Collection

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 16. The Lighthouse

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 17. 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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  • 18. St. Mungo's Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 19. 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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  • 20. Science Centre

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 21. Botanical Garden

    Actually, I have lots of hobbies to keep me occupied in my retirement years, but on one of Glasgow's "occasional" warm sunny summer days I enjoy walking around all my favourite places in Glasgow's...

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  • 22. 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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  • 23. Museums

    The museum was an unexpected find. It commemorates the first Police Force created in the UK; the City of Glasgow Police was founded in 1779. The staff are friendly and the museum is quite eclectic in...

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  • 24. 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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  • 25. Merchant City

    Union with England propelled Glasgow into becoming second city in the Empire. Its sailing ships often crossed the Atlantic before those from London could even clear the Channel. Combined with astute...

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