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Strathclyde Things to Do

  • Necropolis

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 incredibly impressive and the place is huge. Though I would describe Glasgow as a city with incredible views, it's nice to get a glimpse of the city...

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  • People's Palace

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 lives since the industrial age. You can see paintings, prints, and photographs displayed alongside a wealth of historic artifacts, film, and...

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  • Byres Rd - West End

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 that you can relaxing at bar or coffe shop nearby.

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  • George Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 complete the building of this important building. A great deal of extravagence was lavished upon the project and today this can still be seen by...

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  • Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 cathedral during the Reformation. They took up arms to protect Glasgow Cathedral. If it had been destroyed, this would have lost over 1,400 years of...

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  • Museum of Transport

    4 out of 5 stars

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 of shipbuilding. There is also a cool replica of Kelvin Street in 1938 with shop fronts and a working cinema. I could have spent longer here but was...

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  • Kelvingrove

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 display items and is the most popular in Glasgow. On entering beautifully gilded ceilings and magnificent stonework greeted us. A Glasgow Squadron...

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  • The Barras

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 anything from antiques to new electronic appliances, collector's vinyl Beatles records, knitted goods, cigarettes, fresh produce, clothes, and bootleg...

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  • Shopping

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 in the centre of the city are Sauchiehall St, Buchanan St (pictured) & Argyle St and there are also a few shopping centres such as the St Enoch...

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  • Provands Lordship

    4 out of 5 stars

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 of their work and later others you can step, free, into Glasgow's past in the only house to survive from the medieval city. Even better you can take...

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  • River Clyde

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 could wade across it! Thanks to work to deepen and canalise it large ships were then able to come right up into the city centre. There is a saying that...

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  • Gallery of Modern Art

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 Sacrifice, 286 Places of Worship, Edinburgh 2004 by Nathan Coley, Stare by Moyna Flannigan, For Myself and Strangers by Sara Baker and Pretty much every film...

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  • University

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 original interests of Dr William Hunter - both scientific and artistic.

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  • Burrell Collection

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 look onto woodlands, its circular concrete columns complement the acres of wood in walls and ceilings. Encompassing open airy spaces and intimate areas...

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  • The Lighthouse

    4 out of 5 stars

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 during school time with pupils and students making visits to the facilities on show. The views over the city are wonderful, and some of the exhibitions...

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  • Green Park

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 has served also for drying greens, bleaching linen, drying salmon nets, sports area, the site for Glasgow Fair, protest marches, hangings, markets,...

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  • Tours

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 the bus at any of the scheduled stops and then jump on the next bus that comes after you have seen what you want to see. The starting point for the...

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  • St. Mungo's Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 treated equally. The themes of life, death and the afterlife are explored through works of art. Admission is free. The museum promotes understanding...

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  • Charles Renne MacIntosh

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 now the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society headquarters. The church is one of the artist’s purest works and was build between 1897 and 1899, during the...

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  • Pollok Park - House

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 sits only minutes away from the city centre. In 1966 family member Anne Maxwell Macdonald presented the mansion to the city of Glasgow. The National...

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  • Botanical Garden

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 west end. High on my list of priorities is a visit to the Botanical Gardens where I can sit on a park bench, soak up the sun and feed the pigeons, these...

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  • Museums

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 it's exhibits. However it does give an excellent overview of the force which carried on until 1975 when it became part of the Strathclyde Police...

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  • Science Centre

    4 out of 5 stars

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 school parties and it was nice to see the kids having fun with the many interactive scientific experiments and games. That's not to say there isn't plenty...

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  • Merchant City

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 business sense Glasgow merchants made millions out of the tobacco trade. The wealth they created fuelled expansion and laid the foundations for...

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  • Transport

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 2 hours if you stay on it The best view is from the open top deck when it’s not too cold to go up there. The bus makes 24 stops along the way, and...

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  • Football

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 much everyone we spoke to was a Rangers fan, so all of their advice, tips and help led up to a game at Ibrox Stadium to see the Rangers play East...

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  • Scottish Exhibition Centre

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Glasgow Things to Do

    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 for the inside,i took that picture crossing the river by the bridge.It looks beautiful isn't? the first time i saw this building i was thinking in the...

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  • School of Art

    Glasgow Things to Do

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh, outstanding architect, furniture designer, and painter, is one of the most innovative figures of the early 20th century. Born in 1868 near Glasgow Cathedral, he is one of the most celebrated architects of his generation. His designs out of favour in his latter days gained in popularity in the decades following his death...

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  • Kibble Palace

    Glasgow Things to Do

    Stepping through the door, I am transported from the cold, windy and wet Scottish winter to the steaming Tropics. A jungle of ferns and tall palms soar upwards before me. My cares disappear as I remove my scarf and coat. The stuff of science fiction made possible through the ingenuity of the Victorians. How? - An enormous glass dome called the...

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  • Royal Concert Hall

    Glasgow Things to Do

    In the year 1990, when Glasgow was awarded the title European City of Culture, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall was built in place of St Andrews hall, which was burnt down in a fire in 1964 and was seen as a symbol of the city's regeneration. The music auditorium can accomodate 2500 people and is today one of the premier venues for music performances...

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