Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow architecture

Things to do in Glasgow

National Geographic Traveler recently named Glasgow - Scotland’s largest city - as one of the 20 “Best of the World” destinations, and with its cultural attractions, internationally-renowned architecture, fantastic shopping and year-round program of events and festivals, it’s easy to see why.

Take in the city’s culture and art

When visiting Glasgow, exploring world class museums and art galleries is a must. Glasgow hosts one of Europe’s largest civic arts collections with works by Van Gogh, Dali and Degas, all available at no charge. Check out the eclectic collection at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and don’t miss Riverside Museum - the 2013 European Museum of the Year.

George Square in Glasgow

Explore Glasgow's architecture

In 2016, Scotland will celebrate the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, and Glasgow is the perfect place to uncover awe-inspiring architecture - from the Victorian splendor of Glasgow City Chambers to the Art Nouveau magic of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. To learn more about the city, its art and architecture, take one of The Glasgow School of Art walking tours.

Shop ‘til you drop

If you like to shop, you’re in for a treat as Glasgow is consistently voted the best place to shop in the U.K. outside of London’s West End. The city’s shopping districts host a variety of popular brand names, exclusive designers and unique vintage stores.

Restaurants that please any palate

After a day of cultural exploration and shopping, it’s time to experience the city’s food and drink scene with award-winning restaurants, innovative pop-ups and street food festivals that satisfy appetites from near and far.

Seek out the music scene

A trip to Glasgow isn’t complete without a concert, gig or acoustic set. A UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow hosts an average of 130 music events each week. Its legendary music scene ranges from rock to R&B, punk to pop, classical to Celtic and everything in between at small music bars to huge arenas. Visit the iconic King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut or Barrowland Ballroom, and you might just discover the next big thing.

Plan your trip to Glasgow

Glasgow’s location is also a perfect base to explore the breath-taking landscapes of Loch Lomond, enjoy a dram at the picturesque Glengoyne Distillery or play a round at a world-class golf course.

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