Things to do & places to visit in Glasgow, United Kingdom

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As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is famed for its culture, shopping and people. Spend your day exploring a wide range of fascinating free museums and galleries, enjoying the UK’s best shopping outside of London, and taking advantage of tips from friendly local people on the city’s hidden gems — then choose from 130+ weekly musical events for a special night out. Glasgow is also the perfect base for exploring more of Scotland, with great connections to the Highlands and the islands.

Glasgow #14 destination in United Kingdom 2023. The average rating score is 4.51 based on 69.6k traveler reviews, of 30 attractions. Timezone: Europe/London, current date and time: Sunday, March 03, 2024, 8:50.

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Top things to do (23)

Upcoming events in Glasgow 14

Date Event Location Price Category
Fri Mar 08 2024 at 07:30 pm to 10:30 pm (GMT+01:00) Jonathan Pie Live in Glasgow Glasgow Comedy
Fri Mar 08 2024 at 08:00 pm (GMT+01:00) The Stranglers | SEC Armadillo, Glasgow Glasgow Music
Sat Mar 09 2024 at 04:00 pm to 09:00 pm (GMT+00:00) Glasgow Comic Art Festival Glasgow Starts at GBP 0 Fine Arts
Tue Mar 19 2024 at 11:00 pm to Wed Mar 20 2024 at 03:00 am (GMT+00:00) Midnight Bass // Drum & Bass Every Tuesday Glasgow Entertainment
Fri Mar 22 2024 at 08:00 pm (GMT+01:00) Ozric Tentacles + Gong / Saint Luke's, Glasgow / 22.03.24 Glasgow Festivals
Mon Mar 25 2024 at 08:30 pm to 11:00 pm (GMT+01:00) The Woman in Black Live at Theatre Royal Glasgow Glasgow Theatre
Sat Apr 13 2024 at 07:30 pm to 10:30 pm (GMT+01:00) MAGIC MEN AUSTRALIA IN PAVILION THEATRE, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 13, 2024 Glasgow Theatre
Sat Apr 27 2024 at 08:00 pm Count Arthur Strong in And It’s Goodnight From Him Glasgow Theatre
Mon May 13 2024 at 07:30 pm to 10:30 pm (GMT+01:00) Everybody's Talking About Jamie Live at King's Theatre Glasgow Glasgow Literary Art
Tue May 14 2024 at 10:00 pm to Wed May 15 2024 at 02:00 am (GMT+00:00) Midnight Bass // Drum & Bass Every Tuesday Glasgow Entertainment
Thu May 16 2024 at 07:30 pm (GMT+01:00) EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Glasgow Literary Art
Tue May 21 2024 at 10:00 pm to Wed May 22 2024 at 02:00 am (GMT+00:00) Midnight Bass // Drum & Bass Every Tuesday Glasgow Parties
Fri Jun 07 2024 at 06:30 pm to 11:30 pm (GMT+01:00) The Rum Festival Glasgow 2024 Glasgow Starts at GBP 10 Festivals
Tue Jun 11 2024 at 10:00 pm to Wed Jun 12 2024 at 02:00 am (GMT+00:00) Midnight Bass // Drum & Bass Every Tuesday Glasgow Entertainment

Top places to visit (30 attractions) view more »

  1. 5.0 Celtic Park (2.535 reviews)
    - Birthday Tour at Celtic Park
    Sunday: Spent 1-2 hours Arenas & Stadiums
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    We were on the 6-7pm tour at Celtic Park on 26th November where our tour guide was John. Honestly John you are amazing your knowledge of the clubs history and they way you spoke about it just made everything amazing. This tour was booked for my son Kais birthday and John was incredible with him to where he let him lead out our tour group and down the tunnel to Youll never walk alone it gave me goosebumps I can’t fault the tour one bit apart from it only being an hour as didn’t want it to end even my son wanted to stay in their dressing room and wait ti see him favourite Kyogo See more..
  2. 5.0 Glasgow Tigers Speedway (385 reviews)
    - Great racing.
    Sunday: Spent 1-2 hours Auto Racing Tracks
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    Glasgow Tigers Speedway is Glasgow's only true motorsport venue. Glasgow Tigers compete in the Championship League of UK speedway and race every Friday at 19:30 from March to October. There are also occasional midweek races. Speedway is a fast and exhilarating sport and involves motorbikes, with no brakes, whizzing around an oval circuit at speeds of up to 70 mph. Speedway is also a family sport where kids can get involved with the 'Growlers' Club' and get to meet Roary, our Tiger Mascot. Glasgow Tigers' facility is one of the best in UK speedway and has fantastic catering facilities, a bar and some great viewing areas. The stadium is also fully wheelchair accessible. See more..
  3. 5.0 Celtic Park (2.535 reviews)
    - Birthday Tour at Celtic Park
    Sunday: Spent 1-2 hours Arenas & Stadiums
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    We were on the 6-7pm tour at Celtic Park on 26th November where our tour guide was John. Honestly John you are amazing your knowledge of the clubs history and they way you spoke about it just made everything amazing. This tour was booked for my son Kais birthday and John was incredible with him to where he let him lead out our tour group and down the tunnel to Youll never walk alone it gave me goosebumps I can’t fault the tour one bit apart from it only being an hour as didn’t want it to end even my son wanted to stay in their dressing room and wait ti see him favourite Kyogo See more..
  4. 4.5 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (15.7k reviews)
    - Excellent and interesting exhibits
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Art Museums
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    Free Entry. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free attraction.​ With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, the collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant. See more..
  5. 4.5 The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (9.641 reviews)
    - Back in time
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums
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    Riverside Museum is Glasgow's award-winning transport museum. With over 3,000 objects on display there's everything from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams and cars to a Stormtrooper. Get hands on with our interactive displays. Walk through Glasgow streets and visit the shops, bar and subway. Climb aboard a train, tram or bus and get a real feel for old public transport. Discover Glasgow's rich shipbuilding history, explore the car and motorbike walls and help put out a fire with our interactive fire engine. There are over 90 large touch screens panels full of images, memories and films that tell the fascinating stories behind the objects. There really is something for all ages to enjoy at the Riverside Museum. See more..
  6. 4.5 Buchanan Street (5.309 reviews)
    - Busy, Buzzy, Bustling Buchanan Street.
    Points of Interest & Landmarks • Scenic Walking Areas
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    This is the main pedestrianised shopping street in Glasgow, and whatever the weather it’s got a lively vibe. It’s also the most successful U.K. high street outside of London. The 19th century architecture is striking , so don’t just focus on the restaurants, shops and speciality stores here ( many which are boutique and high-end) - remember to look up at the skyline. This street’s also popular with buskers, so often you get entertained whilst shopping. Princes Square is very elegant, but I like this building beside it that houses the Nespresso Boutique. See more..
  7. 4.5 The Necropolis (3.575 reviews)
    - Friends of Glasgow Necropolis Guided Tour
    Sunday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Cemeteries
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    The Necropolis, Glasgow's Victorian City of the Dead, is a vast and grand cemetery modeled on Père-Lachaise in Paris. Described as one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe, it is a major visitor attraction and patrolled by Park Rangers. Heritage Trail maps are available to guide the visitor to the memorials and tombs of some of Glasgow's most eminent citizens. See more..
  8. 4.5 Glasgow Cathedral (3.037 reviews)
    - Beautiful
    Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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    The medieval Glasgow Cathedral has been in constant use for worship for over 800 years, and is of great architectural and historic interest. Highlights include one of the finest post-war collections of stained glass windows in Britain, and the ceiling in the Blackadder Aisle which was built around 1500 by Archbishop Blackadder. Cared for by Historic Scotland and open to visitors throughout the year from 9.30am except Sundays when it is open at 1pm. Recitals and special family events are a regular feature. Closing times vary seasonally. See more..
  9. 4.5 Glasgow Science Centre (2.666 reviews)
    - Brilliant!
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Science Museums • Children's Museums
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    Rated 5 stars by VisitScotland, providing programs of entertaining Science theatre, Planetarium, and around 300 hands-on interactive science exhibits over three floors, to introduce science to everyone. "BodyWorks" examines the science behind human health and well-being, "Powering the Future" the future challenges and solutions in our energy-hungry world, and the digital planetarium allows visitors to 'leave earth' and travel through the cosmos. Planetarium shows have a £3.00 add-on charge. A shop & cafe are free to access, as are outdoor exhibits set in landscaped surroundings of a Fibonacci Garden and wetland moat. The centre is also home to an IMAX theatre, Newton Flight Academy, and Glasgow Tower. Schools and outreach programs extend the Centre's work into the community. The Centre is a registered charity with surpluses returned to the education mission. Cycle stands, car parking & public transport links or a 15 minute walk along the Clyde from the City centre. See more..
  10. 4.5 Glasgow Botanic Gardens (2.251 reviews)
    - Great greenhouses with wonderful plants.
    Sunday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Gardens
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    This unique glasshouse located in the Botanic Gardens is a familiar landmark in Glasgow. See more..
  11. 4.5 University of Glasgow (2.027 reviews)
    - University Guided Tour
    Sunday: Spent 1-2 hours Educational sites
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    We booked online for the 1 hour guided tour. Really easy to book, meet and well organised. Our tour guide (forget her name unfortunately but is studying archaeology) was fantastic: very knowledgeable and engaging. Was great to see the outside and inside and hear about the history. A quick visit to the Hunterian museum afterwards was also great, free and lots of interesting exhibits. All in all an enjoyable hour. See more..
  12. 4.5 The Glasgow School of Art (1.848 reviews)
    - crackin
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Art Galleries
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    The Glasgow School of Art is currently closed to visitors following a fire on 15th June 2018, with all tours cancelled until further notice. This includes access to the visitor centre, GSA Shop and exhibitions in the Reid Building, Mackintosh at the GSA Tours and Mackintosh's Glasgow Walking Tours. See more..
  13. 4.5 Glengoyne Distillery (1.734 reviews)
    - A fabulous experience for all your senses!
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Distilleries
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    Often described as "Scotland's Most Beautiful Distillery", Glengoyne is open 7 days for a range of unique whisky tasting experiences. Just a short drive from Glasgow, Stirling and Loch Lomond, this traditional, hard working distillery has been flourishing since 1833. Glengoyne's range of in-depth distillery experiences includes the legendary Malt Master session where guests create their very own individual whisky to take home. See more..
  14. 4.5 People's Palace and Winter Gardens (1.498 reviews)
    - Great fun
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums • History Museums
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    The People's Palace and Winter Gardens, set in historic Glasgow Green, the oldest public space in the city, tells the story of Glasgow and its people from 1750 to the end of the 20th century. Adjacent to the People's Palace is the extravagant and recently restored Doulton Fountain, unveiled in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. See more..
  15. 4.5 The Burrell Collection (1.376 reviews)
    - What a collection. Amazing. X
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Art Museums
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    The Burrell Collection, set in the heart of Pollok Country Park, is an award-winning building and home to a unique collection in a beautiful woodland setting. The Collection ranges from work by major artists including Rodin, Degas and Cézanne, to important examples of late medieval art, Chinese and Islamic art, Ancient Civilizations and more. Newly reopened, The Burrell will also host temporary exhibitions and run an extensive programme of events and activities for both adults and families with children. Open Monday-Thursday, Saturday 10am-5pm, Friday and Sunday 11am-5pm. Closed 24-25 December and 1-2 January. See more..
  16. 4.5 Wellpark Brewery (1.357 reviews)
    - Brilliant from start to finish!
    Sunday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Breweries
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    Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow is home to more than 450 years of brewing tradition and award winning beers. We've been part of Scotland and its culture for generations. This is a chance to learn about the rich heritage of one of the country's most loved brands as well as about the production processes that have taken place at Wellpark from through the centuries up to today. Follow us from the very origins of brewing at Wellpark, to present day support of and passion for Scottish music and football. As well as a rare collection of vintage and retro Tennent's packaging, there's a chance to watch your favourite Tennent's adverts from over the decades and also a shop to buy exclusive Tennent's goodies... And to top it all off, there might even be a cheeky wee taste of Scotland's Favourite at the end of the tour in it for you. Tasty. See more..
  17. 4.5 House for an Art Lover (1.248 reviews)
    - The perfect wedding venue!
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Art Galleries • Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
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    Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive setting of Bellahouston Park in the 1990s, House for an Art Lover allows the visitor an insight into Mackintosh's renowned talent not just as an architect, but as a an artist, designer and pioneer of the Modern Movement. The venue runs regular arts themed events and is home to the popular Art Lover's Cafe. See more..
  18. 4.5 Ibrox Stadium (1.211 reviews)
    - Fantastic tour - definitely recommended
    Sunday: 11:45 PM - 12:00 AM Arenas & Stadiums
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    Had a great tour - lasted about 90 minutes and our guide was absolutely brilliant and made it so engaging and informative. Tour took in all the main historic areas of the Bill Struth main stand including the main stairwell, managers room, press room, blue room, trophy room, directors box, home and away dressing room, the tunnel and the dug out. Fantastic experience with lots of photo opportunities. Highly recommend for any rangers fan or football fan or simply anyone just interested in the history of the club and building. See more..
  19. 4.5 Kelvingrove Park (1.100 reviews)
    - Beautiful landscaped park in the West End
    Sunday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Parks
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    The River Kelvin runs through the West End's large and attractive park which hosts festivals and events throughout the year. See more..
  20. 4.5 Glasgow West End (1.086 reviews)
    - I could move here tomorrow
    Neighborhoods • Parks
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    I loved it there. The people were friendly and everything was clean. I never felt unsafe. There are place to shop, eat, or just sight see. I can't wait to go back again. You can walk everywhere or take a bus or train. As a tourist I recommend staying in the city for low cost transportation. See more..
  21. 4.5 The Tall Ship Glenlee (1.077 reviews)
    - Floating Historical Museum.
    Temporarily closed - Closed until further notice Spent 1-2 hours Historic Sites • Ships • History Museums
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    A visit to Glenlee takes you back in time to experience what life was like on the high seas. Visit the galley, ring the bell, and explore the depths of the ship. Where did she sail? What cargo was transported around the globe? What was it like to command a ship in mid-ocean? Experience a fun and exciting day out, and discover what life was really like aboard a tall ship. Restored to her former glory, Glenlee is one of only five Clydebuilt steel sailing ship still afloat, and the only example in the UK. The Tall Ship Glenlee is an independent museum, dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Glenlee and the maritime history of the area for the benefit of the local community and visitors to Glasgow. Be sure to visit our souvenir shop, and enjoy a tasty lunch in our newly refurbished cafe. Booking is not required. In line with current restrictions, we have a one-way system in place. Certain areas of the ship are closed temporarily. Masks are required in all indoor areas. See more..
  22. 4.5 The Mackintosh House (1.059 reviews)
    - Art fo the soul
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Historic Sites
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    The Hunterian holds an unrivalled collection of the work of Scottish architect, artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) and his wife, the artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864–1933). The highlight of this collection is the Mackintosh House, Mackintosh’s only surviving domestic interior in his native Glasgow and one of its most popular attractions. Located in the Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow, the Mackintosh House features original interiors from the Mackintoshes’ home, meticulously reassembled on three floors. Located immediately outside the entrance to the Mackintosh House, the new Mackintosh House Introduction Gallery tells the fascinating story of the House and collection. There is no additional interpretation within the House itself, allowing visitors to experience moving through a real home, seeing exactly what the Mackintoshes and their visitors would have seen between 1906 and 1914. See more..
  23. 4.5 Pollok Country Park (1.039 reviews)
    - Otters and Kingfishers in a true country setting
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    Over 360 acres of green, this lovely park is best known for its well-kept scenic running and walking trails. See more..
  24. 4.5 The Clydeside Distillery (1.026 reviews)
    - Good Value, good whisky, informative tour
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Distilleries
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    Glasgow's first dedicated Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery in over 100 years. Visitor experience, Cafe, and Specialist Whisky Shop in the heart of Glasgow. See more..
  25. 4.5 Hunterian Museum (1.014 reviews)
    - A true hidden gem of Glasgow
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM History Museums
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    The Hunterian museum is dedicated to William Hunter and is the oldest museum in Scotland. It covers the Hunterian Museum, the Hunterian Art Gallery, the Mackintosh House, the Zoology Museum and the Anatomy Museum, all located in various buildings on the main campus of the University of Glasgow in the west end of Glasgow. Be sure to check out the free ‘Dino Trail’ for kids at the Hunterian museum ! See more..
  26. 4.5 City Chambers (997 reviews)
    - Go and enjoy.
    Sunday: Spent 1-2 hours Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
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    Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates George Square and is currently home to Glasgow City Council. The grand marble staircase and banqueting hall are among the building's many highlights. Free guided tours are conducted at 10:30am and 2:30pm on weekdays except public holidays and special events. See more..
  27. 4.5 The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (823 reviews)
    - A geat venu
    Sunday: Spent 2-3 hours Theaters
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    Most of the city's major musical performances and operas are held here. See more..
  28. 4.5 The Tenement House (728 reviews)
    - A Good History Stop
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
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    The Tenement House is a National Trust for Scotland property in Glasgow's City Centre. With 1892 original features it provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century. The house, lived in by Miss Agnes Toward for over half a century is a unique opportunity to experience collections in their unchanged environment. See what it meant to be an 'independent woman' in the first half of the 20th century; experience how ordinary folk lived, and appreciate how many of the household amenities we now take for granted were considered luxuries less than a century ago. Authentic gas lighting has been installed to recreate the atmosphere of the house, which didn't have electric lighting until 1960. An exhibition on the ground floor makes the most of Miss Toward's extensive personal archive, providing a valuable time capsule for visitors today. All the profits from admissions and the giftshop remain towards its conservation and the work of the National Trust for Scotland See more..
  29. 4.5 Glasgow Police Museum (496 reviews)
    - Best little museum in Glasgow!
    Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums
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    The Glasgow Police Museum illustrates the history of the Glasgow Police 1779 - 1975, through artifacts, stories and images. Its International Room has uniforms and insignia from EVERY country in the World. WE ARE NOW ON 'WINTER HOURS' - OPEN ONLY 2 DAYS PER WEEK - ADMISSION FREE - NO BOOKING REQUIRED See more..
  30. 4.5 Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre (418 reviews)
    - Brilliant bizarre Entertainment
    Spent 1-2 hours Art Galleries • Theaters • Art Museums
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    Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death. Audiences in many countries have been fascinated by its magic. In Glasgow it has gained a reputation as one of the city’s hidden treasures. Very gripping theatre. - The Times Unforgettable experience. - The Herald An icon-painter for our times. - Scotsman For SEASONAL TIMETABLE OF SHOWS please visit our website. Special / group shows out-with the opening hours can also be booked via the website. For ticket prices and TO BOOK TICKETS please visit our website. Advance booking is highly recommended. See more..
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