Top things to do in Glasgow

Top things to do in Glasgow

Top things to do in Glasgow

Glasgow developed from a little rustic settlement on the River Clyde to end up distinctly as the biggest seaport in Britain. Apart from being endowed with natural beauty, this stunning city also has great monuments and buildings, the best example being the University building which is a must visit. The place is also known to offer visual treat for nature lovers no matter where you go. Take a long drive and explore the picturesque beauty of its surroundings. If you appreciate street art then Glasgow is the place where wall graffiti form urban art. Jam-packed with prime clubs and bars, and one of Britain’s best live-music scenes, you are going to enjoy great cuisine and drinks. Scotland’s biggest city is a blend of arts, culture, and unique Celtic charm. Be it shopping or exploring museums, gazing at magnificent architecture or soaking history, Glasgow has something for every traveler.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum:

A place that exhibits around 8,000 stunning objects, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum includes a wide collection of armor, artworks and historic artefacts. Salvador Dali is a masterpiece which is one of the most common reasons for the people to visit this place. You can even find the Spitfire plane that is seen hanging from the roof.

George Square:

A place that is beautifully enclosed by historic architecture, the George Square houses a number of monuments and statues. In the 18th century, the George Square was converted into Georgian townhouses and private gardens. You can find a tall structure that honors Sir Walter Scott, the writer.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens:

A beautiful land covering 20 hectares, the Glasgow Botanic Gardens are renowned for their stunning glasshouses that are designed in fine architecture. With multiple arrays and collections of tropical plants and an extensive range of flowers, the garden was awarded a national standard for green spaces and quality parks.

Riverside Museum:

Wish to take a look at some of the best range of locomotives, ship models, trams, bicycles and cars? You can find interactive displays at the Riverside Museum amid the backdrop of the beautiful Glasgow Street. The rich history of the city engineered in this structure will definitely make your visit to the place worthwhile.

Glasgow Cathedral:

Constructed at the tomb of St. Kentigern which marks the birthplace of the city, the Glasgow Cathedral is one of the most astounding buildings of the medieval period and the only one to have survived the Reformation of 1560. The stoned glass windows of the cathedral bring to you the collections of the post–war period.

Glasgow Science Center:

One of the must–visit places of the city, the Glasgow Science Center covers an area of almost 2 acres to entertain you with various activities, workshops, exhibits, a planetarium, shows, and an IMAX cinema. They include interactive and dynamic shows. Don’t miss the opportunity of exploring the beautiful night sky with your family and kids.

Celtic Park:

A football stadium in Glasgow, the Celtic Park is commonly known as the Paradise or the Parkhead. It is famous as the sixth largest stadium across the United Kingdom and the largest in the country of Scotland. Various Cup Finals and international games are played here. Recently, it hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The People’s Palace & Winter garden:

Reimaging the lifestyle of the people of the city, the People's Palace is packed with abundant collections of prints, paintings, photographs, historic artefacts, interactive displays of computers and films. It is famous for the Winter Gardens that give you the scenic views of plants and palms while you sip on a steamy cup of coffee.

Glasgow Green:

One of the oldest parks of the city, Glasgow Green was constructed in the 15th century. Spread over an area of 55 hectares, it is frequented by many locals as well as tourists. A few of the stunning landmarks in and around the place include Nelson’s Monument, Templeton Factory, St. Andrew’s Suspension Bridge, People’s Palace and Tidal Weir.

The Lighthouse:

Situated right in the heart of Glasgow, the Lighthouse is a stunning visitor center and renowned as an events venue for various exhibitions. Promoting creative architecture and designs, this place was established in the year 1999. You should visit the Mackintosh Tower to overlook the entire city and its enchanting landscape.

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