In some peoples eye’s they think Glasgow is secondary to Edinburgh in terms of its cultural ethos and natural beauty. We tend to disagree. The city is filled with a plethora of amazing sights, sounds and places to visit. Added to this, Glaswegians tend to be some of the most welcoming around. When you’re looking for a short break in the UK, Glasgow should definitely be on your radar. We’ve put together a list of some of the top places to visit in Scotland’s biggest city this year.
Admired by locals and appreciated by tourists, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is Glasgow’s most popular tourist attraction. Fashioned out of red stone, the architecture is striking from the outset. There is art from all over to behold here. From Scottish colourists to French Impressionists, the art is diverse and striking. A favourite of ours was the WWII jet fighter that’s suspended from the ceiling.
A new brewery, this new age distillery is situated in the old Pumphouse building in the city. Opened in 2017 it’s become a popular place for locals and tourists alike. Why go? Well not only are the new facilities pristine and impressive, the tours are too. The new chocolate and whisky tour is our favourite. Visitors get to sample five different single malt whiskies paired with freshly made chocolate. Devine!
Original and best. Sound familiar? No it’s not anything related to Irn Bru but it’s another Glaswegian favourite. Escape Glasgow was the original escape rooms to open its doors in 2014. With five different rooms to escape from and various themes such as wizardry just to name one. There’s loads of fun to be hard here. Crack the codes, get the keys and get out!
The Glasgow Film Theatre
Decades ago, the city of Glasgow was famed as being one of the main players within Britain’s cinema industry. Around WWII the city had well over 100 film theatres dotted around the city and its outskirts. The GFT as its commonly known opened in 1939 and has been open ever since. You’ll find something intriguing here, even alluring. From independent documentaries to foreign language musts! This one of a kind structure is worth the visit during an evening or weekend.
Glasgow is also famed for being great for a night out. A vibrant music scene and several awesome bars from the Merchant City to the West End and Finnieston. For those looking for a night out to remember head to the Sub Club, one of the UK’s great clubs. Famous DJ’s play here throughout the months with a huge variety of funky dance to get into. A must visit for visitors who love their music. Check in advance for events as some might be sold out.
The best stadium in the country is home to the biggest football team; Glasgow Rangers. Situated in the Southside of the city, in sunny Govan as its known, the 50,000 all seater Ibrox stadium is filled with history and success. We suggest taking a tour of Ibrox where you will get to the know the history of Rangers and how it became the one of the biggest clubs in the UK. We also recommend taking in a game against their arch rivals Celtic; the biggest football derby in the world.
These are just some of the magnificent attractions that await you in Glasgow, Come here and be surprised, overjoyed and fall in love with all that it has to offer.