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Things to do in Glasgow

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“Beautiful building, the art gallery and museum is well worth a visit if you have time.”
  • 364 locals recommend
Park
“One of Glasgow's most loved parks. It's a place for joggers, walkers, parents with strollers, and lots of students pretending to study as they enjoy the nature around them. ”
  • 157 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“When the sun is out make sure you visit the Botanic Gardens. Beautiful place for all to be, well manicured gardens, a range of delightful plants, and serene place to hang out. ”
  • 183 locals recommend
Museum
“Designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, former European Museum of the Year that tells you all about the history of Glasgow. And just outside is The Tall Ship which circumnavigated the globe 4 times! ”
  • 138 locals recommend
University
“You a Harry Potter fan? Architecture fan? or just like seeing cool places? The University is one of the best places you can visit, just a 5 mins walk from the flat. You can visit it whenever you want since is open 24 hrs, totally recommended to go at day or night, totally a magical place.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great collection of modern art and also Scottish contemporary art. Find local artists and browse artworks for sale. Galleries in Glasgow are FREE ENTRY. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Cemetery
“The Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland steeped in history. It is on a low but very prominent hill to the east of Glasgow Cathedral. Fifty thousand individuals have been buried here and it is right next to the flat. ”
  • 97 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Check out "A Play, A Pie, A Pint" at Oran Mor. A Play, a Pie and a Pint produce the most new-writing of any theatre in the UK. The theatre company now yields 35 new plays, running for 42 weeks of the year, 6 days a week. ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Playground
“Its by far the oldest of the city’s parks and is an easy walk from the city centre. one of the parks main attractions is the people palace, a museum that tells the story of Glasgow from 1750 through the 20th century. It contains a display dedicated to remembering the dance hall at the Glasgow Barrow lands Ballroom”
  • 65 locals recommend
Church
“This cathedral is Glasgow’s most significant historic building, also known as St. Mungo Cathedral or high kirk of Glasgow. The grandest room in the cathedral is the crypt housing, the tomb of St. Mungo who was buried there in AD 603. Next door is the St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, which examines the world religions, their rites and how they dealt with issues of life and death. The exhibits include Egyptian mummies, Hindu statues and a Xen Buddhist garden in the courtyard Location- castle street ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“Little cobbled lane lined on both sides with pubs and restaurants, fun night out!”
  • 110 locals recommend
Museum
“Feels like the countryside in the city, see highland cows and visit the Burrel collection”
  • 79 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Definitely worth a visit on the south bank of the Clyde next to the BBC Centre.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Museum
“The People’s Palace is set in historic Glasgow Green and tells the story of Glasgow and its people from 1750 to the present day.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Entertainment
“To get to SECC Glasgow, you can walk for about 10-12 minutes (0.7miles) to Argyle Scotrail Station from where you can take the train to Exhibition Centre (5 min, 3 stops), then walk for about 9minutes (0.5 miles) to SEC Centre. Getting back we recommend you to take the same route or travel by train from: Exhibition Centre Station to Bridgeton Railway Station, from where you can take bus service SimpliCITY18 towards City Centre, hop off at Green Street Bus Stop (3 stops, 2 minutes journey) from where you will walk about 2 minutes to get back to the property. This route can be used to avoid walking. Same route to get to SECC (opposite direction!). ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bar
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“A truly special place and a real West End landmark. It serves lots of lovely local food, some European dishes too. Food is always high-quality as is the service. ”
  • 93 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Check out "A Play, A Pie, A Pint" at Oran Mor. A Play, a Pie and a Pint produce the most new-writing of any theatre in the UK. The theatre company now yields 35 new plays, running for 42 weeks of the year, 6 days a week. ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Bar
“A truly special place and a real West End landmark. It serves lots of lovely local food, some European dishes too. Food is always high-quality as is the service. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Excellent, very well priced place to visit. The menu with great specials and always hint of Scottish ingredients. It’s a pub but it doesn't serve pub grub! There is also a fantastic restaurant downstairs which is child friendly.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Excellent Indian Food "Tapas" place in Finnieston that is also quite well priced. It is great to sit in with friends but also equally good for take out. You can call in orders so they are ready for pick up.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Tremendous seafood, right in the heart of Finnieston. It's a good idea to book. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Opened only a few years ago, always fully booked, good reviews. Great for modern tapa style/size dishes to share with mediterranean / scottish / middle eastern twist”
  • 58 locals recommend
Bar
“great cosy restaurant that is child friendly. good food and great atmosphere”
  • 55 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Excellent Vietnamese food (on the other side of Byers Road from Ashton Lane)”
  • 56 locals recommend

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