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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
“Must visit home of Salvador Dali’s famous work - Christ of St John on the cross. Large museum and art gallery. ”
  • 360 locals recommend
Park
“Classic example of a Victorian park, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, and which measures 34 hectares (85 acres). Its set on the banks of the River Kelvin, and is (in my opinion) the best park in Glasgow. Depending on time of day / year, you may find joggers, cyclists, students, dog walkers, skaters and barbecuers all using this wonderfully green space, and the Kelvin walkway cuts right through the park. It's just two minutes walk from the flat, past the bars and restaurants in Gibson street, the entrance is opposite Eusebi's deli.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The green house is nice and warm for a cold day and is filled with exotic plants ”
  • 179 locals recommend
Museum
“Museum of all things transport with great insight into Glasgow life in times gone by. Set on the River Clyde. Good cafe. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
University
“Founded in 1451, the University is the fourth oldest in the UK and the second oldest in Scotland, and has more listed buildings than any other university in the UK. You’ll be walking in the footsteps of some of the world’s most renowned visionaries, from economist Adam Smith to the pioneer of television John Logie Baird, and you’ll find out more about the University’s long tradition of innovation and excellence.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Converted church. Now a restaurant, pub and theatre. Don’t miss their excellent Play, a Pie and a Pint series. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Playground
“The cities oldest park and along the banks of the River Clyde a nice stroll from here ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Museum
“Feels like the countryside in the city, see highland cows and visit the Burrel collection”
  • 81 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.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Church
“Steeped in History is this Cathedral. The only on the Scottish mainland to survive the Reformation of the 1540's making it the oldest. The oldest building in Glasgow.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“Little cobbled lane lined on both sides with pubs and restaurants, fun night out!”
  • 110 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Glasgow Science Centre is a visitor attraction located in the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration area on the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Queen Elizabeth II opened Glasgow Science Centre on 5 July 2001. It is one of Scotland's most popular paid-for visitor attractions.[1] It is a purpose-built science centre composed of three principal buildings: Science Mall, Glasgow Tower and an IMAX cinema. The Scottish tourist board, VisitScotland, awarded Glasgow Science Centre a five star rating in the visitor attraction category.”
  • 78 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. ”
  • 91 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!). ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Cemetery
“This is a must see .. a very unique Scottish graveyard, overlooking the Cathedal and city. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Mall housing department store plus 90 fashion, electrical and gift outlets, and restaurants”
  • 36 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Converted church. Now a restaurant, pub and theatre. Don’t miss their excellent Play, a Pie and a Pint series. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Bar
“Combining traditional Scottish dishes with some new-fangled twists, the restaurant abides by the seasons, going local on everything from produce to venison, and even wine. The atmosphere is as exquisite as the food, with a verdant courtyard that feels a bit like a magical forest. Less expensive, brasserie-style food is served on the upper level, while the Wee Pub — Scotland's smallest! — is a great place for a nightcap”
  • 89 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Cute, traditional bar with a good selection of draught beers and traditional music on Tueday nights. For a more intimate dining experience, head downstairs to their restaurant whose motto is "Think global eat local" so as you can imagine their menu is rather varied but using the finest Scottish produce. These guys also have haggis on their menu for those brave enough to try it. Go on!”
  • 92 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Always a favourite of local Glaswegians. This is one of the many fab Indian restaurants in Glasgow ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Great food and atmosphere. Sometimes a bit of a wait for a table but a good opportunity to nip out for a drink before. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Tremendous seafood, right in the heart of Finnieston. It's a good idea to book. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice friendly bar/ restaurant with a delicious, fresh and ever changing menu, laid back atmosphere. Their breakfasts re pretty good, they have a dedicated bloody mary menu. Win. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Cafe
“Scots LOVE a good cu of tea, and a few places offer more variety than Tchai-Ovna. This charming, slightly peculiar little tea shop is housed in a former 19th century stables, tucked into a cobbled lane in the city’s west end. In addition to dozens of tasty leaf tea, they serve delicious vegan and vegetarian food and also host live music three to four times a week... ”
  • 50 locals recommend

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