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Best things to do in Glasgow

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“One of the UK's most visited art galleries, it has something for every member of the family. It hosts musical events at the weekend too.”
354 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.”
159 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Stroll around the gardens and in the summer time you might encounter some of the open air Bard in the Park (Shakesperian plays) performances. The Botanics are on the top of Byres Rd in the West End.”
175 locals recommend
Museum
“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.”
134 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
Playground
“The cities oldest park and along the banks of the River Clyde a nice stroll from here ”
66 locals recommend
Church
“One of Scotland's most magnificent medieval buildings, Glasgow Cathedral is the only one on the Scottish mainland to survive the Reformation of 1560 intact.”
68 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Have a pint, a pie and watch a play in the Òran Mór (weekly). Òran Mór means big song in Scots Gaelic; for Irish visitors, equivalent of Amhran Mór. It is across from the Botanic gardens.”
116 locals recommend
Museum
“The park is Glasgow's largest park and the only "Country Park" within Glasgow. Its extensive woodlands and gardens provide a quiet sanctuary for both visitors and wildlife. The park is rich in rural history formerly being part of the Old Pollok Estate and ancestral home to the Maxwell Family. The historical mansion house is open to visitors and features a tea room and restaurant for refreshments. The park is also home to the world famous Burrell Collection, which contains Scottish and international treasures.”
81 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. ”
90 locals recommend
Cemetery
“This is a must see .. a very unique Scottish graveyard, overlooking the Cathedal and city. ”
95 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.”
76 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“Little cobbled lane lined on both sides with pubs and restaurants, fun night out!”
110 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
Establishment
“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
Concert Hall
“Hosting some famous acts in the music world this year, tickets are readily available on-line. ”
36 locals recommend