Glasgow as a city break destination most has everything for which you would wish. Bursting with personality, the city has stunning architecture, sensational attractions, a rich heritage, and an unrivalled choice of things to discover.
At any time of the day or night, Glasgow offers a wide range of things to do, places to visit and is home to some of the best cultural visitor attractions in Scotland. If you are a first-time visitor to Glasgow, there are some attractions that really are unmissable in Glasgow.
THE RIVERSIDE MUSEUM AND TALL SHIP
An award-winning transport museum, it has an interesting number of objects on display, over 3,000 in fact, and these include skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams and cars to a stormtrooper. Do make sure you allow quite a few hours for this attraction, as you lose yourself in time from the moment you walk through its doors. Outside, you will find the Tall Shop, Glentee, the UK’s only floating Clyde-built sailing shop. The kids will love it!
When a big sporting event, conference or artist comes to Glasgow, it’s more than likely the OVO HYDRO will play host to the event. With a seating capacity of over 14,000 the Ovo Hydro is one of the most exciting new venues to open in Glasgow in recent years. And the Acorn hotel is within walking distance of this stunning arena, giving you easy access both pre and post event.
KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
Always at the top of most visitors list of places to visit in Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum can be found in an iconic red sandstone building, next to Kelvingrove Park. The museum features 22 themed galleries displaying an incredible 8000 objects. Although prebooking is no longer needed, face coverings are still mandatory in public buildings to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Admission is free.
ST. MUNGO’S MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND ART
St. Mungo was the patron saint who brought the Christian faith to Scotland in the 6th century. The museum celebrates the importance of religion in people’s lives and respects those of different faiths and those of none. There, you will find incredible objects and works of art on display in the galleries.