~ TOP ATTRACTIONS IN GLASGOW ~

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.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Approx. 15 minutes by foot from the Acorn Hotel.

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.

The Riverside Museum and Tall Shop

Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

Approx. 15 minutes by foot from the Acorn Hotel.

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!

Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art

Approx. 15 minutes by foot from the Acorn Hotel.

A world class art museum situated in a stunning iconic building in Glasgow’s city centre, we highly recommend a visit to experience its extensive collection of modern art and design.

The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection

Approx. 30 minutes on public transport from the Acorn Hotel.

Reopening in March 2022 after extensive refurbishment, The Burrell Collection displays from work by major artists including Rodin, Degas and Cézanne, alongside medieval art, Chinese and Islamic art, Ancient Civilizations and more.

St. Mungo’s Museum

St. Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art

Approx. 35 minutes by foot from the Acorn Hotel

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.

Glasgow Cathedral

Approx. 35 minutes by foot from the Acorn Hotel

A magnificent medieval cathedral built in the 1100’s, self-guided audio tours are available to get the most from your visit.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Approx. 25 minutes by foot from the Acorn Hotel

Escape into nature at any time during your stay with us in Glasgow. A leisurely stroll from our hotel through Kelvingrove park brings you to the Botanic Gardens. Open from 7am to dusk year round, enjoy its exotic tropical plants, and serene woodland trails. Entry is free.

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre

Approx. 20 minutes by foot from the Acorn Hotel

A family favourite for visitors to Glasgow, this must see attraction will keep you and your kids entertained for hours. Highlights include the science mall, the planetarium, the Glasgow tower and keep an eye out for special events throughout the year.

City Centre Mural Trail

Self-guided and guided tours available

Self-guided and guided tours available

As you walk around the streets, lanes, nooks, and crannies of Glasgow you will certainly see the volume of street or urban art that has been created by talented street artists. One of the most popular attractions is to enjoy a Walking Tour in Glasgow or the Mural Trail.

More things to see and do in Glasgow

Glasgow Tours

Tours

Glasgow is a city that can easily be discovered by foot, bike, or bus.

Things to do with Kids in Glasgow

Things to do

Glasgow has got to be one of the most child friendly cities in the World!

Shopping

Shopping

The “Style Mile” Glasgow has some of the most stylish shopping options in the UK.

CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Countless tours, trips and attractions all dedicated to Mackintosh are available to enjoy in Glasgow city.

FOOD AND DRINK

Food and Drink

Glasgow has really come into its own in recent years and offers endless choices when it comes to eating out.

Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment

On any given night there are hundreds of events happening including music, sport, and theatre performances.