Glasgow truly is beautiful!
It's so beautiful that you need to get a picture in all of these Instagram spots!
Despite being Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is often overlooked by tourists in favour of the capital city. However, in doing so, people are really missing out!
Home to over 600’000 people and 5 universities, the City of Glasgow has a complex history and even played a huge part in the industrial revolution. Everything from steam boats to cash machines and even the television we can be thankful to Glasgow for! It also helps that while areas may have a rougher exterior, Glasgow is actually a beautiful and an extremely friendly city. The locals pride themselves on being always happy to lend a hand, leading to the city’s adopted moniker “PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW”!
Don’t believe us, why don’t you see for yourself?
1. Pollok House
- Location: Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Scotland
- Garden Hours: All Day, Year Round
- House Hours: 1 May–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–17.00 1 Nov–28 Feb,Thurs–Mon, 10.00–16.00
- Admission: Adult 7.50, Concession 5.50
This elegant 18th Century Manor, provides the most stunning backdrop for any budding instagrammer. From the beautifully sculpted gardens and mazes to the house’s interior tea rooms and impressive galleries. This location is sure to take your breath away and that of your followers.
2) Ashton Lane
- Location Ashton Lane, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 8SJ
Only 5 minutes from the University of Glasgow, located off the trendy Byres Road, this hip haunt is a favourite with students and young professionals alike. Famed for its cheap cocktails, bar crawls and busy beer gardens, where else would you want to spend your friday night?!….oh and the pretty lights and cobbles make it the sickest scenery for your next big pic
3) Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Park
- Location Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG
- Opening Hours Every day 10am - 5pm except Friday and Sunday 11am -5pm
- Admission Free!
This Iconic Gallery built all the way back in 1901, is an integral part of the fabric of Glasgow. Overlooking the beautiful surrounding park, this red sandstone colossus holds a staggering 22 galleries including a WWII spitfire hanging from the rafters and even showcases one of Salvador Dali’s most impressive masterpieces, ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’.
Whether you get a photo in front of the hanging heads or on the gallery steps, you’ll be sure to impress!
4) Glasgow Botanic Gardens
- Location 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0UE
- Grounds Opening Hours 7am til dusk
- Glasshouse opening hours 10am - 6pm (4.15pm Winter)
- Admission Free!
The kibble palace, nestled in the botanical gardens, is not only a historical monument but also the home to a collection of New Zealand and Australian tree ferns. Some of which are over 120 years old!
Top Tip; Every year the Glasgow botanical gardens puts on an event called “GlasGLOW”, around October/November in conjunction with booking company itison. The event is a nighttime show of light sculptures with 100’s of instagrammable moments.
5) University of Glasgow
- Location Glasgow G12 8QQ
- Opening Hours Open all day!
The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, looms over the city and dominates the landscape. Towering columns, interesting internal museums and views as far as the eye can see, no wonder it hits our list as one of the most instagrammable of places!
Top Tip; A particularly great spot is under the university cloisters which is a favourite among graduating students and is often decked in fairy lights during the festive season.