Things to do!
Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city is filled with culture, history and charm.
It’s an easy city to love with its friendly and welcoming residents, dozens of free museums and numerous attractions. A mere glimpse at this list of the best things to do in Glasgow should have you booking your next adventure to the wonderful city!
#1 Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis
Location: Castle St, Glasgow G4 0UZ
Standing tall as Glasgow’s oldest building which was consecrated in 1197, Glasgow Cathedral is an impressive piece of medieval architecture. Wander through the Cathedral and you will spot the beautiful stained-glass ‘Millenium’ windows as well as many stone carvings, monuments and detailed gothic architecture. No wonder it has made our list of the top Instagram spots in Glasgow! Next door, you will find the gothic Cemetery the Necropolis where you can wander through the eerie grounds and get a fantastic glimpse of the Cathedral.
#2 Glasgow Film Theatre
Location: 12 Rose St, Glasgow G3 6RB
Constructed in 1939 as the first art-house cinema outside of London, Glasgow’s Film Theatre has plenty of history… and films! What began as a single-screen cinema house, now boasts a three-screen cinema complex and is the home to the Glasgow Film Festival. Whether you are an art lover and want to experience some independent movies or you want to go and watch a classic movie with your friends, this is a great place to visit during your stay.
#3 Glasgow Science Centre
Location: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA
Glasgow science centre is every science-lovers dream and more. Situated next to the River Clyde, the titanium-clad building opened in 2001. Boasting a planetarium, an IMAX cinema, as well as the world’s tallest rotating free-standing structure and multiple interactive exhibitions, you won’t be short of things to do here.
#4 Buchanan Street
If you want to shop til you drop, Buchanan Street is the place to head. It is the main pedestrian boulevard in Glasgow and if you want choice this is the best place. From high-street stores like House of Fraser and Office to luxury stores like Gucci and Prada, you will be spoilt for choice.
#5 Glasgow Green
Location: 5 Glasgow Rd
Within walking distance to the city centre, Glasgow Green is one of Glasgow’s oldest parks. With fountains and architectural arches and monuments, there is more to do than just have a picnic in this beautiful park.
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#6 The Barrowland Ballroom
Location: 244 Gallowgate, Glasgow G4 0TT
Opened in 1934 and then renovated in 1960, the Barrowland Ballroom has become a famous landmark in Glasgow. In recent years, it has become a concert hall hosting famous bands like U2, Oasis and Muse. You can visit here and experience great live music all while relishing in the retro vibe of this famous music venue.