Combine world-class art collections and quirky music venues with a variety of events and striking architecture and you get Glasgow - not only is it the first non-capital city to be named European City of Culture, it is also a UNESCO City of Music.
Explore the city's array of art galleries and museums such as the independent studio Trongate 103, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
At the Glasgow School of Art you can begin to explore the city's wealth of connections to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the renowned artist and architect.
Follow Mackintosh's influence around the city and beyond from his House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park to the stunning Willow Tea Rooms, and The Hill House, a baronial style house in Helensburgh.
As well as the striking architecture of Mackintosh, the city also holds a number of other charming buildings with examples of Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco spread throughout the streets.
Witness the arts for yourself with a night out in the city at performances by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera or Scottish Ballet. Visit Glasgow Concert Hall or uncover real modern talent at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, the O2 ABC, the SECC or the Barrowland Ballroom.
Celebrate Glasgow's rich cultural connections by taking part in one of the many events held in the city. Enjoy first-class films at the Glasgow Film Festival in February, authentic Scottish music at Piping Live! the Glasgow International Piping Festival, or a mix of arts at the West End Festival.