Visit the city of Glasgow, a cultural hub with exceptional architecture, beautiful parks and gardens, some of the UK’s best shopping and dining and countless fun attractions to visit, many of which are free. The proud host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music, a former European Capital of Culture and was recently named by TripAdvisor as one of Europe's top 10 'Travellers' Choice Destinations on the Rise'.
With many of Glasgow’s attractions free to enter, the city is a great destination for a family day out. In the heart of the city you will find the magnificent Glasgow Cathedral, head to the West End for the fantastic Riverside Museum or marvel at the exhibits of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions.
Discover why the city is known as Scotland’s vibrant style capital. With the best shopping in the UK outside London, Glasgow is ideal for a spot of retail therapy and the pedestrianised Sauchiehall Street, Buchanan Street and Argyle Street are dubbed together as the ‘Style Mile'. From the spacious Buchanan Galleries and elegant Princes Square to the charming Merchant City and bohemian West End, there’s a fashion fix to suit all tastes and budgets.
Explore Glasgow’s flourishing arts scene in major exhibitions and galleries, thriving independent studios and acclaimed events and festivals. Learn about the city’s connections with Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of Glasgow’s famous sons who has left a legacy of remarkable buildings and artworks across the city. Uncover attractions such as the Glasgow School of Art on Renfrew Street, House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park and the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Art Gallery.
Glasgow has a lot to offer in entertainment and food and drink, and the city really comes into its own in the evening. Try a restaurant in the atmospheric cobbled Ashton Lane in the West End, or head for cocktails in the Corinthian Club, which has its own casino.
Why not attend one of the live music events which take place in venues across the city? Head to the Arches, the SECC or the new Hydro, Scotland’s home of live entertainment which opens in September 2013.