Fascinating exhibits on display in the Life Court of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Shopping along Buchanan Street
Scotland’s largest city has a lot to offer, including a world-class cultural scene and fantastic shopping, which makes it the ideal destination for a city break.
Glasgow is one of Europe’s most exciting destinations, with excellent attractions, places to eat and great evening entertainment. See world renowned works in several museums and galleries - many of which are free to visit - and admire the city’s mix of architecture, perhaps on a bus tour, before enjoying a fantastic meal and night out.
Glasgow has an amazing variety of attractions – but did you know it is also known as the “dear green place” as it is home to more than 90 parks and gardens? Many of these beautiful green spaces also boast attractions within their boundaries so you can enjoy the best of both worlds in the heart of the city.
2014, the Year of Homecoming Scotland, will see Glasgow play host to a number of exciting events. The XX Commonwealth Games will be held in Glasgow from 23 July to 3 August. But Glasgow’s not just for the athletes – you can try out some of the courses and venues for yourself.
The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is open to everyone and offers training sessions with equipment or you can take a tour of Hampden Park, the home of Scottish football. You can even arrange to play at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre for free, which sits in a stunning location amongst Kelvingrove Park.
One of the first cities to be named a European Capital of Culture, Glasgow boasts a rich artistic heritage and history which can be experienced at its many excellent art galleries, museums and architectural locations.
Why not continue your cultural city break long into the night? Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music, where you can choose from around 130 live music events a week. Enjoy an ideal night out with a delicious meal, drinks and great performances of opera, ballet, dance, theatre and more.
Enjoy a smaller, more intimate gig at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut or see the world’s biggest stars at the new SSE Hydro, Scotland’s new home of live entertainment.
Glasgow has some of the best shopping in the UK and has everything you need for some unforgettable retail therapy.
The pedestrianised Sauchiehall Street, Buchanan Street and Argyle Street are together dubbed the ‘Style Mile’ and pack in just about everything you could want from high street to exclusive shopping. The Buchanan Quarter includes many of Scotland's flagship stores and there over 90 shops in the Buchanan Galleries alone.
Browse the independent boutiques and weekend craft markets of Glasgow's West End and Merchant City for unique art pieces, vintage clothing and ideal gifts to return home with.
The city’s cultural streak continues with its busy events calendar. Glasgow is the host of many exciting events and festivals starting with the Scottish music fusion of Celtic Connections in January.
In 2014 Glasgow will be the place to be, as it hosts the XX Commonwealth Games and the accompanying Festival 2014, as well as many Homecoming Scotland events. Homecoming is a country-wide celebration of all things Scottish and will include a range of excellent events and things to do throughout the year.