Attractions in Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley

Find information on attractions in Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley, from world-class art galleries showcasing priceless works of art to fascinating museums and UNESCO World Heritage Sites set in beautiful countryside. Take in the exceptional architecture of Glasgow including buildings designed by renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, look for native wildlife in tranquil country parks and enjoy fantastic entertainment at a wide range of world-class venues.

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 visitor centres.

Explore the collections of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and see Christ of St John of the Cross by Salvador Dalí alongside other acclaimed paintings. Other fabulous artworks and rare artefacts can be found at the Burrell Collection, the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.

The Riverside Museum on the banks of the River Clyde charts the history of transport with its superb collection of antique vehicles while the Glasgow Science Centre brings the world of science and technology vividly to life with hands-on exhibits.

No visit to Scotland’s second largest city would be complete without a visit to the impressive Glasgow Cathedral, one of the few medieval churches to emerge unscathed from the Reformation. Other churches worth visiting include the Roman Catholic St Andrews Cathedral and Queen’s Cross Church designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Other historic buildings and houses found within the city and beyond range from the 18th century Palladian Mansion Pollock House to the Renaissance tower house of Haggs Castle and the New Lanark World Heritage Site, a restored 18th century cotton mill village.

Enjoy all kinds of live entertainment at excellent venues across the city from the historic King's Theatre Glasgow to the state-of-the-art Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC).

Parks and gardens in Glasgow such as the historic Glasgow Green provide visitors a natural refuge in this bustling, cosmopolitan city while the lush Clyde Valley and the region’s coast offer tranquil country parks, nature reserves teeming with native wildlife and sandy beaches.

Look through the information listings to find out more about attractions in Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley.

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Looking over the garden maze towards Pollok House

City parks and gardens

The city of Glasgow has a whole range of beautiful parks and gardens for you to explore.

A dinghy at the Watersports Centre in Strathclyde Country Park at sunset

Country parks

Whether you want to enjoy activities or simply want to take a quiet walk along a canal, the Clyde Valley has it all.

The downstairs restaurant area of Ubiquitous Chip in Glasgow

Food and drink

Sample delicious food and drink in Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley, a region renowned for its tasty local produce.

A variety of cars on show inside the Riverside Museum

Free things to do in Glasgow

Not only does Glasgow boast a range of fascinating museums and galleries, but many of the attractions are completely free!

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