Glasgow is overflowing with exquisite museums and galleries, fun attractions, spectacular architecture and an array of quality accommodation. Plus, the city’s wide range of events and festivals give Glasgow an exciting year-round buzz which make it an ideal destination for a great day out.
However, no visit to Glasgow would be complete without some retail therapy in this stylish city, which plays host to the best shopping in the UK outside of London and has its very own Style Mile. A great way to start your day is to experience the bustling pedestrian boulevard of Buchanan Street in the city centre. Here, you can spend the morning browsing the variety of well known fashion brands before enjoying a champagne afternoon tea at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed Willow Tea Rooms.
After exploring Glasgow’s city centre, why not hop on board a Glasgow sightseeing bus and head down to the banks of the River Clyde where you can visit the Riverside Museum - Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel? This landmark attraction was designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid and is home to over 3,000 fascinating objects including vintage trams, bicycles and a newly acquired South African locomotive. Nearby you can step aboard The Tall Ship and uncover Glasgow’s maritime heritage whilst enjoying beautiful views of the River Clyde.
Another must-see attraction in Glasgow is the inspiring Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, located in the West End of the city. Here you can spend the remainder of the afternoon enjoying the interactive natural history and art displays found within Scotland’s most popular free attraction, before relaxing in the scenic surroundings of Kelvingrove Park or one of Glasgow’s many other beautiful parks and gardens.
Glasgow’s West End is a fantastic place to find yourself as the day draws to a close. Head to areas such as Byres Road and Ashton Lane which are packed with intimate music venues, delicious restaurants and cutting-edge bars for an unforgettable end to the perfect day out.