10 Amazing attractions and things to see and in Glasgow City Centre
From dawn to dusk and into the night, there are a huge range of things to do in Glasgow during every hour of your trip. Glasgow is home to some of Scotland's best cultural attractions and best of all, most of them are completely free!
You could easily fill your time exploring the different neighbourhoods, and enjoying the amazing shopping, dining and attractions in Glasgow. Maybe you'll explore Glasgow's music scene on a city walking tour, or uncover countless treasures inside its fantastic museums and art galleries?
City Centre Mural Trail Glasgow
On of the most famed Glasgow attractions is the city centre's street art. Follow this trail to admire these urban artworks which have enlivened walls and corners of the city centre. See standout creations by acclaimed street artists like Ali Wyllie, Art Pistol and Ejek, including the Spaceman on New Wynd by Wyllie and Recoat, alongside the stunningly realistic Hand Shadow Puppets found on the Cowcaddens underpass by Rogue-One. The trail also features other famous examples of Glasgow street art including the life-like Four Seasons on Ingram Street and the vibrant murals framed by the rail arches on Clyde Street.
UCI Cycling World Championships Across Scotland, including Glasgow
For the first time ever, the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will bring together all road, track, BMX, indoor, mountain bike and para-cycling world championships disciplines into one mega event. The world’s greatest riders will compete head-to-head for coveted rainbow jerseys in 13 individual championships.
The Championships will be held mainly in Glasgow but also at other venues across Scotland, from 3 – 13 August 2023.
Tickets for the 2023 UCI Cycling Worlds are flying. Make sure you secure your place in the crowds by buying your tickets today.
The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery Glasgow
Scotland's oldest public museum is a splendid temple to the wonders of art, science, and history. There's a lot to see here, but amongst its vast collections, must-see exhibits include a permanent gallery dedicated to the Antonine Wall: Rome's Final Frontier, one the world's finest collections of the works of James McNeill Whistler, iconic artworks including Rembrandt's Entombment, objects connected with revolutionary scientific discoveries and advancements, and a plethora of zoological, paleontological and geological specimens, and so much more.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of the most visited art galleries and museums in the world, home to an incredible array of 8,000 exhibits spanning everything from a World War II Spitfire to Salvador Dalí's mesmerising Christ of St John of the Cross. Discover dinosaur skeletons, medieval armour, stunning works by the Dutch Old Masters, French Impressionists, and the Scottish Colourists. Other highlights include Sir Roger the Elephant, a taxidermy measuring 10.5 feet in height and one of Kelvingrove's most popular exhibits. It's without a doubt one of the best places to visit in Glasgow.Faciliteiten
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House for an Art Lover Glasgow
Glasgow is synonymous with the name of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The seminal Scottish architect, designer and artist left a legacy which can be visited at an array of locations including House for an Art Lover. This elegant country retreat in Bellahouston Park was built according to drawings Mackintosh drafted for a design competition in 1900. Feast your eyes on the stunning interior which makes ingenious use of natural light and space, brimming with fine art. The house regularly hosts art exhibitions in its superb restaurant where you can dine al fresco in the summer months.Faciliteiten
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Glasgow Botanic Gardens Glasgow
Wander 50 acres of leafy parkland in the heart of the west end at Glasgow Botanic Gardens and visit the Kibble Palace, a magnificent wrought iron-framed Victorian glasshouse filled with exotic tree ferns. Step inside the 11 other balmy glasshouses to see rare orchids and a stunning collection of begonias. If you feel like stretching your legs, you can follow the path to reach the riverside walk. This provides a picturesque route through the city towards Kelvingrove Park and the museum and art gallery.
Riverside Museum Glasgow
This is a great one for the kids. Sometimes described as 'Glasgow's Guggenheim', the Riverside Museum is Glasgow's award-winning museum of transport, housed inside a marvellous building designed by acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid. Inside you'll find a treasure trove of 3,000 exhibits which hark back to the olden days of transport with everything from tramcars and bone-shaker buses to steam engines and gleaming vintage cars on display. Moored outside is the star exhibit, the Glenlee, a three-masted barque launched in 1896 and one of only five sailing ships built on the River Clyde still afloat.Faciliteiten
Pollok Country Park Glasgow
Spanning over 360 acres, Pollok Country Park offers a natural escape on the southern outskirts of the city. What makes it special is the herds of Highland cattle which have been bred on the grounds since 1830 which you can spot almost as soon as you enter the park. Follow the network of waymarked paths through woodlands glades, gardens and tranquil parkland. You can also pay a visit to the Burrell Collection which is home to an impressive collection of artworks by Rodin, Degas and Cézanne, as well as late medieval, Chinese and Islamic art. Currently undergoing refurbishment, it is due to reopen on 29 March 2022. There is also the elegant stately home of Pollok House with its own enviable art collection of Spanish art. Stop for a bite to eat in the Edwardian Kitchen Café.
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre Glasgow
Enter the weird and wonderful world of kinetic sculptures at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre. A real hidden gem, this magical toyshop-like venue is home to 'toys' which are best described as installation art pieces. Marvel as they come to life to enact theatrical performances against a backdrop of stirring music and synchronised lighting. The stories will enchant children and adults alike, celebrating the strength of the human spirit and the circle of life.Faciliteiten
Glasgow Music City Tours Glasgow
Music has long been the beating heart of Glasgow as music journalist Fiona Shepherd know only too well. Join her or one of her fellow music afficionados on a choice of walking tours of Glasgow's musical heritage. Along the way, set foot in hallowed venues where iconic bands, DJs and other great artists cut their teeth, from the legendary Barrowland Ballroom to King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. You won't find a better introduction to one of the most vibrant and diverse music scenes in the world.
Visit Glasgow iCentre
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