Your Top 10 Things to Do in Glasgow
If you’ve never been to Glasgow before you might be wondering what the city has to offer. We could write a whole book on the subject but decided to share our top 10 things to do in Glasgow to get you started.
A Red Bus Bistro Tour through the city
Our top 10 things to do in Glasgow had to feature a bus tour. It’s a great way to get your bearings and lets you spot interesting places to explore. When you book a Red Bus Bistro tour you can discover the city in style with delicious food and drink.
Glasgow Cathedral is the city’s oldest building and the oldest church in Scotland. It’s a beautiful building with stunning stained glass windows. Most of all, it’s a haven of peace and quiet in the middle of our bustling city.
A graveyard might seem like an odd choice for your top 10 things to do in Glasgow. We promise it’s worth it. It was the final resting place for some of Glasgow’s finest, but for us, the best thing about it is the views from the top of the hill.
If you’re looking for an attraction for all the family, head to the Riverside Transport Museum. There are interactive displays that the kids will love and exhibits that take you back into Glasgow’s history. You can discover our shipbuilding history and even meet a Stormtrooper!
If the kids have had enough of museums or you want to stretch your legs, a visit to Glasgow Green has to be in your top 10 things to do in Glasgow. It’s a stunning green space hosting regular events including local races and music festivals.
Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre is another family-friendly gem, designed to introduce science to everyone. There are loads of opportunities to get hands-on with the exhibits and you can even travel through outer space with a visit to the digital planetarium.
The Lighthouse is Scotland’s Centre for design and architecture, acting as a centre for creative industries through its exhibitions and events. You can climb up the Mackintosh Tower for incredible views across the city and even do a bit of shopping while you’re there.
Shopping on Buchanan Street
We’ve chosen shopping on Buchanan Street as one of our top 10 things to do in Glasgow because it’s always full of life. Its pedestrianised walkway lets you experience Glasgow’s buskers and a diverse array of shops, from well-known brands to hidden gems.
This impressive Victorian building is home to the City Council, but that won’t stop you from admiring its impressive turrets, mosaics and murals. If you join one of their free tours you can also look around the ballroom, council chamber and picture gallery whilst learning more about the building’s history.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
There’s no way that we could list our top 10 things to do in Glasgow without including Kelvingrove. The museum sits in the heart of a beautiful park and is an absolute must see. It has 22 galleries covering subjects from Ancient Egypt to Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Its family-friendly approach makes it a firm favourite with local people and visitors alike.