10 cool things to do in Glasgow
Famed for being a national cultural hub and a thriving UNESCO city of music, Glasgow is a city full of exciting action. From history to culture and foodie to shopping, there is no shortage of cool things to do. Check out our top 10 ten things to do in Glasgow.
1. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
This is Scotland’s most visited free attraction and a popular thing to do in Glasgow. It houses one of Europe’s great art collections and is amongst the top three free-to-enter visitor attractions in Scotland. With 22 themed galleries and an impressive 8,000 objects to explore, this is a great way to spend a rainy day. We get a lot of those in Scotland, it adds to the character.
2. Spa at Blythswood Square Hotel
An even better way to avoid the rain is this stunning spa set in the city centre. We are living in an age of wellness and this award winning, luxury spa is the platinum ticket to rejuvenation. The spa boasts nine luxury treatment rooms, a thermal suite, two relaxation pools, a lounge and cafe area, plus several additional relaxing guest areas. A perfect thing to do in Glasgow.
3. Glasgow Music City Tours
Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music so why not book a Glasgow Music City Tour. The tours offer lively and informative walks, allowing you to explore exciting places, people and performances.
You can book two distinct tours every Friday and Saturday and bespoke tours are also an option.
4. The Clydeside Distillery
If you enjoy whisky then this is the perfect thing to do in Glasgow. Coming soon this Winter 2017, this 5-star distillery will offer whisky luxury at its best. Be prepared for the creme de la creme of surroundings and of course single malt scotch whisky tasting.
5. House of an Art Lover
Often referred to as a hidden gem, if you’re a Charles Rennie Mackintosh fan then this is a must visit. Beautiful examples of his work and exceptional surroundings make the House of an Art Lover a top thing to do in Glasgow. Did we mention there is a great cafe?
6. Shopping on Buchanan Street
Aptly called the style mile, Buchanan street has numerous brands and shops as well as a mall. Shop until you drop and it’s a walking only street which adds to the experience and makes the shopping all the more leisurely.
7. Glasgow Science Centre
A great day out for all ages, the team behind this have a passion to inspire us to discover and enjoy science and understand its relevance. Based at Pacific Quay, it takes approximately 30 minutes to walk along the riverside into the heart of the City Centre. Why not enjoy a scenic walk there or back, or both if you are into keeping active?
8. Glasgow West End
Glasgow West end is a great place to enjoy a stroll and the lanes are dotted with numerous bars and cafes to while away the time watching the world go past. We love a bit of people watching and quirky Glasgow is a great place to do it.
9. The SSE Hydro
This iconic Glasgow venue hosts the world’s finest music starts, entertainers and sports icons. It has a seated capacity of 12,000 and stages over 140 events annually. Check out what’s on to give your Glasgow experience the wow factor.
10. The Glasgow Vintage & Flea Market
This quirky market takes place on the final Sunday of each month at the Barras from 10am. It’s the place to be to discover new vintage outfits and stand out from the crowd. Then you can hop to the Glasgow West End and let people enjoy watching you. A super cool thing to do in Glasgow.
We hope you enjoy your stay and do let us know what your highlights were in our cool and quirky city.