Not as sleepy as you think it might be! From being called the industrial city to being named as the cultural capital of Europe, Glasgow has transformed itself with an array of attractions and activities for everybody to enjoy. Don’t think that the city has nothing interesting besides the Commonwealth Games! Greater Glasgow boasts a wide choice of things to see and do for you. From enjoying wildlife in tranquil country parks to partying at world-class venues, you will be captivated with Glasgow’s edgy urbanity and cultural legacy. Here’s a list of must do and see things in Scotland’s biggest city – Glasgow.
Glasgow boasts a rich artistic heritage, which can be experienced at its many excellent art galleries and museums. Explore the superb collection of antique vehicles at the Riverside Museum situated on the banks of the River Clyde. Enjoy the hands-on exhibits at the Glasgow Science Centre, which has brought the world of science and technology together on one platform. You will be inspired by the collections of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the fabulous artworks and rare artefacts at the Burrell Collection, the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.
Go for shopping!
Glasgow has become a famous shopping destination after London in the UK. Glasgow’s Style Mile houses an extraordinary concentration of shops, independent boutiques, designer stores, and off-speciality shops. And yes! Don’t forget to tack on a trip along Dumbarton Road, the Rodeo Drive of charity shopping.
Mackintosh!! You need to explore more!
The pioneering Art Nouveau of Charles Rennie Mackintosh is the main attraction of Glasgow. The innovative style of Mackintosh is seen throughout the city. His architectural masterpiece, Glasgow School of Art, is one of the finest buildings in Scotland. Other works of Mackintosh include Mackintosh House, Scotland Street School and the Mackintosh Church at Queen’s Cross.
Experience the Glaswegian nightlife
From sophisticated to casual, cabaret to poker, Glasgow’s bars, clubs, casinos cover them all. Wild Cabaret and The Riding Room and other clubs hold cabaret evenings for locals and tourists. If you love rolling the dice at casinos, then the city has many to choose from. Enjoy your favourite slot games and win big when luck is on your side!
Browse the wildlife attractions
Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of this city by visiting nature reserves such as the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve or the RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve. You can take your family to Muirshiel Visitor Centre for a great day out following signed nature trails. You can also enjoy falconry displays at the World of Wings.
Explore the mysteries of life!
Enjoy the Sharmanka artistic performance at the Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery, where animated mechanical sculptures perform an incredible choreography to chilling music. The creative story portrayed by the performance will tell you a lot about the journey of life and death.
Glasgow, has evolved over the last couple of decades to become one of the UK’s most intriguing metropolises. Glasgow’s architecture is an attraction in itself. The city has countless Victorian structures, unique masterpieces, vibrant nightlife and impressive live music scene. Glasgow’s blending sophistication and earthiness will automatically attract you to this city!