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What to see in Glasgow

Glasgow Attractions


A holiday in Glasgow will prove the city is revitalised, with lovely parks, good museums and galleries, arguably the best shopping outside of London, and a lively music scene. Glasgow is a young city, with a lot of energy, and sightseeing attractions compete with pubs, bars, malls and restaurants for the attention of visitors; music and football fans and party animals will be as happy in the city as culture vultures.

There is a wealth of galleries and museums in Glasgow, with the best of them including gems like the Burrell Collection, housed in the lovely Burrell Park; the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), which challenges visitors with an impressive variety of art; Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow's principal art gallery and museum; and the fascinating Hunterian Museum, Scotland's oldest public museum. A Glasgow attraction which delights visitors interested in architecture is the Glasgow School of Art, a famous building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which can be explored on a guided tour lead by a student of the institution. The Glasgow Science Centre is another great favourite with tourists, as is the beautiful, 12th-century Glasgow Cathedral.

Sightseeing in Glasgow is a joy, particularly as so many of the museums and galleries cost nothing to visit.


Burrell Collection

Glasgow's top cultural attraction was donated by the shipping magnate Sir William Burrell in 1944. Over his lifetime,…

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Gallery of Modern Art

Located in a former Grecian-style mansion near George Square and Buchanan Street, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) displays…

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Glasgow Cathedral

The history of the city of Glasgow is intimately linked to that of the Glasgow Cathedral, as it was the city's patron…

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Glasgow Science Centre

One of the city's premier tourist sights, the Glasgow Science Centre is a captivating and compelling attraction that…

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Glasgow's principal art gallery and museum, the Kelvingrove is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions. This…

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