Attractions in Glasgow
The Burrell Collection
museum the Burrell Collection is a collection of art that were donated by Sir
William Burrell to Glasgow in 1944. He had collected art all my life and had one
of the world's largest privately owned art collections. The collection contains
sculptures, statues and antiques of porcelain. The address is Pollok Country
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The Glasgow Botanic Gardens is known for its tropical plants. There is
free admission and you will also have access to The Kibble Palace, a glass house
of more than 2,000 square meters with the finest trees and plants. The area is
located west of town, at 730 Great Western Road.
The tall ship
Glenlee sailing ship is a major tourist attraction in Glasgow.
It is only one of five remaining sailing vessels of its kind. There are many
types of activities on the boat. Ticket costs approx. 50 kroner. Sailing ship is
located at Glasgow Harbor. Read more about the location and attractions of the
This is Scotland's oldest museum. In the Hunterian Museum you will find
archaeological and geological finds in addition to the world attraction - a
fossil of a 330 million year old whale. The museum also has fossils of
dinosaurs. Click here for maps and travel options.
The Merchants House of Glasgow
At the corner of Georges Square you will find the Merchants House of Glasgow.
The building is from 1874. On the walls of the house you can read: "Toties
redeuntes eodem." It means something like "Again we return to the same place".
The figures that decorate the house are similar to the gallion figures you find
on old sailboats. The house is located on George Square.
The Glasgow City Chambers
The city's most important and most beautiful building is the City Hall, The
Glasgow City Chambers. The building was completed in 1888 and is located right
in the center, at George Square.
St Mungo Cathedral
In St Mungo Cathedral you will find the Museum of Religious Arts and Life. It
shows how important and influential religion has been to people all over the
world. You will also see many wonderful paintings.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery
Kelvingrove Art Gallery [see image first in article] is itself a
landmark in Glasgow and Scotland built in Spanish Baroque style. This museum has
free entrance and is Glasgow's most popular based on visitor figures. It is
actually the most visited museum in the UK outside of London. Here you will find
art from many countries, natural history objects and also a good collection of
weapons and war equipment. It is surrounded by a great park (Kelvingrove Park).
Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow is located in Argyle Street.
Stirling Castle is one of Scotland's most famous and most stately castles. The
castle is known for example from the movie "Braveheart" with Mel Gibson. It is
located approx. one hour drive from Glasgow. Perhaps the bloodiest battle in
Scottish history took place at Bannockburn just off the castle between William
Wallace and the English King. At the castle, there are daily performances that
recreate this battle.
The distance from Glasgow city center to Stirling Castle is just under 50
kilometers. See map below.
In the Stirling area, near Loch Lomond, you will find Glasgow's own
whiskey distillery. Glengoyne Distellery is a specialist in malt whiskey. The
distillery offers tasting and information tours Monday to Friday at. 1000 - 1600
and Saturday at. 1200-1600. The distance from central Glasgow is about 25
kilometers (see map below).
Tourist in Glasgow
Glasgow is a pretty big city and can be experienced in many ways. If this is
your first visit, we recommend that you take a guided bus tour. Then you get to
the various attractions quickly and easily and can get on and off the bus of
A good idea is to buy What's on magazine which has information about
concerts, live bands, exhibitions and other activities.
Day 1 in Glasgow
The best place to start your day is at George Square, which is the
very heart of Glasgow. Take time to look at all the sights and buildings around
the place. The most beautiful building is the City Hall [see photo first in
the article] or City Chambers of Glasgow, as it is called. At George Square
you will also see The Merchants House of Glasgow. From this place, all the buses
that take you around the various sights of the city go, which we highly
When you finish the bus ride, it will taste with some good drinks and some
food. Then you can take in one of the more than 800 pubs in Glasgow. Be sure to
taste the local beer "Heavy".
If you have the opportunity, visit one or more of the Glasgow museums. There
are many to choose from, but you can start with The Kelvingrove Art Gallery,
which is the museum in the UK outside London that has the most visitors. The
museum is located in Argyle Street. Right in the center, on Royal
Exchange Square, is The Gallery of Modern Art. As the name suggests, the gallery
has exhibitions of modern art.
If you are interested in libraries, visit The Mitchell Library on North
Street. This is one of Europe's largest public libraries with over two
Scotland is still cheap seen with Norwegian eyes, and Glasgow is a good city
for shopping. The main shopping streets are Sauchiehall Street,
Buchanan Street and Argyle Street. Here the shops are close to one
another, and there are also huge shopping malls adjacent to these streets. Read
more in the Shopping section in Glasgow.
Day 2 in Glasgow
We recommend that you experience something typical Scottish outside Glasgow,
in other words, a visit to a whiskey distillery and to a Scottish castle.
However, the first option is compulsory when in Scotland.
The Whiskey Distillery Glengoyne
We suggest you visit the Glengoyne Distillery. You get to Glengoyne by bus 10
from the bus station in Buchanan Street. The bus runs once an hour and
the trip takes half an hour. Remember to tell the driver that you're off at
Glengoyne. It is also easy to find out on your own if you have a rental car.
Stirling Castle is definitely worth a visit. Feel free to combine your visit
with a walk in Sterling. It takes less than one hour by bus to get there, and
the trip can easily be combined with visits to Glengoyne.
When you are back in Glasgow, you should visit one of the tea houses. One
suggestion is Willow Tea Rooms. You will find this teahouse in
the center of Glasgow, at 217 Sauchiehall Street. In addition to many
varieties of tea you can eat salads, fish or traditional Scottish haggis. Read
more about Willow Tea Rooms here.
The Old Firm
You don't have to be particularly interested in football to attend a football
match in Glasgow. The atmosphere and atmosphere make the football game an
attraction for everyone. The city has the two best teams in Scotland - Glasgow
Rangers and Celtic. If you are lucky enough to get tickets to one of the local
shows, called "The old firm", you will have one of the greatest football
experiences in the world.