Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and has a diverse range of attractions and museums that appeal to a wide range of people. Tourists visit in their thousands every year to take advantage of the plentiful supply of hotels in Glasgow city centre before soaking up some of the local culture.
So, what are the best things to see and do in Glasgow? And where are the best places to stay? Well, let’s answer the latter first because it’s one of the first things you’ll sort out before making the trip to Scotland. The most desirable accommodation available, such as the Menzies Hotel Glasgow can be found right in the heart of the city and it really does make sense to base yourself in close proximity most of the major attractions. Otherwise, you could easily spend a fortune getting ferried about in taxis or on public transport.
With your accommodation all sorted, check out the following places of interest:
Kelvingrove Art Gallery
Scotland’s most-visited free attraction has an array of different displays and exhibitions to look around for people of all ages to appreciate. Whether young or old, there’s bound to be something on show at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery that’ll get your creative juices flowing. The building itself is pretty special, along with its contents.
Check out the wonderful architecture on show at Glasgow Cathedral and discover more about its rich heritage and history, which spans for more than 800 years. Glasgow Cathedral also has one of the most celebrated collections of stained glass windows in Britain.
A short drive out of Glasgow is Glengoyne Distillery, where you can find out about how prestigious single malt Scotch whisky is made and enjoy a few wee drams, as the locals may say. The tour of Glengoyne is informative and entertaining and gives visitors the chance to learn about the various different stages and ingredients that go into the whole distilling process.
The Botanic Gardens
Relax away from the hustle and bustle of Glasgow city centre in the oasis of calm that can be found at the Botanic Gardens.
The glasses houses are an impressive feat of architectural brilliance and are home to all manner of exotic plant life from all around the world. Again, entry is free of charge and it’s a brilliant place to go if the weather is good.
The Tall Ship Moored up in the city’s Pointhouse Quay is the Glenlee, a floating maritime museum that you can step aboard and search The Tall Ship has a cinema on board, a play area for children and several interactive displays. There are also two decks to explore and lots to learn about his unique piece of Glasgow shipbuilding history.