Glasgow Tourist Attractions

Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and a cultural hub with an international reputation.


Kelvingrove Art Museum

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Kelvingrove Art Museum is one of the most popular and important tourist attractions in Scotland. The museum contains one of Europe’s most impressive art collections.

It is free to enter and contains 22 themed galleries which display a combined 8000 objects.

The art on display covers such a wide range of themes that there is definitely something for everyone.

Half-Day Private Tour

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For those who have a limited amount of time in Glasgow but want to see as many of the attractions as possible, this half-day private tour is great value.

See George Square, the People’s Palace, the Necropolis (Victorian cemetery), the Gallery of Modern Art, the Duke of Wellington statue, Glasgow’s magnificent cathedral and Mercat Cross in this 5 hour tour.

Hotel pick-up and drop-off is available and since this is a private tour, your guide should be able to tailor the tour to your individual preferences.

Provand’s Lordship

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This characterful building is Glasgow’s only surviving medieval residence. With original architecture, accurate displays and furnishings Provand’s Lordship is now home to a period museum.

It is also worth viewing the neighbouring St. Nicholas Garden, which is where medicinal plants would have been grown when the building served as a hospital chaplain after it was built in 1471. a herb garden where medicinal plants that would have been used in the 15th-century Scotland grow. The museum is also a stop on some hop-on hop-off tour-bus routes of Glasgow.

Open year-round and wheelchair accessible, this is a must-see for history enthusiasts.

Glengoyne Distillery

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Located 30 minutes North of Glasgow on the border of the Highlands, the award-winning Glengoyne Distillery dates back to 1833. Whisky lovers will thoroughly enjoy learning about the famous malt and the techniques involved in producing it.

Glengoyne is also noted for its beautiful surroundings, being tucked away in the Campsie Hills in the middle of a wood that boasts a variety of wildlife.

A number of guided tours are available along with a whisky tasting masterclass.

The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens

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As the name suggests, the People’s Palace is the place to find out about the colourful tales and social history of Glasgow’s people. Photographs, films and historical objects hint toward the interesting and often difficult past of the city.

The nearby Winter Gardens include a tropical greenhouse and a cafe with free wifi.

A café is located within the greenhouse and free Wi-Fi is available.

The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens are popular with families, particularly during the summer holidays.