Things To Do In Glasgow
Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde which is in the western lowlands and there the city is home to a lot of heritage and history some of which dates back to the Victorian times. The city also has a rich history of shipbuilding and trade dating back to the nineteenth century.
For the culture vultures that are visiting the area the city is home:
- The national theatre of Scotland
- Scottish Opera
- The Scottish Ballet
- Glasgow Cathedral
“Glasgow Cathedral, also called the High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern’s or St Mungo’s Cathedral, is the oldest cathedral on mainland Scotland and is the oldest building in Glasgow. Since the Reformation the cathedral continues in public ownership, within the responsibility of Historic Environment Scotland”. (Source: Wikipedia)
Things To Do In Glasgow When It’s Raining
There is a lot of things to see and do in Glasgow even when the weather is not so good, therefore there is something to suit all interests and budgets.
For the football fans that are visiting the area there are two football stadiums and both of these offer tours. The stadiums are Ibrox, which is the home to Glasgow Rangers and Celtic Park which is the home of Celtic Football Club.
Ibrox Football Stadium
A tour around Ibrox stadium will let you access all areas including the home and away changing rooms, a trip to the trophy room and climb up the marble staircase. One of the highlights may be that you can enjoy a run through the tunnel where the team would appear from on match day.
Celtic Park Football Stadium
Celtic Park is one of the biggest football stadiums in Europe therefore a visit here will not disappoint.
Scottish Football Museum
As well as the stadium tours the Scottish Football Museum is a great day out and it has over 2500 exhibits split between fourteen different galleries and includes the Hall of Fame.
For the historians visiting the area the Tenement House offers a great day out and this will give a good insight into what life was like to live in there at the start of the twentieth century. The building has features dating back to 1982 and Miss Agnes Toward lived here for more than half a century. To recreate the atmosphere in the house authentic gas lighting has been installed as the house did not have electric lighting until 1960.
Days Out For Couples In Glasgow
Glasgow has been called a romantic city so there is plenty of things for couples to enjoy doing.
Glengoyne Distillery has been described as one of the most beautiful distilleries in Scotland. This distillery is open all year and it offers guided tours, whisky tasting and a range of special events. This is a traditional and hardworking distillery which dates back to 1833. The restaurant at this distillery is the perfect location to enjoy a spot of lunch.
Tennents Wellpark Brewery
Another brewery that is worth a visit would be Tennents Wellpark Brewery which is a brewing company that dates back over 450 years and a tour at this distillery will take you behind the scenes.
Places To Visit In Glasgow For Free
If you are looking to save some pennies whilst on holiday in Glasgow don’t worry as there is still plenty of great things to see and do.
Riverside Museum is an award-winning attraction transport museum in Glasgow, and it is home to more than three thousand objects. This museum is home to various types of transportation including locomotives, skateboards, prams and cars. The collection even includes a Stormtrooper. This attraction has more than ninety touchscreen interactive displays, which are full of images, films and memories to help to tell the stories behind the objects.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove Art gallery and Museum is one of the most visited attractions in Scotland. This attraction is home to twenty-two themed displays and there are over eight thousand objects. The collections are extensive and are international.
The Tall Ship
The Tall Ship that is located at Riverside is one of the most unique attractions and the aim is to take visitors back to when the SV Glenlee was an operational cargo ship. This ship was built on the River Clyde in 1896 and there are only five ships like this that are still afloat nowadays, and this is the only one in the UK. This ship is complete with a play area, a cinema in the Cargo Hold and the ship is equipped with an Audio Guide facility.
Days Out For Families In Glasgow
There is a lot of things for families to see and do in Glasgow and what better way to explore a new area than on an open top bus.
Open Top Bus Tours
The open top bus tours will take you on a tour around the city and tell you about the main attractions and points of interest. The full tour will take a day to complete however you can opt to get off the bus at any of the twenty-one stops which means that you can explore the attractions on the way around.
For the younger members of the family a trip to Jurassic Jungle would be a great day out. This attraction offers a state of the art play facility which is dinosaur themed and it provides an area where children can explore and work off a bit of energy. There is also a café where the adults and relax with some food and beverages.