Glasgow Tourist Information

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral

A UNESCO City of Music and one of Europe’s best city breaks for modern art and design, Glasgow also offers a fantastic chic shopping scene, best live music clubs and bars and a diverse range of themed quarters each with their own character and cluster of museums, heritage sites and attractions. Scotland’s largest city features National Scottish museums in architecture, science and transport alongside world class art galleries and a varied dining and cafe culture ranking with the best European cities.

Discover the Glasgow style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of the 20th Century’s most influential architects and designers, in the many buildings and collections of his work around the city from the The Glasgow School of Art to the reassembled Mackintosh House at the Hunterian Art Gallery. Visit Scotland’s most popular free museum and gallery, the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, home to the Glasgow Boys Gallery and browse internationally acclaimed collections of art and objects from around the world at the award-winning Burrell building in Pollock Park. Glasgow is a flagship city for art and art galleries in Britain!

Glasgow School of Art - Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow

Glasgow School of Art – Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow

Hop aboard a City sightseeing bus tour around Glasgow taking in all the main centres from Glasgow Cathedral and oldest quarter Merchant City to the award-winning Riverside Museum and Botanic Gardens. A huge choice of themed Glasgow tours are available including football stadium tours and student led tours of the School of Art.

Eclectic dining and shopping scenes outside of London don’t come much better than Glasgow which offers a metropolitan mix of everything from Thai and Italian to traditional Scottish cuisine and the chicest of cafe scenes. Glasgow’s famed ‘Style Mile’, incorporating an area at the heart of the city centre with hotspots including Buchanan Street, Princes Square and Argyll Arcade, offers up one of the UK’s best collections of flagship stores, funky shopping centres and designer boutiques.

Served by two international airports, two hub railway stations and a subway system, Glasgow like all the best European city breaks is easy to explore via excellent transport links. The city of Glasgow also makes a great base for accessing a range of guided tours around Scotland, from boat trips along the Clyde to coach excursions into the Highlands & Islands.

Festivals and events in Glasgow are year round, across a diverse range of genres, from film to comedy and jazz. It’s in this Scottish city where you’ll experience the best of cult festivals, up and coming new bands and cutting edge drama in Glasgow’s legendary theatres, live music venues and independent cinemas – all with a reputation for pushing boundaries. Best shopping, modern art, tours, award-winning free entry museums & galleries, dining and live music – come to the style queen of the city breaks – Book Glasgow accommodation now with iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.