What to do & see in Glasgow

Winter Gardens at People's Palace in Glasgow

Winter Gardens at People’s Palace in Glasgow

Welcome to Scotland’s largest city, a European city of culture packed with amazing art and architecture, free museums and historic parks, a dazzling riverside, the funkiest of live music club and bar scenes and best dining and shopping quarters outside of London. Glasgow’s fantastic package for free museums & galleries include the award-winning Riverside Museum, Scotland’s Museum of Transport & Travel along the Clyde and Scotland’s favourite free attraction – the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.

See world class art collections in Glasgow art galleries for free and head off on the Charles Rennie Mackintosh tour of the city. Glasgow born Art Nouveau genius Mackintosh designed a selection of landmark buildings in the city from the most famous Glasgow School of Art to the quirky Willow Tearooms on Sauchiehall Street.

Discover the stories of Glasgow’s past in its fantastic choice of family friendly free museums from the People’s Palace and Scotland’s oldest public museum, The Hunterian to St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and the Scotland Street School Museum.

Kelvingrove Museum

Kelvingrove Museum

Great introductory tours of Glasgow include the hop on/ hop off City Sightseeing bus tour or see the city from the water on a Clyde river cruise. Enjoy a year round programme of events and festivals across Glasgow’s diverse mix of arts venues including the city’s largest, the funky armadillo shaped Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre on the riverside and long-standing arts gems like the Royal Concert Hall, the Glasgow Film Theatre and The Arches, Glasgow’s home of best new bands and cutting edge theatre.

Be bowled over by Glasgow’s themed quarters like oldest quarter Merchant City around Trongate, brimming with chic bars, award-winning restaurants, laid back shopping and independent theatres. Fantastic shopping around the ‘Style Mile’, best dining outside of London and over 20 free museums & galleries – how can you resist – book a Glasgow city break online.

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.