Glasgow is the perfect location for a short break but don’t just take our word for it. Many leading publications including The Guardian, Marie Claire and Rough Guides, have rated Glasgow as a must visit destination. With stylish shopping, world-class museums, lively bars and restaurants and a choice of brilliant entertainment, visit and discover it for yourself!
Museums & Galleries
Glasgow has more than 20 museums and art galleries, most offering FREE admission. Visit the iconic Riverside Museum a landmark building on the banks of the River Clyde and the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, one of Scotland’s best loved and most visited attractions.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Glasgow born architect, designer and artist, is celebrated around the world as one of the most creative figures of the early 20th century. A pioneer of Art Nouveau, he has left a legacy of his work throughout the city including The Glasgow School of Art, Willow Tearooms and The Mackintosh House.
Glasgow is consistently voted as the top place to shop in the UK, outside London’s West End. There is something for everyone, with over 1,500 shops to choose from, ranging from cool vintage shops, independent record stores, to well-known brand names to exclusive designers. Over 200 stores on the Style Mile are now open until at least 7pm every weeknight.
There are plenty of fantastic restaurants to explore in Glasgow after a busy day, every taste is catered for from traditional Scottish fare and Italian to Indian and Thai. The West End or Merchant City neighbourhoods are great places to head for a fantastic array of eating and drinking options.
Glasgow has a fantastic year round calendar of events with something for everyone. From annual festival favourites to world class theatre, dance, music, sport, visual arts, family fun and more – there’s something to enjoy every day of the week. As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow hosts an average of 130 music events each week stretching across a whole variety of musical styles from contemporary and classical to Celtic and Country.