Glasgow is one of the cultural capitals of the world, but it also doubles as an industrial city. It is Scotland’s largest city with shipbuilding heritage, churches, and monuments that point to the strong history of Glasgow. For a visitor or a resident in Glasgow, there are a few things that should be on your bucket list to make your visit to Glasgow amazing. Ten of the best things to do and places to visit in Glasgow City in Scotland.
Bucket List Glasgow
Take on the devil’s staircase
Enjoy this mountain biking challenge from Glencoe to Kinlochleven.
Enjoy a picnic on a hill
Find a weekend to have a picnic at the top of a hill with friends and family. It gives you an opportunity to view surrounding rolling lands and vast expanse of water.
Attend a music festival
Be a part of the crowd that partakes in one of the numerous Scottish music festivals held in Glasgow.
Walk the West Highland way
Although it may take a whole weekend to complete, it is a fulfilling and enjoyable experience to walk Scotland’s premier long-distance walking trail from Milngavie to Fort William. Join a group of people on the trip.
Go mountaineering on any one of the 282 Mounros for a wonderful experience mountain conquering experience.
Glasgow Science Center
Your trip to Glasgow will be exhilarating when you visit the Glasgow Science Center where you will see fascinating exhibitions. You can lay back in the planetarium to watch the billions of galaxies twinkle in the night sky or sit in the chair that immediately shrinks you.
Visit the Tall Ship
Glasgow is the home of historic ships built on River Clyde. Visit the tall ship, The Glenlee which sailed the world for more than 80 years before retiring as a maritime museum on River Clyde. You can take a tour of the ship to understand the shipbuilding history of Glasgow.
It is one of Scotland’s shipbuilding historic monuments and a unique tourist attraction as the over 100-year-old shipbuilding crane is a symbol and heritage of the shipbuilding past of Scotland. Enjoy a fantastic day out climbing the crane.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
No visit to Glasgow is complete without a visit to one of the top museums in the city. The Kelvingrove museum is housed within a 19th-century Victorian building, where the collection of beautiful arts from all over the world is curated. The museum has 22 different galleries which will impress you and keep your face radiant.
Glasgow Cathedral was built in Gothic architecture between the 13th and 15th centuries. Visit the church to bask in the architectural and gothic splendor of the cathedral, the history of the Scottish church, and the numerous religious artwork. Complete your journey to the cathedral by visiting the St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art.
Glasgow is a historical city with numerous attractions and activities to include on your bucket list. You are sure to find each point of interest glowing and amazing. After enjoying yourself within the historical and cultural landmarks of the city, relax in one of the many beautiful hotels of Glasgow.
The city is famed for its friendly population who are often more than happy to help tourists find their way around. A trip to Glasgow can be whatever you want it to be. What kind of city will you discover?