FAMOUS SITES

If you have a limited amount of time in the city, then these are the highlights we recommend that you try and see. Between them, they cover the broad strokes of Glasgow's history, heritage, and culture. Many are within walking distance of one another, and can all be taken in during a well-planned weekend.

Botanic Gardens

In the few weeks of the year that Glaswegians call “summer” you will often find residents and students flocking to this park, situated near the University of Glasgow in the West End.

George Square

The heart of the city, nestled between Glasgow City Chambers and Queen Street train station, is a sprawling square that is home to several statues of famous Scots.

Kelvingrove Museum

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is the pride of Glasgow and the most popular free museum in Scotland, with over 8000 pieces of work housed in twenty-two themed galleries.

River Clyde & Bridges

The River Clyde, the third longest in Scotland behind the Tay and the Spey, is Glasgow’s most defining feature, not just in terms of geography, but also through industry, trade, and art.

Cathedral Precinct

Here you can find Glasgow Cathedral, Provand's Lordship House and Gardens, St. Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art, and the Edlington Gate, which leads to the Necropolis.

Glasgow Green

The oldest park in the city, conceived in the 1500s when King James II granted the land to the Bishop William Turnbull and all the people of Glasgow.

Kelvingrove Park

Nestled between Park Circus and the University of Glasgow, this parkland was originally created to cater for the middle classes that migrated west during the Industrial Revolution.

Saint Mungo

A larger-than-life modern day depiction of Glasgow's founder, Saint Mungo, one of several pieces of street art in the city created by Glasgow-based street artist Sam Bates a.k.a. Smug

Duke of Wellington

Duke of Wellington stands proudly outside of GOMA. His head is almost always decorated with a traffic cone, which has over the years become an unofficial symbol of the city.

Glasgow Science Centre

With a mission to make science fun and thought-provoking for future generations, the Glasgow Science Centre is a must visit for children and adults alike.

The Necropolis

The biggest of the four Necropolises found in Glasgow, this 37-acre "City of the Dead" Victorian garden cemetery is managed and maintained by the Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

The University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the second oldest university in Scotland behind St. Andrews, and fourth oldest in the English speaking world behind Oxford and Cambridge.