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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.