Top 10 things to do in Glasgow
1. Visit Glasgow Necropolis
Modelled on the Parisienne Pere Lachaise cemetery, this is where the great
and the good of Victorian Glasgow were buried. Wonderful views over the
city and some very ornate memorials, including one designed by Architect
Charles Rennie Macintosh. Free entry http://www.glasgownecropolis.org/
2. Visit Gallery of Moderrn Art and see Wellington and his cone
The Duke of Wellington statue and his cone hat have become a well loved
symbol, so much so,when the council wanted to raise the plinth to stop
people attaching the cone there was a mass outcry – they backed down.
After getting a photo here head into the gallery and view the extensive
collection of works of art.
3. Visit a brewery
Tennent’s have been brewing for 450 years and you can visit the site to
see how it is all done. After the tour relax with a pint in their on site
bar. Info here.
4. Shop until you drop
With shopping such as Buchanan Street with boutiques such as Kiehls,
Molton Brown and the larger shopping centres of Buchanan Galleries and St
Enoch Centre, you won’t be short of somewhere to shop! Remember to check out the side streets for shops too.
5. Ashton Lane
Located in the West End, Ashton lane is a cobbled foodie paradise with
bars, restaurants and a cinema. Take a seat at one of the outdoor tables
and watch the world go by.
6. Sub crawl
The second oldest underground in the world is in Glasgow. Grab yourself a
ticket and a subcrawl map from online. Get off at each station to find
the nearest pub for a beer (or maybe best a soft drink!)
7. Glasgow Science Centre
Visit the tallest freestanding building in Scotland at the Science Centre.
Standing at 127 metres high the tower rotates 360 degrees. After this you
can also watch a film in the IMAX cinema and tyre out the exhibits in the
science mall. More info here.
8. Have the cheapest lunch around.
The Star Bar in the South Side serves soup that your gran made (if she was
Scottish!) as well as scotch pie, fish or macaroni cheese as well as a
dessert from £3 for three courses.
9. Grab a piece of History
Visit Glasgow’s social history museum called the People’s Palace at
Glasgow Green. Telling the story of Glasgow from 1750 to the present
day. Attached is the Winter Gardens, a plant filled conservatory as well
as the gloriously restored Doulton Fountain outside. Click here.
10. Kinetic sculptures at Sharmanka
Something for the whole family. Sharmanka is an artistic performance
using animated mechanical sculptures and music. The end result is
enchanting. More info here.