Top sport activities in Glasgow

Athletes from all over the world descended on Glasgow for 2014’s Commonwealth Games. Check out the stadium that was at the centre of the action: Hampden Park. It’s also home to the Scottish Football Museum.

Cyclists can make use of Glasgow's mass cycle hire scheme nextbike, with 400 bikes available from stations across the city. You can enjoy a breezy cycle along the West City Way that links the centre to Kelvingrove Park.

Scotland is the place to watch world-class curling: they took gold at the 2013 World Women’s Curling Championships and bronze in 2014, and Scot Eve Muirhead captained Britain’s women’s curling team to bronze at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Find venues and tickets in Glasgow at the Royal Caledonian Curling Club.

Keen golfer? There are several golf courses in easy driving distance of Glasgow, such as the Trump Turnberry Resort, founded in 1902, which has spectacular views towards the islands of Ailsa Craig and Arran. Brit tennis star Andy Murray owns the hotel Cromlix, near his home town of Dunblane, under an hour’s drive from Glasgow. Of course, it features a tennis court that you can play on – decked out in Wimbledon colours, no less.

Try out some indoor cycling at the world-class Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow – another legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games that were hosted in the city.

Celtic Park is Scotland’s largest football stadium and the 60,000-seat homeground of Glasgow’s Celtic side, ‘Paradise’, as locals call it, is still particularly famed for its feverish intensity. Tours are available.

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