Glasgow is home to more than 20 museums and art galleries, including the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Riverside Museum, a radical space designed by Zaha Hadid that reveals the history of transport in the city. Many of the city's major museums are free, while those looking to get out and discover Glasgow's incredible street art can take a tour of the Mural Trail with an expert local guide.
The work of eminent architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh is dotted all over the city. You can dine in style and delve into the history of his work at Mackintosh at the Willow, which features a 200-seat restaurant, tea rooms and a visitor centre.
A UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow’s gig scene is red hot. Choose from hundreds of music events in pubs and clubs or head straight to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, one of the city’s best-known music venues.
Style Mile, the area between Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and the Merchant City is packed full of independent boutiques and vintage fashion venues, while Sloans Market and Merchant Square Craft Market are a must for shopaholics.
The vibrant Finnieston area is the city's hippest new foodie quarter, with quirky bars, independent restaurants and a cool, laid-back vibe.
Just over one hour’s drive from Glasgow you’ll find Loch Lomond, a first hint of the Highlands and an area designated a National Park for its epic splendour.
You can travel between Glasgow and Edinburgh in under an hour by road or by train. Frequent flights to Glasgow from London take one hour and 25 minutes.
Vibrant, edgy and brimming with personality, Scotland’s largest city is a must-see spot for nightlife, culture and cuisine, while its proximity to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park make it perfect for nature lovers too. Arts enthusiast? Head to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art. Music lover? Britain’s first UNESCO City of Music doesn’t disappoint, with venues catering for every kind of genre and taste, whether you’re checking out music legends at Glasgow Concert Halls or discovering local talent at the legendary King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. History buff? Step back in time at the University of Glasgow Cloisters or explore the spooky side of the city’s history at Glasgow Necropolis. With unbeatable shopping venues including the Buchanon Galleries and a world-class street art scene, whether you want to tantalise your tastebuds on Glaswegian gastronomy in Finnieston or come face-to-face with Highland hairy coos at Pollock Country Park, Glasgow’s got it going on.
Located in west-central Scotland, Glasgow’s around a five-and-a-half-hour journey by train from London, or fifty minutes from Edinburgh. The city is also served by Glasgow Airport, which operates flights to and from destinations worldwide.
Getting around Glasgow
Travelling between the centre of the city and the West End? Jump on the subway (underground), one of the quickest and easiest ways to travel
With over 100 routes across the city, many of which stop at major landmarks, First Bus is one of the best ways to explore
Despite being Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow is easy to explore by bike and on foot
It’s easy and economical to travel on Glasgow’s subway (underground train) – check out the subway map to plot your journey.
First Bus offer a wide range of tickets, including one day and multi-journey tickets, helping you make the most of your time and money.
Planning an action-packed day? The one-day Roundabout Ticket gives you unlimited train and subway travel to over 110 stations.
VisitBritain would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website, it should take no more than a couple of minutes.