City Centre Glasgow

Glasgow
George Square showing a square or plaza, heritage architecture and a city

Enjoy thrilling days out in the center of Scotland's biggest city, home to beautiful architecture, cultural hotspots and trendy shopping destinations.

Stunning Victorian buildings, a medieval cathedral and pedestrianized streets filled with shopping and dining options are among Glasgow city center's biggest attractions. Browse designer stores, discover impressive street art murals and see the final resting place of the Scottish saint who founded the city.

At the heart of the city center is George Square, bordered by stately 19th-century buildings and peppered with monuments and statues of historical figures associated with Glasgow, such as the poet Robert Burns. Stroll through the square and find a spot on a bench to enjoy the view of the vast plaza. Go on a free guided tour of the City Chambers, an imposing 19th-century structure that overlooks the square and was opened by Queen Victoria in 1888. If you are in the city during November and December, stop by the square for the Glasgow Christmas Market.

Walk about five minutes northeast from the plaza to find Glasgow Cathedral, a monumental gothic building from the 12th century. Enter through the Great West Door to explore the sprawling interior. Among the highlights is the tomb of St. Mungo, Glasgow's patron saint and the founder of the city.

Next door to the medieval cathedral is the Necropolis, a Victorian hillside cemetery with extravagant mausoleums. Wander among this city of the dead's thousands of tombs that were built in a catalog of architectural styles including Moorish, gothic and Celtic.

As you make your way around the city center, pause to admire murals that adorn the sides of buildings. These large works of art were created by street artists and form the City Center Mural Trail.

For shopping and dining head to the Style Mile, a collection of predominately pedestrianized streets hosting malls, independent stores and restaurants. Another good spot is Merchant City, an 18th-century neighborhood that was once home to the warehouses of wealthy traders. However, thanks to long-term regeneration plans, it is now filled with boutiques, galleries, bars and restaurants.

End your day in Glasgow city center with a performance at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall or the Theatre Royal.


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Jurys Inn Glasgow
Jurys Inn Glasgow
4 out of 5
80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $67 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Located in City Centre Glasgow, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from St. Enoch Centre and Merchant City. George Square and Buchanan Street are also within 10 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (921 reviews)
"Very helpful and welcoming staff. Hotel situated centrally. Ideal location 5 minutes from Glasgow Central train station.Clean neat and specious rooms.Value for money.Competitive price."

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

Jurys Inn Glasgow
Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
4 out of 5
50 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $81 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is steps from Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall. Buchanan Galleries and Buchanan Street are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (206 reviews)
"Fantastic location!! Room was clean and staff very welcoming."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
YOTEL Glasgow
YOTEL Glasgow
4 out of 5
Westergate, 260 Argyle St, Glasgow, Scotland
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $69 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Argyll Arcade, Merchant City, and Buchanan Street. George Square and Royal Concert Hall ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (206 reviews)
"Great stay. Very spacious room."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

YOTEL Glasgow
DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
4 out of 5
Cambridge Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $86 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of George Square and Gallery of Modern Art. Glasgow Cathedral and Kelvingrove Art Gallery ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (960 reviews)
"The pool was excellent for our kids and v central location"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
Motel One Glasgow
Motel One Glasgow
3.5 out of 5
78-82 Oswald Street, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $84 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Merchant City and Buchanan Street. George Square and Royal Concert Hall are also within ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (915 reviews)
"Amazing room, great design, value for money here is shocking honestly."

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2022

Motel One Glasgow
voco Grand Central Glasgow
voco Grand Central Glasgow
4 out of 5
99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $96 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in City Centre Glasgow, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lighthouse and Buchanan Street. George Square and Merchant City are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (968 reviews)
"the property was grand lovely decor, beautiful entrance, staff were friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

voco Grand Central Glasgow
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