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It's an area of Greater Glasgow that 600,000 people reside in.
It is located 40 miles west of the national capital, Edinburgh. It's also approximately 11 miles northwest of Hamilton.
Get active with the kids at Bedlam Paintball Glasgow and Adventure Planet. If you're on the lookout for even more family fun, continue on to Laser Station and AMF Bowling.
You might like to take the time to see the wide range of aquatic species on display at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium and Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium.
At the Glengoyne Distillery, wine connoisseurs and newbies alike can learn about the local winemaking techniques and traditions, before trying out the finished product.
If you're known to whip out your poker face on occasion, the Alea Glasgow, the Grosvenor Princes Casino and the Grosvenor Casino Glasgow, Riverboat are worth a try.
At the Botanic Gardens, visitors can admire a wide range of fascinating botanical displays.
For fresh air and relaxation, grab something for lunch and find a shady corner at one of the picturesque green spaces, such as Queen's Park and Bellahouston Park. You'll also find plenty of space to lie around on the grass at Glasgow Green and Fossil Grove.
Whether you're searching for a certain map or a few pointers, the friendly staff at Clan Colquhoun Visitor Centre will be able to help you out.
Go for a hike and enjoy the mirror-like water at Black Loch and Brother Loch. If the day is warm, you may even like to dip your toes into the shallows.
Want to get away from the bustle of the city? Head out to Chatelherault Country Park and Mugdock Country Park. Lovers of nature will also have a great time at James Hamilton Heritage Park and Glen Etive.
See the world from a new perspective by spending some time at one of the area's fascinating cultural institutions. The Glasgow Science Centre and the Burrell Collection offer a range of displays and collections that are bound to spark your curiosity. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art are also worth a visit.
Add to your appreciation of art, and perhaps even pick up something to take back home with you at one of the area's many gallery spaces. Swing by the McLellan Galleries and the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre for the best of what this creative destination has to offer. If you have time afterwards, the Collins Gallery and the Lloyd Jerome Gallery are also well worth checking out.
View the fascinating artifacts of the Hunterian Museum or walk around the exhibits at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery. Both are great if you're interested in history.
To find out more about the area's colorful past, make sure you visit at least one of its many historic monuments and buildings. Start your history tour at the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art. When it comes to days of old, there's always more to discover. Bothwell Castle and Glasgow Necropolis are also great places to stop by.
Whether you consider yourself a spiritual person or not, you're sure to have a nice time at Glasgow Cathedral and Paisley Abbey. St Vincent Street Church and Carmunnock Parish Church are also popular holy sites.
After checking out all of the major points of interest in and around Glasgow, take the time to see a few of its lesser-known gems. The Lighthouse and the Centre for Contemporary Art might catch your eye. If you have the time, also think about visiting Buchanan Street or the House for an Art Lover.
Accommodation in Glasgow
Expedia's Glasgow lodging guide contains 66 upmarket and cheap accommodation options, so there is a lot to match all tastes and budgets.
Those looking to book a place to stay at the luxury end of the scale will be delighted, Glasgow features some excellent places, including the Dreamhouse Apartments Glasgow West End, at 13-15 Lynedoch Crescent, and the Blythswood Square, at No.11 Blythswood Square. If you find that those two don't meet your exact requirements, the Glasgow Central Boutique Suites and Bistro or otherwise the Winnock Hotel might tick all your boxes.
Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Buchanan Galleries, George Square, and Gallery of Modern Art. Glasgow Cathedral and The SSE Hydro are also within 2 mi (3 km).
The hotel is joined to the architectural marvel that is Glasgow Central Station, surrounded by top boutiques. The 12th-century cathedral is 7 minutes away by car, and it's a short walk to the Gallery of Modern Art, as well as to great restaurants like Rogano Oyster Bar, a local institution.
Located in Glasgow Westend, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Riverside Museum, and The SSE Hydro. Clyde Auditorium and University of Glasgow are also within 1 mi (2 km).
This modern hotel is situated in the heart of Glasgow; the Gallery of Modern Art is within 800 meters, and Hunterian Art Gallery is two miles away.
Located in the heart of Glasgow, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Scotland Street School Museum, The SSE Hydro, and Clyde Auditorium. Glasgow Science Centre and Gallery of Modern Art are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated in the suburbs, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Glasgow Science Centre, The SSE Hydro, and Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Located in City Centre Glasgow, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pavilion Theatre, George Square, and Gallery of Modern Art. Glasgow Cathedral and The SSE Hydro are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in City Centre Glasgow, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Glasgow School of Art and George Square. Gallery of Modern Art and The SSE Hydro are also within 1 mi (2 km).