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What to Do in Greater Glasgow: Must See Attractions

Greater Glasgow Attractions

There are so many things to do in Glasgow for all age groups. You simply must see the beautiful architecture and natural beauty of this Scottish city on the rise. You will feel right at home as you bask in the attractions in Glasgow.

The Beauty of the Scottish Highlands Awaits You

Some of the most beautiful terrain on the globe exists just outside the map of Glasgow's city lines. The Scottish Highlands are a high point to any vacation to Glasgow. Walking in nature is an essential part of authentic Glasgow tours. The amazing lush landscape and rolling green hills have made Scotland an iconic tourist spot for generations. Be sure to carve out some time for Glasgow excursions, which include walking in the great outdoors. There many tours featuring different walking grades to accommodate different fitness capacities. A quick drive out of Glasgow can connect you with trails full of coast, mountains, lochs, and lush forests.

The Best Glasgow Activities

Glasgow is a contemporary city with a living history. Be sure to take a photo in front of the famous Clyde Arc. This road bridge spans the River Clyde to connect the area of Finnieston with Pacific Quay and the Glasgow Science Centre. The bridge's unique curved design and angled posture makes it a point of fascination for local residents and tourists alike.

A trip to the University of Glasgow is not to be missed on your visit. The university dates back to the year 1451. This is your chance to walk in the footpaths of some of the most influential minds in European history. Alumni of the university include Adam Smith and Lord Kelvin.

The city's West End is home to the Glasgow Botanical Gardens. A visit to this stunning campus is an essential part of experiencing the city. The sprawling site hosts many species of exotic flowers and trees spread out in manicured exhibits. Be sure to have lunch at the famous Botanic Gardens Tea Room.

There are many places in Glasgow to taste authentic Scottish cuisine. No vacation is official without a proper haggis tasting. There are many spots where you can order haggis meals with distinctly homemade touches.

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Things to Do in Greater Glasgow with Kids

Greater Glasgow is a terrific place for a family break. Bring the youngsters along and enjoy these family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Greater Glasgow

They say the best things in life are free. Check out the following around Greater Glasgow:

Paisley Museum - No matter your age, this place will excite your imagination and capture your mind.

Mugdock Country Park - Make this your first stop if you're chasing fun during your break.

University of Glasgow - Stop at this historic landmark and discover a few things about the cultural heritage of the area.

Golden Jubilee National Hospital - Pull out your guidebook and find out why this place is worth adding to your must-see list.

Carmunnock Parish Church - Get an understanding of the local religion at this sacred site.

Fossil Grove - Bring along your camera and let nature spark a sense of wonder in you.

Mugdock Country Park - Whether you can separate your cacti from carnations, you won't struggle to find beauty in this spectacular display.


Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Greater Glasgow on a sunny day?

When the weather is perfect, these experiences guarantee a great time:

What to do in Greater Glasgow on a rainy day?

If it's raining during your stay, ditch the umbrella and try a couple of these entertaining indoor activities:

What should I not miss in Greater Glasgow?

Don't head home without crossing off the following list of inspiring sights:

  • George Square
  • Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Celtic Park

Are there cheap things to do in Greater Glasgow?

You'll find lots of fantastic experiences here that are just the thing if you're traveling on a shoestring:

What can you do in Greater Glasgow for free?

You'll barely have time to fetch your wallet out of your bag with so many fantastic free attractions:

  • George Square
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Botanic Gardens