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Glasgow Local Attractions
Glasgow is home to Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. At the beginning of the 1990s, Glasgow celebrated its status as European 'City of Culture', and in 1999, its dazzling architecture won it the accolade of 'UK City of Architecture and Design'. Since then, the city has gone from strength to strength, building a reputation as a destination where a great experience is guaranteed if the visitor seeks culture, entertainment, good food and drink, an all day shopping experience or a taste of all of these.
Eating your way round Glasgow is going to take time. Look at any listing of bars, bistros and brasseries at the informal end of the eating spectrum and you will find pages and pages to choose from. Glasgow's restaurants offer the best in international cuisine and the freshest of local Scottish produce.
Many great gigs and concerts are held in the Glasgow Barrowland
A famous Art Museum,set in the relaxing surroundings of Pollock Park is The Burrell Collection a haven for culture loversa is a wonderful, award winning gallery of Sir William Burrell's extensive and stunning art collection from across the world.
Scotland's oldest medieval church. The currentt building is in the Gothic "First Pointed" style and dates from the 13th century, taking 200 years to build.The original was started in 1136
Address Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0RH
Clydebuilt charts the development of Glasgow and the Clyde from 1700 to present day. It tells the story of Glasgow's rivers, its ships and its people through award winning audio visuals, computer interpretation, hand on displays video and exhibitions.
The Gallery of Modern Art, set in the neo classical elegance of the former Royal Exchange displays the work of living artists from across the world
Glasgow Green houses the People's Palace and many large events are staged in the Green.
part of the Glasgow Science Centre. Unforgettable cinematic experience and Scotland's biggest screen at 80 x 60 feet
Address Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA
The Lighthouse, right in the heart of Glasgow, is where a Charles Rennie Mackintosh conversion houses a variety of dynamic exhibitions on art and architecture.
Very interesting area for pubs, eating out and night life and shops
Scotland's only IMAX Cinema. The world's only 360 ground up observation tower, the tallest free standing structure in Scotland. Science Mall with four floors of exhibits and café bar. Interactive exhibits on science and technology.
Developing entertainment centre with a 3D cinema and science activities. Food and drinks avail
Located on the South bank of he River Clyde How to get there
Glasgows largest conference and exhibition centre, the venue for business, entertainment, leisure events, exebitions and for music lovers a live concert venue. All year roun. Located on the banks of the River Clyde
This is an enourmous venue, covering 64 acres and having it's own low level station. The building has a distinctive Armadillo shape
Address Finnieston Quay, Glasgow, G3 8YW How to get there
Glasgow is a shoppers paradise with premiere designers and international names to be found in bustling centres like Princes Square and the Italian Centre.
- Princes Square Princes Square is a fabulous shopping centre, we are close to all shopping and are located just behind the St Enoch shopping centre. Stockwell Street runs down from Argylle Street which is the main shopping area.
- Merchant City
- Sauchiehall Street
- Buchanan Street
the Braehead Shopping Centre is a newly Built Covered Shopping centre covering 2 floors and offering a wide selection of department stores. Open 7 days a week from 10am until 8pm . At Braehead youll enjoy a fantastic day out for all the family a day thats truly out of the ordinary. With over 100 of the UKs top high street names.
The Tall Ship offers the chance to explore one of the last remaining Clyde built tall ships, the s.v. Glenlee (1896). It's a day out for all exhibitions, activities and events for children.
Located on the River Clyde near the SECC How to get there
The Arches in Glasgow is one of Europe's leading cultural venues, providing a multiplicity of unconventional and dynamic spaces. We aim to create artistic work and stage performances by professional artists as well as opportunities for new artistic talent world class events alongside the new and the experimental.
The main entrance for all arts events, the Cafe Bar and Box Office is at 253 Argyle Street underneath Heilanman's Umbrella at the Central Station south entrance.
The entrance to club events and large gigs is still at 30 Midland Street.
The SECC and The Tall Ship are located on the North bank of the Clyde and connected by a bridge the Science Centre on the south bank.
First Bus 89/90, Arriva 24. (Pacific Drive) next to Science Centre
Car and coach:
From the M8 (east or west bound) take junction 24 and follow brown signs. From the M77 stay in the left hand lane (marked A8 Tradeston /Kinning Park) as the motor way merges with the M8. Take the next exit (junction 21 ) and follow brown signs to Science Centre. Ample parking £1 daily carpark charge.
Exhibition Centre Station. Covered walkway from station to SECC . Access to GSC is via either the Millennium Bridge or Bell’ s Bridge. (5 – 1 0 mins.)
Cessnock. Exit station and turn left. Follow brown pedestrian signs. (10 mins.)
Devoncove Hotel City Inn Glasgow The Spires Glasgow
The history of transport within Glasgow. Also has re created a Glasgow street from the 18th century