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Glasgow Local Attractions

Barrowland    Botanic Gardens    Braehead Shopping Centre    Burrell Collection    Cathedral     Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum    Gallery of Modern Art   Glasgow Green    IMAX Theatre    Lighthouse    Merchant City Shops Nightlife Restaurants    Pacific Quay    Kelvingrove Art Gallery    Loch Lomond    Rennie Mackintoch Museum    Science Museum    Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre    Shopping     Tall Ship    The Arches    Transport Museum

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



Botanic Gardens




Burrell Collection


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 Scottish Maritime Museum


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.



Gallery of Modern Art


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


Glasgow Green houses the People's Palace and many large events are staged in the Green.



IMAX Theatre


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.



Merchant City Shops Nightlife Restaurants


Very interesting area for pubs, eating out and night life and shops



Pacific Quay


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.



Kelvingrove Art Gallery




Loch Lomond




Rennie Mackintoch Museum




Science Museum


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



  Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre 


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


Braehead Shopping Centre

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.



Tall Ship


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


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.




Getting to SECC, The Tall Ship and the Science Centre


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.)

Nearby hotels:

 Moat House hotel (Connected by covered walkway to SECC)   Campanile Hotel Glasgow    Devoncove Hotel    City Inn Glasgow   The Spires Glasgow




Transport Museum


The history of transport within Glasgow. Also has re created a Glasgow street from the 18th century





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