Things to do in Glasgow, Attractions & Days Out

Things to do in Glasgow. As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is stuffed with attractions and things to do. We probably won’t manage to mention all of Glasgow’s best things to do, but drop us a line if we’ve missed your Glasgow tourist attraction and we’ll get you added.

Glasgow museums and art galleries are renowned for their high quality displays. Glasgow is teeming with them, and here are a few of the best public art galleries in Glasgow to visit:

The Burrell Collection
Fossil Grove
Gallery Of Modern Art
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Martyrs’ School
McLellan Galleries
Museum Of Transport
People’s Palace and Winter Gardens
Pollok House
Provand’s Lordship
Scotland Street School Museum
St Mungo Museum Of Religious Life And Art

Your interest in Glasgow might be based on shopping, and if so, Glasgow has some of the finest shopping in the UK, second only to London. Glasgow city centre shopping is focused around 3 main streets, Sauchiehall St, Buchanan St and Argyll St. Around these areas there are numerous shopping centres, designer shops, Scottish shops, pubs and eateries. Elsewhere in Glasgow, Byres Rd in the west end has an eclectic mix of shops, and Braehead shopping centre is an edge of town shopping complex for those who can’t get enough of the town centre.

If live music is your type of entertainment, there are several great live music venues in Glasgow – The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, The Barrowlands Ballroom, King Tut’s, The Garage, The SECC,the Clyde Auditorium and the Carling Academy Glasgow amongst them.

If sport interests you, Glasgow is home to the two biggest football teams in Europe – Rangers and Celtic (or maybe that should be the other way round – Celtic and Rangers) and you can visit both grounds – Ibrox & Parkhead (Celtic Park). Scotland’s national football stadium – Hampden is also sited in Glasgow and stadium visits can be made there too.

For something different to do in Glasgow, you could take a personalised walking or vehicle tour of the city with Pure Dead Brilliant Tours.

We’ve got loads of good Glasgow hotels in our Glasgow Accommodation pages, or have a look at these tips for finding cheap hotels in Glasgow.