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See more of charismatic Glasgow

Discover Scotland’s musical city, an energetic cosmopolitan oozing with culture, curious walkways, shops and eateries. Visit numerous museums – most of which are free entry, or wander through parks and gardens, then top off your day with a whisky nightcap.

Savour a city break in Glasgow. Wander through the grandeur of George Square, find your way to the thriving nightlife of Sauchiehall Street and stroll down Byres Road for mouth-watering eateries. Make a stop on Ashton Lane at Ubiquitous Chip for home-made haggis and a pint. Immerse yourself in the unique blend of Victorian and ‘Glasgow style’ architecture, take a look around the enchanting University of Glasgow and feel as though you’ve stepped into Hogwarts. Explore the music scene and take a music city tour – with over 130 live shows each week, in lots of different quirky venues. For a change of pace, grab a takeaway coffee and ramble through Glasgow’s beautiful botanical gardens.

Chef Preparing Seafood In Plate At Restaurant.

The best restaurants in Glasgow

Make the most of an array of eateries and flavourful local produce in Glasgow. Head to Number 16 for food with a twist, for lunch or dinner. Savour the artistic presentation of your cuisine. From pork belly to scallops – relax in this cosy restaurant. Tuck into delicious Scottish seafood at Crabshakk. Enjoy a tantalising variety – lobster, oysters, shellfish chowder and more fresh dishes. Or enjoy the stylish Dakota Bar & Grill, with its delicious breakfast, A La Carte, dessert menu and more. Try bites from the taster menu and accompany this with a scrumptious cocktail. After eating, unwind in the Champagne room.

The staircase leading up to Glasgow School of Art.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

See the wonders of architect, artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, around the city. From Art Nouveau, to an array of hot spots, there are plenty of Mackintosh pieces to be seen in Glasgow. Visit the Hunterian Gallery for a recreation of The Mackintosh House, or head to the Macintosh and Glasgow Style gallery at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Take a trip to the House of an Art Lover, see the monumental Glasgow School of Art and be sure to make a stop at The Lighthouse, for an interactive experience.

Barman pouring two cocktails at bar, Glasgow, Scotland.

Wet your whistle

Enjoy Glasgow’s social side and love of a good-tasting drink. Sip on a small dram of whisky, savour a pint and soak up the welcoming atmosphere of the locals. Wander along to Hope Street and make a stop at the Pot Still – with its choice of over 700 whiskies. Head to the Ben Nevis, a tavern full of character, craft beer and traditional ales. Listen to the sounds of Scottish folk music ring around the rooms. Gallop to The Horseshoe and sweep up the charm of this Victorian bar, enjoy brilliant service, sports, the occasional karaoke nights and lip-smacking drinks.

Kelvingrove museum at night, Glasgow, Scotland with lights.

A mass of Museums

Home to an array of intriguing museums, Glasgow boasts some fascinating free places to visit. Stroll along the River Clyde and pop inside The Riverside Museum of transport and travel. Take a look at world-class cars, the Glenlee ship, stormtroopers and more. Discover the variety of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, with a selection of exhibits from across the world. Wander through 22 themed galleries and see mesmerising temporary displays which will inspire you. Or get tickets to the impressive Glasgow Science Centre for an out of this world occasion. Witness exciting experiments, see the space zone and get innovative.

People walking on Buchanan Street in downtown Glasgow, Scotland, UK at twilight.

Shopping fix

Glasgow is alive with stylish locals and fond fashionistas. Explore the feast of trends in the shops of Style Mile, in the heart of the city. From designer shops to high street brands and mini boutiques – find this shopper’s dream around Buchannan Street. Venture to the quirky side of the West End, for its bohemian treasures and eclectic selection of shops. Pamper yourself, with a hair and beauty appointment. Make tracks to Wilson Street or Princes Square for a cut or blow-dry, then saunter over to Queen Street for fresh nails, or St Vincent Street for the day spa.

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