27 attractions you should visit in Glasgow - With photos & details

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Top 27 attractions to explore in Glasgow

Most populous city in Scotland. It is the fifth most visited city in United Kingdom.

Buchanan StreetBuchanan St, Glasgow, UK
Notable Architectures
Shopping Streets

Renowned for Victorian architecture, Buchanan Street is one of the main shopping streets in Glasgow. Located at the heart of Glasgow's shopping district, more upmarket shops are the highlight of Buchanan Street.

Cathkin Braes39A Cathkin Rd, Glasgow G42 9UJ, UK
Viewpoints
Grasslands
Parks
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Rising over 200 meters, Cathkin Braes is an area of hills and includes the highest point of city of Glasgow. Cathkin Braes is ideal for hiking and mountain biking.

Crookston Castle170 Brockburn Rd, Glasgow G53 5RY, UK
Viewpoints
Forts
Old Ruins

Crookston Castle is the only surviving medieval castle in Glasgow. This ruined castle was built around 1400 A.D, by the Stewarts of Darnley and it is located on a hill overlooking the small river "Lavern Water". The castle is surrounded by a defensice ring-ditch.

Finnieston Crane1, 290, Glasgow G51 1BQ, UK
Monuments
Notable Architectures

The Finnieston Crane is a giant cantilever crane that is no longer operational. The crane was commissioned in 1928 and was used for loading cargo, in particular steam locomotives, onto ships to be exported around the world. The Finnieston Crane is one of the four such cranes on the River Clyde and one of the the only eleven giant cantilever cranes remaining worldwide.

Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow111 Queen St, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AH, UK
Art Galleries

Gallery of Modern Art is the main exhibition venue for contemporary arts in Glasgow. The gallery displays works from local and international artists and offers temporary exhibitions and workshops.

George SquareGlasgow G2 1DH, UK
Monuments
Notable Architectures
Old Towns

Named after King George III, George Square is surrounded by architecturally important buildings. It is the principal civic square in the city of Glasgow, and one of the six squares in the city center. The square has a collection of important statues and monuments, and it is the venue for musical events, light shows, ceremonies, sporting celebrations, political gatherings etc..

Glasgow Botanic Gardens730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0UE, UK
Botanical Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens features several glassouses, the most notable of which is the Kibble Palace- a 19th-century wrought iron-framed glasshouse, covering 2137 m2. Some of the ferns living in the Kibble Palace are over 120 years old. The gardens notable has a veriety of temperate and tropical flora, a herb garden, UK's national collection of tree ferns, a rose garden among many other gardens and plants.

Glasgow CathedralCastle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ, UK
Churches
Tombs
Notable Architectures

Glasgow Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in mainland Scotland and is the oldest building in Glasgow. The tomb of the patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo lies in the lower crypt of the cathedral.

Glasgow GreenGreendyke St, Saltmarket, Glasgow G1 5DB, UK
Parks
Monuments
Fountains

Glasgow Green is the oldest park of Glasgow City. Located in the middle of the city, it contians a number of monuments, fountains and other recreational spaces.

Glasgow NecropolisCastle St, Glasgow G4 0UZ, UK
Tombs
Monuments
Sculptures

Officially opened in 1833, the Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian cemetery. 50,000 individuals are buried here. The cemetery is the burial place of many notable Scotish individuals.

Glasgow Science Centre50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, UK
Museums
Planetariums
Notable Architectures

Glasgow Science Centre displays interactive exhibits that demonstrate scientific principles. It also consists of a Science Show Theatre and a Planetarium. Glasgow Science Centre is one of the most popular paid visitor attractions in Scotland.

Govan Old Parish Church866 Govan Rd, Govan, Glasgow G51 3UU, UK
Churches
Monuments
Museums

Govan Old Parish Church was the parish church of Govan district from 6th century untill 2007. The church is no longer used for regular sunday services but it still has daily morning services and open for visitors in the afternoon. The church has an internationally significant collection of early medieval sculpture known as Govan Stones.

Holmwood House61-63 Netherlee Rd, Glasgow G44 3YU, UK
Monuments
Notable Architectures

Constructed in 1858, Holmwood House is the finest and most elaborate residential villa designed by the Scottish architect Alexander "Greek" Thomson. The villa retains much of its original interior decor and it may have been influenced the works of many othor proto-modernist architects.

House for an Art Lover10 Dumbreck Rd, Bellahouston, Glasgow G41 5BW, UK
Parks
Art Galleries

House for an Art Lover is a venue for art exhibitions and events, as well as being itself a visitor attraction. The building is situated in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow.

Hunterian Museum and Art GalleryUniversity of, 82 Hillhead St, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
Museums
Art Galleries

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is the oldest museum in Scotland. The museum is owned by the University of Glasgow, and is named after William Hunter, an anatomist and collector. The museum and the gallery currently houses Hunterian Museum, Zoology Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery, and the Mackintosh House- a modern concrete building, part of the gallery-library complex.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and MuseumArgyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG, UK
Museums
Art Galleries

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of the most popular attractions in Scotland. The museum has 22 galleries that showcases a range of exhibits including Renaissance art, taxidermy and artifacts from ancient Egypt. It has one of the most notable collection of arms and armour in the world.

Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew196 Clyde St, Glasgow G1 4JY, UK
Churches
Notable Architectures

Dedicated to the patron saint of Scotland, Saint Andrew, Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew is the seat of the Archbishop of Glasgow. The cathedral was designed in 1814 in the Neo Gothic style by the 19th century prominent architect James Gillespie Graham.

People's Palace and Winter GardensGreens, Templeton St, Glasgow G40 1AT, UK
Museums
Botanical Gardens

Opened in 1898, People's Palace and Winter Gardens is a museum and glasshouse. At the time of its inception, the building was located in the most unhealthy and over crowded part of the city and it was intended to provide a cultural centre for the people. From the 1940s, it has been the museum of social history, shocasing the story of the people and the city of Glasgow from 1750 to present.

Pollok Country Park2060 Pollokshaws Rd, Bellahouston, Glasgow G43 1AT, UK
Parks

Pollok Country Park was named as the best park in Britain in 2007 and as the best park in Europe in 2008. Spread over 146-hectare (361-acre), it is the largest park in the city of Glasgow. The park also has a fold of Highland cattle that lives in the park.

Pollok HousePollok House, Bellahouston, Glasgow G43 1AT, UK
Monuments
Museums
Botanical Gardens

Pollok House is the ancestral home of the Stirling Maxwell family. It houses a large private collection of Spanish paintings, glass, silverware, porcelain and antique furnitures. The garden of the house has a collection of over 1,000 species of rhododendrons. The garden also contain a Beech tree which is thought to be 250 years old.

Map of attractions in Glasgow