The best attractions in Glasgow
For those on a budget, accommodation is more than reasonable with plenty of options available to visitors. Travel is also easily manageable, with train tickets from East Coast Trains connecting various UK cities to this great destination - offering a convenient, affordable and stress-free way to reach one of Scottish most beloved areas.
So, with all this on offer in Glasgow, all you have to do is decide what to do once you're here.
Nestled nearby Glasgow Cathedral, Provand's Lordship is one of the few surviving medieval buildings in the city. Built in the 1500s, the house was originally part of St Nicholas' Hospital and is now furnished with an extensive selection of Scottish furniture that dates from the seventeenth century.
The Winter Gardens and People's palace
The People's Palace is the ideal place to learn about the history of this Scottish City. The museum tells the story of life in Glasgow over the last few hundred years and is surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the winter gardens.
Glasgow has a rich scientific heritage that's reflected perfectly in the Science Centre. This venue is ideal for kids with lots of hands on experiences and interactive attractions to enjoy.
Glasgow is famous for producing a host of world beating artists and the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art (GoMA) is perfect for art lovers, with exhibitions from local and international artists.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens are ideal if you want to be transported to a tropical paradise. With numerous plant species from across the globe, and strange and unusual fauna around every corner, you'll find plenty to pique your interest here.
The Mackintosh Ten
Charles Rennie Mackintosh is arguably Glasgow's most famous son and his legacy can be seen within architecture all over the city. The top ten Mackintosh buildings to visit include House for an Art Lover, Scotland Street School, The Daily Record Building, The Lighthouse, Martyrs' Public School, Queens Cross Church, Ruchill Church Hall, The Willow Tea Rooms, Mackintosh House and, of course, the stunningly beautiful Glasgow School of Art.
The Transport Museum
One of the UK's most visited attractions, the Glasgow Museum of Transport presents a fascinating insight into the way transport has shaped our lives and includes a huge selection of road, sea and air vehicles from bygone eras.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
This extensive museum has been recently refurbished and now attracts more than two million visitors each year. With regularly changing exhibitions, it is a destination which is always sure to please.
The Burrell Collection
Sir William Burrell donated his incredible collection of art and artefacts to the city of Glasgow in 1944. Containing fascinating curiosities that date as far back as the Bronze Age, it is set within Pollock Country Park and is an ideal destination for families.
Getting to Glasgow
Whilst driving or flying to Glasgow are popular forms of travel they are not necessarily the best. Checking rail times and train fares is highly recommended as this form of transport is far more convenient, with no airport waiting times or traffic jams to contend with. What's even better is trains with East Coast Trains are cheaper than domestic flights and this means your journey will keep your stress levels and your financial expenditures low.