Glasgow Guides

Quick facts:

  • Location: Glasgow is Scotland’s second biggest city
  • Language: English
  • Population of city: 600,000
  • Nearest airport: Glasgow International Airport
  • Main train/bus station(s): Glasgow Central Station, Glasgow Queen Street Station
  • Best time to visit? All year round
  • Budget level? ££
  • Best for: Architecture, Shopping, Free Attractions, food

Main Districts

City Centre

In the city centre you will find many of Glasgow’s attractions. The centre is also Glasgow’s main business district, as well as hosting a vibrant shopping scene.

North Glasgow

North of the city centre you will still find plenty to do, Speirs Wharf is a beautiful canal side location, perfect for a walk on a sunny day. There are also plenty of quirky cafes and restaurants in the North.

East End

Glasgow’s creative quarter, with plenty of studios, galleries, markets and funky cafes.

Top Attractions

Glasgow School of Art

Visitors can discover the story of Mackintosh at the Glasgow School of Art, with student guides.

George Sqaure

The civic square is home to many statues of famous people associated with the city.

Riverside Museum

The Riverside Museum is an award winning museum with exhibitions dedicated to transport, from skateboards to trams.

Glasgow Science Centre

With fun shows and interactive exhibitions the science centre brings science and technology alive and is one of Glasgow’s more popular attractions.

Cultural Attractions

  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • The National Piping Centre and the Bagpipe Museum
  • Kelingrove Art Gallery and Museum