Glasgow

Euroventure city guide

Glasgow

Euroventure city guide

Everything you need to know about Glasgow

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

Top Attractions

Clydeside Distillery

For the ultimate Scottish whisky experience, head to Clydeside Distillery. Located on the docks of the Clyde, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon learning about one of Scotland’s most famous exports. Take the whisky tour and marvel at the skill of the distillers or, check out the chocolate and whisky tour to taste some single malt whisky paired with artisan chocolates. If you fancy taking home a souvenir, there’s a huge distillery shop where you can even get your hands on a personalised bottle.

Glasgow Botanical Gardens

Located in the West End of Glasgow, the Botanic Gardens are one of the city’s most relaxing tourist attractions. Amongst the flora and fauna you’ll find Kibble Palace. Originally built on the shores of Loch Long, this huge glass palace was dismantled and reconstructed in the Botanic Garden in 1873. Take a guided tour or explore at your own pace as you wander the tree lined trail of the Kelvin Walkway.

Riverside Museum

The Riverside Museum is an award winning museum with a huge range of interactive exhibitions dedicated to transport, from skateboards to trams. Through a selection of films, photos and memories, you’ll discover the story behind these unique objects that give an insight in the city’s history. Step on board the Tall Ship, Glenlee or wander through the reconstructed Glaswegian streets to explore the city’s trade. Don’t forget to keep your eye out for the Stormtrooper on display!

Glasgow Science Centre

If you have a passion for physics or space, check out the 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. Take your camera and become part of an optical illusion, head to the space zone and wander the walkway to the solar system or take on the Glasgow Tower. At 127m high, the Glasgow tower is the tallest free-standing building in Scotland!

Routes

A Selection of Trips and Tours that include Glasgow

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