2-3 Days in Glasgow: Itinerary with Top 20 Things to Do

What to do in Glasgow?

To visit Glasgow is to discover Scotland’s largest city. Often neglected during short stays in Scotland in favor of its elegant and mythical neighbor, the capital Edinburgh, Glasgow is nevertheless worth a detour.

An industrial and cultural city, Glasgow has variously been named the “city of architecture and design ”, “city of culture” and “city of sport”. Vibrant and modern, Glasgow is one of the most interesting European cities to see.

To help you organize your visit and make the most of your stay, I have prepared a comprehensive guide to Glasgow. Discover the 20 must-see places of interest  and itineraries to visit Glasgow in 1, 2 or 3 days.

Then find all my advice for having the best possible stay with your family, ideas for things to do if it ever rains during your stay in Glasgow (which is very likely!) as well as a selection of the best accommodation in the city.

So what to do in Glasgow?

Visit Glasgow: the must-sees

1. Georges Square

It is the heart of the city and Glasgow’s main public square.

Located in the city center, this majestic pedestrian square was named after King George III. You can admire several beautiful statues of historical figures, have a coffee, stroll, rest on a bench or on the lawns.

Georges Square is dominated by the town hall (the Glasgow City Chambers), with its remarkable renaissance architecture. The exterior building is magnificent, as is the interior, which you can see during the free guided tours organized a few days a week and at set times.

It is one of the most touristic places in Glasgow and it is a good starting point to visit the city.

Tips for your Glasgow itinerary:
Take advantage of your visit to Georges Square to get a map of Glasgow from the tourist office located on the square.

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George Square, Glasgow

2. St. Mungo’s Cathedral in Glasgow

It is the flagship monument of the city.

Installed on a hill in the East End district in the north of the city, its construction began in the 12th century. From the start, it was the nerve center around which Glasgow developed.

Also called High Kirk of Glasgow, this imposing medieval Gothic cathedral impresses with its architecture and is one of the city’s major tourist sites .

The visit of the interior is free. In particular, you will be able to see beautiful stained glass windows there as well as the crypt where the tomb of Saint Mungo, the patron saint of the city, is located .

Find the visiting hours on the official website of the cathedral.  

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St. Mungo’s Cathedral in Glasgow

3. Necropolis

Right next to Saint Mungo’s Cathedral, don’t miss the picturesque Victorian Necropolis Cemetery.

Perched on a small hill, it’s a bit like Scotland’s version of the Père Lachaise cemetery in France. Most of the graves date from the Victorian era and over 50,000 people are buried there.

To visit the Necropolis is also to discover, among the ancient tombs and mausoleums, a magnificent view of the whole city.

The cemetery is open daily from 7 a.m. until dusk.

It’s a good idea for a somewhat original activity to do in Glasgow.

Tips for your Glasgow itinerary:
It is from the hill where the Necropolis is located that you will have the best view of the cathedral.

The Necropolis, Glasgow Cemetery

4. Buchanan Street

If you want to go shopping, window shopping or just a stroll, Buchanan Street is the place to be in Glasgow.

Busy and lively, it is the city’s main shopping avenue . In this pretty pedestrian street surrounded by shops, you can admire beautiful Victorian buildings mingling with recent constructions.

The very contrasting architecture of this street gives it a lot of charm and you will also find many shops there for all budgets. I also advise you to go for a walk around the Princes Square Shopping Center shopping mall.

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Buchanan Street

5. GoMA, the Modern Art Gallery

Located on Buchanan Street, the GoMA is a museum of modern art that will delight lovers of cultural tourism in Glasgow.

The gallery is housed in a building that served successively as a residence, a library and then a museum from 1996. You can discover many works by local and international artists there.

As with most museums in Glasgow, admission is free. 

Outside, just in front of the GoMA entrance, don’t miss the statue of Duke of Wellington wearing a construction cone. For the little anecdote, this cone was placed there by little jokers who put it back in place each time the municipality removed it. By force, the city capitulated and decided to leave it there.

The Duke of Wellington and his construction cone on his head then became one of Glasgow’s most famous symbols.

For opening hours, it’s on the official website. 

Tips for your Glasgow itinerary:
If you are in Glasgow over the Christmas period, you will have the chance to admire the magnificent decorations in Royal Exchange Square, all around the GoMA.

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The GoMa, Glasgow’s museum of modern art

6. Riverside Museum

Built on a former shipyard and inaugurated in 2011, the Riverside Museum is Scotland’s transport museum.

The building itself, designed by contemporary architect Zaha Hadid (who also designed the Canton Opera in China, for example), is very original and worth a look.

This free museum exhibits the history of the transport industry in Scotland but also around the world. There are many original vehicles, replicas and many interactive explanations.

The visit is really interesting and it’s impressive to be able to see the first 19th century bicycles rubbing shoulders in the same room with F1 cars, via trams, steam trains and skateboards!

Outside you can also visit the Tall Ship, a vintage tall ship which is moored alongside the River Clyde.

All practical information can be found on the official website.

Le Riverside Museum

7. Kelvingrove Park

Where to go in Glasgow to enjoy some greenery?

Glasgow has many museums but also some vast green spaces where to breathe and recharge your batteries.

Kelvingrove Park, a wooded park crossed by the River Kelvin, allows you to take lovely walks and enjoy a superb view of the university. Children can also have fun in the playgrounds provided for this purpose.

From the park, you can walk along the river on the ‘Kelvin Walkway’ to reach Glasgow Botanic Garden (#15 in this guide).

8. Kelvingrove Art Museum

If you had to visit only one museum in Glasgow, it would be this one! The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland’s most important museums and should not be missed during your trip to Glasgow.

It is located in Kelvingrove Park and admission is of course free.

This museum exhibits a rich collection of paintings, sculptures, new art objects, furniture. You will also find a section on natural history or medieval weapons. In short, a bit of everything spread over 22 themed galleries.

The information is complete, fun and educational. The tour is also very suitable for children.

A joyful cultural mix in a remarkable building, as beautiful on the outside as on the inside.

Check the official website for access times.

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery

9. Glasgow Science Center

I told you, Glasgow is the city of culture.

So we continue with the must-see tourist attractions, this time with the Glasgow Science Centre.

Built on the south bank of the River Clyde, it opened in 2001 and is particularly popular with children. It is a scientific museum, very playful and interactive, somewhat in the style of La Villette in Paris.

There are a lot of exhibitions on all fields of science, all in the form of interactive workshops to discover while having fun.

There is also a planetarium and a 3D cinema. You can also take the opportunity to climb to the top of the Glasgow Tower and admire the view.

Unlike other museums, this one is chargeable. You can check the rates on the official website.

A great family visit to Glasgow.

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Le Glasgow science centre

10. The Lighthouse

Elected city of design and architecture, Glasgow opened this cultural center and museum in 1999.

The Lighthouse is dedicated to these two arts and more particularly to the famous architect Mackintosh, designer of many buildings in Glasgow.

Located on Buchanan Street, right next to the GoMA, the Lighthouse is also a beacon. You can climb to the top of the tower to enjoy a 360° view of the city center.

The visit is free, so it would be a shame to miss it, if only for the panorama.

To learn more about The Lighthouse, it’s on the official website.

The lighthouse, à Glasgow

11. Glasgow Green

Glasgow Green is another large public park in Glasgow, laid out on the north bank of the Clyde, not far from the city centre.

It dates from the 15th century and is the oldest park in the city. It notably hosted the first football matches in the 1800s.

What to walk, rest and admire the few pretty statues and monuments that punctuate the park. In summer, you can even attend bagpipe concerts.

Also not to be missed in the park: the People’s Palace museum located inside Glasgow Green. I tell you about it below.

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Le Glasgow green

12. The People’s Palace

Within the grounds of Glasgow Green you will find the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens. This is a (free) museum on the history of the people of Glasgow which is interested in the living conditions of the inhabitants through the centuries.

It is housed in a pretty building in front of which is installed a superb terracotta fountain (the Doulton Foutain) representing the colonies of the United Kingdom such as South Africa or Australia. It is the largest fountain of this type in the world.

As you leave the palace, don’t miss the old tapestry factory and its impressive multicolored facade.

Outside the museum, you can take a walk through the winter gardens which are in fact beautiful tropical greenhouses containing palm trees and other exotic plants. You can have a coffee or lunch there in an unusual setting.

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The Doulton Fountain in front of The People’s Palace

13. Glasgow University

To continue visiting Glasgow, I recommend heading to the university.

The university is one of the finest and most prestigious universities in the world. It is one of the must-see places during your stay in Glasgow.

You will undoubtedly remain speechless in front of its splendid architecture, which we understand at first glance that it greatly inspired JK Rowling for his conception of the school of wizards: Hogwarts. Harry Potter atmosphere guaranteed!

This university is a true architectural masterpiece and all of its neo-Gothic buildings transport us back several centuries.

It is an exceptional visit to be made freely through certain buildings, the interior courtyards and some very interesting museums (Hunterian Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery, Mackintosh House and Hunterian Zoology Museum).

You can also opt for a guided tour (to be booked on site) if you want to know the smallest details of the history of the place and have access to more rooms.

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The University of Glasgow

14. Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Another museum to see in Glasgow: the Hunterian Museum.

Divided into two distinct parts, this museum is made up of an art gallery and a science museum, both located on the university campus.

The Hunterian Museum displays an impressive collection of objects related to natural history, anatomy and medicine. It is the oldest public museum in the country, opened in 1807 thanks to a donation from William Hunter, a famous anatomist and alumnus of the university.

Organs in formalin jars , skeletons, deformed animals, it’s very special and it really feels like being at the school of wizards. The architecture of the museum alone is worth the visit with its stone walls and magnificent vaults.

T he art gallery is located just opposite, next to the university library. In a completely different register, it exhibits the university’s art collection, including works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Chardin, Whistler and Stubbs.

More details about the Hunterian Museum on the official website.

The Hunterian museum

15. Glasgow Botanic Garden

During your weekend in Glasgow, you can also go to the Botanical Garden.

A stone’s throw from the university, it is a beautiful garden where it is good to spend an afternoon strolling among the flowers, crossing the bridges over the river, visiting the magnificent Victorian-inspired tropical greenhouses that characterize it and observing the cute little gray squirrels that inhabit the place.

Even in cold or rainy weather, the visit is possible inside the covered and heated greenhouses. 

16. Pollok Park

At 146 hectares, it is Glasgow’s largest green space.

It is a little out of the way as it is located south of the city center but easily accessible by train from Queen Street station.

It is the ideal place to relax in peace and find a bit of the Scottish countryside a few minutes from the city. There are pleasant walks through meadows, undergrowth, and flower gardens. The trails are well laid out.

Your children will be able to enjoy the playgrounds, ride their bikes and observe the famous “Highland cows.

In the park, you can also visit the Pollok House, the family home of the former owners of the park. Fans of classic English novels will enjoy visiting this picturesque house and the various living rooms.

Don’t miss the Burrel Collection inside , one of the finest collections in Europe which brings together more than 8,000 works of art from all over the world.

Pollok Park

17. Stroll along the Forth and Clyde Canal

For a bike ride, a jog, a nature photo session or just a pleasant walk, the path laid out along the Forth and Clyde canal is the ideal place in Glasgow.

One of the departure points for the walk is in the Maryhill area. You can also join the trail from Kelvingrove Park by following the river.

The canal links the River Forth in the east of the country to the River Clyde in the west. If you feel like it, you can follow the cycle route from Glasgow and reach Edinburgh (105 km anyway!), or join the village of Bowling from Glasgow (15 km).

The best way to do a bit of sport during your holiday in Glasgow.

Tips for your Glasgow itinerary:
You can hire bikes for around £15 a day near Kelvingrove Park, specifically at Gear Bikes on Gibson Street.

Le canal forth and clyde

18. Hampden Park and Celtic Park

What to visit in Glasgow if you love football? Hampden Park!

It is Scotland’s national sports stadium. It is also in this stadium that the team of Queen’s Park FC, the oldest football club in the country, plays.

The stadium is also home to the Scottish Football Museum, which fans will happily visit to learn all about the history of football in the country. There is a collection of 2,500 exhibits, including the Scottish Cup, the oldest national trophy on the planet.

To book your Hampden Park and Football Museum tour.

And if you want even more football, in Glasgow, you can also visit a second stadium: Celtic Park where Celtic Football Club plays.

It is one of the largest football stadiums in Europe. You will be able to participate in a guided tour of the stadium and have access to the players’ dressing rooms and the pitch.

An activity to book in advance by clicking here!

19. Enjoy Glasgow’s bustling nightlife

If you are lucky enough to be in Glasgow for a few days, do not return to your hotel at nightfall and enjoy a few more hours of the city’s exceptional atmosphere.

Renowned for its vibrant nightlife, Glasgow is the perfect city for nightlife and partying. Whether it’s dining, going to concerts, enjoying the street entertainment or having fun in the pubs and clubs, Glasgow by night is one of the things not to be missed.

Some ideas of things to do in the evening in Glasgow:

  • Stroll along Ashton Lane: this charming little cobbled street is full of bars, pubs and restaurants as well as a small cinema
  • Discover the Finnestion district and its very good restaurants
  • Have fun in the Merchant City district and its wine bars, restaurants, pubs and trendy clubs
  • Catch a live concert at the SSE Hydro, Royal Concert Hall or King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
The Finnieston district for nightlife in Glasgow

20. Do a “Subcrawl” with Friends

Did you know that the Glasgow metro is the third oldest in Europe after those of London and Budapest?

Very small and with a circular trajectory, it does not allow you to move further than in the West End district, but it is perfectly suited to a pub crawl. There is even a specific term for this: the subcrawl.

The subcrawl is a pun that defines a pub crawl (pubcrawl) in the subway (subway).

The pubcrawl is a bit of a tradition in Anglo-Saxon countries and if you’re in Glasgow with friends, it’s an opportunity to spend a fun evening, rich in discoveries and encounters. Provided of course to return on foot or by metro after the tour.

Here you will find the list of all the pubs located on this line and near the stops.

Tips for your Glasgow itinerary:

If you want to taste the famous Scotch whisky, I recommend you book this guided tour of the best whiskey bars in Glasgow. With tasting included of course!

And if you prefer beer to Whiskey, this guided walking tour of the best local beers is awesome too! Just click here for more info.

Do a subcrawl in Glasgow

What to Do around Glasgow?

If you have time, do not hesitate to widen your perimeter of visit around Glasgow to see the surroundings. Here are my favorite sites located less than 2 hours from the city:

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

If the two big cities of Scotland (Glasgow and Edinburgh) are magnificent to visit, it is above all for the countryside and nature that we go to Scotland.

For this, Loch Lomond (largest lake in Scotland) and the Trossachs National Park are definitely worth a visit. They are located just a few kilometers north of Glasgow and it would be a shame not to visit them during your stay.

For example, you can go to the small town of Balloch located in the heart of the park and on the shores of Loch Lomond, just 30 km from Glasgow and reachable in 50 minutes by car.

The place is really very pretty, it is the ideal place to enjoy nature around Glasgow. You can take beautiful walks along the loch, discover the ruins of a castle but also do some shopping at Loch Lomond Shores.

If you prefer to opt for an excursion with guide and driver from Glasgow to visit Loch Lomond and the national park, I advise you to book it here.

The day also includes the option of a one-hour cruise on the loch and a visit to Stirling Castle. 

Isle of Arran

About 2 hours by road from Glasgow, the Isle of Arran is a little gem that allows you to spend a weekend or a few days of getaway in the heart of nature.

Meet for this at the small port of Ardrossan from where you will take the ferry to the Isle of Arran. It is easy to get around the island by car, you can circle it in 2 hours and cross it from East to West in just 20 minutes.

Some ideas of things to see and do on the Isle of Arran, close to Glasgow: Brodick Castle, the Historical Museum of Arran, the ruins of Lochranza Castle, the pretty village of the same name and the Arran Distillery.

You can also do lots of sports activities everywhere: hiking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, diving…

3 Other Places to See near Glasgow

  • Stirling: A medieval town steeped in history with beautiful cobbled streets, a castle and a tower that hosts exhibitions. You can come and spend a few hours in Stirling and return from Glasgow in the same day since the city is accessible in 50 minutes by car.
  • New Lanark: It is a pretty village listed as a UNESCO heritage site, located 41 km from Glasgow. You can get there in 40 minutes by car. In New Lanark, you can visit an old cotton mill from the 18th century and take a walk in the magnificent forest of the village.
  • Edinburgh: And of course if you are passing through Glasgow and have not yet visited the capital, be sure to spend a day or two in Edinburgh, which is only 1 hour from Glasgow. To organize your visit to the Scottish capital, do not hesitate to consult our complete guide to the city: Top 20 things to do in Edinburgh.

Go on an organized 2 or 3 day excursion from Glasgow

For more details on these excursions and to book them, you can click on the links in orange below:

The city of Edinburgh in Scotland

What to Do in Glasgow when it Rains?

Scotland and the rain is a great love story. And Glasgow is of course not spared with an average of 200 days of rain per year!

But don’t panic, in case of a downpour or if it rains all day, you have plenty to keep you busy and fully enjoy the city. The cultural places are not lacking, you will always have the opportunity to enter the nearest museum or monument while waiting for the next thinning.

With its countless number of free museums, Glasgow is definitely a city where you will find plenty of things to do when it rains.

And if you have finished the tour of the museums, you can always indulge in shopping or go warm up in a tea room or a pub.

Visit Glasgow with the family

As you have understood, Glasgow is above all a cultural city.

Young children will therefore not necessarily be thrilled by all the museums and can quickly get bored. On the other hand, the majority of museums being free, if they are old enough to appreciate this kind of visit, you will have enough to discover a lot of things together without blowing the budget.

Here are some ideas to do in Glasgow with the family:

  • The many art museums will not necessarily appeal to everyone, but if you are visiting Glasgow with your family, do not miss the Glasgow Science Center, a must for children and which also appeals to parents!
  • Apart from cultural visits, you will also have enough to spend good times in the green spaces of the city. I particularly recommend the Pollok Country Park, suitable for families and very popular with the youngest.
  • Visiting the university is also a family attraction. It will delight young Harry Potter fans.
Glasgow University Tour

Visit Glasgow on foot

Glasgow is very easy to explore on foot and visiting the city center (where the vast majority of the city’s points of interest are located) is easily done in a day.

Thanks to its checkerboard plan, Glasgow is a city in which you can easily find your bearings. I propose here a route to discover Glasgow on foot in one day and which allows you to have a very good overview.

If you spend more than one day in Glasgow, you can deepen this itinerary and spread it over 2 or 3 days. I tell you about it a little later in the article.

Start with a stroll through Glasgow Green Park where you can visit the People’s Palace and take a stroll through the Winter Gardens.

Then go up to the famous St Mungo’s Cathedral and its Victorian cemetery, the Necropolis.

Reach the center of Glasgow via George Square (about 15 minutes on foot from the cathedral). Don’t miss a visit to the magnificent City Hall! (Glasgow City Chambers)

You can then walk past the GoMA and then climb to the top of the Lighthouse for a view of all of Glasgow.

Walk down Buchanan Street to admire the department store windows.

Head west and reach Kelvingrove Park where you will find the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and from where you can quickly reach the University of Glasgow.

To end the day in style, then join the charming and picturesque street of Ashton Lane (located only 500 meters from the university) where you can spend a beautiful evening.

The Glasgow City Chambers (Town Hall)

How many days to visit Glasgow

Glasgow’s main places of interest are fairly close together and the city is easily explored on foot in a day.

On the other hand, staying there for 2 or 3 days makes it possible to deepen the visit, to explore the different districts and to visit a good number of museums.

For a simple overview of the city, one day will therefore be sufficient. On the other hand, if you like art and culture and want to soak up the atmosphere of the city, plan a whole weekend, or even 3 days. This is the perfect length of time to take full advantage of all that Glasgow has to offer.

To help you organize yourself, I therefore suggest 3 itineraries to visit Glasgow in 1, 2 or 3 days.

1 Day Glasgow Itinerary

If you only have one day to visit Glasgow, here is the program I suggest:

  • Walk to Glasgow Green Park where you can visit The People’s Palace and the Winter Gardens
  • Visit of Saint Mungo’s Cathedral
  • Spooky Walk at the Necropolis
  • Passage through George Square and the Glasgow City Chambers
  • Lunch
  • GoMA  Tour
  • Ascent to The Lighthouse
  • Shop window on Buchanan Street
  • Evening in Merchant City

If you want to visit Glasgow in a more condensed version to see more things, you can consult the itinerary that I propose to you a little higher in “visiting Glasgow on foot”.

If you don’t feel like walking, I recommend booking a hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing tour to see the main sites.

2 Days Glasgow Itinerary

To visit Glasgow in 2 days, take the previous program and add the following visit ideas:

  • Visit the Riverside Museum or the Glasgow Science Center if you have children
  • Walk in Kelvingrove Park
  • Visite du Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Discovery of the University of Glasgow
  • Passage par le Hunterian Art Gallery
  • Glasgow Botanic Garden Walk
  • Evening on Ashton Lane

3 Days Glasgow Itinerary

If you are lucky enough to spend 3 full days in Glasgow, take the previous routes. After that, you still have to see and do:

  • The Pollok Country Park to breathe the air of the Scottish countryside and admire the Burrel Collection
  • Visiting the Football Museum at Hampden Park (for sports fans) or Celtic Park
  • A long walk or bike ride along the Forth and Clyde Canal
  • And to end the day, you can discover the festive atmosphere of a “subcrawl” or discover the best Whiskeys with an awesome guide!

You can also choose to see the surroundings of Glasgow by going to Loch Lomond, the Trossachs National Park, Stirling, the Isle of Arran or even as far as Edinburgh! 

And if you have not rented a car, I advise you to opt for a day trip with driver and guide included.

Several day trip choices are available from Glasgow (click on the links in orange for more info):

  • Loch Ness + Glencoe + Glasgow Highlands (small group) – For this full day excursion you will travel by minibus of maximum 16 people and will benefit from a guide. You will discover Loch Lomond, the Highlands, Glencoe, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. The guide is super nice and the landscapes splendid.
  • From Glasgow: Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Stirling Castle – Departing from Glasgow, you will pass by Loch Lomond and can take a one-hour cruise. You will continue by crossing the Trossachs (Scotland’s first national park) and will end up at Stirling Castle. Transport and guide are included.
  • From Glasgow: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whiskey – The program here is the same as the previous excursion but does not include a loch cruise as you will instead visit a whiskey distillery. The excursion is done in a minibus of 16 people to make the most of it.
  • Oban, Glencoe, Lochs and Castles from Glasgow – This small-group tour takes you to Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray Castle, the Glencoe Valley, the town of Oban and Luss, and Loch Lomond National Park.
  • From Glasgow: Outlander day tour – See filming locations from the Outlander series, adapted from the novels by Diana Gabaldon.

Accommodation in Glasgow

  • The Z Hotel Glasgow: Located next to George Square, right in the city centre. Well appointed and comfortable double room from €55 per night, breakfast €9. Most: the location in the center, the aperitif offered every evening between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. with wine, cheese and charcuterie, the very welcoming staff.
  • Motel One Glasgow: Located 10 minutes walk from George Square and 200 meters from Buchanan Street. Double room with neat decor and a view of Glasgow from €95, breakfast €11. Most: the setting, the location, the decor, the competent staff. It is our favorite for its performance / price ratio!
  • citizenM Glasgow: Located 10 minutes walk from George Square. Elegant, modern and bright double room with large bay windows from €105, breakfast €14. Most: the design and style of the hotel, the friendliness of the staff, the good breakfast.
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow: Located 5 minutes from the Museum of Modern Art and 700 from George Square. Spacious and quiet double room with comfortable bedding from €160, breakfast at €19. Most: the very good breakfast, the helpful staff, the location.
  • Blythswood Square: 5 star hotel located in Glasgow city centre. Very spacious and comfortable double room from €250 per night, breakfast at €14. The pluses: the Spa with free access at certain times, the comfort, the discretion of the staff. This is our recommendation for a luxury stay in Glasgow!

Where to eat in Glasgow

  • Number 16: located not far from Kelvingrove Park and the University. This excellent restaurant offers typical local cuisine as well as international cuisine. There isn’t a lot of choice on the menu, but in general that’s a good sign…and it’s confirmed because the dishes are really delicious and homemade. Remember to book!
  • Wee Lochan: a small and pleasant restaurant that serves delicious local dishes in a friendly atmosphere. The dressing of the dishes is particularly pretty and original. It’s good, it’s beautiful and the prices are correct, what more could you ask for?
  • Obsession of India: for lovers of Indian cuisine and if you want a change from Scottish cuisine, this restaurant will delight your taste buds. It is located in the lively Merchant City area (on the High Street at number 25). The service is perfect, the atmosphere warm and the prices reasonable with a rather original principle: if you don’t like the dish, you don’t pay.

Tips for your Glasgow itinerary:
The Hard Rock Café is a Glasgow institution, and you should eat there once during your stay!

When to visit Glasgow?

Winter in Glasgow (and all of Scotland in general) is often very cold.

Summer is rather humid with heavy showers interspersed with beautiful sunny days.

To visit Glasgow in the best conditions, I would therefore advise you to go there in the spring, between the months of April and June. September is also a good option. It is during these periods that you have the best chance of enjoying a maximum of sunshine while avoiding the influx of tourists.

And you? What are you planning to visit during your stay in Glasgow?

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Camille L.

Passionate about foreign languages, cooking and writing. I wish to share with you the places, the meetings and the gastronomic discoveries which gave relief to my travels.

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