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Best of Glasgow Guide

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Glasgow
Scotland's largest city is a friendly, bustling town with imposing 19th-century buildings, vibrant theater life, the most talked-about independent music scene outside the U.S. and watering holes that run the gamut from trendy bars to traditional pubs. The city's buses and subway system make it easy to explore. Don't miss the reopened Kelvingrove Art Museum, the Victorian Necropolis, or the surprisingly delicious local delicacy: deep-fried pizza. Glasgow is the gateway to the Highlands and Islands.

All things to do » Things to do

Discover Scotland Day Tours
Discover Scotland Day Tours
Attraction type: Scenic Drives; Cultural Tours; Historical & Heritage Tours; Sightseeing Tours
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Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
Owner description: Permanent exhibition of Eduard Bersudsky's amazing kinetic sculptures. Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and... more Owner description: Permanent exhibition of Eduard Bersudsky's amazing kinetic sculptures. Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death. Main show (45 min)- Wed-Sun 3pm, Adults£5, conc £4, children age 4-11 - free. There are additional shows during high tourist season and school hols - please check our website for details. Full show (70 min) - Sun & Thu 7pm.(Adults £8, conc £6) Advance booking by e-mail is essential less
Attraction type: Art Galleries; Theater & Performances
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Owner description: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free attraction.​ With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, the collections... more Owner description: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free attraction.​ With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, the collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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The Glasgow School of Art
The Glasgow School of Art
Owner description: Join an hour-long 'Mackintosh at the GSA' tour to discover original furniture, the history of the Mackintosh building and the architects life and work, from student to master... more Owner description: Join an hour-long 'Mackintosh at the GSA' tour to discover original furniture, the history of the Mackintosh building and the architects life and work, from student to master designer. Examine the exterior of the Mackintosh building and uncover Mackintosh's famous designs with exclusive access to GSA's new furniture gallery. Due to the recent fire in the Mackintosh building, there will be no access to the building's interiors for the foreseeable future. Explore the rich history of The Glasgow School of Art at the 'Window on Mackintosh' Visitor Centre through artefacts from GSA's Archives and Collections, illuminating life at the School from 1845 to present day. Join GSA's City Walking Tours to explore Glasgow's creative past and present and browse designs by students, staff and alumni in the GSA Shop. The 'Window on Mackintosh' Visitor Centre and GSA Shop in the Reid building at 164 Renfrew Street are open 10Am - 4.30Pm, 7 days a week. Tours depart from the 'Window on Mackintosh' 7 days a week. Every purchase supports the School. less
Attraction type: Art Galleries; Cultural Tours; Architectural Buildings; Universities & Schools; Historical & Heritage Tours
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Glasgow Speedway
Glasgow Speedway
Attraction type: Auto Racing Tracks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Cail Bruich
Cail Bruich
Ranked #1 of 1,986 Restaurants in Glasgow
Price: $23 - $92
Cuisines: French, European, British, Scottish
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Number 16
Number 16
Ranked #2 of 1,986 Restaurants in Glasgow
Price: $5 - $25
Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Black Sheep Bistro
Black Sheep Bistro
Ranked #3 of 1,986 Restaurants in Glasgow
Price: $13 - $33
Cuisines: Scottish
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Smile Cafe
Smile Cafe
Ranked #4 of 1,986 Restaurants in Glasgow
Cuisines: Italian, Coffee Shop, Fast Food, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch
Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery
Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery
Ranked #5 of 1,986 Restaurants in Glasgow
Cuisines: Seafood, European, British, Scottish
Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Claremont House Bed & Breakfast
Claremont House Bed & Breakfast
$28 - $56
Ranked #4 of 39 Glasgow B&B and Inns
The Z Hotel Glasgow
The Z Hotel Glasgow
$83 - $153
Ranked #6 of 91 Hotels in Glasgow
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The Flower House
The Flower House
$61 - $108 (GBP 40 - 70)
Ranked #8 of 39 Glasgow B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Premier Inn Glasgow Pacific Quay
Premier Inn Glasgow Pacific Quay
$99 - $188
Ranked #1 of 91 Hotels in Glasgow
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Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries
$110 - $152
Ranked #2 of 91 Hotels in Glasgow
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GoGlasgow Urban Hotel
3.5 of 5
GoGlasgow Urban Hotel
$86 - $163 (GBP 56 - 106)
Ranked #4 of 91 Hotels in Glasgow
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Sherbrooke Castle Hotel
4.0 of 5
Sherbrooke Castle Hotel
$173 - $280
Ranked #3 of 91 Hotels in Glasgow
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Blythswood Square
5.0 of 5
Blythswood Square
$203 - $426 (GBP 132 - 277)
Ranked #7 of 91 Hotels in Glasgow
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citizenM Glasgow
4.0 of 5
citizenM Glasgow
$122 - $197
Ranked #8 of 91 Hotels in Glasgow
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