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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.

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The Glasgow School of Art
The Glasgow School of Art
Owner description: Visitors are warmly welcomed to discover this iconic architectural gem on our award-winning, student-led guided tours. Over a century since its completion, Charles Rennie... more Owner description: Visitors are warmly welcomed to discover this iconic architectural gem on our award-winning, student-led guided tours. Over a century since its completion, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s ‘masterwork’, The Glasgow School of Art, continues to fulfill its original purpose as a vibrant and hard working institution. Please note this building is only accessible to the public by guided tour. Tours last 1 hour. Reservations & Accessibility: We recommended making a reservation as space is limited on these award winning tours! There are 224 stairs on the tour route and lift access is available with prior notice, please contact us to make a reservation. Tour translations booklets are available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and English. less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Educational Sites
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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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University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow
Take a student-led tour of the university's historic campus. The university was founded more than 500 years ago.
Attraction type: Educational Sites
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Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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. SHARMANKA (Russian for Barrel-Organ) was founded by sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya in St.Petersburg (Russia) in 1989. Audiences in many countries have been fascinated by its magic, and based in Glasgow since 1996 it has gained a reputation as one of the city's hidden treasures. Unique art and craft for thought and entertainment for any age. Main show (45 min)- Wed-Sun 3pm (Adults£5, conc £4, children - free) Full show (70 min) - Sun & Thu 7pm.(Adults £8, conc £6) Advance booking is essential less
Attraction type: Art Galleries; Performances
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Barrowland Ballroom
Barrowland Ballroom
Attraction type: Theaters
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Cupcakes For You & West End Vintage
Cupcakes For You & West End Vintage
Ranked #1 of 1,678 restaurants in Glasgow
Price: $7 - $33
Cuisines: Tea Room
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Private Dining
Sapori D'Italia
Sapori D'Italia
Ranked #2 of 1,678 restaurants in Glasgow
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Number 16
Number 16
Ranked #3 of 1,678 restaurants in Glasgow
Price: $5 - $25
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Black Sheep Bistro
Black Sheep Bistro
Ranked #4 of 1,678 restaurants in Glasgow
Price: $13 - $33
Cuisines: Scottish
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Cail Bruich
Cail Bruich
Ranked #5 of 1,678 restaurants in Glasgow
Price: $21 - $58
Cuisines: European, French, Scottish, British
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Claremont House Bed & Breakfast
Claremont House Bed & Breakfast
$28 - $56
Ranked #4 of 38 Glasgow B&B and Inns
Barrisdale Guest House
Barrisdale Guest House
$35 - $104
Ranked #5 of 38 Glasgow B&B and Inns
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The Flower House
The Flower House
$67 - $117 (GBP 40 - 70)
Ranked #8 of 38 Glasgow B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries
Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries
$107 - $166
Ranked #1 of 88 hotels in Glasgow
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Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow
3.5 of 5
Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow
$125 - $246 (GBP 75 - 147)
Ranked #2 of 88 hotels in Glasgow
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citizenM Glasgow
4.0 of 5
citizenM Glasgow
$108 - $206
Ranked #3 of 88 hotels in Glasgow
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Blythswood Square
5.0 of 5
Blythswood Square
$212 - $349 (GBP 127 - 209)
Ranked #4 of 88 hotels in Glasgow
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Hotel Indigo Glasgow
4.0 of 5
Hotel Indigo Glasgow
$139 - $251 (GBP 83 - 150)
Ranked #5 of 88 hotels in Glasgow
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Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens
4.0 of 5
Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens
$195 - $365
Ranked #6 of 88 hotels in Glasgow
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