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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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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 Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
Owner description: 2013 Winner of the European Museum of the Year. Highlights include steam trains, Glasgow trams and trolley buses, vintage cars, motorbikes and cycles including possibly the... more Owner description: 2013 Winner of the European Museum of the Year. Highlights include steam trains, Glasgow trams and trolley buses, vintage cars, motorbikes and cycles including possibly the worlds oldest bicycle. There is also a Glasgow street with shops, subway station and pub. Guided tours available. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Escape Glasgow
Escape Glasgow
Owner description: Escape is a new, simple, fun, challenging game in Glasgow City Centre. Designed for groups of 2 - 6. With 2 rooms in operation we can accommodate teams of up to 12. We lock you up... more Owner description: Escape is a new, simple, fun, challenging game in Glasgow City Centre. Designed for groups of 2 - 6. With 2 rooms in operation we can accommodate teams of up to 12. We lock you up in a mysterious room, and give you exactly 60 minutes to get out. In order to escape you and your team must identify clues, solve logic puzzles and break codes. Do you have what it takes to Escape? less
Attraction type: Game & Entertainment Centers; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Room Escape Games
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University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow
Owner description: Take a fascinating tour of the University of Glasgow campus, and explore the University's stunning architecture (with over 100 listed buildings) and discover incredible stories... more Owner description: Take a fascinating tour of the University of Glasgow campus, and explore the University's stunning architecture (with over 100 listed buildings) and discover incredible stories from its 550 years of history. Guided campus tours are led by trained student guides and last for approximately one hour - you can find out more by visiting: boxoffice.src.gla.ac.uk/product/university-glasgow-tours. Other must-see attractions to visit on campus include: • The Hunterian Museum • The Hunterian Art Gallery (including The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House) • The Visitor Centre Shop for University merchandise and Scottish gifts (10% off with your tour ticket) • A selection of cafés and restaurants for coffee or a bite to eat less
Attraction type: Educational sites
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The Glasgow School of Art
The Glasgow School of Art
Owner description: Join a 45 minute'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 a 45 minute'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. Restoration is underway following a serious fire in 2014, as such there is no access to the interiors of the Mackintosh building. 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. Step outside this summer with GSA's Walking Tours to explore Glasgow's creative past and present. Invest in new talent hailing from the School or pick up the perfect memento of your visit 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: Cultural Tours; Art Galleries; Walking Tours; Literary, Art & Music Tours; Historical & Heritage Tours
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Singl-end Cafe and Bakehouse
Singl-end Cafe and Bakehouse
Ranked #1 of 2,272 Restaurants in Glasgow
Price: $3 - $16
Cuisines: Healthy, Scottish, Cafe
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Obsession Of India
Obsession Of India
Ranked #2 of 2,272 Restaurants in Glasgow
Price: $7 - $21
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Vegan Options, Balti, Pakistani, Halal, International
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fanny Trollope's
Fanny Trollope's
Ranked #3 of 2,272 Restaurants in Glasgow
Price: $13 - $39
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Number 16
Number 16
Ranked #4 of 2,272 Restaurants in Glasgow
Price: $5 - $25
Cuisines: European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery
Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery
Ranked #5 of 2,272 Restaurants in Glasgow
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre South Hotel
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre South Hotel
$66 - $140 (£51 - £108)
Ranked #13 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
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The Z Hotel Glasgow
3.0 of 5
The Z Hotel Glasgow
$70 - $173
Ranked #14 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
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Premier Inn Glasgow Stepps (M80, J3) Hotel
3.0 of 5 Premier Inn Glasgow Stepps (M80, J3) Hotel
$59 - $109 (£45 - £84)
Ranked #20 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton by Hilton Glasgow Central
3.0 of 5
Hampton by Hilton Glasgow Central
$92 - $196
Ranked #2 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
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ibis styles Glasgow Centre George Square
3.0 of 5
ibis styles Glasgow Centre George Square
$92 - $185
Ranked #3 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
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Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow
3.5 of 5
Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow
$107 - $179 (£82 - £138)
Ranked #4 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Sherbrooke Castle Hotel
4.0 of 5
Sherbrooke Castle Hotel
$117 - $221
Ranked #7 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
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Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens
5.0 of 5
Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens
$159 - $338
Ranked #9 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
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Hotel Indigo Glasgow
4.0 of 5
Hotel Indigo Glasgow
$120 - $271 (£92 - £208)
Ranked #11 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
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