Explore the City of Glasgow

Tour/Activity , United Kingdom

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Today you will enjoy exploring Glasgow on your own. Discover the world famous Glasgow sights in one day and get a real feeling of the city! If you're looking for a fun and exciting way to explore Glasgow, there's no shortage of activities to keep you busy! Here's a suggested itinerary for a day of exploring this vibrant Scottish city:

Stroll through Glasgow's beautiful Kelvingrove Park. This park features stunning gardens, a boating pond, and a variety of sculptures and monuments to explore.

Visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, located next to the park. This museum features a wide range of exhibits, including art collections, natural history exhibits, and interactive displays that showcase Glasgow's history and culture.

Visit Pollock Country Park, a large (146 hectare) park located on the south side of Glasgow, Scotland. It is well known for a number of reasons including being home to the police mounted and dog-handling divisions, the famous Burrell Collection and Pollok House (closed from 20 November 2023 for a two-year conservation project). It also has many wide open spaces that are ideal for filming outdoor scenes for Outlander. As well as portraying the surroundings of Doune Castle, scenes filmed here include the duel between Jamie and “Black Jack” and when Jamie and Fergus ride out.

Visit Glasgow Necropolis, just a short walk from the cathedral. This Victorian cemetery is a unique and fascinating place to explore, with over 50,000 monuments and graves, many ornately decorated and featuring intricate carvings and designs.

Tour the Glasgow Cathedral, one of the city's oldest and most impressive landmarks. The cathedral features stunning Gothic architecture, beautiful stained glass windows, and a fascinating history dating back to the 12th century.

Glasgow is a city full of life, culture and diversity. There is no better way to see this than in the street art of the Glasgow Mural Trail, which brightens up boring walls and dingy lanes, breathing new life into the city. Many different local artists have been commissioned to create these wonderful pieces, often celebrating life in Glasgow, and they have formed a route around the centre of the city. This way, you can explore both the street art scene and everything else that Scotland’s second capital has to offer.

Visit the Merchant City neighbourhood, home to various boutique shops, galleries, and restaurants for some shopping. The area's cobbled streets and charming architecture make it a picturesque place to explore.

Finish your day with a drink at any traditional Scottish pub. Most will offer different types of whisky and a cosy atmosphere, making it a great place to relax and unwind after exploring Glasgow.