24 Epic Things to Do in Glasgow, Scotland – Ultimate Guide

Glasgow is a bustling city in Scotland with a fascinating history alongside its renowned museums, Victorian and art nouveau architecture, colourful street arts, legendary music scenes and numerous festivals. Scotland’s largest city will surprise you.

In the 19th century, Glasgow was one of the important industrial cities in Scotland. Today it is one of Scotland’s most culturally influential hubs. 

It was the first city in Britain to be named a UNESCO City of Music. Also, in 1990, this city was declared the European Capital of Culture.

Often overshadowed by Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, Glasgow has its own unique vibe and character.

This city’s Scottish Gaelic name means ‘Dear Green Place’ – this city has over ninety wonderful parks and gardens to enjoy. Add a few of them to your Glasgow itinerary.

Glaswegians are some of the funniest and friendliest people you would meet in Scotland. 

Many travellers visit here as a day trip from Edinburgh, but this city is also a great base to explore Scotland.

And if you fancy venturing outside the city border, you’ll discover some exciting places – from the tranquillity of Loch Lomond to the picturesque historic town of Inveraray. There are some unmissable day trip options from Glasgow.

So, whether you are looking for some fun activities or exploring hidden gems, there is something for you in this guide. 

Best Things to Do in Glasgow, Scotland

1. Explore the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Housed in a Spanish-Baroque-style red sandstone building in the West End, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of the best museums in Glasgow.

From ancient Egyptian artefacts to Renaissance art, arms and armour to animals – you can find everything under one roof.

Established in 1901, Kelvingrove has an astounding collection of 8000 objects displayed across its 22 world-class themed galleries.

the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

It features an excellent collection of priceless artworks, including works by European masters – Monet, Gauguin, Renoir, Rembrandt and Van Gogh. You can also find the paintings by the Scottish Colourists and the Glasgow Boys here.

One of the most notable paintings at Kelvingrove is Salvador Dali’s ‘Christ of Saint John of the Cross’. Also, Sir Roger, the Asian elephant in the stuffed animal section of the West Court, is a firm favourite with locals and visitors of Glasgow.

Another popular display at Kelvingrove is ‘The Floating Heads’ installation by Sophie Cave.

After visiting the museum, meander around the nearby Kelvingrove Park. The 85-acre public park is a peaceful urban oasis and a popular place for local dog walkers, joggers and cyclists.

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday and Saturday, 10 am-5 pm. Friday and Sunday, 11 am-5 pm.

2. Discover the History of Glasgow Cathedral

Steeped in more than 800 years of history, this cathedral is one of the oldest medieval structures on the Scottish mainland.

Dedicated to Saint Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow, it is an oasis of peace and tranquillity, away from the hustle-bustle of the busy streets.

After admiring the magnificent Gothic architecture from the outside, step inside to explore the interior of this cathedral.

Glasgow Cathedral

The oldest part, the nave, was built in the early 1200s. Here you will find one of the finest post-World War II collections of stained glasses in Britain.

Admire the stone carving of the ceiling at the Blackadder Aisle. Also, watch out for the beautiful blue stained glass window called the Millennium Window, by John K. Clark.

Glasgow Cathedral was featured in the popular TV series, Outlander as an 18th-century Parisian hospital.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday, 1 pm – 4 pm.

3. Visit Riverside Museum

Located at the intersection of River Clyde and River Kelvin, the Riverside Museum is an award-winning transport museum reflecting this city’s rich industrial legacy.

Designed by renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid, this museum is one of the best family-friendly attractions in Glasgow.

Riverside Museum

From automobiles and locomotives to skateboards and prams to mock subway trains – you can easily spend a few hours browsing through the museum’s impressive transport collections.

We particularly loved the moving display of various model ships. There are interactive and explanatory screens full of images and videos that tell the story behind the objects.

Also, stroll along the reconstructed old cobbled street of Glasgow, dating from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.

If you are hungry, there is a cafe inside the museum, serving fresh soup, sandwiches and cakes.

From Partick Station, The Riverside Museum is just 10 minutes walk.

Opening Hours: Monday- Thursday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. Friday and Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.

4. Follow the Mural Trail

You can find colourful street art all around the city. Walking the dedicated mural trail is one of the most unique and fun activities in Glasgow. There are over twenty-five stunning street murals across the city centre. It takes about two to three hours to complete the trail.

The street murals transform otherwise dull places with stunning pieces of art. Even if you are short on time, you can add a few of the murals to your Glasgow itinerary.

St Mungo mural on High Street is the most popular one. In recent years, it has gotten very famous on social media. Created by local artist Smug, this stunning mural displays a modern-day St Mungo, the patron saint of this city, holding a robin in his hand.

street mural in Glasgow
street art

Don’t miss St Enoch and Child mural showing a younger St Mungo cradled by his mother St Thenue. Both murals are close to each other.

Another one of our favourites is Honey, I Shrunk the Kids on Mitchell Street. The large hyper-realistic mural shows a girl with a magnifying glass observing and trying to pick something up from the street.

Also, there are three beautiful murals of Glasgow-born comedian Billy Connolly presented on his 75th birthday – Billy Connolly by John Byrne, Big Yin by Rachel Maclean and Dr Connolly, I Presume? by Jack Vettriano.

5. Take a Day Trip from Glasgow

There are so many amazing day trip options from Glasgow that we would encourage you to add at least some of them to your travel itinerary.

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is a must-visit place in Scotland. It is the largest freshwater lake by surface in the whole of Britain. Take a scenic boat cruise from Balloch and explore the beautiful villages dotted on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. The charming village of Luss is a popular destination for water sports.

Edinburgh is an unmissable day trip destination from Glasgow. Start your city tour with a visit to the iconic Edinburgh Castle. After taking a stroll through the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile, climb Arthur’s Seat or Calton Hill for a stunning view. Don’t miss a quick visit to Dean Village, Victoria Street and Circus Lane in Stockbridge.

Another great place to escape the hustle and bustle of Glasgow is the Isle of Arran. Popularly known as “Scotland in Miniature”, the island is famous for its spectacular coastline, castles, stunning vistas, diverse wildlife, and plenty of local produce. Also, there are hiking routes and trails for all fitness levels.

You can also spend a day in the ancient city of Stirling and discover the thousands of years of fascinating Scottish history.

6. Visit the Burrell Collection

Located inside the Pollok Country Park, the Burrell Collection is one of the best museums in Glasgow. It houses an impressive collection of around 9000 objects.

They are all collected by Sir William Burrell over 75 years. The museum holds the greatest art collections ever accumulated by one single person.

the Burrell Collection

An affluent shipping magnet and an avid collector, Sir William Burrell, with his wife, Lady Burrell, gave their enormous personal collection to the city of Glasgow in 1944.

From Chinese and Islamic art to medieval stained glasses and paintings – the remarkable collection holds around 6000 years of history. Admire the Wagner Garden carpet, one of the three surviving Persian garden carpets in the world. You will see paintings and sculptures by renowned artists like Manet, Rodin, Degas and Cézanne.

There is a cafe and shop inside the museum. Don’t forget to visit the nearby Pollok House.

Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, Friday and Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.

7. Marvel at the University of Glasgow’s Architecture

Located in the West End, this university is one of the most iconic landmarks in this Scottish city. Founded in 1451, it is the fourth oldest university in the UK and the second oldest in Scotland.

The main building is often considered the real-life inspiration behind the famous school for wizards, Hogwarts. Although Harry Potter movies were never filmed here, the spectacular Gothic architecture looks like something out of a storybook.

Glasgow University

Also, it has appeared in many films and TV shows, like Cloud Atlas, T2 Trainspotting and Outlander.

Around the campus of Glasgow University, you will find various museums, including the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Zoology Museum and Anatomy Museum.

Don’t forget to visit the stunning Cloisters, which connect the east and west Quadrangles, the two most beautiful parts of the university and are very photogenic.

Also, from the university flagpole, you will get an elevated view over Glasgow, with Kelvingrove dominating the skyline. It is an excellent spot to watch the sunset.

8. Explore Kibble Palace and Glasgow Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens is one of the best places in Glasgow to walk and commune with nature. Founded in 1817 by botanist Thomas Hopkirk, it houses a wide variety of plant collections from all over the world.

Also, it is an ideal place to get sun-soaked on lazy summer days while enjoying the blossoms around.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Inside the beautiful garden, you will find the stunning Kibble Palace, an architectural gem of Glasgow. Designed by John Kibble, the glasshouse contains an impressively large variety of temperate plants and several beautiful statues. Admission to the garden and the Kibble Palace is free.

There are several other glasshouses you can explore. Botanics also hosts events and is often used as a concert venue.

Pop into the tearoom for some delicious scones, tea and sandwiches. It can be found near Kibble Palace, at the former curator’s house.

Opening Hours: Daily, from 7 am to dusk all year.

9. Admire the Picturesque Views from the Necropolis

Perched on a small hill adjacent to the Glasgow Cathedral, Necropolis is a Victorian garden cemetery and the final resting place for over fifty thousand residents.

Modelled after the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, this vast 37-acre cemetery is full of stunning architecture and sculptures. Today, it is the second-largest green open space in the city.

Glasgow Necropolis

The Necropolis was founded in 1831 by the Merchants’ House of Glasgow. It was the first planned cemetery in the city. After the passing of the Cemeteries Act in 1832, this site officially opened in 1833.

Many prominent figures are buried here, including former Lord Provosts, poets, shipbuilders, lawyers and merchants. Wander around the various paths around the cemetery. You would find beautiful monuments,  mausoleums and decorated tombstones with intricate details.

Also, you will get a spectacular panoramic view of the cityscape from the Necropolis. On a clear day, you can even see the hills of Cowal, Kyle and Cunninghame.

10. Experience Life at Sea on Tall Ship Glenlee

Berthed on the Northern bank of River Clyde, The Tall Ship Glenlee is a historic maritime landmark and one of the five remaining Clyde-built three-masted ships still afloat. Glenlee is one of a kind in the UK and one of the free places to visit in the city.

It was built in 1896 at Bay Shipyard in Port Glasgow by Anderson Rodger & Co. as a cargo ship. She can carry 2,600 tons of cargo with a crew of just 25 men.

Tall Ship Glenlee

From 1922 she was used as a sail training ship for the Spanish Navy and was renamed Galatea. Later she became a part of the Spanish Republican Navy.

In the early 1990s, she was found deserted in a Spanish port. The Clyde Maritime Trust bought it in an auction in 1992, and after a lot of restoration, Glenlee was opened to the public in 1999.

Hop onboard to explore this ship-turned-museum. You will learn a lot about the fascinating maritime history of Glasgow and what life was like onboard this vessel. Visit the engine room and the cargo hold below the deck. There’s a mini cinema and a small play area for the kids in the cargo hold.

Opening Hours: Summer months, Wednesday-Monday, 10 am to 5 pm and Tuesday, 11 am to 5 pm.

11. Soak up the Sun at Pollok Country Park

Spanning across a huge 361-acre area, Pollok Country Park is the largest park in Glasgow. It is an excellent place to relax and unwind, escaping the busy city centre.

Hop on a train from Central Station to Pollokshaws West, which takes around 10 minutes. The park is just a few minutes walk from there.

Pollok Country Park

Walkers and cyclists can enjoy the extensive woodland trails and gardens. Watch out for the extremely adorable highland cattle in the park.

Located in the middle of this park, Pollok House is an elegant Georgian house and one of the best historical sites in Glasgow. It was built in 1752 and was the ancestral home of the Maxwell family. While there are no entry fees for the park, you need to buy a ticket for the house.

Step inside the house to admire its impressive interiors and a great collection of Spanish paintings. It is interesting to see the labyrinth of passageways used by the staff to run the house.

Opening Hours: Pollock House, 10.00–16.00. The Garden & Country Park is open daily.

12. See Famous Works in the Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery

The University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum is the oldest museum in Scotland, and it holds one of the best university collections in the world. It has one of the largest collections in Scotland outside the National Museums.

Founded in 1807, The Hunterian Museum was originally built on the High Street of Glasgow,  mainly based on the collections donated by Dr William Hunter, a Scottish anatomist, physician and collector.

You will see an impressive archaeological collection of Roman artefacts from the Antonine Wall, frontiers of the Roman Empire in Scotland.

the Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery

Located only a few minutes walk from the Hunterian Museum, the Hunterian Art Gallery showcases a wide range of outstanding masterpieces by several renowned artists.

The gallery is home to a great collection of work by renowned Glaswegian architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Admire the world’s largest permanent display of the work of James McNeill Whistler. There are also paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Chardin, Stubbs, Glasgow Boys and the Scottish Colourist.

Opening Hours: Tuesday- Sunday, 10 am-5 pm and closed on Monday.

13. Admire the Grand Architecture of Glasgow City Chambers

Inaugurated in 1888 by Queen Victoria, this grand building is one of the most iconic and impressive landmarks in this city. Also, it has been the headquarters of Glasgow City Council since 1996.

Located in George Square, the Beaux-arts style building shows the wealth and industrial prosperity of the merchant city. While the building looks absolutely stunning from the outside, you will have to join a tour to access the interiors of the building.

Glasgow City Chambers

Guided tours run twice at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm, from Monday to Friday. No prior booking is necessary, and entry is free. Two main highlights of the tour are the grand marble staircase and the banqueting hall.

Built using marble imported from Italy, the staircase is the largest marble staircase in Europe. It is believed that the City Chambers have more marble than the Vatican’s.

The ornate banqueting hall has beautifully painted murals by the Glasgow Boys. The room has hosted kings, queens and presidents over the years. Don’t miss the Upper Gallery on the third floor.

14. Visit the Gallery of Modern Art

This is the most visited modern art gallery in Scotland. Opened in 1996, GoMA hosts various temporary exhibitions and events featuring local and international artists.

The permanent display shows the history of the gallery building. The neoclassical building was built in 1778 for William Cunninghame, a wealthy tobacco Lord of Glasgow.

Here you will find works by David Hockney, Sebastião Salgado, and Andy Warhol.

The Gallery of Modern Art

In front of the gallery, you will find the proudly standing equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington, with a traffic cone on his head. Created by French sculptor Carlo Marochetti in 1844, it’s one of Glasgow’s most iconic attractions.

The authorities unsuccessfully tried removing the cone many times, and every time it got replaced. What started as a cheeky prank years ago has become a tradition today.

It shows the humorous side of the Glaswegians. The statue even got a place in the Lonely Planet’s list of “top 10 most bizarre monuments on Earth”.

Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday, Saturday, 10 am-5 pm. Friday and Sunday, 11 am-5 pm.

15. Attend a Live Music Performance

Considered the music capital of Scotland, Glasgow was the first city in the UK to be named UNESCO City of Music in 2008. Attend a live music event to experience the city’s vibrant music scene first-hand.

Many city pubs host live gigs regularly ranging from Scottish ceilidh bands to jazz, rock to indie – there is something for everyone.

Music is in the heart of this city. Around 130 music events take place every week on average across various venues in Glasgow.

Hampden Park and OVO Hydro have previously hosted some famous names in

music, like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, U2 and Adele. In 1993 Oasis was signed on immediately after their performance in King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. The iconic Barrowland Ballroom has hosted Oasis, David Bowie and Metallica.

Visit 13th Note, BLOC+, and The Howlin’ Wolf bar for a memorable musical evening. The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City Halls and Old Fruitmarket host concerts in classical settings. The city is also the home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

You can attend many music festivals throughout the year. Celtic Connections, Glasgow International Jazz Festival, TRNSMT, Country to Country, and World Pipe Band Championships attract thousands of music lovers.

16. Discover Glasgow Green and People’s Palace

Bounded on one side by River Clyde, this is the oldest park in the city. It takes only twenty minutes to walk from George Square to get here.

The historic parkland was granted by King James II to Bishop William Turnbull and the people of Glasgow in the 15th century.

There are many historic houses and monuments around the park which include Nelson’s Monument, Templeton Carpet Factory, St. Andrew’s Suspension Bridge, McLennan Arch, and the Doulton Fountain.

Glasgow Green

Set inside the park, People’s Palace and Winter Garden is a social history museum and a Victorian glasshouse. Opened in 1898 by the Earl of Rosebery, it was built as a cultural centre for the people of Glasgow.

The museum showcases the fascinating history of the city and its people from 1750 to the end of the 20th century. You will see a recreated one-room tenement house, the famous communal laundry of Glasgow and many more.

Adjacent to the People’s Palace is the glass-domed winter garden glasshouse. You will find a variety of tropical plants there.

17. Delve into Delicious Food in Ox and Finch

Just a short walk from Kelvingrove Park, Ox and Finch has been attracting rave reviews from the locals and visitors for its creative food. Undoubtedly, it’s one of the best restaurants in Glasgow.

Featured many times in the coveted Michelin Guide over the years, the food here is reasonably priced and served in tapas style.

So, you need to order five to six dishes for two people. We ordered butter bean hummus and flatbread, crab and crayfish cocktail, confit duck leg, slow-roasted pork belly and roasted Jerusalem artichokes.

The food was absolutely delicious and very well presented. Different ingredients and flavours are beautifully put together to create something unique. We definitely recommend a visit here.

18. Take a Tour of Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery

Situated at the East End of Glasgow, Wellpark Brewery is the home of Scotland’s most celebrated brewer, Tennent’s. This a must-visit place for all beer lovers visiting this city.

It was founded in 1740 by Hugh and Robert Tennent at Drygate Bridge, near Glasgow Cathedral. Today, it’s known as one of the best-selling pale lager brands in Scotland.

Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery

You can find the company’s trademark large red “T” signboard at almost all the pubs and restaurants in Scotland.

The Tennent’s Story Heritage Centre is the largest beer attraction in the UK. You will see exhibits and installations showing the intriguing story of their origin and their role in Scottish culture. You can buy gifts and souvenirs from the shop down there. Tours run seven days a week.

The Tennent’s Brewery Tour takes visitors backstage, where all the magic happens.

You will learn the fascinating history of the brewery and the nearby area of Glasgow and of course, get to know their famous brewing process.

The tour takes around 1 hour 15 minutes and costs £12.50 per person. It is not suitable for people under the age of 12 years.

19. Seek out Views atop the Lighthouse

Located at Mitchell Lane, a narrow side street just off the busy Buchanan Street in Glasgow, The Lighthouse is Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture. It serves as an exhibition centre, gallery and event venue and promotes design and architecture.

The building used to be the office of the Glasgow Herald newspaper. It was designed by the renowned Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

View from Glasgow Lighthouse

It was the first public commission completed by him. For all Mackintosh lovers, The Lighthouse is a must-visit place.

There is also a viewing platform at the top of the Lighthouse which requires climbing 136 steps via a helical staircase from level three. You will get an uninterrupted panoramic view of the skyline of Glasgow.

To avoid the climb, take a lift to the indoor viewing platform at level six and admire the stunning view of the Mackintosh Tower and the city skyline.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10.30 am – 5 pm and Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm.

20. Visit the Mackintosh House

The Mackintosh House is the reconstructed home of world-renowned Glaswegian architect, artist and designer – Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, who lived here from 1906 to 1914.

It is a must-visit Glasgow attraction for anyone interested in Mackintoshes’ design and architecture.

When the couple moved to the 78 Southpark Avenue house in 1906, they redesigned and refurbished the old Victorian end-of-terrace house in their distinctive style. The house was demolished in the early 1960s due to the expansion of Glasgow University, but the furniture and fixtures were preserved.

Later the university decided to rebuild the house. Much of the principal interiors of the original house were carefully reconstructed, including the dining room, studio drawing room and bedroom.

Original furniture and decorations were reassembled, and even the room sequences were exactly the same as the original house.

The entrance to the house is through the Hunterian Art Gallery.

Opening Hours: 10 am–5 pm Tue–Sun. Monday closed.

21. Shop Till You Drop in Glasgow

This bustling city is a shopper’s paradise. It’s one of the best cities for shopping in Britain outside London.

Buchanan Street is the main pedestrianised shopping area. Bustling with street performers and shoppers, it runs through Sauchiehall Street, Argyle Street and Ingram Street- known as Glasgow’s ‘Style Mile’.

Argyll Arcade, Buchanan Galleries, St Enoch Centre, and Princes Square are popular shopping malls with independent boutiques and famous designer brands.

Head towards Mr Ben, The City, and Starry Starry Night for a unique vintage shopping experience.

Also, visit The Barras Market at the East End for some bargain buys. It takes place every weekend with vendors selling everything, from antiques to vintage clothing and home accessories.

22. Enjoy a Show at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

In Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, hundreds of exquisitely hand-carved metal figures come alive with atmospheric music and lighting. Catching a show in this theatre is one of the fun activities in Glasgow.

Originally founded in Russia in 1989, Sharmanka moved here in 1995.

The shortest show is named Journey and it runs for about 30 minutes. It’s a great introductory show featuring some of their most popular kinetic pieces.

Promenade and Wheels of Life are Sharmanka’s two main shows, and they run for around an hour. The promenade displays Eduard Bersudsky’s kinetic sculptures made in Scotland and is suitable for all ages.

Wheels of Life shows the early kinetic sculptures made in the Soviet Union and portrays a much darker theme, which is recommended for adults only.

23. Try a Tipple at Clydeside Distillery

You can’t leave Scotland without visiting a distillery. Located at Queen’s Dock, Clydeside Distillery is Glasgow’s first dedicated Single Malt Whisky distillery in more than 100 years. The distillery was opened to the public in November 2017.

They offer different types of tours and tasting sessions. During the guided tour, you will get to visit an exhibit to learn about Glasgow’s history of the whisky industry. Next, an expert tour guide will show you around the production area and demonstrate the methods and skills of whisky-making. The tour concludes at their Tasting Room, where you can enjoy three drams of 10-year-old Single Malt Whiskies from Highland, Lowland and Islay.

Another slightly longer tour is called the Chocolate and Whisky Tour. It lasts for about an hour and a half.

24. Enjoy Glasgow’s Legendary Nightlife

Like Newcastle, this city has a buzzing, vibrant nightlife. This city is one of the best places in Scotland for a night out.

There are many diverse venues across the city to enjoy theatres, comedy, cabaret and live music. So, dance till sunrise or enjoy a Ceilidh at a traditional Glasgow pub.

Some of the most famous nightclubs are The Garage, Revolution, Nice N Sleazy, Sloans, Swing, and The Corinthian Club. For LGBTQ+ inclusive bar and music venues, pop into Polo Lounge, Katie’s Bar, and Delmonicas.

You can’t leave the city without visiting one of its many traditional pubs. For a wee drink or partying with pals, visit Slouch, Waxy O’Connor’s Glasgow, Scotia Bar and The Ben Nevis Bar. Vegans can enjoy themselves at Mono, a vegan café bar.

Map of the Attractions

Here is a map of all the best attractions to visit and the best things to do in Glasgow. We have also marked popular places to eat and all the stunning viewpoints around the city. Save it on your phone. So, you can use it offline. Click here to save the Google Map on your phone.

How to Get Around Glasgow

This city has an excellent public transport network. First Bus runs frequent

bus services around the city and beyond. You can buy a day ticket for unlimited travel. Also, jump onto the Subway, which links the south and north of the city. Underground trains run on a circular route and are very frequent.

Many of the attractions in the Glasgow city centre are within walking distance from one another. So you can easily get around on foot. You can also hire an OVO e-bike to explore this city in an environment-friendly way.

Best Time to Visit Glasgow

April to July is the best time to visit this city. The weather remains relatively dry and warm. While July is the hottest month, the temperature rarely exceeds 19 degrees Celsius – quite pleasant to enjoy the city.

But bear in mind the Scottish weather is quite unpredictable. So, carry an umbrella or a rain jacket with you. Also, most of the famous festivals happen during this time.

But honestly, Glasgow is an all-year-round destination. Most of the attractions are open daily throughout the year.

This city is great for a wee winter city break as well. Every year, Glasgow glams up from mid-November till the end of the year with beautiful Christmas markets.

How Many Days to Spend in Glasgow

We would suggest spending 2-3 days to see all the main tourist sites. Although, if you are short on time, it is possible to see some of the highlights of Glasgow in a day.

There are so many exciting things going on here you can easily spend a week visiting all the museums, galleries, parks, music performances and festivals. Also, if you are staying longer, there are some great day trip options from this city.

We hope this article on the best things to do in Glasgow was helpful in planning your trip.

Love Moumita & Sankha.

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