Things To Do In Glasgow

7 Unmissable Things To Do In Glasgow

Glasgow offers lots of exciting experiences, but where to begin? Scotland’s largest city is vibrant and exciting, with fine art collections, Victorian architecture, cathedrals and parks to explore.

Add in an amazingly creative music scene, whiskey and a passion for sports – this is a city that’s made for a weekend break.

We’ve put together the most unmissable things to do in Glasgow. Follow these 7 steps for the perfect getaway…

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1. Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

A brilliant space to spend a few hours, this state-of-the-art museum has 22 themed galleries. Here you’ll find Rembrandts alongside Renoirs, alongside antique armour and Ancient Egyptian treasures.

The most famous painting on display at Kelvingrove is the Salvador Dali masterpiece ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’. Sir Roger the Asian elephant is another big museum attraction.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

2. Sample the brews at Drygate Brewery

As the first experiential brewery in Scotland, there’s plenty to discover on a tour of Drygate.

Hop on a brewery tour to try their craft beers, and stick around for some grub in their beer hall which has massive TV screens for sports fan. There’s always fun events on here in the evenings too, such as comedy or music.

You can even brew your own beers, complete with custom labels.

Drygate Brewery in Glasgow

3. Get a birds-eye view from Glasgow Science Centre

Visit this innovative science centre where you can run the giant hamster wheel, test your skills on the concentration station, measure your power on the sprint track and dissect a virtual human body.

A highlight is the city views from Glasgow Tower. At 127 metres high — the equivalent of over 30 double-decker buses — Glasgow Tower is the tallest freestanding building in Scotland.

Glasgow Science Centre

4. Browse the Glasgow Vintage & Flea Market

This market takes place monthly with pop ups throughout the city. It’s a lively day out in the heart of Barras Market, with heaps of curiosities.

Take your pick from vintage Clothing, Retro Homewares, Antiques and Collectables, Furniture, Salvage and Food Stalls. Plus, there’s a great soundtrack.

Glasgow Vintage & Flea Market

5. Take of tour of Glengoyne Distillery

Glengoyne has been described as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery – and rightly so. This traditional, hard-working distillery has been producing a unique selection of award winning Highland Single Malt whiskies since 1833.

Glengoyne is open all year for guided distillery tours and you can even make your own whiskey in the Malt Masters workshop.

Things to do in Glasgow

6. Hike the BLiSS Trail

BLiSS trail is a national Scottish Thistle Award winning, eye catching art and architectural installation trail linking the villages of Strathyre, Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and St Fillans on the A84, A85 and Sustrans NCR7 cycle path.

The BLiSS trail offers an eclectic mix of fun roadside art and architectural installations to find and follow all year round.

BLiSS Trail in Glasgow

7. Go to a Celtic or Rangers football match

Glasgow is actually ranked fifth in the list of the world’s ultimate sporting cities, beating the likes of Los Angeles, Toyko, Sydney and Paris.

No trip to Glasgow is complete without catching a Rangers or Celtic football (soccer) match. The two clubs have a fierce rivalry, so never play at home at the same time but you’ll find one or the other playing a match most weekends.

Celtic or Rangers football match

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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