What are the Top Attractions to See in Glasgow?

Apr 25, 2021
What are the Top Attractions to See in Glasgow?

There are some wonderful attractions to keep you busy in Glasgow – whether you’re stopping in the area a short while or call one of its surrounding towns home – and as Scotland’s biggest city you’re certainly spoilt for choice no matter where your interests lie. If you’re visiting Glasgow top attractions cover everything from interesting museums and galleries to famous football stadiums and historic buildings. Better still, if you live in the city in a neighbourhood like Baillieston or Cambuslang, all of these world-renowned draws are here for you to visit any time and as many times as you like!

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Encompassing everything from natural history to local art, this superb museum is free to enter. With world-class exhibits and artefacts to cast your eye over, more than a million people visit every year – which should go some way in letting you know how iconic it is. Housed in a striking red sandstone building, the museum is next door to Kelvingrove Park, where you can go for a stroll to reflect on your favourites out of the French impressionist and Scottish colourist artworks you’ve just gazed upon.  

Riverside Museum

A neat juxtaposition of the historic and ultra-modern, the Riverside Museum lies on the River Clyde at its meeting point with the River Kelvin, a few miles upstream from Clydebank. An award-winning interactive transport museum, the restored Victorian sailing ship, the Tall Ship at Riverside, is moored right outside the futuristic museum building. Whether you’re more interested in the trams or the prams, the skateboards, trains, buses or rockets, this is a fascinating place to visit for the whole family.

Glasgow Science Centre

Another impressive waterfront building not far from the Riverside Museum, Glasgow Science Centre lies on the opposite bank of the river across Millennium Bridge. Wrapped up in a stirring structure which resembles a ship’s hull, this attraction is home to a planetarium, cinema and a wide range of interesting exhibits. Exploring everything from biology and technology to common and more obscure scientific principles, you can check out an array of interactive displays and get hands-on with practical experiments.

Glasgow Cathedral

A city famous for its rich architectural heritage, there are few finer examples of Scottish Gothic architecture than Glasgow Cathedral. Mainland Scotland’s oldest cathedral dates back to the 12th century, and is one of the top tourist attractions in Glasgow all year round. What’s more, it sits right next door to the popular Glasgow Necropolis. This picturesque Victorian cemetery spans nearly 40 acres and features a beautiful collection of memorials and sculptures.

Scottish Football Museum

Glasgow is famous for its Old Firm football rivalry between Celtic and Rangers. A visit to either Celtic Park or Ibrox is an absolute must for sports fans, especially if the two rivals are playing against each other in the white-hot cauldron of a derby. The atmosphere is a little calmer at the Scottish Football Museum within South Glasgow's Hampden Park, which is the home of Scotland’s national team. It’s still an engrossing place to explore no matter what’s happening match-wise, but you can catch as many games as you like when you choose a home at our Riverside @ Cathcart development, just a mile from the ground.