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Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands. It's famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it's a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.
Glasgow offers lots of exciting experiences, but where to begin?
You could start with the city's iconic buildings, first taking a walk through the city's museums and galleries to find everything from Dinosaurs to Dali, and a tour of the historic City Chambers and magnificent Glasgow Cathedral. Football fans will also undoubtedly want to take a look behind the scenes of Scotland's national stadium at the Hampden Experience, taking in the iconic sporting venue.
Mackintosh lovers will find The Willow Tea Rooms, The Lighthouse, House for an Art Lover, and the Glasgow School of Art to be must-visits, with the Hard Rock Cafe nearby to provide a stop-off. There's also plenty to do for families, with Loch Lomond Aquarium and Snow Factor just a short distance away from the city.
For something a little bit different, why not head over to Glasgow Science Centre or the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery to find fascinating exhibitions and collections, or step aboard the Tall Ship, an icon of Glasgow's ship-building heritage still afloat to this day!
Looking to explore more of Scotland? Glasgow's the perfect city to depart from, as you'll find Rabbie's Small Group Tours and Timberbush Tours regularly setting off from the City Centre to destinations across the country.
Whisky lovers will relish a tour of Glengoyne Distillery, and Tennent's Wellpark Brewery presents a fascinating look into the history and success of Scotland's oldest brewery.
To top it off, all of our attractions are supported by a great network of tourist transport - so why not see it all on an open-topped tourist bus, hopping on and off as many times as you like?