Sights & Attractions in Glasgow

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Name Category Location
 
Barras
Scotland's largest indoor market—named for the barrows, or pushcarts...
Markets / Bazaars East End
 
Botanic Gardens
When the sun shines, the Botanics (as they're known to locals)...
Gardens / Arboretums West End
 
Burrell Collection
An elegant, ultramodern building of pink sandstone and stainless...
Museums / Galleries South Side
 
Central Station
The railway bridge supporting the tracks going into the station...
Transportation Sites City Center
 
Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
Housed in a modern building constructed around the facade of...
Arts / Performance Venues City Center
 
City Chambers
Dominating the east side of George Square, this exuberant expression...
Government Buildings City Center
 
George Square
The focal point of Glasgow is lined with an impressive collection...
Squares City Center
 
Glasgow Cathedral
The most complete of Scotland's cathedrals (it would have been...
Religious Sites Merchant City
 
Glasgow Cross
This crossroads was the center of the medieval city. The Mercat...
Neighborhoods / Streets East End
 
Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art
One of Glasgow's boldest, most innovative galleries occupies...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
Glasgow Green
Glasgow's oldest park, on the north side of the River Clyde...
Parks East End
 
Glasgow School of Art
This is the most stunning example of the genius of architect...
Architectural Sites, Educational Institutions City Center
 
Glasgow Science Centre
Families with children love this museum, which has a fun-packed...
Museums / Galleries The Clyde
 
Glasgow University
Gorgeous grounds and great views of the city are among the many...
Educational Institutions West End
 
Holmwood House
This large mansion was designed by Alexander "Greek" Thomson...
Houses / Mansions South Side
 
House for an Art Lover
Within Bellahouston Park is a "new" Mackintosh house, based on...
Museums / Galleries South Side
 
Hunterian Art Gallery
Opposite Glasgow University's main gate, this gallery houses...
Museums / Galleries West End
 
Hunterian Museum
Set within Glasgow University, this museum dating from 1807 showcases...
Museums / Galleries West End
 
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Worthy of its world-class reputation, the Kelvingrive Art Gallery...
Museums / Galleries West End
 
Kelvingrove Park
A peaceful retreat, the park was purchased by the city in 1852...
Parks West End
 
The Lighthouse
Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed these former offices of the...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
Merchants' House
A golden sailing ship, a reminder of the importance of sea trade...
Houses / Mansions City Center
 
Mitchell Library
The largest public reference library in Europe houses more than...
Libraries West End
 
Necropolis
A burial ground since the beginning of recorded history, the...
Memorials / Monuments Merchant City
 
People's Palace
An impressive Victorian red-sandstone building dating from 1894...
Museums / Galleries East End
 
Pollok House
This classic Georgian house, dating from the mid-1700s, sits...
Museums / Galleries South Side
 
Provand's Lordship
Glasgow's oldest house was built in 1471 by Bishop Andrew Muirhead...
Museums / Galleries Merchant City
 
Queen's Cross Church
The only church Mackintosh designed houses the Charles Rennie...
Religious Sites, Archaeological Sites West End
 
Regimental Museum of the Royal Highland Fusiliers
Exhibits of medals, badges, and uniforms relate the history of...
Museums / Galleries City Center
 
Riverside Museum: Scotland's Museum of Transport and Travel
Designed by Zaha Hadid to celebrate the area's industrial heritage...
Museums / Galleries The Clyde
 
Scotland Street School Museum
A former school designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this building...
Museums / Galleries South Side
 
St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
An outstanding collection of artifacts, including Celtic crosses...
Museums / Galleries Merchant City
 
St. Vincent's Street Church
This 1859 church, the work of Alexander Thomson, exemplifies...
Religious Sites City Center
 
The Tall Ship at Riverside
Built in 1896, this fine tall sailing ship now sits on the river...
Museums / Galleries The Clyde
 
Tenement House
This ordinary first-floor apartment is anything but ordinary...
Houses / Mansions City Center
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