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What to See and Do in Glasgow Scotland

What to See and Do in Glasgow Scotland

Glasgow lays along the banks of the River Clyde is Scotland’s largest city.  The city became prosperous from the 18th to the 20th centuries from shipbuilding and trade but has since changed its image from industrial to one of the cultural capitals of Europe.  Glasgow bustles with activity, enjoy shopping, dining, architecture, music, sports, there’s always something going on in Glasgow.

Glasgow Cathedral constructed during the 13th and 15th centuries and known by several names, High Kirk of Glasgow, St. Kentigern’s, or St. Mungo’s Cathedral.  Located at Cathedral and Castle Street where the Glasgow Necropolis, St. Mungo’s Museum, the Royal Infirmary, and other points of interest can be found.

George Square named for King George III was laid out in 1781.  Around the square are many prominent buildings and the square contains statues of well-known Scotsmen.

The People's Palace and Winter Gardens opened in January 1898 located in Glasgow Green, the oldest public space in Glasgow.  The museum and glasshouse are filled with historic artifacts and paintings.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum opened in 1901 and is home to wide collect of international art from the Renaissance to Modern, natural history, to a Spitfire airplane hanging from the ceiling in one of the 22 galleries.

Kelvingrove Park is an 85-acre, classic example of a Victorian park where the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is located.

The Lighthouse Building was completed in 1895.  At one time it was the offices of the Glasgow Herald newspaper and today is a visitor center, exhibition space and events venue in the heart of Glasgow.

The Riverside Museum located on the banks of the river Clyde provides a hands-on history of shipbuilding in Glasgow and all things related to transportation.   Berthed outside the museum on the river is the 19th century Tall Ship Glenlee.

The Hunterian Museum and the Hunterian Art Gallery located on the main campus of the University is the one of the oldest museums in Scotland.

Equestrian Statue of the Duke of Wellington erected in 1844 is located outside the Gallery of Modern Art. 

Most Glasgow museums are free and open 7 days a week.  A great way to get around is to take the Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off bus.




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