A weekend in Glasgow: Top things to do
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and there is plenty to keep you occupied during a weekend stay. It’s a city of style and culture noted for the friendliness of its people, and much more besides.
There are a variety of art galleries and museums in Glasgow that reflect the city’s rich historical heritage.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is home to a large art collection and is Scotland’s most visited museum, while transport fans should go to the Riverside Museum to see ships, fast cars and steam locomotives. Provand’s Lordship was built in 1471 and is Glasgow’s oldest house, located in front of a relaxing medicinal herb garden.
For lovers of the national spirit of Scotland, Glengoyne Distillery is about 40 minutes’ drive from Glasgow and organises tours where you can see how whisky is made, followed by a whisky tasting.
Glasgow is a great place to shop. Buchanan Street is where to find high-end stores selling designer brands.
Glasgow is home to Celtic and Rangers – two famous clubs who share an intense rivalry. A tour of either ground is a must for the visiting football fan.
Drinking and entertainment
Glasgow has a vibrant nightlife. Brewdog is the place for good beer and a friendly atmosphere, while King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut is the venue to see established and up and coming singers and bands. The Grand Ole Opry offers something a little different, hosting country music nights, jive classes, and tribute bands. For the best in contemporary plays, book seats at the Citizen’s Theatre.
After a hectic day’s activities, relax in the Glasgow Hallmark Hotel Glasgow’s spa and swimming pool. Enjoy a leisurely meal in the contemporary brassiere that mixes the best of British and European food with spicy African and Asian dishes.
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