Whether you want to know the history of the city, as a lover of architecture or a foodie looking for excellent cuisine, Glasgow has it all. The best way to get to know the city is a combination of tours, visiting landmarks and wandering around our streets enjoying hidden gems off the beaten track. Spending time in pubs or chatting with our team is a great way to get insider tips about the city too. Explore the city from the comfort of a serviced apartment when you book with PREMIER SUITES Glasgow. Our central accommodation in Glasgow is ideal for families, couples, groups and corporate travellers who want to get to know the city better.
Museums in Glasgow
One of the best ways to get to know a place better is to learn about its past. Glasgow has a brilliant selection of museums and galleries free of charge to the public with some of the most interesting and insightful art in the country. Make a stop at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and explore their fascinating collection which includes everything from mummies to Mackintosh and dinosaurs to Dali. The Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship are equally fascinating and particularly good for families with lots of child-friendly exhibits. The People’s Palace is home to a collection of objects, photographs, prints and film which give a unique view into how Glaswegians lived, worked and played in times gone by. You’re sure to learn something on your trip to some of Glasgow’s museums.
Places to Visit in Glasgow
As well as a collection of museums, there are dozens of other interesting things to do and places to visit in Glasgow. Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis are among the most popular landmarks in the city. Glasgow Cathedral is the oldest building in Glasgow dating back to 1136. The Necropolis is a vast graveyard that overlooks the cathedral and dates back to Victorian times. The cloisters at the University of Glasgow are a must-see, reminding visitors of the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the Harry Potter series. Glasgow Science Centre is one of the most popular attractions in the UK and gives visitors a fascinating opportunity to learn about how our world works as well as hands-on exhibitions.
Parks in Glasgow
The Gaelic for Glasgow is Glaschu which means ‘Dear Green Place’, so named after the 90 parks and gardens dotted around the city. You can stop into many beautiful green spaces for a break from the hustle and bustle and enjoy nature in the heart of the city. From Glasgow Green to Kelvingrove Park, there is plenty of choice for a summer stroll. Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a beautiful collection of flora, fauna and tree species and a great place for a family day out. It features several glasshouses, the most notable of which is the Kibble Palace. There are dozens of other parks in the area, all with something different to offer. Public parks are free to enter and enjoy and you’ll find many locals, people and wildlife, in their natural habitat.
Shopping in Glasgow
Shopping is a good reason to visit Glasgow, whether you’re a big spender or a bargain hunter. Buchanan Street is Glasgow’s main pedestrianised shopping area lined with all the big names you’d expect from the great British high street. You’ll find big names like Apple, House of Frasier, Nike, All Saints and Urban Outfitters among many others. Buchanan Street also connects Sauchiehall Street and Argyle Street which have their own shopping scene. Argyll Arcade is one of Europe’s oldest covered shopping arcades and home to a selection of over 30 jewellers and diamond merchants. Hidden Lane is a hidden gem on the Glasgow shopping scene with a quirky mix of designers and makers selling homewares, art and fashion. A ramble through the streets will surely turn up a few gems too.
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