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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as Glaswegians. Inhabitants of our capital city of Edinburgh use the derogatory term of Weegies to refer to native Glaswegians. Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become one of the largest seaports in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels. Glasgow was the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period, although many cities argue the title was theirs.nToday it is one of Europe's top ten financial centres and is home to many of Scotland's leading businesses. Glasgow is also ranked as the 57th most liveable city in the world. The entire region surrounding the conurbation covers about 2.3 million people, 41% of Scotland's population. Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games. In other sports, Glasgow is also well known for the football rivalry of the Old Firm between Celtic and Rangers.

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  • Nature Lover
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11 Places

Pollok House

Historic Sites, Art Museums

The Tenement House

Historic Sites, Speciality Museums, History Museums

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Art Galleries

The Tearoom at The Botanics

Restaurants

Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace

Gardens

The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

Speciality Museums

People's Palace and Winter Gardens

History Museums, Speciality Museums

Glasgow Cathedral

Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites

Glasgow Green

Historic Sites, Parks

Horse Shoe Bar

Restaurants

The Burrell Collection

Art Museums

Scottish21's City Tips

  • Make use of Glasgow Underground tube service to get around the city.
  • Pollok House
    Historic Sites, Art Museums
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    Scottish21 Says:

    Pollock House and Pollock Park has a special place in my heart. My girlfriend ( and now my wife of 27 years) still visit this place regularly. If you have time, book a table on the Pollock House restaurant. Its located on the old basement kitchen of the house and is a wonder to behold. The food is excellent, not too expensive and whilst dining you will feel that you have been transported back a few hundred years as you marvel at the massive iron cooking range that covers most of of the back wall of the restaurant. Would advise booking a table as this place gets busy at the weekend

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    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #50 of 282 things to do in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • 'Jane Austen Land' in Glasgow 11/10/2018
    • Refined old house 07/10/2018
    • Pollok House
    Address:
    Pollok Country Park 2060 Pollokshaws Road
    2060 Pollokshaws Road
    Glasgow G43 1AT
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 616 6410
    Other:
  • The Tenement House
    Historic Sites, Speciality Museums, History Museums
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    Scottish21 Says:

    Want to immerse yourself in a piece of unique Glaswegian history? Don't want to spoil this for you by not doing it justice in my description. Go and see it. You will love this !

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    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 282 things to do in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Museum 19/10/2018
    • Great experience! 14/10/2018
    • The Tenement House
    Address:
    Tenement House 145 Buccleuch Street
    To avoid the steep hill walk from Renfrew Street to Buccleuch Street
    Glasgow G3 6QN
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 333 0183
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
    Art Galleries
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    Scottish21 Says:

    An absolute must see when you visit Glasgow if you are into the Arts. I guarantee that you will not see anything else like this anywhere else in the planet ! I loved it so much I've been back with friends and will go back again and again.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 282 things to do in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting Unusual Event 19/10/2018
    • Utterly spellbinding 09/10/2018
    • Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
    Address:
    103 Trongate
    First Floor
    Glasgow G1 5HD
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 552 7080
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun
    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Wed - Sun
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Thu
    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Tearoom at The Botanics
    Restaurants (Cafe, British)
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    Scottish21 Says:

    Located in the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow's West End, this wee gem is a must visit tearoom. Food is great, reasonably priced and the staff are are really friendly.

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    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #953 of 2,057 restaurants in Glasgow
    • Excellent service 19/09/2018
    • Huge baked potato lunch 31/07/2018
    • The Tearoom at The Botanics
    Address:
    730 Great Western Road
    Glasgow G12 0UE
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 276 1640
    Other:
  • Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace
    Gardens
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    Scottish21 Says:

    Ive lost count of the amount of times i have been here over the years. This is a piece of living history in Glasgow and is an absolute must see when you visit the city.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 282 things to do in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pretty glasshouses 19/10/2018
    • The Botaanics and Kibble a great gem 18/10/2018
    • Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace
    Address:
    730 Great Western Road
    Glasgow G12 0UE
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 334 2422
    Other:
  • The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
    Speciality Museums
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    Scottish21 Says:

    If you read my other review on this place you will see that my review is tinted somewhat as i have visited all the previous locations in Glasgow where the transport museum was originally located. Architecturally this place is stunning but from my own perspective ( and it is my own) i preferred when this museum was located in Albert Drive on Glasgow's Southside. Im an old romantic with rose coloured spectacles who remembers this museum from the 1960's. Times move on but childhood memories and emotions don't !

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    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 282 things to do in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great museum 19/10/2018
    • Trains planes and automobiles oh and skateboarding 19/10/2018
    • The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
    Address:
    Riverside Museum 100 Pointhouse Place
    Glasgow G3 8RS
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 287 2720
    Price range:
    US$500 - US$500
    Other:
  • People's Palace and Winter Gardens
    History Museums, Speciality Museums
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    Scottish21 Says:

    Yet another wee gem located in what is known as Glasgow Green. Absolutely beautiful and packed to the rafters with Glasgow history. This is a must see!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 282 things to do in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Rab Mur 19/10/2018
    • Interesting museum and winter gardens 19/10/2018
    • People's Palace and Winter Gardens
    Address:
    Glasgow Green
    Glasgow G40 1AT
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 276 0788
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fri
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Glasgow Cathedral
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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    Scottish21 Says:

    Lost count of the amount of times i have visited Glasgow Cathedral. Yet another piece of stunning Glaswegian architecture. Well worth going to take part in a Sunday church service when you visit. Its not often that you will get the opportunity in life to sing hymns in such a glorious locations. Another must see !

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    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 282 things to do in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Gothic Glamour in Glasgow 20/10/2018
    • Rab Mur 19/10/2018
    • Glasgow Cathedral
    Address:
    Glasgow Royal Infirmary Castle Street
    Glasgow G4 0SF
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 552 6891
    Hours:
    Sun
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Glasgow Green
    Historic Sites, Parks
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    Scottish21 Says:

    Too much history in this location for me to do it justice! Refer to to the Wikipedia link for details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Green

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    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 282 things to do in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great to Run 14/10/2018
    • World Games Pipe and Drums 09/09/2018
    • Glasgow Green
    Address:
    90 Greendyke Street
    Glasgow G1 5DB
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 552 1142
    Other:
  • Horse Shoe Bar
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub, Scottish)
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    Scottish21 Says:

    Immerse yourself in yet another unique piece of Glasgow history. If you don't like a bar to be too crowded, I would recommend avoiding this place on a Friday and Saturday night.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    From the community
    Ranked #367 of 2,057 restaurants in Glasgow
    • One of the oldest boozers in Glasgow 15/10/2018
    • Fun evening 17/09/2018
    • Horse Shoe Bar
    Address:
    17 Drury Street
    Glasgow G2 5AE
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 248 6368
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$14
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • The Burrell Collection
    Art Museums
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    Scottish21 Says:

    If you intend to visit Pollock House, please ensure that you also visit the Burrell collection. Architecturally stunning building full of historic artefacts from all over the planet. Yet another absolute must see when you are in Glasgow.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 282 things to do in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • went with american visitors 28/08/2018
    • interesting visit 22/07/2018
    • The Burrell Collection
    Address:
    2060 Pollokshaws Road
    Pollok Park
    Glasgow G43 1AT
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 287 2550
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