A weekend away in Glasgow
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If you’ve never considered a weekend away in Glasgow, now’s the time to do so!
From a wealth of museums to a thriving nightlife and beautiful outdoor spaces, Glasgow is teeming with sights to see and things to do.
Read on to learn how to make the most of a weekend break in Glasgow.
The best museums and art galleries
If you’re into art, history, or learning new things, there are an abundance of galleries and museums to visit on your weekend in Glasgow.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is Glasgow’s most popular tourist attraction. The building is exquisite and boasts an incredible range of art and attractions. Featuring more than 22 themed exhibitions and 8000 objects, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has something for everyone. And the best part? It’s free!
The striking contemporary architecture of the Riverside Museum contrasts with its historical exhibits inside. The museum takes you right into Glasgow’s history, where you can see vintage locomotives and scenes from the recent past. The piece de resistance is the late Victorian Tall Ship moored in the River Clyde.
If you love science or have kids to entertain, the Glasgow Science Centre might be more up your alley. There’s so much to experience - whether it’s the planetarium, interactive exhibits or a soft play area for the little ones.
Iconic sights of Glasgow
The Finnieston Crane is an iconic symbol of Glasgow. It represents a time when Glasgow’s shipyards made it one of the world’s most powerful industrial cities.
You cannot end your weekend away in Glasgow without a picture of the Finnieston Crane by the River Clyde.
Glasgow Cathedral is one of the last medieval cathedrals in the UK that is not in ruins. It was consecrated in 1197 and is a spectacular example of gothic architecture.
If you do go, don’t miss the opportunity to see the Necropolis, one of the most atmospheric cemeteries in Europe.
Exciting entertainment and nightlife
If you’re looking for night-time activities for your weekend break in Glasgow, there is really something for everyone.
Film buffs must check out Glasgow Film Theatre, where you can see global movie classics and contemporary arthouse films. Grab a craft beer or a piece of cake and settle into the beautiful retro interior.
Nightclubbers should visit Sub Club, Glasgow’s most renowned club, which often features big name DJs and is always a blast. SWGW is a great all-round nightlife spot, featuring club nights, concerts, exhibitions and a fantastic rooftop terrace bar.
Pretty parks and gardens
Don’t end your weekend in Glasgow without enjoying one of the beautiful parks and gardens.
Explore the Pollok Country Park, a winner of the Best Park in Europe award. See Highland cows, mini-waterfalls and gorgeous sculpted greenery. You can also take a peek at the grand Pollok House and the art gallery inside.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens is also a beautiful spot to experience nature. With beautiful old glasshouses full of exotic plants, as well as a lovely tearoom, it is the perfect cherry on the cake of your weekend away in Glasgow.
Go to Glasgow
History, architecture, nightlife and nature. Glasgow really has something for everyone.
Don’t delay, book your weekend break in Glasgow now!