As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow transformed itself from an industrial city to one of Europe’s culture capitals. Although it has a strong shipbuilding heritage, nowadays the city is a true metropolis, a place with an array of attractions and activities for everybody and it is actually the best British shopping destination apart from London.
Retail places like Buchannan Street, Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street have a wide variety of shops to check out after a whole day of wondering about this amazing city.
Glasgow Science Centre
The exhibitions on display at the Glasgow Science Centre are truly fascinating. If you are a science fan, get totally excited! You can sit in a chair that will instantly shrink you, and then become a giant by simply walking through a door. If you would rather chill, lay back in the planetarium and watch all the billions of galaxies twinkle in the night sky.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum
Kelvingrove is an amazing museum located in the West End of Glasgow. It’s located within a beautiful 19th century Victorian building. Art from all over the world can be seen there, along with some cultural artifacts. The museum has 22 themed galleries full of 8000 artistic wonders which are sure to impress everyone. Also, it’s completely free!
House for an Art Lover
For those individuals that are looking for something a bit different there is the House for an Art Lover, located just a short distance from Glasgow City Centre.
In 1901 Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed a house for a competition.
Although he was disqualified for late submission, his design was constructed in Glasgow in 1996. This place is definitely a must see for all Charles Rennie Mackintosh fans and art enthusiasts.
The Willow Tearooms will surely take your breath away. They were also designed by the internationally renowned artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904. If you wish to step into a fantasy realm and experience Art Deco beauty over afternoon tea, be sure that you can. The Willow Tearooms is the ideal way to relax, after a day of shopping.
The Tall Ship
The Clyde River is renowned for its ship building heritage. Some of the most famous ships in the world were built on those very river’s banks. The Glenlee is a tall ship, launched onto the Clyde in 1896. After sailing throughout the world for over 80 years, the ship finished its long journey and returned home to become a maritime museum.