Glasgow is awash with great things to do all year round. In Scotland, away from the tourist trap of Edinburgh, this teeming city is seen by many as the true capital of the country, offering the finest in culture for tourists and residents alike.
More than this, good old Glasgow is packed with great places to stay, from hotels in the city centre to nearby flats to rent in Paisley for those hunting for a quieter area
Whether you’re staying for a day or a lifetime, a visit to some of these places will get you the most from Scotland’s favourite city.
Glasgow School of Art
If you’re a budding artist or an enthusiastic patron, the Glasgow School of Art is the place to be to see great pieces from the city’s creative community.
Try out the regular guided tours of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh building to see the work of one of the finest exponents of Art Nouveau that the world, let alone Scotland, ever produced.
An Art Deco beauty that counts itself as one of Glasgow’s oldest restaurants, the Rogano is a bastion of delicious seafood and roaring 1920’s atmosphere. Dining out on oysters and champagne, you’ll be treated to a look inspired by the Cunard liner The Queen Mary, which set sail from the Clyde shipyard in 1935.
It’s a gem of a restaurant that’s ideal for seafood and flapper dresses alike.
Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT)
Get your culture hat on with the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT)
, home to the finest in art cinema and mega blockbusters.
Offering theme nights and classic screenings, the GFT is also the heart of the Glasgow Film Festival, offering up films before they’ve been released and letting the public meet the directors behind the work.
While the Necropolis
might sound like a story from HP Lovecraft, it’s actually a Victorian cemetery that will appeal to anyone hunting for the macabre in this fine city.
The home to wonderful architecture and stunning views, the Necropolis offers walking tours of its cemetery, allowing you to hear fascinating tales of the dead who inhabit its myriad tombs.
The Tron Theatre
A night at the theatre is easy to find in Glasgow, but one of the most reputable places is The Tron Theatre. Home to an in-house theatre company, The Tron puts on its own productions as well as working in collaboration with other repertories to get unique and interesting performances that you won’t find anywhere else.
Add in a great restaurant and you could make your entire night out a perfect one at the Tron!