Places to Visit in Glasgow

When you travel to Glasgow, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Glasgow, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Glasgow to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Glasgow things to do can include exploring Glasgow attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Almost 300 years old, this 7 storied building once served Glasgow as its city jail and justice building. The building is now recognized by its medieval styled Tower clock. A weather cock can also be seen on top of the building.

This 17th century building is counted among the famous ones in the city. The building being constructed in a Victorian style served as the Trade Federation of Glasgow. Glasgow's past relates to trading, and this building reflects a great deal of that. Guides can be hired here to give you a detailed tour.

Inspired by the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, this is a famous site in Glasgow. This cemetery has a number of memorials, tombs and statues, but the most famous one is the giant statue of John Knox. The cemetery provides you an amazing view of the surrounding landscape.

The Palace was opened in 1898, constructed beautifully with Red Sandstone. The building is lavish and attracts thousands of tourists. The Palace has gardens, botanical plants and is a great place to relax. The people's palace was renovated in 1998, in the interest of preserving the historical site. There is a beautiful fountain nearby as well. 

This Church is known for its modern Architecture, and the park outside is really well kept. The church is beautifully built, and the inscriptions in and out are worth your time. This place is full of tranquility and one will definitely be impressed from the look of the Cathedral.

This is an interesting place to visit, for it houses the Govan stones of 9th and 11th Century. It's unlike other Churches, rather small but it has its own charm.

One can participate in bungee jumping, at the Highland fling Titan Crane, which is highly enjoyable. The activity is exhilarating with panoramic views on all sides. One can participate in climbing at the Glasgow climbing Centre. Balfron golf club has some great golf courses. Escape Glasgow is an amazing gaming Centre, with a wide array of gaming equipment.

Glasgow has a number of spas that one can enjoy. Spa at Blythswood square is a famous one, The Hydro is a huge entertainment Centre which organizes concerts every now and then. 

A good number of famous eateries are present in Glasgow. The city has several restaurants serving traditional Scottish food such as the Black sheep Bistro and Fanny Trollope’s. Trattoria Gia and Smile Cafe serve some really good Italian food, whereas Indian food can be found in Charcoals and Koolba.

Dishes such as the Cullen Skink, Finnan haddie, Rollmops, Herring etc are some of the greatest among seafood. In the section of meat, one may enjoy the Angus beef and Potted Hough.

Jinty McQuinty's is the perfect place for enjoying traditional and folk music whereas King Tut's is another venue that had hosted performances of many famous bands like Coldplay. Ben Nevis is the most loved place for Scottish music. Glasgow has been recognized as a UNESCO music city.

Pottish Still is famous for its huge collection of alcohol, whereas the Old Hairdressers is known for its collection of whiskey.

The Sub club is where the city parties are held, with its amazing ambience and techno music. Some other discs you can try out are The Cathouse and The Tunnel which hosts renowned DJs. 

This market alongside the port spans over a number of blocks. Here you will come across hundreds of stalls, selling everything you can think of. Clothing, jewelry, decorative objects, souvenirs and what not can be found here.

Located right in the middle of SauchieHall Street, this indoor marketplace has an advantage over others. 120 units spread across 2 levels full of shops sell clothes, jewelry, local art and number of other things. Make sure you bargain!

Glasgow has a number of stores, namely Watt Brother, T J Hughes, Dunnes Store, Primark, and John Fraser. 

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