National Geographic Traveler recently named Glasgow as one of the 20 “Best of the World” destinations and the city has been named a must visit destination by leading publications like the New York Times, The Guardian and Wanderlust, Glasgow’s earned its reputation as one of the world’s greatest cities. You can expect a very warm welcome and when you add world-class architecture, a vibrant nightlife, breath-taking scenery and outstanding shopping, you’ll never want to leave!
Museums & Galleries
Glasgow has more than 20 museums and art galleries, most offering FREE admission. Visit the iconic Riverside Museum a landmark building on the banks of the River Clyde and the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, one of Scotland’s best loved and most visited attractions.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Glasgow born architect, designer and artist, is celebrated around the world as one of the most creative figures of the early 20th century. A pioneer of Art Nouveau, he has left a legacy of his work throughout the city including the Willow Tearooms and The Mackintosh House.
Glasgow is consistently voted as the top place to shop in the UK, outside London’s West End. There is something for everyone, with over 1,500 shops to choose from, ranging from cool vintage shops, independent record stores, to well-known brand names to exclusive designers. Over 200 stores on the Style Mile are now open until at least 7pm every weeknight.
There are plenty of fantastic restaurants to explore in Glasgow after a busy day, every taste is catered for from traditional Scottish fare and Italian to Indian and Thai. The West End or Merchant City neighbourhoods are great places to head for a fantastic array of eating and drinking options.
No visit to Glasgow is complete without a stop off at one of the areas distilleries. Both Glengoyne and Auchentoshan are located within close proximity of the city and both offer a unique whisky experience. There are also a variety of specialist stores and bars which has some of the finest collections of whisky in Scotland.
Glasgow has a fantastic year round calendar of events with something for everyone. From annual festival favourites to world class theatre, dance, music, sport, visual arts, family fun and more - there's something to enjoy every day of the week. As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow hosts an average of 130 music events each week stretching across a whole variety of musical styles from contemporary and classical to Celtic and Country.
Glasgow is only 30 minutes from Ayrshire and exploring both places on a west coast trip is a must! for more information on what Glasgow has to offer visit peoplemakeglasgow.com