What to do on a Weekend Break in Glasgow

Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and is absolutely stuffed full of things to do and see. From museums to art galleries, shopping to sport, music, eating and drinking, a weekend here will leave you with many excellent experiences and stories to take home with you.

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has many museums and art galleries and all are renowned for having high quality displays. Some of the best include The Burrell Collection, Fossil Grove, The Gallery of Modern Art, Pollock House and Scotland Street School Museum.

Second only to London for shopping, Glasgow city centre has three main streets that you’ll want to explore. Sauchiehall street, Buchanan street and St and Argyll Street. Amongst these these streets there are numerous designer shops, shopping centers and markets, as well as plenty of pubs and places to eat. Byres Road in the west of Glasgow, and Braehead to one edge of the City are two other well known shopping regions.

For music there is plenty of choice. The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Barrowlands Ballroom and Carling Academy are three of the best known, and each has something quite different to offer. At the Glasgow Royal Concert hall you may experience Mozart by candlelight, or John Mayall, Barrowlands Ballroom offers mostly Rock and Pop, while the Carling Academy is where you’ll find plenty of modern concerts taking place including such favourites as Erasure, Will Young and Katy B.

If you’d like to explore the city there are many ways to do so, a city sight seeing tour by bus will show you Glasgow the easy way. Alternatively you could try a chauffeur driven trike tour, or even a walking tour to see some of this stunning city in a more close up and personal way.

For those who are interested in sports, Glasgow is of course home to two of the best known football teams in Europe – Celtic & Rangers. Both their grounds are visitable, and Scotland’s national football stadium Hampden is also right here in Glasgow too.

The Clyde Maritime Trust exhibit at riverside ‘The Tall Ship’ is one of only five ships built in Clyde that’s still afloat today. Now a museum committed to the preservation of the Glenlee and the maritime history locally, this exciting place is open all year round and offers a programme of themed events and activities.

If you’re a fan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, then you may like to see some of the places associated with this wonderful designer. One way to do this is to experience afternoon tea at the famous Willows tea rooms which were designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904 and remain today as they looked then.

 

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