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Top 10 things to see in Glasgow

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Throughout Glasgow there is a host of fascinating sites to see that will keep everyone entertained on your break in Glasgow.


If you would prefer to take in a concert or are in Glasgow for a conference then you should check out the SEC(formerly SECC). For those who prefer all things cultural, Glasgow was the home to esteemed artist, Charles Rennie Macintosh. His legacy is strong and can be seem at various locations throughout the city.


With so much to see in Glasgow why not utilise our top 10 things to see in Glasgow:


1. Glasgow City Chambers

A grand and imposing building overlooking George Square, the City Chambers is an impressive symbol of Glasgow’s political strength and historical wealth. Completed in 1888, the City Chambers has for over a hundred years been the headquarters of successive councils serving the City of Glasgow.

Tours are available, find out more here www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/YourCouncil/CityChambers/


2. Glasgow Science Centre

This one is more for the kids but it is a great place to visit especially if you have a thirst for learning. The Glasgow Science Centre is Scotland's leading Science Centreattraction and offers great fun, hands-on scienceadventures and days out for all the family.
It is also home to the Glasgow IMAX, Glasgow’s largest and most unique cinema experience.

Find out more about the Science centre www.gsc.org.uk




3. SEC (formerly SECC)

The SEC (formerly SECC) is Scotland's premier national venue for public events, concerts and conferences. Due to its capacity many of Scotland’s high scale events are


4. Any one of Glasgow’s cinemas

Whether you are looking for a blockbuster, feature or a foreign film you’ll find whatever you are after at one of Glasgow’s cinemas. Cineworld is located directly across from the Holiday Inn Glasgow Theatreland and is the tallest hotel in the world. It shows a mix of blockbuster films, feature and foreign films. www.cineworld.co.uk/cinemas/28.

If you are looking for something a bit more quaint then we recommend trying the Grosvenor cinema situated on Ashton Lane in the West End of Glasgow. Here you can enjoy a drink and relax in either a leather chair or couch whilst enjoying a film. www.grosvenorcafe.co.uk/cinema.php


5. Hampden Park

Hampden Park is Scotlands national stadium and plays host to a number of large scale sporting, music and conferencing events. If you are a visitor to the stadium you can either visit the Hampden museum or take a tour of the stadium which has a capacity of over 52,000.

You can buy tickets for the tour on the Hampden website www.hampdenpark.co.uk/go/the-hampden-experience


6. The Tall Ship

The Tall Ship also known as the Glenlee is one of only 5 Clydebuilt sailing ships that remain afloat in the world and she was restored over a six year period by the Clyde Maritime Trust’s paid and voluntary crew. The Tall Ship operates a programme of year-round maritime themed events and activities, with specially devised talks and tours.

To find out more about the Tall Ship visit their website www.thetallship.com



7. Kelvingrove Art Gallery



8. The Riverside Museum (re-opened July 2011)

Glasgow’s well-loved Museum of Transport had closed for a number of years due to its re-locating. It has since re-opened on the Waterfront with an extremely unique design.

The dynamic new Riverside Museum displays Glasgow’s rich industrial heritage, which stems from the River Clyde. If you are interested in transport this one is not to be missed.

Find out more about the Riverside Museum www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/our-museums/riverside-museum/about-riverside-museum/Pages/default.aspx


9. Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens is known internationally for its impressive glass houses and extensive tropical and temperate plant collections from around the world. It is situated within Kelvingrove

The Botanic Gardens are located at Kelvinside in Glasgow’s West End between the River Kelvin, Great Western Road and Queen Margaret Drive. The gardens can be accessed on foot from Great Western Road, Queen Margaret Drive, Kirklee Circus and from the Kelvin Walkway.

Find out more www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Parks_Outdoors/Parks_gardens/botanicgardens.htm


10. University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is not only one the UK’s most prestigious Universities in the UK it is also one of the most unique building in Glasgow. The University is situated in the West End of Glasgow and is located just minutes from Kelvingrove Park making it sensible to visit both at the same time.

Visit the University of Glasgow website www.gla.ac.uk/


All of the listed above are based on staff suggestions. Please do ask our front office staff for further suggestions when you are staying at our hotel in Glasgow city centre.