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Discover Glasgow

Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is a stylish, exciting and welcoming place to visit at any time.

Arts and Culture

The city has world-class art galleries and museums, many of which offer free admission, and showcase Glasgow’s cultural heritage.

The city’s civic art collection, one of the finest in Europe, is housed in the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The imposing building set in Kelvingrove Park will make a spectacular backdrop for the Lawn Bowls competition at Glasgow 2014.

The iconic Riverside Museum – Glasgow’s museum of transport – was designed by world-famous architect Zaha Hadid. It features more than 3000 exhibits and was recently named European Museum of the Year 2013.

Find out more about Glasgow’s arts and culture.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Glasgow is home to a unique design and style – the fantastic Art Nouveau architecture of Glasgow native Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is visible throughout the city. The Glasgow School of Art is considered his masterpiece while other highlights include the Mackintosh House and Queens Cross Church.

Learn more about Charles Rennie Mackintosh and book an architectural tour.


Glasgow is the perfect place to indulge in a little retail therapy. You can find high street favourites, malls and popular department stores on the city’s Style Mile. Designer delights can be found in the chic boutiques of the Merchant City and if you’re looking for something a little more quirky, check out the great vintage stores on offer in Glasgow’s West End.

Discover Glasgow's shopping precincts.

Eating Out

There are plenty of fantastic restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs to discover in Glasgow with every taste catered for from traditional Scottish fare to exceptional Indian, Italian and Thai.

Discover Glasgow’s dining scene.

Tours and Transport

Glasgow is a compact and walkable city. It also has an excellent public transport network and there are a great range of organised and self-guided tours and trails to help you explore the city.

Find out more about Glasgow tours.

To plan your trip, visit: or download the free Glasgow city guide app.

Find out how to get to Glasgow.

Find somewhere to stay.

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