Glasgow Vacations

Whether they come by ship, plane or train, visitors to Glasgow enjoy the idiosyncractic and cultural city of just over a half-million inhabitants. Since the 1980s, Glasgow has set out on an extensive rejuvenation campaign to improve its global image. Glasgow is a walking city. A stroll through the city center will lead you past Buchanan Galleries, ... Read more
the St. Enoch Centre, the up-market Princes Square, The King's Theatre, Glasgow Film Theatre, Tron Theatre as well as Cineworld and The Lighthouse Museum of Architecture.

Glasgow places to stay and top hotels

Glasgow things to do and experiences

  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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    Sights and Museums, Art Museum, Historic Site
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  • Cosmopol
    Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Cocktail Bar, Karaoke Bar
  • Celtic Park
    9.416 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Sports, Historic Site, Stadium
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  • George Square
    8.218 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Plaza
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Not known for gorgeous weather, Edinburgh and Glasgow are best seen in the summer, when temperature highs are in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (high teens Celsius), the daylight lasts well into the night, and the ... Read more
weather is drier. This is also a good time to hike in the Highlands since this area gets the brunt of Scotland’s cold winters. Visiting in the summer does come with its drawbacks: the cities will be most crowded and hotels at their most expensive. The best deals come around in the wintertime when the weather is dark and dreary; to get the best of both worlds, head here in the spring or fall, when temperatures are mild and summer crowds have thinned.

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Glasgow reviews & trip reports

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If you want a taste of the real Scotland, come to Glasgow. Although not as picturesque as Edinburgh, the city offers a wide range of interesting restaurants and a plethora or bars and nightclubs. The people here are super friendly and always willing to help you and talk to you. The city is very traditionally Scottish and if you want to experience Scottish culture, come here.

Recommended for:FoodiesHistory BuffsNightlife LoversArt & Design Lovers
New York City, New York State, USA

Although I only had 24 hours in Glasgow, I can say that I'm so ready to come back and see even more. When visiting, the commonwealth games were going on and the city was dressed to a tee in everything Scottish. The culture, the people, the food, and the hospitality were better than I could have every imagined. This city is so vibrant with culture and history but has the modern feel to it. I definitely recommend all travelers to visit this beautiful city.

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Foster City, California, USA

Glasgow was quiet and laid back city. I had a chance to visit back in 2004 with my previous job, visiting our office there. Last day after work, I got to walk around the city and have a few scotch drinks and some local food. Night life here doesn't come alive til after 11pm, when I was already very sleepy.

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Local from Glasgow, UK

People usually come to Scotland to see Edinburgh but if you don't come for a visit to Glasgow then you are really missing out. Edinburgh might be the historical and cultural capital but Glasgow is really where it is happening with the best bars, restaurants and nightlife around. There are plenty of world class museums to visit, parks, country houses and the shopping is second only to that in London.

Recommended for:FoodiesAdventure TravelersNightlife LoversTrendsters
San Francisco, California, USA

I preferred Edinburgh to Glasgow in terms of big city Scotland. In Glasgow stroll around the University of Glasgow's grounds, grab a pint in a church at Oran Mor and snag some delicious tapas food at Brutti Ma Buoni.

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Klang, Malaysia

Glasgow has Rothesay Castle, Bothwell Castle, Craignethan Castle Crossraguel Abbey, Dumbarton Castle, Dundonald Castle, Glasgow Cathedral,Newark Castle and Rowallan Castle. Enjoy an exciting programme of events taking place of castles and other attractions across the country.

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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

So many great places in Scotland to suggest but from Glasgow you can do a day trip to Edinburgh and possibly one to Fort William or Oban and then explore Glasgow the rest of the time - there's anything and everything there and you will never tire of it.

Local from Glasgow

A great place so far as people are concerned but the weather is a bit temperamental! Love friends love Glasgow


Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is one of the largest seaports in the world.

New York City, New York State, USA

One of the friendliest places in the world. Big rivalry between those from Glasgow and nearby Edinburgh and citizens of each will describe themselves as different from each other. Look for architectural and interior gems from Arts and Crafts master McIntosh.