Glasgow is famously known as the second city of the British Empire. It is the largest city in Scotland and the third most populous in the UK. Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde and is home to a large selection of museums devoted to transport, religion and modern art. Home to the Scottish National Media, BBC Scotland and STV, Glasgow attracts numerous people to it’s exciting and vibrant life including tourists, corporate travellers and people looking to settle down. You will always find something to keep you occupied in Glasgow. It boasts the largest economy in Scotland and is the hub of the Metropolitan area of West Central Scotland. It’s easy to get to whether you want to take the bus or the train or your flying in from another part of the globe, Glasgow is home to two International airports, Glasgow International and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport.
If your visiting Glasgow for a weekend it’s hard to decide what attractions to visit in your short time here but your sure to find something to interest you.
|Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Muesum|
Glasgow’s West End is a very popular location in Glasgow and is home to Kelvingrove Park, University of Glasgow, Botanic Gardens, and the Spire of Sir George Gilbert Scott, a major landmark that can be seen across the city. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Muesum is located within the West End in the Kelvingrove Park and one art gallery you should not miss out on, it’s a spectacular building with amazing art collections and it is home to the finest collection of arms and armour in the world.
If it’s a ladies weekend away the West End of Glasgow is where you should definitely go for a shopping trip, priding itself on its fantastic vintage and retro shops you’ll be sure to find unique and exciting new garments to take back to your friends, who of course will be green with envy.
|Glasgow Science Centre|
If art is not your thing but your into science and technology, visit Glasgow’s Science Centre. This impressive building tells stories of science in a unique and inspiring way to keep you and the family very intrigued. Get involved in the experiments to make your experience one you won’t forget.
The majority of Glasgows student population are based in the West End so this certainly adds to its cultural liveliness. The streets of the West End are bustling with cafés, tea rooms, boutiques, upmarket accommodation, high end restaurants, pubs and clubs. Well worth the trip.
Glasgows Cathedral and Necropolis is an amazing site and one of a kind in the UK. Book a guided walking tour of the 37 acre cemetery full of fantastic architecture and fascinating stories all relating to the 50,000 people who lay there. Glasgow is home to a broad range of religions ranging from Christianity to Jews and Buddhists to Hinduism, which make it a captivating multi-cultural city.
For those of you with more of an interest in sports rather than shopping for the day, visit The Scottish Football Muesum. Located at Hampden Park, enjoy the stadium tours, ruffle through the hall of fame and check out the memorabilia in the muesum. Pick up some Scottish merchandise in the shop from your trip so you won’t forget your experience.
Festivals are very popular in Glasgow and there is a festival to suit all tastes. The West End Festival, which incorporates music, comedy, theatre and walking tours is Glasgows biggest festival of the calendar year and is in June. The Glasgow International Comedy Festival is held in March, the Glasgow Film Festival is held in February, the International Festival of Visual Art is in April/May, the International Jazz Festival is held in June and the Merchant City Festival is held in July and is a 4 day event which celebrates Glasgow’s cultural quarter.
Like I said before you will always find something to do in Glasgow, whether it’s just to chill out for the weekend, shop til you drop, visit a broad range of attractions or enjoy one of our festivals you’ll never have a dull moment.
With a broad range of places to stay you won’t be disappointed with any of the hotel’s, B and B’s or hostels. Why not book into a serviced apartment and experience a home away from home. The Spires Suites located on Glassford Street right in the city centre, you can explore the city right from your door step. So go on, visit Glasgow for that weekend away, you won’t be disappointed.