There’s a lot of things to do and see in Glasgow, it’s the biggest city in Scotland and this fun, welcoming, and vibrant city is a not-to-be-missed if you’re travelling around the UK. If you have plans to make your way to the city of Glasgow, here are 15 things you should have on your Glasgow bucket list!
EXPLORE THE CITY CHAMBERS
Glasgow City Chambers is one majestic view, it’s one of the greatest pieces of architecture in Glasgow’s history and probably one of the most remarkable buildings you’ll come across in the UK.Find marble, stained glass domes, and enormous murals.
VISIT THE WORLDS OLDEST PANOPTICON
The world’s oldest panopticon is open for business, with tours, shows, and a lot of history, this place is definitely worth a visit.
EAT ICE CREAM FROM UNIVERSITY CAFE
It may or may not be the most famous ice cream parlour in Glasgow, located at Byres Road you’ll find this cute place and a queue waiting for that delicious home made ice cream. I got an ice cream with Nutella flavor and sprinkles, I mean that’s reason enough to visit right?
While you’re out walking, head out to Cresswell Lane and explore there as well! You’ll find some cool vintage stores, some bars, and some nice restaurants.
EXPLORE ASHTON LANE
Explore the cobbled backstreet in the West End and all its bars, restaurants, and shops. Both Ashton Lane and Cresswell Lane are very small, but very cute. And the whole West End is worth exploring, especially if you’re looking to do some vintage shopping.
RELAX AT KELVINGROVE PARK
After walking around for hours exploring Glasgow, Kelvingrove Park is the perfect place to relax. It is a public park located on the River Kelvin in the West End of the city, containing the famous Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
EXPLORE THE BARRAS MARKET
The Barras Market is an outdoor, long-established, weekend market for where you’ll find some vintage goods and antiques.
SEE THE GLASGOW UNIVERSITY CLOISTERS
If you’re looking for some cool architecture, look no further. The whole university area is worth exploring, and make sure no to miss the cloisters.
DRINK TEA AT THE HIDDEN LANE TEA ROOM
You can always drink tea more than once, stop by the cutest little place and enjoy some delicious cakes and some tea. Make sure to check out the beautiful pastries and it’s also a great place to stop by for breakfast!
SEE THE VIEW FROM QUEENS PARK
A bit outside the city you’ll find Queens Park, and at the top you’ll get a very nice view of Glasgow!
THE LIGHT HOUSE
Glasgow has a lot of impressive and innovative architecture, and the Light House is definitely a testament to that! If you get to the 3rd floor and climb up the winding staircase to the top, you’ll get a magnificent view of the city skyline!
HAVE A CUP OF TEA AT TCHAI-OVNA HOUSE OF TEA
Tchai-Ovna has over 80 varieties of tea, shisha, and vegetarian food, and is definitely a great place to rest your feet and enjoy some delicious food and tea.
VISIT THE KIBBLE PALACE
Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a botanical garden located in the West End, It features several glasshouses, the Kibble Palace is the most notable on and definitely worth a visit!
The Glasgow Cathedral is absolutely stunning and located in the city center!
VISIT THE POLLOK COUNTRY PARK
The Pollok country park is 360-acre of park, located in the south part of Glasgow. In 2006 it was named the best park in Britain, and in 2008 it was voted the best park in Europé.