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Glasgow Attractions & Museums

A list of the main attractions in and around Glasgow with websites, postcodes, images and links to maps and reviews.

Glasgow is a large sprawling city with many of its attractions spread out. The city Tour Buses depart from George Square/Centre of Glasgow, and visit most of the main attractions.

Glasgow also has good inexpensive bus and rail services to visit other attractions.

The Postcode links show dirtections and give reviews.

George Square Glasgow image

George Square
George Square (Centre of Glasgow) is the most visited attraction in Glasgow. It was laid out in 1781. The City Chambers (seat of local government) that gives free tours most days, was later built at the east side, and Queen Street Train Station built in the north-west corner. The City Tour Buses depart from here.
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Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow image

Gallery of Modern Art is sSituated in the centre of Glasgow by George Square. This building was originally built as a grecian-style mansion for a 1700s tobacco merchant. In the early 1990s, it became the Gallery of Modern Art. FREE Admission. Tel 0141 287 3050.
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The Lighthouse is situated close to the Gallery of Modern Art on Mitchell Lane. A Charles Rennie Mackintosh building now used as a centre for Design and Architecture with a cafe and shop, with great views from the top. FREE Admission.
thelighthouse.co.uk . G1 3NU

Glasgow Cathedral image

Glasgow Cathedral 0.6 of a mile east of George Square. Glasgow Cathedral is probably the most impressive building in the city built in the 1100s. The Necropolis at the cathedral is also a good attraction.. FREE Admission. Tel 0141 552 8198.
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St Mungo Museum Glasgow image

St Mungo Museum 0.6 of a mile east of George Square next to Glasgow Cathedral. St Mungo Museum has galleries of artefacts and works of art that show the importance of religion in peoples' lives, across the world. FREE Admission. Tel 0141 276 1625.
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Provand's Lordship Glasgow image

Provand's Lordship 0.6 of a mile east of George Square next to Glasgow Cathedral. Provand's Lordship was built in 1471, originally as part of a hospital, and is one of only four medieval buildings to survive in Glasgow. FREE Admission. Tel 0141 552 8819.
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Tennent's image

Tennent's Lager Brewery Tour 1 mile east of George Square on Duke Street between Glasgow Cathedral and Peoples Palace. 450 years of brewing with a tour of the brewery and displays of branding and advertising over the years. Tel: 0141 202 7145.
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The People's Palace Glasgow image

The People's Palace just over 1 mile southeast of George Square in Glasgow Green park. A social history museum for the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the present, and a Victorian glasshouse with a cafe. FREE Admission. Tel 0141 276 0788.
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Glasgow Science Centre image

Glasgow Science Centre 2 miles southwest of George Square. A purpose-built science centre with the Science Mall, an IMAX cinema, and the Glasgow Tower for great views of the city at 416 feet. Tel 0141 420 5000.
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Clydeside Distillery

The Clydeside Distillery situated across the footbridge from the Scinece Centre on Stobcross Road. Opening in late 2017, producing single malt Scotch whisky with a visitor centre and shop.
theclydeside.com . G3 8QQ

Riverside Museum Glasgow image

Riverside Museum 2.5 miles southwest of George Square. Houses the popular Glasgow's Museum of Transport and The Tall Ship. This new museum is situated a short riverside walk west of the Science Centre and SEC . FREE Admission. Tel 0141 287 2720.
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Glasgow image

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum 1.8 miles west. Opened in 1901 with a great variety of art, artifacts and animals from around the world. The museum also has one of the top collections of arms and armour, and two room dedicated to Charles Rennie Mackintosh. FREE Admission. Tel 0141 276 9599.
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University of Glasgow image

University of Glasgow 2 miles northwest of George Square. Home to Scotland's oldest public museum, and the world's largest collection of works by the Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. FREE Admission. Tel 0141 330 2000.
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Glasgow Botanic Gardens image

Glasgow Botanic Gardens 2 miles northwest of George Square. Built for the Glasgow botanist Thomas Hopkirk in 1817, at the western end of Sauchiehall Street. In 1842, the Gardens were moved to this larger site. FREE Admission. Tel 0141 276 1614.
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Other attractions not on the Tour Bus route.

St Andrew's Cathedral Glasgow image

St Andrew's Cathedral Glasgow situated half of a mile south. The Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew is a Roman Catholic Cathedral designed in 1814 by James Gillespie Graham in the Neo Gothic style. FREE Admission.
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Govan Old Church image

Govan Stones Glasgow 3 miles southwest of George Square. In the centre of Govan, 31 pieces of early Medieval sculptures from the 800s to 1000s. These include an ornate solid stone sarcophagus, carved stone slabs, and hogback stones. FREE Admission.
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Pollok House Glasgow image

Pollok House situated about 3 miles southwest of George Square. A Georgian Country House showing life as it was for the wealthy, with an art collection. There are regular Buses and Trains from the city centre. Taxi prices from Glasgow centre are about £15 each way. Tel: 0141 432 1424. Admission Prices on the website.
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Burrell Collection Glasgow image

Burrell Collection about 3 miles southwest of George Square. The Burrell Collection is a large Art Museum in Pollok Park, close to Pollok House with over 8000 objects including work by major artists including Rodin, Degas, and Cezanne and more. Tel: 0141 287 2550. FREE Admission.
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Holmwood House Glasgow image

Holmwood House / 5 miles south of Glasgow centre. This mansion is situated in the Cathcart area of Glasgow, said to be one of the Scottish architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s finest works. Regular buses run close to the house. Admission Prices and opening times on the website. Tel: 0141 571 0184.
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Xscape Braehead Glasgow image

Into Braehead about 5 miles west, a family entertainment with 'real' snow slopes, vast shopping centre, bars, restaurants, cinema, family attractions, and extreme activities. Regular buses run to and from the city centre. Tel 0141 885 1441.
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Titan Crane Clydebank Glasgow image

Titan Clydebank about 7 miles west of George Square. A 150 feet high cantilever crane built in 1907. It was designed to be used in the lifting of heavy equipment, such as engines, during the fitting out of battleships and ocean liners at the John Brown & Company shipyard. It is now a major tourist attraction with great views from the top. Getting there . Tel: 0141 562 2889.
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Scotland's Theme Park M&Ds Glasgow image

Scotland's Theme Park M&Ds about 12 miles southeast. 5 terrifying White Knuckle rides, over 20 kids' rides, 18 hole Miniature Golf, Glow in the Dark indoor bowling, a large indoor complex including a gigantic Soft Play Area, bars, and restaurants. Tel: 01698 333 777.
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Glengoyne Whisky Distillery image

Glengoyne Whisky Distillery 14 miles north of George Square. One of the most visited distilleries in Scotland with a number of tours from: 10am to 4pm. Shop open from: 10am - 5pm. For those that also like a hike, the 1,400ft Dumgoyne Hill is situated next to the distillery, with a good traill all the way to the top. The No 10 Bus runs from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station right to the Distillery. Tel 01360 550 254.
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Celtic Park Glasgow image

Celtic Football Club / 2.5 miles east of Glasgow centre. The Celtic Visitor Centre is situated at Celtic Park, one of the largest football stadiums in Europe, the perfect place to learn all about the Club, from its founding in 1888. How to get there. Postcode: G40 3RE. Tel 0871 226 1888.
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Ibrox Glasgow image

Rangers Football Club / 3.6 miles southwest of Glasgow centre. The Ibrox Tours allows you to experience this world famous stadium with your very own access all areas pass. How to get there. Tel 0871 702 1972.
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See also Boat Trips for more tours of Glasgow.

For attractions & mountain/hill hiking in the area just north of Glasgow, see the Click on Map.

For attractions & mountain/hill hiking in the area just south of Glasgow, see the Click on Map.


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