Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the third largest in the United Kingdom (after London and Birmingham). Historically part of Lanarkshire, it is now one of the Council Areas of Scotland. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country’s West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are often referred to as Glaswegians.
1. Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre is a visitor attraction located in the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration area on the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Queen Elizabeth II opened Glasgow Science Centre on 5 June 2001.
2. The Tall Ship
Glenlee is a steel-hulled three-masted barque, built in 1896 for Glasgow owners, trading as a cargo ship. From 1922 she was a sail training ship in the Spanish Navy.
3. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow, Scotland. Since its 2003–06 refurbishment, the museum has been the most popular free-to-enter visitor attraction in Scotland, and the most visited museum in the United Kingdom outside London.
4. Willow Tearooms
Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904 in his distinctive Art Nouveau style, it has been recreated and serves today as a cafe specialising in teas. Art Nouveau original features remain in gallery and Room De Luxe seating area for afternoon tea.
5. The Burrell Collection
The Burrell Collection is an art collection in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. It is situated in Pollok Country Park on the south side of the city.
6. Titan Clydebank
Titan Clydebank is a 150-foot-high (46 m) cantilever crane at Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It was designed to be used in the lifting of heavy equipment, such as engines and boilers, during the fitting-out of battleships and ocean liners at the John Brown & Company shipyard. It was also the world’s first electrically powered cantilever crane, and the largest crane of its type at the time of its completion.
Situated at the end of a U-shaped fitting out basin, the crane was used to construct some of the largest ships of the 20th century, including the Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth 2. The Category A Listed historical structure was refurbished in 2007 as a tourist attraction and shipbuilding museum.
7. St Andrew’s Cathedral
The Metropolitan Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew or Glasgow Metropolitan Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral in the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland. It is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow.
Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death.
9. House for an Art Lover
Country house, arts centre and cafe, built based on unrealised designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
10. Pollok Country Park
Pollok Country Park – Glasgow’s largest park and the only Country Park within the city – features the impressive Pollok House as well as the renowned Burrell Collection.
The park was voted Best Park in Britain 2007 and Europe’s Best Park 2008. Its extensive woodlands and gardens provide a quiet sanctuary for both visitors and wildlife.
Pollok House is one of Glasgow’s most elegant family homes and was built by successive generations of the Maxwell family, who are known to have lived at Pollok since 1269. The house contains an outstanding collection of Spanish art and the tea room is worth visiting too.