Glasgow

Discover the city

Must Dos in Glasgow

1. Go with the flow: As soon as you step out on to the streets of Glasgow, the city’s hip and eclectic vibe will pull you in. Scotland’s largest city holds a plethora of creativity and arts, world-class museums, culinary excellence, trendy bars, a compelling music scene and of course, an unconditional love for football.

2. Try Scotch pie: A football terrace favourite, it’s a small pie filled with minced mutton and often served with beans and chips.

3. Discover Glasgow’s West End: Few travellers venture off into this part of the city, but they’re missing out. Bohemiam shops, pretty cobblestoned laneways, a lively bar and restaurant scene and home to the University of Glasgow.

4. Join a whisky tour: The sheer amount of whisky distilleries and brands in Glasgow can seem overwhelming, so sign up for a whisky tour for a little guidance on how to find your new favourite drink.

5. Go shopping: Glasgow is the largest retail centre in the UK outside London’s West End, making it the perfect place to explore the best high street shopping, flagship stores, designer favourites, independents and vintage boutiques. Glasgow is home to several popular shopping districts including the Style Mile and Merchant City, as well as the west end and southside.

6. Relax in the parks: Glasgow means “dear green place” in Gaelic and it’s easy to see why, with more than 90 parks and gardens open for the public to enjoy. The Victorian Kelvingrove Park in the west of the city boasts the Botanic Gardens, while Tollcross Park to the east has a famous rose garden and various children’s activities.

7. Follow the mural trail: A slightly different way to explore the city: grab a City Centre Mural Trail Map and discover Glasgow’s amazing street art.

8. Most #Instagrammable place: The Glasgow City Chambers are a stunning example of Victorian architecture and its pretty staircases are the perfect backdrop for your next Insta snap.

9. Best place for scenic views: Climb up the spiral staircase of the old Lighthouse for stunning city views and catch one of the world-class exhibitions in the building while you’re at it.

Off the beaten path

🍃 Day trip

Loch Lomond is one of Scotland’s most beautiful and iconic places and an excellent choice for a day trip if you’re in serious need of some Vitamin Sea! It was even the inspiration behind a love song that people in Scotland sing at a number of special occasions. The mesmerising loch lies in the heart of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, where you’ll be surrounded by charming villages, rolling countryside, hills and some truly wonderful activities. At 190m deep and a 153 km shoreline, whether you’re after a loch-side walk or wild watery adventures, there are loads of ways to explore the loch. It’s the largest expanse of water in the UK and it’s less than one hour away from Glasgow by train.