Things To Do While Visiting Glasgow


If you are visiting Glasgow to see our very famous cranes then you may want to stick around for some more tourist fun. There are free locations across Glasgow that you can visit and we have pulled a few of them out to write about them below. There is plenty to see and do while you are visiting the city, just make sure you pack it all in, sparing some time for delicious food and drink. Here are a couple of our ideas for free days out in Glasgow: 

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

The world famous Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions. If you are visiting our city for a few days you can see 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying over 8000 objects. From artwork to models, the collections at Kelvingrove are extensive and internationally significant.

If you are interested in artwork then you can see the Salvador Dali masterpiece ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’. If you like animals you can say hello to Sir Roger the Asian elephant is another big museum attraction. If you are a history fanatic then you can see a Spitfire plane hanging from the ceiling of the west court.

Botanic Gardens

If you are taking a walk through Hillhead or stopping in for a drink at the Bookclub then you must go to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. You will find this city location in the heart of the city’s West End by the River Kelvin. Here you will find a stunning selection of plant collections, woodland copses and riverside walks as well as the famous Kibble Palace. Plants from tropical rainforests grow in the palm house.