Bonnie Scotland is a magical land of undiscovered potential and cultural importance. The jewel in the crown of the UK, Scotland has long been voted one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit. Glasgow is its largest city, and it is a historical, endless metropolis of artistic merit, architectural astonishment, sensational open spaces, and plenty of hip, trendy, modern areas.
If you’re going to visit Glasgow, you need to make sure you make the most of your time here. There are a lot of great things to experience in Glasgow, and you have got to try and see them all. We hope you’re going to find this guide helpful when you head to the city, and you should use it to help with your exploration. So, these are a few of the best things we would suggest you go see in Glasgow.
Check out The Lighthouse
No, it’s not something that helps ships in the night, it’s actually, fittingly, Scotland’s Center for Architecture and Design. The building itself was designed and built in 1895 and used to be the headquarters of the Glasgow Herald newspaper. In 1999 the building became what it is today after Glasgow won the UK’s City of Architecture and Design title. And, you can see by looking at it how sensational this building actually is. A marvel of architecture, it stands out against the Glaswegian skyline. A spiral staircase inside is one of the amazing features, and the building gives a breathtaking view of the surrounding skyline.
See the Glasgow Necropolis
One of the best things about Scotland is her mesmerizing open spaces, and nowhere is this more apparent than in Glasgow Necropolis. This truly staggering cemetery is where you will find the resting places of the Victorian elite in Glasgow. It’s one of the most breathtaking cemeteries in the world and looks like something out of a Gothic novel. It is just east of Glasgow Cathedral, and we recommend combining the two of them for a stunning, sightseeing extravaganza.
Pore over some artwork
For the art junkies out there, you’ve certainly come to the right city, and you should head to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This is the perfect place to find some of the best and most iconic artwork in all of Glasgow. To learn about the history and culture of a place, it’s important to check out its art, and that’s something you can do here. After a three year refurbishment, it reopened in 2006, and has become one of the most revered art museums in the world. The building is absolutely stupendous, and the art inside isn’t too shabby either!
Glasgow has so much to experience that it needs more than a weekend to get the most out of this amazing city. There are so many fantastic tourist attractions here, and that’s not even counting the stunning open space. In fact, just walking the city in and of itself is an unforgettable experience that we would recommend to anyone. There are also plenty of trendy restaurants and watering holes where you can stop for refreshments during your tour of the city!