Glasgow

About Glasgow

Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands. It's famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it's a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene. Glasgow's grand Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum fills a red-sandstone Victorian castle. The Burrell Collection, in Pollok Country Park, shows art and antiquities donated to the city by a local shipping magnate. Art nouveau buildings by local architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh include Sauchiehall Street’s Willow Tearooms, Bellahouston Park’s House for an Art Lover, and the Glasgow School of Art. The Clyde Waterfront incorporates the futuristic Glasgow Science Centre with interactive displays. Pedestrianized Buchanan Street has upmarket boutiques, and the East End is home to the sprawling ‘Barras’ weekend flea market.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow and a popular tourist attraction. The museum has 22 galleries, housing a range of exhibits, including Renaissance art, taxidermy, and artifacts from ancient Egypt. The museum's collections came mainly from the original Kelvingrove Museum and the McLellan Galleries. It has one of the finest collections of arms and armor in the world and a vast natural history collection.
Riverside Museum

The Riverside Museum is a museum of transport with over 3,000 exhibits, the building has a 36 meter-high glazed frontage overlooking the River Clyde. The Riverside Museum’s collection comprises about 21,000 objects related to various means of transportation, including boats, automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, horse-drawn carriages, trolley cars, steam locomotives, streetcars, skateboards, and bicycles.
Gallery of Modern Art

The Gallery of Modern Art or GoMA is the main gallery of contemporary art in Glasgow. GoMA offers a program of temporary exhibitions and workshops. GoMA displays work by local and international artists as well as addressing contemporary social issues through its major biannual projects. Exhibits include works by David Hockney, Sebastião Salgado, and Andy Warhol as well as Scottish artists such as John Bellany and Ken Currie.
Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral, also called the High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern's or St Mungo's Cathedral, is the oldest cathedral in mainland Scotland and the oldest building in Glasgow. Glasgow Cathedral is built on the site where St Kentigern, or Mungo, is thought to have been buried in AD 612. You can admire carved stone bosses on the ceiling of the Blackadder Aisle, and one of the finest post-war collections of stained glass windows in Britain.
People's Palace

The People's Palace and Winter Gardens in Glasgow is a museum and glasshouse situated in Glasgow Green. The city’s social history can be explored through a wealth of historic artifacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film, and interactive computer displays. The exhibits give a wonderful insight into how Glaswegians lived, worked, and played in years gone by.
The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse in Glasgow is Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture. The centre's vision is to develop the links between design, architecture, and the creative industries, seeing these as interconnected social, educational, economic, and cultural issues of concern to everyone. One of the key features of the Lighthouse is the uninterrupted view over Glasgow's cityscape available from the Mackintosh Tower at the north of the building, which is accessible via a helical staircase from the third floor.
Celtic Park

Celtic Park also known as Parkhead or Paradise is the home stadium of Celtic Football Club, in the Parkhead area of Glasgow. Celtic Park is one of the biggest football stadiums in Europe, making it the perfect place to learn all about the colorful history and heritage of Celtic Football Club from its inception in 1888. Experience firsthand, Celtic's heritage and culture that has made the club famous and renowned the world over. Take a tour of the stadium as well as taking a trip through the history of the club through our various informative and impressive exhibitions.
Burrell Collection

Burrell Collection is an art museum in the city of Glasgow. The Burrell contains an important collection of medieval art including stained glass and tapestries, oak furniture, medieval weapons and armor, Islamic art, artifacts from ancient Egypt and China, Impressionist works by Degas and Cézanne, modern sculpture, and a host of other artifacts from around the world
Mugdock Country Park

Mugdock Country Park is a country park and historical site. Mugdock Country Park is a place to experience, explore and enjoy with something for everyone in beautiful surroundings. Many of Scotland's momentous events in history have passed through our beautiful landscapes. Visit Mugdock to explore, learn, have fun, and immerse yourself in over 5,000 years of Scottish history.
House for an Art Lover

House for an Art Lover was designed by the internationally renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and is situated in Bellahouston Park. The exterior of the House for an Art Lover has been realized in materials and craftsmanship as closely as possible to Mackintosh’s 1901 designs. Mackintosh designed the entire layout of rooms, while he and his wife provided detailed interior designs for the double-height Entrance Hall, Dining Room, Oval Room, and Music Room.
Best Time To Visit Glasgow

The best time to visit Glasgow is from March to August when the weather is pleasant and daylight time is longer.

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