City Guide Glasgow, Scotland

Visiting Glasgow

Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland and the third biggest city in the UK. Situated on the River Clyde, which divides the city in two, Glasgow is one of Europe's most enjoyable cities to visit. There are a lot of things to see and do in Glasgow, including the city's large number of free museums. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of the most impressive, with a huge and varied collection on display.

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Glasgow Podcasts

Glasgow - Ask the locals

Hostelworld.com's Rebecca Keenan takes to the streets of Glasgow to ask the people who live there about their favourite bars, restaurants and neighbourhoods. Listen to find out why the West End is so well-loved, where to get the best tapas and what makes haunts like 'The Wee Bar' so popular.

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Glasgow - a video postcard

Watch our video postcard of Glasgow to see the city's top attractions, bars, restaurants and more.

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Glasgow Pocket Guide

Glasgow Pocket Guide

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Glasgow City Reviews

  • 80%


    Glasgow in May 2015

    Glasgow is a small city. I was there only a day and a half and really enjoyed it. I did not feel like I needed more time there as there wasn't a lot of touristy things to do. We went to the Botanic Gardens, which were nice and had tea and scones at the tea shop. We also did a few nice walks around the main streets and really enjoyed this. There was live Scottish music in the bars which we really enjoyed listening to. I'm glad we did Glasgow, even if it was short :)

    Insider Tip:Always have an umbrella or a rain coat cause it rains or and off all day :)

  • 80%


    Scotland fun in Glasgow!

    Was there for Christmas, so the city was shut down for 2 days. but I still found fun walking around and seeing sights. Found a bar open and had nice cheap Scotch. When the city was up and running lots to do, shopping (boxing day) was a must for everyone. Just before my arrival there was a sad lorry accident where I think 13 people passed. It was sad and I saw the memorial. Overall the people/vibe/town is just awesome!

    Insider Tip:See EVERYTHING! you can walk everywhere and get the city done in a day and a half. Lots of beers and scotch to try, do it! Timberland Tours to highlands: did the 12 hour one to loch ness and it was amazing! I don't even like those kind of bus tours, but this one is different for sure, it's special.

  • 40%



    Isn't exactly my type of city. The weather isn't the best and the prices are quite high. Also there aren't too many monuments. It's an industrial city. If you're after famous medieval castles you must try Bothwell Castle in South Lanarkshire, Scotland (about 10 miles south-east of Glasgow)

    Insider Tip:Blue Sky Hostel - I even didn't have an opportunity to go out. Parties in teh hostel were too cool

  • 70%


    Nice city

    Glasgow was a nice city to stay at. There are nice places to see, and the city in itself is lovely. If you want to visit other places around, like the Loch Lomond or some nice citites in Ayrshire, there are plenty of buses making Glasgow the ideal headquarters for your trip !

  • 50%


    not a city full of attractions and fun

    this is a city for living rather than for attractions. The museums here are not very exciting. This city does not have a long history, unlike Edinburgh.

Scotland: Itinerary

Like so many cities in Europe today, Edinburgh is divided the Old Town and the New Town. Both have their own qualities and attractions and are a pleasure to visit. But if you plan to stay in the city for that little bit longer you will be able to sample the whole country's delights, not just the capital's.

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