Travel Inspiration: Top Five Things to do in Glasgow

There is just so much to do in Glasgow that it is hard to know where to start. This vibrant city seems to have it all so we have put together our list of the top 5 attractions to visit while you’re there!

Glasgow Science Centre

We have put this in our top five because it caters for so much. It is educational for the children while still being fun but it also has so many weird and wonderful attractions within that adults will love it too. There is truly some fascinating stuff to see here and plenty of the attractions are interactive.

The Glasgow Science Centre also boasts “The Tower” which is the World’s first tower that can revolve 360 degrees from the ground up. It is over 400ft high and has some stunning views of the surrounding area!

The Glasgow Science Centre also has a huge IMAX cinema screen that shows a variety of 2D and 3D films with a staggering sound system and a screen almost as large as a football pitch.

As you can see, there really is plenty to do at the Glasgow Science Centre and you can easily have a fun-packed entire day here.

The Time Capsule Water park

If you are looking for a fun day out with the family that ends in a splash then why not visit The Time Capsule?

The water park has had £6 million invested into it to regenerate and improve the park and there is plenty to do including river rapids, a water coaster and even water ring rides where up to 4 people can all sit in one ring and ride the waves!

It gets into our top five because not only is there a lot to do here but it also benefits from free parking and you can get a family ticket for two adults and two children for £18 which represents great value for money. The food and drink within the park is also very reasonably priced.

All in all it’s a great day out for a great price.

Martyr’s School

This is a hidden gem that doesn’t get anywhere near enough coverage so we have decided to give it that well deserved coverage here in our top five!

Martyrs’ School is one of Glasgow’s earliest buildings and was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of Glasgow’s most famous architects and designers. The architecture is simply stunning and you can easily while away the hours taking in all the hidden nooks and crannies and admiring the amazing design.

The Museum Of Transport

Whether you are a motoring enthusiast or a train spotter it’s all here at The Museum Of Transport! The museum features plenty of vehicles from some of the very first planes to classic trains and buses.

There’s loads of information and stories to soak up and plenty of large models, full size replicas and genuine originals to stare at and admire.

Kelvingrove Art gallery And Museum

We had to add the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to our top five because it really is a great day out for the whole family and an essential visit if you are in Glasgow. It is so popular that is actually ranks as the number one attraction in Glasgow on the trip advisor review website. Not only that, it is actually Scotland’s most visited free attraction!

Yes, that’s right; it is totally free to visit! It is as good as any paid attraction though, if not better! It has 22 themed galleries that are all state of the art and feature over 8000 objects. There are huge collections and all sorts of varieties or arts and crafts to enjoy and learn about.

Glasgow City Centre

Last but certainly not least is Glasgow city centre itself! This may seem crazy but so many people visit Glasgow and get caught up in visiting attractions and driving out into the countryside that they never set aside a decent amount of time to actually enjoy the city centre!

Glasgow city centre is teeming with life and bustling with vibrancy! There’s plenty of food and drink to enjoy, a great nightlife and a fantastic shopping experience. Best of all it doesn’t cost anything. If you are visiting Glasgow don’t forget to put aside at least a full day and evening to take in everything the city has to offer.