Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Things to do in Glasgow

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre - Glasgow
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
Renowned for its friendly locals and vibrant city centre, Glasgow (the largest city in Scotland) boasts world famous art collections, the best shopping in the United Kingdom excluding London, and the most vibrant and exciting nightlife in Scotland. There are lots of things to see and do in Glasgow; plenty of tourist attractions such as museums, galleries, shops, festivals and concerts all of which can be enjoyed throughout the year.


The Kelvingrove Park

The Kelvingrove Park is a beautiful park that offers a variety of wildlife and habitats. The park has many amazing species and also contains a bandstand, skate-park, bowling and croquet greens, with various statues and monuments. The Kelvingrove Park is a great place to visit if you want to get-away from the hustle and bustle of Glasgow's busy city centre. It is located at the west end of Great Western Road and by the River Kelvin.

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions - presenting concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways. The Centre has hundreds of interactive exhibits; the Scottish Power Planetarium, IMAX cinema, Science Show Theatre, Climate Change Theatre etc. The Science centre is really good if you are with kids or if you are a big kid yourself. The Glasgow Science Centre has been awarded 5-star tourist attraction status by VisitScotland as a tourist attraction of excellent value. It is located at 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Glasgow is well-known for its amazing art galleries and museums. Kelvingrove museum is one of the finest in the world. The mu​seum is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions. It has 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects. Kelvingrove museum is a nice place to visit with children. There are other museums that are equally beautiful in Glasgow; The People's palace, The Museum of Transport, The Lighthouse, The Street School Museum, Tall Ship Museum, the Scottish Football Museum etc.

Gallery of Modern Art

Housed in an iconic building located in the heart of Glasgow, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) plays an important part in Glasgow’s rich heritage. GoMA collects and borrows work that highlights the interests, influences and working methods of artists from around the world and shares them with those from Glasgow. Exhibits include works by David Hockney, Sebastiao Salgado, and Andy Warhol as well as Scottish artists such as John Bellany and Ken Currie. There is in the building a café, free Internet access terminals, multimedia, art, and general book-lending facilities.

Waverley

The last seagoing Paddle Steamer in the world; the Waverley welcomes visitors to enjoy the day, afternoon or evening aboard the world famous ship. For holiday travellers planning a visit to Scotland, Waverley excursions is a delightful experience you must not miss. The number to call for Waverley excursions is 0845 130 4647 or visit www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk.

The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour

The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour is one of Glasgow's leading tourist attractions. The Ship is an independent museum committed to the preservation and interpretation of the Glenlee and the maritime history of the area for the benefit of local people and visitors to Glasgow. It opens 7 days a week all year round. The ship can even be hired for private event. The number to call is 0141 357 3699.

Cinemas in Glasgow

There are two Cineworld in Glasgow and numerous other ones such as Odeon, Showcase, Grosvenor etc. The largest is Cineworld located at 7 Renfrew Street, Glasgow. Cineworld is number one holidaymakers choice. The number to call for information and booking is 0871 200 2000.

Jazz Festival

The Glasgow International Jazz Festival is one of the biggest jazz festivals in Europe. The Festival is held annually in June in the Merchant City area of Glasgow. The main, open-air stage is located at George Square. Glasgow International Jazz features performances from well known and up-coming jazz artists around the world as well as showcasing the wealth of Scottish performers. The festival usually lasts for a week. To buy a ticket visit www.jazzfest.co.uk.

Shopping

We cannot write about things to do in Glasgow without mentioning Glasgow shopping centres. Glasgow is well-known as the best shopping destination in Scotland, so why not partake in a little indulgence during your holiday stay here. Popular places to go shopping include Buchanan galleries, Princess Square, Forge Shopping Centre and many others.

Whether you are looking to get away from it all, have an action-packed vacation, or maybe you just want to explore the hidden delights of holiday in Scotland, there are plenty surprises waiting for you in Glasgow.


Please note that Holidaytravellers.net is not the official tourist information site for Scotland, but I'm sharing Glasgow with you because I live in Scotland  and I know that it's a nice place to be for holiday break. In case you need further information about Scotland, please visit Scotland official tourist website .



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