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Best Things to Do in Glasgow

Although Glasgow tends to be overshadowed by eastern city Edinburgh, professional travelers say Scotland's largest city is not to be overlooked. With an out-of-this-world shopping scene that features everything from couture items to thrift-shop steals (and all that lies in between), as well as a hot live-music scene, Glasgow offers an abundance attractions to more than fill a vacation. Recent travelers especially recommend touring the City Chambers, Museum of Transport and shopping in the Barras Market.

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#1
The Burrell Collection Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 5.0

Why go: Travelers express astonishment at this museum's near pitch-perfection. The Burrell Collection's glass walls ... read more»

#2
Pollok Country Park Free attraction

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: After a perusal through the vast and varied art assemblage at the Burrell Collection, you ... read more»

#3
City Chambers Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Accommodating some sort of governing body since the late 1800s, the Victorian-style City Chambers today ... read more»

#4
Glasgow Cathedral Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Dedicated to the city's patron saint, St. Mungo, the Glasgow Cathedral was consecrated in ... read more»

#5
Museum of Transport Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: This free museum displays the city's transportation history. One neat exhibit showcases a 1938 ... read more»

#6
Kelvingrove Park Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: If you're planning to spend an afternoon at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ... read more»

#7
Glasgow Speedway
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Recent travelers -- especially those with families -- are in love with the Glasgow Speedway. Open on ... read more»

#8
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is another favorite museum (that's also free!). Built ... read more»

#9
Glengoyne Distillery
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: What's more Scottish than some Scotch whisky? For a reasonable price, visitors can learn ... read more»

#10
Barras Market Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Some recent travelers disappointingly note that the Barras Market had really gone down in quality ... read more»

#11
Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Botanic Gardens are yet another free attraction in Glasgow. Bursting with colorful flora and ... read more»

#12
King Tut's Wah-Wah Hut
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: One of the more famous Glasgow bars, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut is practically ... read more»

#13
People's Palace and Winter Gardens Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Located on the Glasgow Green, the free People's Palace is a museum dedicated to ... read more»

#14
Glasgow Science Centre
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: If you have small kids in tow, consider a trip to the Glasgow Science Centre ... read more»

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