Celtic Park#15 in Best Things To Do in Glasgow
Glaswegians are famous for their love of football (or soccer to Americans), which makes Celtic Park – home of the Celtic Football Club – an obvious destination for those who want to learn more about local life. Plus, the stadium is an attraction itself: It's the largest stadium in Scotland, with a capacity to welcome more than 60,400 fans.
Even if you're not in Glasgow for a match, you can take a tour of Celtic Park, which includes visits to the home team dressing room, the boardroom, the trophy room, the tunnel to the pitch and the dugout. Tours occur every half hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays, unless games are scheduled, in which case tours take place only in the mornings. Less frequent tours are also offered during the week. Tour tickets for adults cost 13.50 pounds (or around $17.50). Admission for children 11 and younger starts at 8 pounds (or approximately $10).
Tour-takers generally rave about the guides, deemed knowledgeable about the team and its history, and about the thrill of seeing usually off-limits areas of the stadium.
Drivers coming from the north or south can reach Celtic Park via the M73 or M74. Those coming from the east or west can follow M8 to junctions 12, 13 and 14. There is a parking lot. Bus Nos. 2, 61, 64, 240 and 255 travel from the city center to the Forge Shopping Centre, which is near the park. Trains from Queen Street to Bellgrove or from either Glasgow Central or Argyle Street to Dalmarnock and Bridgeton put travelers within walking distance of Celtic Park. For more information about the stadium and tours, visit the official website.
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#1 The Burrell Collection
Travelers express astonishment at this museum's near pitch-perfection. The Burrell Collection's glass walls not only encase a variety of objects and artworks, but they also usher in the surrounding woodlands. In the collection, donated by the late millionaire Sir William Burrell, you'll find everything from Chinese ceramics to Rodin sculptures to more than 20 Degas paintings. After you've had your fill of the museum, you can wander around the surrounding Pollok Country Park.
Under normal circumstances, the Burrell Collection can be viewed for free. Travelers highly recommend you take advantage of this steal, saying the museum's variety of art and its milieu are beyond compare. However, in 2018, the museum temporarily closed for a major overhaul and is expected to reopen in the spring of 2021. During the renovation, tourists can visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which is hosting a series of free exhibits that highlight different items in the Burrell's collection.
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