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Glasgow Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2014

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Glasgow was once overlooked by visitors in favor of Edinburgh, but now the city of culture has firmly grabbed the reins as one of Britain’s most popular destinations. Boasting fabulous Georgian and Victorian architecture, a lively restaurant scene, and some world-class museums and galleries, Glasgow is a city to savor for at least a day or three.

Day 1: Glasgow Saunter

Downtown Glasgow is a foot-friendly grid of streets focusing on the pedestrian shopping thoroughfares of Buchanan Street and famous Sauchiehall. Walk through to the historic Merchant City district for grand Georgian architecture dating from Glasgow’s heyday as Britain’s premier port city, and check out the over-the-top grandeur of the Corinthian restaurant with its stained-glass dome. Follow Sauchiehall to the gentrified West End, with its bohemian shops and restaurants, or jump aboard a hop-on hop-off tour to combine Glasgow sightseeing with transport.

Day 2: Galleries Galore

From religious history to cutting-edge trends at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Glasgow’s cultural mix is perennially vibrant. The St. Mungo Museum at the cathedral explores religious customs over the centuries, while the oddly named Provand’s Lordship is Glasgow’s oldest house and medicinal herb garden. One of Glasgow’s most prized galleries is on the edge of the city at the Burrell Collection, surrounded by the woodlands of Pollok Park.

Day 3: Charles Rennie Mackintosh Tour

The architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of Glasgow’s most famous sons, whose Art Nouveau architecture and furnishings continue to be admired. Start the tour with a coffee at the white-on-white Willow Tearooms on Sauchiehall, with its lovely lead light glass and slender silver furnishings. Nearby, take a guided tour of the architect’s Glasgow School of Art building, with its furniture gallery and library. Then make your way to the acclaimed Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to see examples of the designer’s influential enamelwork, glassware and interior designs.

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3-Day Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye on a three-day small-group excursion from Glasgow. In three days, you'll ...  Read more

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $382.33

Glasgow City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 135 Reviews

Explore Glasgow, one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe with this hop-on hop-off ticket aboard an open-top double-decker bus. See ...  Read more

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $20.39

Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow Including Meal

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy a memorable meal at the all-new Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow. You’ll have skip-the-line entrance and priority seating for your 2-course or 3-course meal ...  Read more

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.31

3-Day Isle of Arran Tour from Glasgow Including Robert Burns Country

Get to know the Isle of Arran’s rugged island landscapes as well as some of the highlights of mainland Scotland on a comprehensive 3-day tour from Glasgow! ...  Read more

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $440.10

National Trust for Scotland Discover Ticket: Scotland Sightseeing Pass

Enjoy free entry to 90 National Trust for Scotland attractions with the Discover Ticket — a flexible sightseeing pass that allows you to visit the historical ...  Read more

Location: Varies
Duration: 3-7 days

From USD $42.48

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