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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“Kelvingrove is an absolute must see if you are visiting the west end of Glasgow. The museum is home to amazing works of art, and perfect for a day out. The attached park is also gorgeous and ideal for a little ramble! ”
  • 368 locals recommend
Park
“Classic example of a Victorian park, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, and which measures 34 hectares (85 acres). Its set on the banks of the River Kelvin, and is (in my opinion) the best park in Glasgow. Depending on time of day / year, you may find joggers, cyclists, students, dog walkers, skaters and barbecuers all using this wonderfully green space, and the Kelvin walkway cuts right through the park. It's just two minutes walk from the flat, past the bars and restaurants in Gibson street, the entrance is opposite Eusebi's deli.”
  • 158 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Botanical Garden
“The Botanic Gardens is the perfect place to visit on a sunny day. There’s also an indoor greenhouse with fish ponds, a cafe, and an abundance of wild life- make sure to take some peanuts and you can feed the squirrels!”
  • 182 locals recommend
Museum
“A visit to the Riverside provides the ultimate day out. The Riverside Museum is Glasgow's multi award winning transport museum located on the banks of The River Clyde, with over 3000 objects on display from Glasgow's rich past. You will find an incredible array of objects from skateboards and vintage cars to prams and powerful locomotives. You can even walk down an old cobbled Glasgow street with shops dating from 1895 to the 1980's.”
  • 139 locals recommend
University
“It was founded in 1451 and is one of the worlds top 100 universities. The University welcomes around 25,000 undergraduate and postgraduate scholars from over 135 countries around the world. The University welcomes around 25,000 undergraduate and postgraduate scholars from over 135 countries around the world. It is also the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Playground
“Its by far the oldest of the city’s parks and is an easy walk from the city centre. one of the parks main attractions is the people palace, a museum that tells the story of Glasgow from 1750 through the 20th century. It contains a display dedicated to remembering the dance hall at the Glasgow Barrow lands Ballroom”
  • 68 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Gastropub
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“A beautiful pub, this converted church is a perfect place for a pint (and an instagram pic!) ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Museum
“Feels like the countryside in the city, see highland cows and visit the Burrel collection”
  • 81 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“Little cobbled lane lined on both sides with pubs and restaurants, fun night out!”
  • 110 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great collection of modern art and also Scottish contemporary art. Find local artists and browse artworks for sale. Galleries in Glasgow are FREE ENTRY. ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Looking for a bit of history in a graveyard? Then this is the place for you. See the numerous decorated gravestones just a short walk out of the city centre.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Glasgow Science Centre is a visitor attraction located in the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration area on the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Queen Elizabeth II opened Glasgow Science Centre on 5 July 2001. It is one of Scotland's most popular paid-for visitor attractions.[1] It is a purpose-built science centre composed of three principal buildings: Science Mall, Glasgow Tower and an IMAX cinema. The Scottish tourist board, VisitScotland, awarded Glasgow Science Centre a five star rating in the visitor attraction category.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Church
“This cathedral is Glasgow’s most significant historic building, also known as St. Mungo Cathedral or high kirk of Glasgow. The grandest room in the cathedral is the crypt housing, the tomb of St. Mungo who was buried there in AD 603. Next door is the St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, which examines the world religions, their rites and how they dealt with issues of life and death. The exhibits include Egyptian mummies, Hindu statues and a Xen Buddhist garden in the courtyard Location- castle street ”
  • 72 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Museum
“The People’s Palace is set in historic Glasgow Green and tells the story of Glasgow and its people from 1750 to the present day.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Entertainment
“To get to SECC Glasgow, you can walk for about 10-12 minutes (0.7miles) to Argyle Scotrail Station from where you can take the train to Exhibition Centre (5 min, 3 stops), then walk for about 9minutes (0.5 miles) to SEC Centre. Getting back we recommend you to take the same route or travel by train from: Exhibition Centre Station to Bridgeton Railway Station, from where you can take bus service SimpliCITY18 towards City Centre, hop off at Green Street Bus Stop (3 stops, 2 minutes journey) from where you will walk about 2 minutes to get back to the property. This route can be used to avoid walking. Same route to get to SECC (opposite direction!). ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Hosting some famous acts in the music world this year, tickets are readily available on-line. ”
  • 36 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“A beautiful pub, this converted church is a perfect place for a pint (and an instagram pic!) ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Cute, traditional bar with a good selection of draught beers and traditional music on Tueday nights. For a more intimate dining experience, head downstairs to their restaurant whose motto is "Think global eat local" so as you can imagine their menu is rather varied but using the finest Scottish produce. These guys also have haggis on their menu for those brave enough to try it. Go on!”
  • 92 locals recommend
Bar
“A gorgeous restaurant for a special meal, and also a lovely place to pop in for a nightcap. The top level has an outdoor area with fairy lights, which is perfect for a cosy drink.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Always a favourite of local Glaswegians. This is one of the many fab Indian restaurants in Glasgow ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Great food and atmosphere. Sometimes a bit of a wait for a table but a good opportunity to nip out for a drink before. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Tremendous seafood, right in the heart of Finnieston. It's a good idea to book. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Bar
“great cosy restaurant that is child friendly. good food and great atmosphere”
  • 55 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Trendy, high-ceilinged venue with a casual vibe, offering creative, contemporary tapas-style dishes. ”
  • 61 locals recommend

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