General Information

About Glasgow

Glasgow has been at the forefront of medical innovation since the 18th century and maintains a world leading position in medical research.  

Known as a creative and cultural hub, Glasgow is brimming with culture and shows off its rich heritage with an exceptional museum and arts scene.

Discover more about what you can see and do whilst in the heart of Scotland.

What to see and do

  • When you come to Glasgow you’re met with a smile: it’s a forward-thinking place of possibility that pays respects to its history and culture at every turn.
  • Glasgow has something for everyone! Charles Rennie Mackintosh is Glasgow’s most prolific architect, so if you’re into arts you must visit his House for an Art Lover.
  • If you’re a history lover, head to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum for a varied mixture of displays dating back to the dinosaurs. Or if you’re into cars give Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel a visit. The awe-inspiring Riverside Museum was designed by Dame Zaha Hadid and focuses on the city’s transport and travel from year’s gone by, including a recreated 1900’s Glasgow Street and subway station and the oldest bicycle in the world.
  • Scotland is sure to surprise with its stunning panoramic landscapes. The Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park sit 40 minutes outside of Glasgow and offer the largest lake in Britain, and picturesque walks through the glens and peaks.
  • Experience Scottish cuisine first hand and enjoy some of their traditional culinary cuisines like haggis, neeps and tatties. Sample a dram at the Clydeside Whisky Distillery and find out why Scotland’s whiskey is raved about on a global level.