10 things to do in Glasgow
10 things to do in Glasgow
love it!’s ANNA BIBBY visited Scotland’s second city to find out just how much you could pack into a long weekend. Here are her top picks for a great time…
1. GLASGOW GREEN Glasgow Green is the city’s oldest park, dating back to the 15th century. Today, you’ll find a winter garden with exotic plants and monuments. The park is open all year round.
2. BARRAS MARKET Barras Market is located in the city centre and offers all kinds of treasures, like jewellery, clothing and local produce. It’s only open on the weekends but the atmosphere is always buzzing with sellers and bargain-hunters.
3. LIGHT HOUSE The Light House is Glasgow’s hub for all things creative. You’ll find things from Scotland’s best artists, designers and architects and learn about the city’s creative history.
4. GEORGE SQUARE STATUES George Square sits in the heart of Glasgow and is the hub for events within the city. However, it is most noted for being home to Glasgow’s most famous monuments, including statues of Queen Victoria, the inventor James Watt and poet Robert Burns.
5. GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE A perfect day out for the family, Glasgow Science Centre plays host to a number of fascinating workshops, exhibits, a planetarium and an IMAX cinema. It is also home to the Glasgow Tower, which gives you amazing views of the city and surrounding areas. Ticket prices start at just £9 For more information on what you’ll find there, go to www.glasgowsciencecentre.org
6. TRON THEATRE This converted 15th century building is a landmark in the Merchant area and offers some of the best contemporary plays in the city. There is also trendy bar where you can indulge yourself.
7. POLLOK HOUSE This stunning 18th century stately home is situated in the gorgeous Pollok County Estate and gives you the opportunity to step back in time. Have a tour around the house to admire the stunning furnishings and art collections and then refresh in the traditional tea rooms.
8. BAGPIPES! The National Piping Centre is a museum entirely dedicated to Scotland’s favourite musical instrument. Learn the history of the instrument – and have a go at a tune!
9. SHARMANKA KINETIC GALLERY The Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery is home to Eduard Bersudsky’s mechanical sculptures. Here, you’ll find Bersudsky’s creations on display and in action, as they hold productions using the puppets made out of old scrap metal. The gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
10. M&Ds Take the family to Scotland’s most popular theme park, where you’ll find everything from white-knuckle rides to an 18-hole miniature golf course. There’s even an indoor rainforest!