Not far beyond the Charing Cross Guest House, the true beauty of Scotland can be discovered. This locale is steeped in history, with each local town and village having its own intriguing story to reveal. Glasgow also boasts more than 70 parks and gardens. Party animals meanwhile, can dance the night away at a plethora of club venues. Glasgow offers an amazing experience to its visitors, with entertainment, culture, shopping, stunning scenery and of course good food and drink.
More than 2 million tourists visit the city each year to delight in all that Glasgow has to offer, including internationally renowned art galleries and museums. If you relish the performing arts, Glasgow is home to Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Glasgow’s night-life is a crowd puller, with over 800 bars, pubs and nightclubs to revel in plus a diverse variety of festivals and live gigs throughout the year. With Celtic Connections in January, the Glasgow International Jazz Festival in June/July, the West End Festival in August and many, many more. If you love sightseeing or visiting the many attractions, then try out bus tours, train, subway and even boat excursions for the best views of the city. With the whole city to explore, what are you waiting for?
Read on below to see our top picks – for more inspiration please visit reception where one of our staff will be happy to make recommendations. Please click on the image for directions.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is Scotland's most popular free attraction. With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries exhibiting an awe-inspiring 8000 items, the collections are extensive, diverse and internationally celebrated.
This traditional theatre was opened on 1904 and is located in the centre of Glasgow’s Theatre-land. A favourite venue for pantomimes, the theatre also provides all kinds of entertainment including music, comedy and variety.
Visit this medieval cathedral with an active Christian congregation. It is believed to have been built on the site of St.Kentigern’s tomb and symbolises the birth of the city of Glasgow. Admire the stained-glass windows and the ceiling in Blackadder Aisle, built in 1500.
Provand’s Lordship is the oldest house in Glasgow. Located walking distance from the Cathedral, the House dates back to 1471. The “Auld Hoose” is furnished in authentic 17th century style. To the rear of the house lies the St.Nicholas Garden which is a herb garden and a real sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Rated 5 stars by Visit Scotland, this is a must-see attraction. Fascinating and fun, it has activities for all ages to enjoy including interactive exhibits, workshops, shows, activities, a planetarium and an IMAX cinema.
Scotland’s largest entertainment venue plays host to exhibitions, conferences, carnival and live entertainment. One of the world’s best venues, it plays host to big stars from the music and comedy industry as well as dazzling productions.
Riverside Museum is Glasgow's award-winning transport museum. Displaying over 3,000 items, from fire trucks to locomotives, paintings to prams and cars to a Stormtrooper. Have fun with the interactive displays. Wander through Glasgow streets of bygone eras, and visit the shops, bar and subway. You can also clamber aboard a vintage train, tram or bus and experience a true feel for old public transport. A great day out for all the family.
A wonderfully quaint cinema just a short walking distance from our guest house. Enjoy watching classic old movies as well as new releases from around the world. GFT also holds festivals. Grab drinks in the lovely art Deco bar. This cinema is definitely for serious movie lovers!
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