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Things to do in Glasgow

Glasgow offers great musical and theatrical culture

Glasgow is one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom. It is a Scottish city where culture is greatly integrated in the hearts of the locals. This city mainly attracts tourists who are more into arts and music as it offers a wide array of art forms to admire and appreciate. It is also where the Scottish Open is usually held.

 

Things to do in Glasgow

When visiting the large Scottish city there is a lot to enjoy. We have listed some of our favorite activities and fun things to do in Glasgow while on vacation in the city.

 

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Glasgow is a place where art skills are widely portrayed in their community. Get a seat in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall where you can appreciate the symphony orchestra performances. This specialized concert hall has one of Europe’s leading symphony orchestras performing in it regularly. If you love movies and performances, visit the concert hall of The Citizens Theatre to enjoy the great spectacles that take place there.

 

Kings Theatre Glasgow

You might also want to go to The Kings Theatre Glasgow in this land of the United Kingdom to gaze upon the architecture of this centuries old building.

 

Riverside Museum Glasgow

The Riverside Museum has a wide display of transport vehicles from the olden times for you to check out.

 

Gallery of Modern Art

If you have an eye and appreciation for modern art, head to the Gallery of Modern Art where terrific and important pieces are on display.

 

Glasgow Rugby

Don’t forget to catch a rugby game during your visit to Glasgow. This city is the training ground for some of Europe’s finest rugby teams.

 

 

When to visit Glasgow

Glasgow’s climate is classified as oceanic. Winters are cool and overcast, with a January average of 5.0 °C (41.0 °F). The warmest month is usually July, with average highs above 20 °C (68 °F). Autumns are generally cool to mild with increasing precipitation, though during early Autumn it can feel pleasant with mild temperatures and some sunny days.

 

Regardless of when you arrive to Glasgow you’ll find a lot of activities to enjoy and things to do in Glasgow.
Accommodation rates are far cheaper in Glasgow between September and February. This is their winter season and low travel period for holiday goers. The high peak season is usually between March and August. This is the time where most art fairs and festivals take place. If you are a golf lover and looking forward to the Scottish Open, come in July. Art fairs like the Glasgow Art Fair are in April.

 

Things to do in Glasgow

Glasgow Facts

Population598 830
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
CurrencyBritish Pound
Longitude-4.259
Latitude55.858
AirportGlasgow, United Kingdom (GLA)

Glasgow average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
6~8 °C 6~8 °C 10 °C 13 °C 14~16 °C 16~18 °C 18~20 °C 18~19 °C 15~17 °C 12~13 °C 8~10 °C 6~8 °C

OPERA

Glasgow Opera House

Clyde Auditorium

This fantastically designed opera house, founded in 1997 is one of the most iconic sights in Glasgow. The design has drawn upon the imaginations of the Glasgow people in such ways that the Clyde Auditorium more often is being referred to as 'The Armadillo' and looking at the ceiling and back of the building, it is hard to argue with the natives. While it was not the intent of the architect, who stated that the design is inspired by the heritage of the city as a port town, many people have compared the design to that of the Sydney Opera House. It is located near the Clyde River where you can take a relaxing walk after the guaranteed phenomenal performances that the venue has to offer.

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GOLF

Golf in Glasgow

Scotland has a proud tradition of golf, and Glasgow is of course no exception. There are as you can imagine many golf courses around the city. One of the most popular public courses is called the Lethamhill Golf Course, an 18 hole parkland course set near the beautiful Hogganfield Loch. Littlehill Golf Course is another great one that is fun to play no matter if you are casual golfer or more of a developed golfer. On the south side of town we would like to recommend the Linn Park Golf Course, a great place to both play golf and also enjoy amazing views of Glasgow.

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THEME-PARKS

Theme Parks in Glasgow - Tropical rainforest at Amazonia

If you are looking for something fun to do for a day with your family you should definitely head out to M&D’s Theme Park that is located in Glasgow. It is a great place for families with kids at different ages since it caters to all tastes. It offers rides for the daredevils as well as a great variety of rides for smaller children. The park also Scotland’s only indoor tropical rainforest, Amazonia. This is a must when you are at M&D’s theme park!

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