In & Around Glasgow Guide : November 2022

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The Burrell ...

THE Burrell Collection has been described as ‘one of the most remarkable assemblages of works of art ever brought together by one man’ and ‘one of the greatest gifts ever made to any city in the world’.

The collection of over 9000 works of art were given to the city of Glasgow by Sir William Burrell in 1944. Sir William added to the collection regularly until his death in 1958 and purchases continue to be supported by a trust he established.

Sir William Burrell focused his collecting mainly on northern European medieval and renaissance art, Chinese art, Islamic Art, contemporary European painting and antiquities.

His deep understanding of these subjects and his eye for quality enabled him to build up an exceptional collection of outstanding international importance. Some parts of the collection are comparable in quality and significance to the best of the V&A, London and the Metropolitan Museum, New York.

One of the collection’s strengths lies in the late

collections of tapestries and stained glass in the

The Burrell

The Must See Attraction

The Burrell Collection’s renaissance is providing the opportunity to redisplay and reinterpret this wonderful collection. When the museum re-opens, over a third more gallery space will allow more important and unique works of art, which have not been seen for decades or have never been on permanent display before, to go on show.

This ambitious refurbishment will allow visitors, for the first time, to explore all three floors in the building, set out as galleries, visible stores and special exhibition spaces.

Enhanced catering facilities will encourage all park users to stop and take in this magnificent collection.

The fabric of the building is being improved with additional entrances to improve access. A dedicated learning and education centre will provide an unprecedented opportunity to understand the collection, alongside technology to better connect and interact with the works of art on display.

While the Burrell has been closed, the most comprehensive outreach programme ever undertaken by Glasgow Life Museums has established new links between thousands of people living near the Burrell and Pollok Country Park, to support and inform the development of the new displays.

Acting as a catalyst for the transformation of Pollok Country Park within which it sits, the museum will connect with the city and its beautiful park setting. Work with local commuities has helped shape the redesign and remove many barriers to access.

Along with displays and public programming, the Burrell Collection will be a place of learning, of inspiration and a museum of which Glasgow can be proud, highlighting the city’s cultural standing in the world.

Getting there


Direct services from Glasgow city centre to:

∞ Pollokshaws Road: routes 57/57A, there is a bus stop directly opposite the park entrance

∞ Shawbridge Street: route 3, alight at Shawholm Crescent

∞ Dumbreck Road: routes 34/34A, alight opposite Haggswood Avenue

Direct services from Glasgow Central Station to:

∞ Pollokshaws West: Located on Pollokshaws Road, the nearest entrance to Pollok Country Park is at 2060 Pollokshaws Road, less than a 5 minute walk. Exit station, turning left onto Pollokshaws Road and you will see the park entrance shortly after on your left.

∞ Shawlands: Located on Pollokshaws Road, 10 minute walk to the Pollokshaws Road entrance of Pollok Country Park. Exit station, turning right and follow Pollokshaws Road to park entrance on your right.


A free electric shuttle bus is now operating in the park. The bus runs 7 days, 9.30am-6.30pm in a 20-30 minute loop, linking the park entrance at 2060 Pollokshaws Road to The Burrell Collection and Pollok House.


Pollok Country Park and The Burrell Collection can be accessed by car at 2060 Pollokshaws Road, via junction 2 of the M77. The postcode for the museum is G43 1AT. Access to Pollok House is via Dumbreck Road, near Junction 1 of the M77.

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Subway Explorers ...

Explore the city over the holidays with Subway and choose from four different trails with lots to see and do for a family friendly day out.

Getting around the city with Subway couldn’t be easier. The kids can hop on and off all day long for just £1.50 with a Smartcard and for little ones under five years old travelling with a fare

paying adult, it’s free! Find out more about the benefits of a Smartcard and sign up the family today.

Visiting by car from outside of Glasgow? Park up at any of our three Park and Ride stations and enjoy the rest of the day without having to worry about parking and traffic!

Active Explorers

Get their blood pumping and take the kids on an action-packed day out at some of the city’s best loved activity centres. This trail is a true endurance test for any young athlete in the making. Our suggested trail starts at Kelvin Hall, followed with a trip to North Woodside Pool, before wrapping up at Laser Quest on the Southside.

Museum Explorers

Explore Glasgow’s rich history and take the kids around some of the city’s most popular museums. Open the eyes and minds of your little historians and experience the Glasgow of yesteryear. Our suggested trail starts off at The Tenement House then heading to the West End to visit The Hunterian Museum before concluding the trail at The Riverside Museum & The Tall Ship.

Art Explorers

Take the little one’s around some of the city’s best loved art galleries and artistic hotspots. Get their creative juices flowing and help shape the hearts and minds of tomorrows visionaries. Our suggested trail starts at the GoMa, leading on to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, before ending the trail at House for an Art Lover.

Science & Nature Explorers

Blow the minds of your little scientists in training and then get outside for some fresh air by enjoying some of the city’s best loved nature spots. Be sure to keep an eye out for the local wildlife. Our suggested trail begins at the Science Centre, followed by Glasgow Botanic Gardens, before finishing up at Glasgow Green & People’s Palace.

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Getting around Glasgow

Glasgow's transport system makes it easy to explore the city. Arriving by air you can jump on the Airport Express bus or take a priced Airport taxi. Arriving by train or bus brings you right into the city centre. Once here you can explore using the open top bus or other bus routes to specific attractions, sights or to move between neighbourhoods easily. Also us the Subway, Glasgow's unique underground system to explore and find your way to city locations too. For out of town adventures Scotrail, CityLink and FirstBus services are frequent and plentiful allowing you time to explore Loch Lomond, Edinburgh and other iconic locations.


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SCOTRAIL 0845 755 0033

GLASGOW TAXIS 0141 429 7070


0141 883 2111 or email Little’s Chauffeur Drive is a UK award-winning family business headquartered in Glasgow and for over 50 years we have been looking after visitors to the city in style and comfort. Our touring chauffeurs have the ability to “unlock” doors and create magical experiences that will last a lifetime. With our recent investment in Ozone sanitisation for our entire fleet you can also relax in the knowledge that our cars are completely sanitised and safe to travel in.

Map Find a Taxi Finding a taxi in glasgow is easy. Hail a black cab or take one from a taxi stand throughout the city. Click below to open a map with locations of stands in the city.

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Take a trip round Glasgow's Music Scene with Eddi Reader

To celebrate the launching of Visit Scotland’s UNESCO trail City Sightseeing have collaborated with Glasgow Music City Tours and Go Radio to create an all new tour commentary focusing on Glasgow’s vibrant musical history and the best places to experience the music scene today!

Narrated by the multi award winning singer song writer Eddi Reader, the Music Tour will reveal Glasgow’s best music venues, from King Tut’s and the Barrowlands to the OVO Hydro Arena and Glasgow’s close relationship with music throughout history with a range of interesting stories, facts and some insider knowledge from Eddi herself on what exactly makes Glasgow such a wonderful, vibrant and musical city!

Sit back and enjoy this exploration of Glasgow from a different perspective by tuning in on channel 7 of the multilingual commentary which is available all year round. For operating times visit or scan our QR code.

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Ride along and take in some sightseeing with Glasgow Bike Tours. Visit locations where you can see spectacular views of the city, not possi ble by bus or car. The whole tour is outside and the route is generally flat and has been designed using cycle paths, river and canal pathways and minor roads with very little traffic. Appropriate safety measures have been put in place with guides wearing face coverings where distancing can’t be maintained and bikes and helmets are sanitised between every ride. A 20% discount is currently being offered to locals and groups. Check out the Glasgow Bike Tours website for more information and to book.

Making space for cyclists

Glasgow City Council’s Spaces for People programme has been developed to give cyclists and pedestrians more space to roam in the city centre and encourage more active travel. It aims to deliver 36km of new cycle lanes across the city and cycle parking at 50 new locations. There is already a new Clydeside pop-up cycle lane which provides dedicated space for cyclists travelling west and runs for 1.5 miles between Saltmarket and the Clyde Arc, and more cycle parking has been installed in George Square. Find out more about cycling in the city at Glasgow City Council’s online hub - at

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Welcome to Glasgow, it’s a wonderful city, and we’re proud to be Glasgow’s biggest bus operator with services connecting you with popular attractions.

Travelling with First Bus around Greater Glasgow is easy. We offer a wide range of tickets to suit your needs, whether you’re visiting for a day, a weekend or a week. Many of our customers buy their bus tickets on the First Bus App. We still accept cash but we operate exact fare only and our drivers cannot give change. We hope you have a great time exploring Glasgow’s many attractions by bus.

How to use the bus

1. Before you travel

Use the First Bus App to plan your journey, buy your ticket, track the bus to your local stop and even check how many seats are available on board as you wait.

Our Space Checker tool will inform you of the quietest times to travel.

2. At the bus stop

Use the First Bus App to track where your bus is and the number of free seats available. Get your payment method ready – mTicket on the First Bus App, contactless card, concessionary pass or the exact fare. As the bus approaches put out your hand to signal that you’d like to board. When your bus arrives, please allow space for passengers to leave the bus before you step on board.

3. On board

We encourage customers to make cashless payments to avoid cash handling. Follow any social distancing guidelines. We have increased our cleaning regime, customers can assist by not eating or drinking on board and removing any rubbish when they leave. When you’d like to disembark, just ring the bell and remain seated until the bus stops.

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Explore Glasgow Use services 4/4A, 5, 6, 7/7A, 31, 34/34A, 75, 90 Use services 2, 3, 8, 77, 90 & M4 Use services *4/*4A, 6, 6A, *8, *90,* M4 (*short walk) Use services 3, 34/34A & 57/57A Use services *2, *3, 4/4A, *6, *6A, 8, *77, 90, M4 (*short walk) Use services 2, 3, 4/4A, 6, 6A, 8, 77, 90 & M4 Use services 2, 18, 46, 60/60A, 61, 64, 65, 240, 255 & 263 HAMPDEN PARK UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY & MUSEUM MACKINTOSH HOUSE & THE HUNTERIAN POLLOCK HOUSE & COUNTY PARK THE LOVEABLE ROGUE (GastroBar) THE POT STILL WEST BREWERY GLASGOW GREEN PEOPLE'S PALACE Use services 2, 18, 46, 60/60A, 61, 64, 65, 240, 255 & 263 Use services 2, 18, 60/60A, 61, 64, 240, 255 & 263 Use all city services Use all city services Use services 41 & 90 Use service 9A THE GLASGOW DISTILLERY CO. TENNANTS WELLPARK BREWERY GALLERY OF MODERN ART ST MUNGO MUSEUM Use services 19, 38/A/B/C/E, 57/57A, 41, 90, X3, X11, X85, X90 THE BURRELL Use services 3, 34/34A & 57/57A

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Glasgow’s Top Attractions

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Services: 2, 3, 8, 77, 90, M4

Glasgow Cathedral Services: 19, 38/A/B/C/E, 57/57A, 41, 90, X3, X11, X85, X90

The Burrell Collection, Pollok House & Pollok Country Park Services: 3, 34/34A, 57/57A, 59

Glasgow Botanic Gardens& Kibble Palace Services: *4/4A, 6, 6A, 8, 90 (*short walk)

People’s Palace Services: 2, 18, 46, 60/60A, 61, 64, 65, 240, 255, 263

House for an Art Lover & Bellahouston Park Services: 9/9A, 10, 34/34A, 59, 90

Holmwood House/ Linn Park Services: 4/4A, 6, *75 (*short walk)

University of Glasgow & Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery Services: 2, 3, 4/4A, 6, 6A, 8, 77, 90, M4

The Necropolis Services: 19, 38/A/B/C/E, 57/57A, 41, 90, X3, X11, X85, X87

Tennents Wellpark Brewery Services: 41, 90

Ibrox Stadium Services: 9, 9A, 10, 90

Celtic Park Services: 2, 43, 60/60A, 61, 64, 240, 255

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Silverburn Services: 3, X8, 10, 49, 57

Glasgow Fort Services: 19, 38/38A, 46, 43, 60/60A

Braehead Shopping Centre & XSite Braehead Services: 9A, 77, 90

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Attractions & Sights


11 Mitchell Lane G1 3NU 0141 276 5360

Scotland’s centre for design and architecture houses permanent exhibitions including Foun dation, a unique history of Glasgow, as well as design exhibition and The Lighthouse Shop.

Buchanan St 7 St Vincent Pl

Scottish Football Museum

Everything about Scottish football past & pres ent including Hall of Fame.

Glasgow Cathedral 2 Historic wonder including St.Mungo Museum nearby.

Gallery of Modern Art 1 Great exhibitions and a nice place to stop for coffee!

Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery 16 Glasgow’s most visited attraction and easy to see why.

Glasgow University 14 Home of the Hunterian Museum Botanic Gardens 15 Somewhere tranquil to walk and enjoy the amazing displays.

Glasgow School of Art 20 Part of the architectural history of the city


Tel 07500 773709

Glasgow city tours with a unique perspective. Friendly walking tours of Glasgow that showcase some of the city’s historical landmarks and explore the social projects that make the city what it is. Experienced tour guides, all of whom have been affected by homelessness, simply live and breath the city and offer their own personal insight into the past, present and future.


Royal Exchange Square G1 3AH 0141 287 3050 Glasgow is famous for the artists who worked and studied here. GoMA collects and highlights the influences and working methods artists from around the world share with Glasgow.




You can support local walking tour companies and discover a fascinating selection of five self-guided audio walking tours of Glasgow as part of Glasgow City Pass. Download the app and explore the city with tours covering the city's vibrant music culture, street art, gruesome tales and women's history.another at no extra cost. You can explore more by tapping the link!


Kintyre House, St Andrews Cres, Glasgow Airport 0141 887 6777

Offering small group tours of Scotland, DS have a choice of tours ranging from day tours to longer 2,3,4 and 6 day trips departing from both glasgow and Edinburgh. All multi-day tours have flexible departure and end points meaning that you can start your tour in one city and end it in another at no extra cost. You can explore more by tapping the link!

Glasgow Attractions


100 Pointhouse Place G3 8RS 0141 287 2720

A vast collection of Glasgow’s transport heritage assembled under one roof showcases the city’s contribution to transportation through ship and locomotive building and car making.



100 Pointhouse Place G3 8RS 0141 357 3699

Glenlee – the only Clydebuilt windjammer still afloat in the UK. Fully restored to her former glo ry, a visit will take you back in time to experience life in the days of sail.



Drumgoyne G63 9LB 01360 550254

Set in stunning scenery just outside Glasgow, Glengoyne offers visitors unique distillery tours and a superb whisky shop at what some regard as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery.


Hampden Park G42 9BA 0141 616 6139 See more than 2500 exhibits in 14 galleries, walk among footballing legends in the hall of fame, and take the Stadium Tour.


Glasgow Green G40 1AT 0141 276 0788

The People’s Palace is Glasgow’s social history museum charting the story of the people & city of Glasgow from 1750 to present day. Open 7 days: Mon-Thu and Sat 10am-5pm, Fri and Sun 11am-5pm.



Pacific Quay G51 1EA 0141 420 5000 Experience hundreds of fun hands on science exhibits, shows and challenges in an amazing building right on the banks of the River Clyde with fantastic views over the city skyline

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100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8QQ T. 0141 212 1401

Glasgow’s stills are flowing once again at The Clydeside Distillery. Discover how our craftsmen handcraft our whisky the timehonoured way. Experience the stunning views down the River Clyde from our picturesque Still House. See the fascinating history come to life on our Tours and learn about the heyday of Glasgow’s Queen’s Dock. Unwind in our sumptuous Clydeside Café with platters and whisky flights. Browse our selection of rare and regional malts in our Whisky Shop.



George Square. G1 1DU 0141 287 2000.

Glasgow City Chambers is one of the most important and prestigious buildings in the city. City Chambers is an impressive symbol of the Glasgow's political strength and historical wealth. The interior boasts stunning architecture as well as beautifully ornate staircases and stairs. A must visit!



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One of Glasgow's iconic landmarks. On the tour you will be given an exclusive, behind the scenes look at Glasgow Central Station. You will walk in subterranean passageways beneath Glasgow's streets and visit railway vaults that drove Glasgow's industrial expansion to become "The Second City Of The Empire". A truly unique tour not to be missed. Tours must be pre-booked please call to check availabilty.

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GMCT provide guided walking tours of the city's past and present music scene. By visiting existing venues and disturbing the ghosts of long gone venues, we explore the people, places and performances which helped Glasgow become a UNESCO City of Music. Tours run Saturdays at 11am and 2pm and last two hours. We have also collaborated with City Sighteeig on their new bus tour of Glasgow's music scene.


Bellahouston Park, Dumbreck Road, G41 5BW T. 0141 483 1600

Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover provides an excellent cultural attraction and tourist destination, while also being one of the city’s finest wedding and events venues. The House is home to the popular Art Lovers Café, Gallery and Shop, and within the grounds you will also find the Studio Pavilion and Heritage Centre as well as a beautiful Walled Garden. The Art Lover’s Café is open 10am until 4pm with morning bites from 10am, Lunch from noon and Afternoon Tea from 2pm.


7 West George St, Glasgow, G2 1BA

T: 0141 221 8272

The Merchants House is one of the oldest social enterprises in Scotland, dating back to 1605 it has consistently supported charities within Glasgow and West of Scotland. Our grant aid can support foodbanks to musical projects. Based at the corner of George Square, the Merchants House is an ideal base for an event; Host your conference, meeting, private party – rooms to suit all, with profits being returned to our social giving.


215-217 Sauchiehall Street. G2 3EX T. 0141 332 7696

Miss Cranston’s original Willow Tea Rooms were designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1903. Mackintosh at the Willow operates as a not-for-profit social enterprise creating training, learning, employment and other opportunities and support for young people and communities in partnership with The Prince’s Trust. Prince’s Trust trainees are part of the customer facing and kitchen teams. Through our Learning and Education activities they also work with local schools and community groups. So, when you visit, you’re also contributing to creating positive change. As well as the iconic tearooms they offer meeting and events spaces, a creative learning and education department, an exciting exhibition and retail store.

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Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG 0141 276 9599 grove-art-gallery-and-museum

Opened in 1901, Glasgow’s favourite building houses over 8,000 objects in 22 galleries of fine art, history, natural history, arms and armour and decorative art. Highlights in fine art include Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross, The Young Girls by Mary Cassat and Portrait of Alexander Reid by Van Gogh. In decorative art, there is a gallery dedicated to Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style, featuring stunning examples of his work in furniture and design.


George Square G1 3BJ 0141 204 4400

Open top bus tours. The perfect way to see Glasgow. 1 & 2 day tickets are available. Hop on Hop off as often as you like with live or translated commentary available.




Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS 0141 287 2720 Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel showcases all forms of transport from prams to locomotives! This spectacular museum was designed by the internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid and sits on the banks of the River Clyde, site of the famous Clyde shipbuilding industry. The museum features the largest object in Glasgow Museums’ collection, the South African Railways locomotive 3007, as well as the world’s oldest bicycle and a recreated early 1900’s street. This is no conventional transport museum though – the stories of the people who made, drove and used transport are centre-stage with the objects.

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Drumgoyne G63 9LB

01360 550254

Set in stunning scenery just outside Glasgow, Glengoyne offers visitors unique distillery tours and a superb whisky shop at what some regard as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery.


11 Mitchell Lane G1 3NU

0141 276 5360

Scotland’s centre for design and architecture houses permanent exhibitions including Foun dation, a unique history of Glasgow, as well as design exhibition and The Lighthouse Shop.



82 Hillhead Street. G12 8QQ

The Mackintosh House is a meticulous reassemblage of the principal interiors from the Mackintoshes’ Glasgow home. The couple lived at 78 Southpark Avenue (originally 6 Florentine Terrace) from 1906 to 1914. Substantial alterations were made in 1906 as Mackintosh remodelled the proportions and natural lighting of the Victorian end-of-terrace house. The principal interiors were decorated in his distinctive style, remarkable then, and now, for the disciplined austerity of the furnishings and decoration.


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Glasgow Museums’ art collection is one of the finest in the UK. It consists of some 60,000 objects covering a wide range of media including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture and textiles. It provides a comprehensive overview of the history of European art and design and includes masterpieces by major artists such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Whistler and Dali. The art from non-European cultures includes an internationally renowned collection of Chinese art.

The Human History collection in Glasgow Museums encompasses a range of disciplines including ancient civilizations, anthropology, archaeology, religious studies Scottish history and social history. It includes a very significant collection of arms and armour, an extensive collection of world cultures and a representative collection from the Ancient World. The extensive holdings relating to the history and prehistory of the west of Scotland are supplemented by equally important, though less comprehensive, collections of Scottish history and prehistory, with additional elements of archaeology and history from across Britain and its former empire.

The natural history collection at Glasgow Museums is the most outstanding natural history collection in a civic museum in Scotland and is also one of the largest natural history collections owned by a Local Authority anywhere in the UK. Specimens range across a broad spectrum of zoology, botany and geology. Many of the specimens relate to Glasgow and the west of Scotland but there are also extremely important collections from other parts of Scotland and all over the world. Some specimens date from the late eighteenth early nineteenth centuries and are of historical interest.Many of the collections have important associated documentation including notebooks, photographs and other archives, which add greatly to the value of the collection.

The Transport and Technology Collections reflect the leading role played by Glasgow and the West of Scotland in advances made in scientific enquiry and industrial production. The Riverside Transport Museum huses an incredible collection encompasing Glasgow's place a worldcentre of design and technology through the centuries and moving forward


Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH 0141 287 3050 gallery-of-modern-art-goma Scotland’s most visited modern art gallery. Housed in an iconic 18th century building in the heart of Glasgow, GoMA is the centre for the city’s modern and contemporary art collections. Glasgow is world-famous for the artists who live and study here, and GoMA showcases and reflects Glasgow artists’ dominance on the global visual arts scene.


Glasgow Green, Templeton Street, G40 1AT 0141 276 0788 peoples-palace

Our museum of Glasgow’s history explores the story of the city and its people, from 1750 to the late 20th century, through objects, paintings and photographs. Find out how ordinary Glaswegians lived, worked and played in the many colourful displays. You can visit the Single End to see the cramped living conditions endured by many people, or see the Steamie, where housewives went to wash their families’ clothes in the days before washing machines. Open 7 days: Mon-Thu and Sat 10am-5pm, Fri and Sun 11am-5pm.


Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG 0141 276 9599 ingrove-art-gallery-and-museum

Opened in 1901, Glasgow’s favourite building houses over 8,000 objects in 22 galleries of fine art, history, natural history, arms and armour and decorative art. Highlights in fine art include Da li’s Christ of St John of the Cross, The Young Girls by Mary Cassat and Portrait of Alexander Reid by Van Gogh. In decorative art, there is a gallery dedicated to Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style, featuring stunning examples of his work in furniture and design.


Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8QB 0141 287 0500 scotland-street-school-museum

Scotland Street School was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903-1906 for the School Board of Glasgow. With many features built into the stonework and staircases, there is something to admire around every corner! Now as a museum, it tells the story of 100 years of education in Scotland, from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.Find out what school days were like in the reign of Queen Victoria, during World War II, and in the 1950s and 60s, in our three reconstructed classrooms. You can even dress up as a pupil from the past!


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Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS 0141 287 2720 riverside-museum

Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel showcases all forms of transport from prams to locomotives! This spectacular museum was designed by the internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid and sits on the banks of the River Clyde, site of the famous Clyde shipbuilding industry. The museum features the largest object in Glasgow Museums’ collection, the South African Railways locomotive 3007, as well as the world’s oldest bicycle and a recreated early 1900’s street. This is no conventional transport museum though – the stories of the people who made, drove and used transport are centre-stage with the objects.

Pollokshaws Road, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, G43 1AT

The Burrell Collection represents a significant milestone in the post-industrial reinvention of Glasgow as a renowned centre of culture and sport. Sir William Burrell’s extraordinary gift of over 9,000 artworks is housed in an A listed building, considered to be one of Scotland’s finest examples of post-war architecture. The museum includes one of the finest collections of tapestries and stained glass in the world and one of Europe’s finest collections of Degas. The renaissance project includes the refurbishment of the fabric of the building and the redisplay of the Collection. Each is internationally significant and together create one of the world’s outstanding museums.

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As we work to get all of our museums back open again please note that only Riverside, Kelvingrove and GOMA are open at this time. You can find out all about the others by visiting the websites listed below:

Glasgow's usic cene Glasgow: Music Nonstop

As the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music, it’s hardly a surprise that Glasgow has many amazing music venues across the city.

From gigs in bars to incredible shows in city parks, Glasgow is a hotspot for live music and is a must visit destination for music lovers regeradless of whether they are into the current sounds, classical music, rock or rap and folk everything is available in Glasgow.

Glasgow: Music Nonstop showcases the energy and vibrancy of the city's unrivalled music offer and legendary music scene.

Councillor David McDonald, Chairman of Glasgow Life and Depute Leader of Glasgow

City Council, said: "From Celtic Connections to TRNSMT and every genre in between, our legendary music scene offers something for every fan."

Piero Marcuccilli, Lead Singer of Voodoos, said: “From my time playing and attending gigs, I can safely say there’s no better place for a gig than Glasgow.

"The crowds are always electric and the atmosphere tops everywhere else in the UK – I’m sure even all the top artists would agree. There’s something different about Glasgow crowds and it’s one of the main things that inspired me to get into music.”

Glasgow has been home to many world famous names including Lonnie Donegan, Andy Stewart, Amy Macdonald, Lulu, Bert Jansch, Jim Diamond, Jim Kerr, Eddie Reader, Billy Connolly, Jon Fratelli, Maggie Reilly, Maggie Bell, Lewis Capaldi, John Paul Young, Midge Ure, KT Tunstall, Donovan, Horse and many more.

The bands who have called Glasgow home include Aereogramme, Altered Images, Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura, Deacon Blue, Del Amitri, Franz Ferdinand, The Fratellis, Frightened Rabbit, Glasvegas, Gun, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Dire Straits, Loki, The Marmalade, Frankie Miller, Slik, Ultravox, Simple Minds, Travis, Primal Scream, Simple Minds and Mogwai.

Music Scene

The Venues


244 Gallowgate

0141 552 4601

Known for its iconic sign and sprung dance floor, the Barrowland Ballroom is synonymous with Glasgow. Opened in 1934, this incredible venue has played host to Blur, Oasis, David Bowie and Metallica. It’s a popular venue not only for music fans but artists too.


272A St VincenT Street 0141 221 5279

Iconic yet intimate, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut has its place in music history as the location where Oasis were signed. With a capacity of 300 people, King Tut's has supported some big names early in their careers including Radiohead, Biffy Clyro and Frightened Rabbit.


SEC Glasgow

0141 248 3000

The OVO Hydro is Glasgow’s largest indoor arena and plays host to the biggest names in music – Rod Stewart was the first to perform when the venue opened in 2013. It’s part of the Scottish Exhibition Centre (SEC) Campus which also includes Glasgow’s iconic SEC Armadillo building.


121 Eglinton Street G5 9NT

A former cinema and bingo hall, Glasgow’s O2 Academy is a music venue brimming with history. It’s iconic art deco frontage and period features inside make for a memorable setting to watch your favourite artist.


Sauchiehall Street G2 3NY

A diverse range of spaces for every occasion, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall has played host to many amazing cultural events, including annual folk and roots festival Celtic Connections and the World Irish Dancing Championships. The Hall is also the home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. take a wander through the exhibition space and gift shop or sample the delicious menu in the Café Bar.


Candleriggs G1 1NQ

Steeped in history, the City Halls has hosted many famous names, including Charles Dickens and Dr David Livingstone. Today, it regularly hosts performances from its resident orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Glasgow's oldest purpose built performance space, the City Halls, includes the Grand Hall, an acoustically calibrated 1,036 capacity ‘shoebox’style performance space dating back to 1841.

Music Scene

World class music in world class venues


Candleriggs G1 1NQ

Old Fruitmarket is another spectacular concert venue which is adjoined to the City Halls and has retained the original greengrocers’ signs from a time when the building was, you guessed it, a fruitmarket. This spectacular venue can hold 1,525 people standing, 450 cabaret style (plus 300 standing), or 600 theatre style (plus 300 standing). We have bars available throughout the venue, and close by in Merchant City, a whole host of restaurants and cafes exist for a bite to eat before the performance.


1006A Pollockshaws Road G41 2HG 0141 636 6119

A not-for-profit southside gem which is both a licensed cafe and music venue, regularly hosting gigs by traditional, indie and electronic artists. Proud winners of the Scottish Cultural Awards for Best Venue 2016/17, and the Scottish Trad Awards Best Venue 2016/17.


Byres Road, G12 8QX 0141 357 6200

Formerly Kelvinside Parish Church, Òran Mór, Gaelic for ‘great melody of life’ or ‘big song’, is a thriving arts & entertainment venue, including the now internationally recognised A Play, a Pie and a Pint lunchtime Theatre, in the heart of Glasgow’s West End. They offer a Victorian Bar and Whisky Bar, John Muir Room Restaurant, Private Dining Room, Live Music Venue, Night Club, and a stunning Auditorium with mural ceiling by Alasdair Gray.


17 Bain Street, Calton G40 2JZ 0141 552 8378

Head to the east end of Glasgow for drinks, delicious food and a gig at St Luke’s. Playing host to a diverse range of artists, the converted church venue has something for everyone.


26 Bell Street, G1 1LG 0141 552 9900

Mharsanta in the Merchant City will delight with its seasonal Scottish menu. Don't miss their trad trail experience (running May - September) for tasty toe-tapping nights that involve dinner, a walk through Glasgow's folk music history and traditional folk music.


12 Kings Court G1 5RB 0141 553 2400

Mono opened in 2002, furnishing Glasgow with a unique and versatile space in which to eat, drink and discover new music. Over their first decade, they developed a reputation for good beer, good vegan food, good gigs and good times. There’s also the fantastic independent record shop, Monorail Music, right next door.


Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA

350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD 0141 352 4900

Born from the famous Third Eye Centre, CCA is Glasgow’s hub for the arts hosting a yearround programme of exhibitions, events, films, music, literature, workshops, festivals and performances.


1147 Argyle Street, Glasgow

0141 576 5204

One of the city's best known Scottish bars is The Ben Nevis Bar with its Highland Bothy feel. Traditional music sessions run each Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday (8pm to 11ish), with a few core musicians and guests each week. No two

Music Scene

World class music in world class venues


490 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3LW 0141 332 1120

Drawing in the crowds on Sauchiehall Street is student favourite, The Garage, which runs a different club night seven nights a week, ranging from chart-toppers to indie nights. Also hosting gigs, having welcomed Prince, Marilyn Manson, One Direction and Paolo Nutini in the past


979 Sauchiehall Street, G3 7TQ 0141 339 7163

Enjoy live music at The Snaffle Bit each Saturday evening. Expect a friendly welcome and music ranging from traditional fiddle sounds to singalong guitar music.


22-28 Renfield Lane, G2 5AR 0141 222 2254


427 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3LG

Broadcasts is a venue, bar and club which was established in 2012 and has become a Mecca for music lovers from all over the country. Open every night until 3am.


203 – 205 Bath Street, Glasgow 0141 221 5518

Stereo has been in Glasgow's city centre since 2007 in a beautiful building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Cosily snuggled into Renfield Lane they offer you a range of sensory pleasures! A dedicated vegan bar & kitchen during the day and into the dusty evenings, you'll be amazed by their unbeatable menu, cold beers and varied selection of boozy delights. Join them at night, downstairs - and sometimes upstairs - for any one of an endless variety of gigs, live performances and clubs through to the early morning. BOX



1202 Argyle Street, G3 8TE 0141 339 1715

Established in 1895, the Park Bar is a lively Scottish pub on Argyle Street. Providing a hub for Glasgow's Gaelic community, the Park Bar is a truly Scottish experience. For more than 50 years, the Park Bar has acted as a popular venue for Ceilidh music, hosting some of Scotland's finest traditional musicians. The Park Bar boasts an impressive selection of fine Scottish drinks, as well as serving hearty pub grub. So, thig a-steach - come in and enoy yourself!


1256 argyle Stree, G3 8CJ 0141 334 7774

The pub has maintained its traditional roots with the help of all the teuchtars, young and old! There are live bands every Friday & Saturday, Open Mic Night every Sunday and a Jam Session on a Monday & Thursday, so come along and join the craic! Good food, good music and lots more! Slainte Mhath!

54 calton Entry G40 2SB

Barras Art and Design (BAaD) is a collection of spaces to enjoy food, drink and entertainment. This light-filled venue and container yard lives within one of the most unique and exciting historical areas of Glasgow, The Barras Market. A place full of art, colour, loads of live music, laughter and characters you won’t find anywhere else.

Slouch exploded onto Glasgow’s nightlife scene almost 12 years ago and they believe they introduced the first venue that paved the way for all that came after. The complete all-purpose late-night music destination Slouch take all the things that make a traditional dive bar cool but with an added twist of quality service and delicious home cooked food. Open til 3am, 7 days a week.

431 Saughiehall Street, G2 3LG 0141 332 5431

Opening its doors in late 2006, Box has been a home to live music in Glasgow ever since. Boasting live music 7 nights a week, free entry, and a 3am curfew, you are guaranteed to be entertained no matter what! Having hosted thousands of unsigned artists over the years, Box has a great reputation as a grassroots venue for new and up-and-coming artists to cut their teeth! Situated in the heart of the city on the iconic Sauchiehall Street, their stage is literally in the window


421 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3LG 0141 333 0900

In 1991 Nice'n'Sleazy opened its doors. We are centrally located on Sauchiehall Street, the heart of Glasgow's nightlife and in close proximity of Glasgow School of Art. Open from 12pm 'til 3am, 7 days a week our upstairs bar serves food until 9pm, catering for meat eaters and vegans alike. Our downstairs venue is open from 7.30Pm every night and hosts a busy schedule of gigs/ club nights including both local and touring acts.


Music Scene

World class music in world class venues


100 Bath Street G2 2EN 0141 332 3224

The Howlin Wolf, is Scotland’s Best Live Music Venue, according to SLTN as they are the only venue in the country that has won this award more than once. Open 12 noon to 3am with alive Blues seven days a weekshowcasing the best of local blues talent as well as hosting multiple international acts. They also provide an amazing food and drink offering.


93-95 Hyndland Street G11 5PU 0141 357 5825

13th NOTE

50-60 King Street G1 5QT 0141 553 1638

The 13th Note is an independent music venue (also hosting comedy and theatre and art), bar & vegetarian & vegan cafe which also stocks a fine selection of beers! open from midday until midnight, seven days a week. Children (and dogs) are welcome in the cafe, when eating, until 8pm. However, all gigs are over 18s only.


100 Eastvale Place G3 8QG

0141 337 1731

A sprawling, post-industrial warehouse complex in Glasgow's Finnieston district, SWG3 is a clutch of distinctive venues and creative spaces which come together to form one of the city's most unique spaces for work, play and anything you can imagine in between. A place where art, design, music, fashion, food, shopping and nightlife collide.


323 Sauchiehall Street G2 3HW

The Blue Arrow is closed because of the Covid Crisis, but the music lives on. The guys from the club are selecting the best music from regular musicians at the club. Enjoy the music and support the artists. Check out our brand new shop, helping support local artists!


34-44 King Street G1 5QT

0141 552 7123

Spacious European Live music bar & restaurant with bright, contemporary decor and regular live music nights. App coming soon

Formerly a church, this hidden beauty stands tall and proud as one of Glasgow’s most unique and magical venues. With a collection of incredible spaces including a traditional public bar, expansive beer garden, 40-seat dining room and a large function and events space, there is something for everyone. Whether its a local grassroots musician’s album launch or a big name touring Scotland, Cottiers as a music venue is second to none for its intimate ambiance and fine acoustic. They host a number of stage plays every year and comedy acts as well as choirs, classical music, pocket opera and organ recitals.


183 Hope Street G2 2UL

0141 332 2147

Swing is a unique underground bar and club located in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre. An exciting blend of live jazz, blues, soul and funk bands, aerial acrobats and thrilling performance acts. Sit back and sip cocktails whilst all Live entertainment every Thursday to Saturday night. around you the entertainment unfolds.


151 West George Street G2 2JJ

0141 229 1712

Classic contemporary cocktails and live jazz in an environment with well-worn nighttime character. Step inside the doors of 151 West George St and you’ll find a New York Style piano bar renowned for a world-class live entertainment programme.

Planning to enjoy the fun in the UNESCO City of Music? Check-in to a music themed hotel



220 West Regent Street G2 4DQ 0141 225 6010 Website

Be surrounded by music memorabilia in the Ibis Styles Glasgow Central, which has music murals and vinyl displays. For business trips or leisurely pleasure, ibis Glasgow City Centre puts everything within easy reach, including the SSE Hydro Complex, SEC Armadillo, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Sauchiehall Street ... and one of the best night's out you've ever had. Our hotel is kitted out with modern décor and staffed by some of Glasgow's finest people, so you can explore this buzzing cultural hub with all the creature comforts you need, at prices that suit your budget.


Glasgow Central Station 0141 221 3388

Voco Grand Central is Located at the very heart of the city, directly adjoining Glasgow Central station, voco® Glasgow Grand Central occupies one of the city’s most historic and impressive buildings. With an abundance of historical grandeur and a guest list to match, over the years they've played host to everyone: from politicians such as Winston Churchill to Hollywood stars like Frank Sinatra. Awarded the Best Hotel Bar in Glasgow at the 2019 Best Bar None awards, Champagne Central bar is the go-to place for glamorous cocktails for guests and locals alike. Take afternoon tea in the Champagne Lounge or enjoy a cocktail (or two) while you people-watch across the station concourse and enjoy great Glaswegian hospitality.


301 Argyle Street G2 8DL 0141 204 3333

For cool and central, try Radisson Blu, with its music-themed illustrations and photography. Opened in 2002 and designed by pioneering Glasgow-based architects Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow is a striking building, known for its sculptural copper wall that runs down Argyle Street. Choose from any of its carefully created rooms and suites and enjoy first-class amenities such as free Wi-Fi plus bathrobes and slippers. Guests also have easy access to many scenic running trails and direct access to Glasgow’s instant bike rental service directly outside the hotel. Radisson Blu is well situated for business, too. The hotel's exceptional meeting facilities are some of the best in the city.

Music Scene

Strike the right note with a music tour Music Scene

GMCT provide guided walking tours of the city's past and present music scene. By visiting existing venues and disturbing the ghosts of long gone venues, we explore the people, places and performances which helped Glasgow become a UNESCO City of Music. Tours run Saturdays at 11am and 2pm and last two hours. We have also collaborated with City Sighteeig on their new bus tour of Glasgow's music scene.


Feel the beat of Glasgow’s vibrant music scene with this entertaining, guided walking tour of the city centre. From the Royal Concert Hall to King Tut’s via the Conservatoire, the Music Mile tour is a whistle-stop guide around Glasgow city centre, an area teeming with music venues past and present. Hear tales from the heyday of the late, lamented Apollo; check out the home of Celtic Connections and marvel at the many successful bands that started out at King Tut’s. Finishing at the famous venue, this tour includes the opportunity to follow in the early footsteps of Oasis, Blur, and the Manic Street Preachers. Join us as we explore a neighbourhood rich in both musical myths and scuzzy backroom stages where the next generation of guitar heroes are paying their dues. Pre-booking is essential


Led by musicians, fans and writers, this guided walking tour of Merchant City and the East End brings alive the tales of the area’s music – both past and present. Along with stories of the artists and audiences that helped shape Glasgow’s amazing cultural life, the two hour tour explores the myths and legends of our best loved concert venues. Walking the oldest streets of the city, our Merchant City Music Past and Present tour covers cherished venues such as the mighty Barrowland Ballroom and the venerable Britannia Panopticon – Britain’s oldest surviving music hall. Pre-booking is essential


Enjoy an hour-long, folk music-themed, guided walking tour around some of the city’s oldest streets followed by a two-course meal of hearty, home-style food at Mharsanta Scottish restaurant. The evening includes a contemporary folk music session from a rotating line-up of Glasgow’s up-andcoming talent.

The experience includes:

∞ 60-minute guided walking tour around Merchant City, the oldest area of Glasgow. The tour focuses on stories about the city’s past and present folk music scenes along with lots of local colour.

∞ 2 course meal with favourite Scottish dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.

∞ 2 x 45-minute live music sessions from local musicians showcasing contemporary and traditional Scottish folk music. Pre-booking is essential

To celebrate the launching of Visit Scotland’s UNESCO trail City Sightseeing have collaborated with Glasgow Music City Tours and Go Radio to create an all new tour commentary focusing on Glasgow’s vibrant musical history and the best places to experience the music scene today!

Narrated by the multi award winning singer song writer Eddi Reader, the Music Tour will reveal Glasgow’s best music venues, from King Tut’s and the Barrowlands to the OVO Hydro Arena and Glasgow’s close relationship with music throughout history with a range of interesting stories, facts and some insider knowledge from Eddi herself on what exactly makes Glasgow such a wonderful, vibrant and musical city!

Sit back and enjoy this exploration of Glasgow from a different perspective by tuning in on channel 7 of the multilingual commentary which is available all year round. For operating times visit or scan our QR code.

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Retail Glasgow


81 Queen Street G2 3DA 0141 226 8972

An amazingly stylish and trendy independent retail experience stocking a wide variety of mainstream as well as up and coming brands. A unique selection of clothing, footwear, watches and accessories

Buchanan St 7 St. Vincent Pl

21 Bath Street G2 1HW 0141 333 1356

Maia is an independent retailer that specialises in unique and interesting gifts and other lovely things to buy for you or someone special. a real hidden gem that’s worth visiting during your stay.

Buchanan St 7 St. Vincent Pl


46 King Street. G1 5QT

Social Recluse is a genuinely unique part of Glasgow subculture. Inspired by music, fashion and football. Inside you will find tshirts, posters, prints and fashion designed around a lifetime of of UK subculture, brands, football fame and band culture. There is nothing not to love about this place!

St.Enoch 6 St Enoch

...Shopping in Glasgow ticks all the boxes for followers of fashion, brand collectors, savvy shoppers and those in search of an all round immersion in retail therapy! You will find all the big names and quite a few unique Glasgow independents too and while most big stores and malls are conveniently located right in the heart of the city centre, make sure you jump on the Subway to the West End where many other retail delights await you. Take time to discover a few of Glasgow's real hidden gems. Local independent shops that add style and individualism to what they do so that you get something special and unique during your visit. Enjoy!
Glasgow’s Hidden Gems

St Enoch Centre Buchanan Galleries Princes Square

StEnoch Centre is located in Glasgow's busy city centre, one of the UK's top shopping destinations outside London nd has played a part in the city's life for more than 200 years.

The latest addition to the Centre is the luxurious Vue Cinema complex that creates a first of its kind venue that fully integrates retail, food and entertainment all under one roof.

Every seat at Vue St. Enoch is a luxury leather recliner, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a couple of hours of uninterrupted bliss as you watch the latest releases as they were made to be seen – on the big screen.

St Enoch Square was originally opened in 1783 as a grazing area for sheep and since then it has seen some of Glasgow’s finest landmarks come and go.

Since opening on May 25, 1989, St Enoch Centre has consistently led the way for shopping centres in Scotland, inspiring the growth of Glasgow’s vibrant retail sector and underwent a major refurbishment to add more retail space and enhance the entrance facing onto Argyle Street in 1998.

An extensive £150 million redevelopment and refurbishment which was completed in May 2010, welcoming a range of new and exclusive stores as well as cafes and restaurants overlooking St Enoch Square.

Situated at the top of pedestrianised Buchanan Street and packed with high street favourites and designer brands, Buchanan Galleries is a go-to shopping destination for Glasgow’s fashion lovers.

The centre is home to over 90 fashion, electrical and gift outlets, as well as quirky and unique food outlets.

Over four floors you’ll find High Street brands, small independents and the John Lewis department store.

Whether you want a new look for your night out or to pick up the latest gadget, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Buchanan Galleries.

A helpful information centre can be found at Level 3 and John Lewis, Mango, Next, and Phase Eight all offer a personal shopper and/or style advisor services.

We offer a free WiFi service which means that our customers can enjoy fast and reliable internet access throughout the Centre.

A number of our stores are operating online so they will be able to fulfil online orders until you can visit the shops again.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Buchanan Galleries just as soon as it is safe to do so. Stay safe, stay home if you can, and look after each other.

Voted Scotland’s Favourite Building by the public in 2016, Princes Square is an ornate 19th century Merchants’ Square – ideally located in the heart of Glasgow City Centre.

With over 30 shops which includes; Kate Spade, Vivienne Westwood, Reiss & Shelia Fleet. Princes Square is Glasgow’s leading speciality shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

Offering an unrivalled mix of high street brands and designer labels, stylish restaurants and bars, boutique cinema and gin school. Princes Square has something for everyone, all under one elegant roof.

The original buildings consisted of a four storey merchant square built in yellow sandstone and completed in 1841. The then owner, James Campbell, was knighted by Queen Victoria and later became Lord Provost of Glasgow. In celebration of the birth of the Prince of Wales, later to become Edward VII, he named his new building Princes Square.

Princes Square opened in its current format as a shopping and dining desti nation in 1988. Now owned by Redevco, the centre has undergone a £7.5m refurbishment.

World renowned travelwriter Bill Bryson described Princes Square as: “One of the most intelligent pieces of urban renewal.”

Glasgow Shopping

Glasgow Shopping

City Centre Shopping

City Centre Malls & Dept Stores


220 Buchanan Street. G1 2FF 0141 333 9898



48 Buchanan Street G1 3JN 0141 221 0324



55 St. Enoch Square. G1 4BW 0141 204 3900



97 Argyle Street G2 8AR 0141 225 3432



Buchanan Galleries G1 2GF 0141 353 6677



45 Buchanan Street G1 3JL 0844 800 3728


A unique shopping experience


Glasgow boasts more shops than any other city in the UK outside of London and is consistently voted as the top place to shop with over 1500 shops to choose from. The city centre is a magnet for shoppers and at its very heart is a unique square mile (The Style Mile) of boutiques, malls and flagship stores offering shops and brands to suit taste and budget.

The main shopping streets are made up of Sauchiehall Street to the north, Argyle Street to the south and Buchanan Street connecting the two. Sitting conveniently in between are three outstanding shopping malls: Buchanan Galleries, Prince’s Square and St. Enoch Centre, each distinctively different but each with a wealth of fantastic brands to choose from.

Check out our listings where you will find all the information you need for great shopping!

St. Enoch Centre. G1 4BW 0871 704 2990

Hamleys in Glasgow! Experience the joy & delight of the world famous Hamley’s toy store right here in the heart of the city.



21 Bath Street. G2 1HW 0141 333 1356

Stunning little store packed with beautiful gift ideas and other lovely things. A real hidden gem that’s worth taking time to visit.



Buchanan Galeries. G1 2FF 0141 353 3505

The world of Lego brought to life in one store featuring a fantastic range of models as well as a Pick & Mix section for individual pieces.



83 St Vincent Street. G2 5TF. 0330 159 2682

The Loake Glasgow store occupies a classic former bank building with beautiful original fea tures befitting the quality and style of the Loake brand and the wonderful products on display in store. The highly experienced and friendly team will fit you with the finest selection of quality shoes available in the city. A real highlight in your Glasgow shopping experience.



46 Buchanan Street. G1 3JX 0141 248 7940

For 30 years L’Occitane has drawn inspiration from Mediterranean art de vivre and tradional Provencial techniques to create natural beauty products. The Glasgow store offers the full range of products but make sure you seek out the lavender!


Temptation, Inspiration, Style, Fashion ...


Buchanan Street G1 3LB 0141 221 1738

A stunning flagship store feturing a massive selection of Nike clothing, footwear and sports apparel displayed over two sensational floors.



St. Enoch Centre. G1 4 BW 0141 374 0232. An Unexpected Gallery is an exciting Arts Hub house in the iconic St Enoch Shopping Centre in Glasgow. It is home to over 60 artists creat ing new work and taking commissions from customers to create the size and style they want for their walls. We are friendly and welcoming and an ideal place to visit with a coffee and chat about your walls!


Buchanan Galleries. G1 2FF 0141 648 0082 Natural, hand made skin care for men and wom en brought to you with care for the environment and animals at the heart of what they do. Browse the amazing range of products from this global but very local Scottish producer



208 Ingram St. G1 1DQ 0141 242 6000 range of men and woman’s clothing, shoes and accessories in a classic period building right in the heart of the shopping district. Located within easy reach of all the city centre hotels and close to transport points.



Buchanan Street. G1 3HL. 0141 229 171

Everything Timberland under one roof, including footwear, clothing and accessories for men, women and children.



Sauchiehall Street G2 3EW 0843 290 8345

A fabulous classic bookstore with titles covering every subject that you might care to read about. Browse, relax and find a subject of interest. Includes an in-store Costa Coffee café


50 Sauchiehall Street. G2 3AH 0141 332 5384

A flagship store stocking the full range of Dr.Marten products offering a unique insight into this iconic brand from footwear to clothing to accessories.



81 Queen Street. G2 3DA 0141 226 8972

An amazingly stylish & trendy retail experience stocking all the basic ingredients & brands of street culture; clothing, footwear, design led books, urban vinyl toys & spray paint supplies.



111 West George Street. G2 1QR 0141 248 7283

The best little whisky & cigar shop in Glasgow. Find over 150 whiskies in stock as well as the finest cigar selection in the city. Worldwide mail order service available.



23 Gordon Street. G1 3PW. 0141 221 3322

An institution for sports enthusiasts since the 1960’s. Find what you need for whatever sport you play or follow with a huge range of clothing & accessories to fully equip any age or sport.



217 Buchanan Street G1 2JZ 0141 353 2387

International footwear with styles and colours to suit practically every taste. There are stores at both ends of Buchanan Street so the choice is yours. Ranges for men and women across all departments from casual to party to formal.



Ingram Street, G1 1DA 0141 229 0000 Cruise is a magnet for the fashion hungry in seek of top labels such as Gucci, Prada, D&G, Armani, Fendi and many others.


Main Menu


Princes Square.G1 3JN 0141 221 3994

Specialist Orkney based jewellery designer Sheila Fleet has opened a beautiful new shop in Princes Square .She is one of only two jewellers authorised to receive gold from Scotland’s only gold mine.

Buchanan St 7 St. Vincent Pl

Glasgow Shopping


Restaurants & Dining

F you love food you will love Glasgow.

The character, humour, energy and sheer diversity of its citizens is reflected in its food with something for every taste and diet.

Glasgow offers not only the very best of haute cuisine but also has a wide ranging offer of foods from around the world alongside some very quirky local delicacies from the legendary deep fried Mars Bar to the most famous local creation Tikka Masala.

Glasgow is packed with award winning eateries including many Michelin stars,

Trip Adviser awards, mentions in the Good Food Guide and Curry Awards and a host of other culinary accolades.

But fine dining is not Glasgow's only foody offering - far from it.

This cosmopolitan city boasts such a wide variety of eating out choices that you could dine in a different place for every meal of your holiday and still not have sampled the full culinary potential of Glasgow.

As Scotland's west coast capital Glasgow has been a centre of food trade for centuries perched as it is in a safe harbour on the Clyde with easy access to deep

water moorings further down river.

But of course Glasgow is also a centre for trade in our own national delicacies from farm and wildslmon, to all manner of shellfish and other seafood as well as the amazong beef from Scotland's world famous Aberdeen Angus and Belted Galloway herds.

And we can't forget Scotland's vegetable and fruit larder, a cornucopia of the tastiest choices imaginable from the fertile fields of the Central Belt and Perthshire.

All of these unbeatable fresh resources are a gift to the imaginative chefs who create incredible dishes from around the world using the gift of Scotalnd's enviable resources.

Don't come to Glasgow without taking the time to hunt out some of the hidden gems which will enchant and amaze gourmands of all types.

Glasgow Dining


26 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LG

0141 552 9900

Situated in the heart of Merchant City, Mharsanta brings a taste of Scotland to you. They have a passion for using seasonal, local produce from Scotland and are here to ensure their guests have the very best experience. Serving a variety of Scottish food from mussels and scallops to home cooked favourites including mince and tatties and steak and sausage pie. They are proud of their strong focus on being a sustainable business.


23 Sandyford Place, Glasgow, G3 7NG 0141 339 9993


267 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G4 0TR

0141 552 1177

Van Winkle proudly serves up Scotland's largest selection of Bourbons. Their aim is to bring real quality products, delivered by genuine people, in an atmosphere that allows you to drift and believe you are in the deepest parts of Kentucky!

Serving a variety of wee plates, homemade burgers and sandwiches, there's something to suit everyone. They have two cracking locations to choose from in the Barrowlands and West End of Glasgow

Glasgow Dining

Glasgow Dining

A taste of Glasgow ...


159 HYyndland Road, Glasgow G12 9JA 0141 334 3599

From the team behind Glasgow’s Michelin starred Cail Bruich; a contemporary neighbourhood spot serving brunch classics; seasonal mains and artisan bakes fresh from our in-house bakery – all with the team’s signature modern Scottish twist featuring a menu of knockout brunches and a dedicated bakery creating jaw-dropping artisan cakes and pastries.


222, 224 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 3BX


111 Cleveden Road, Glasgow G12 0JU

Modou Diagne first joined 111 back in 2014 as a Kitchen Porter, working tirelessly over the years to become Head Chef - at the forefront of developing and pioneering the 111 we all know and love today. Now, owner of 111, Modou & the team are further pioneering exciting experiences. Fully refurbished, the 111 experience offers you a unique tasting menu experience in a relaxed and comfortable setting. 111 by Modou brings an inventive & informal dining experience that will deight everyone.

Mamasan Glasgow is the flagship site for this contemporary South East Asian inspired restaurant and bar offering. A popular hotspot since opening, Mamasan’s premium experiential dining concept captures the true essence of modern South East Asia; elevated with the best of Great Britain’s produce from farm, field and sea. Mamasan is famed for its fresh and authentic style of cooking, combined with a fierce originality – with all core elements of each dish created in-house and made from scratch.


262 Byres Road, Glasgow

Minted serves up gelato, crafted from top quality Scottish dairy milk, which can be traced straight back to the farm, soft serves with a velvety texture like no other made from the freshest Jersey cream and doughnuts, cookies and brownies, which are baked right here in Glasgow by Berto, their Chef De Pastrie. Minted can be found by Hillhead subway station.


679A Clarkston Road, Glasgow G44 3SE 0141 261 7156

A new small plates restaurant in the southside, with dishes inspired by 'every corner of the world.' Mr MacGregor's on Clarkston Road serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. Poached duck egg, Bengal-spiced cauliflower, confit duck leg and seared scallops are just a few of the exciting options at MacGregor's.

Our dining pages don't do "Top 10s" because we try to be totally inclusive of the many great dining experiences Glasgow has to offer. There are too many great places to simply single out a few when each one has it's own special taste and style. In glasgow you will find quality at every budget level! there really is something for everyone!


32 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AB 0141 248 2214

Glaschu (pronounced Glas-a-hoo), a new restaurant at the heart of Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square, is located in the Western Club building and is being headed up by head chef Dion Scott, who previously trained in Blumenthal’s kitchens and some of London’s most famous eateries. Diners can enjoy a menu designed to showcase the best of Scotland’s larder, supporting local producers, farmers and fishermen. There are also fun nods to some local favourites within the menu; the house pickled mussels and cockles appetiser will evoke memories of trips to the Barras market for many Glaswegians.


Ronnie’s Bar & Kitchen at SWG3, 100 Eastvale Pl, Stobcross Rd, Glasgow G3 8QG

The team behind ever-popular Malaysian restaurant, Julie's Kopitiam, recently opened GaGa Chicken at the newly launched beer garden, Ronnie's Bar & Kitchen at SWG3. It's fair to say that customers are going ga-ga for the fried chicken outlet, with the Mamak burger being a standout favourite dish for many. You can try GaGa Chicken by booking a table at Ronnie's.


Hope Street 311-313, Glasgow G23PT 0141 332 7728

The owners of Caffe Pieno in Jordanhill have now opened Ristorante Pieno, a family-run Italian restaurant. This friendly and intimate restaurant offers a feast of Itlian delights from Mediterranean starters to pasta, risotto, stonebaked pizzas topped with fresh ingredients and decadent desserts.


2 Trongate. G1 5ES 0141 552 6429

If you love cats then you're going to love this place! Purrple Cat Cafe IS Glasgow's Cat cafe! The cafe is a unique destination that is home to over 30 rescue cats. The cafe provides a happy and playful furrever home to these kitties and an unforgettable experience for you! The cafe serves a vast range of hot & cold drinks, milkshakes, ice cream, savouries & cakes, with lots of vegan options too. Book a table to guarantee your place and get ready for some quality kitty time!


Hidden Lane, Glasgow, G3 8ND 07586275691

This nine-seat restaurant serves Arizona-style Mexican cuisine, based on southwestern food spots in the USA. The menu offers the best in Mexican gastronomy based around three main options in tacos, burritos and plates alongside extraslike quesadillas, nachos, beans and fries.


333 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, G4 9HS 0141 339 3701

The Loveable Rogue offers delicious, locally sourced, expertly crafted dishes using quality ingredients from Chef Joe Lazzerini and partner Amalia Colaluca. Each flavoursome dish offers guests a unique twist on family favourites and traditional recipes including the Lobster Mac n’ Cheese, Rabbit Rarebit, Kiev with Curried Cauliflower and much more. The Rogue’s Mighty Sunday Roast with all the trimmings is a culinary masterpiece not to be missed.


38 NIithsdale Road, G412AN 0141 258 5718

Freddy & Hicks celebrated the launch of their first permanent home this month, the team behind the famous veggie and vegan street food stall setting up in their new pad on Nithsdale Street in Stratbungo. Here, southsiders can expect to sample the signature veggie and vegan burgers, loaded fries, halloumi fries, loaded bowls and specials.


240 Crow Road, G11 7JZ 0141 334 6171

Where Paris meets the West End of Glasgow this Parisienne-themed food spot replaces the former Pianola on Crow Road, serving devilishlygood breakfast food, including the mighty Paree Plat, from 9am - 4pm each day.


911 Dumbarton Road. G11 6NB 0141 378 5717

Chef Jimmy Lee (of Lychee Oriental fame) is driven by a passion to add something new and exciting to Glasgow's Food Scene. Salt & Chilli is a new pop-up that brings classic Hong Kong street food, packed with amazing new dishes to Glasgow with quick, fresh food creations loaded with amazing flavours and local ingredients. Explore the streets of Hong Kong with chef Jimmy! Call or click to order for delivery.

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59 Mitchell Street. G1 3LN 0141 248 2240

Award winning oriental restaurant serving classic and modern Asian dishes in a stylish and relaxed modern atmosphere. Great cocktails served too!




179 Buchanan Street. G1 2JZ 0141 353 8790

From the moment you step inside Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow in the restored, Athenaeum Theatre you're in the presence of greatness. There are legends on the walls, in the speakers, behind the bar and at the grill.



Ingram Street G1 1HA 0141 290 0973

An exciting dining Japanese experience with food expertly prepared by Teppanyaki chefs who will dazzle you with their tricks while delivering mouth watering food to your plate.


Buchanan Street. G1 3HF 0844 692 0249

World famous dining featuring sizzling steaks, fabulous burgers and the famous cocktail list! It’s hard to imagine a major city without one and Glasgow is no exception.



61 Elmbank Street. G2 4PQ 0141 332 3565

Contemporary cuisine, beautifully made at an affordable price and Scotland’s greatest bar gan try offering you an unrivalled selection of spirits, liqueurs, cocktails, wines and craft beers.



81-85 Renfield St. G2 1LP 0141 332 6151

The Raven is a vibrant gastropub serving slow smoked food prepared and smoked on the premises. There is a wide menu choice with prices to suit all budgets and a fantastic selection of craft beers.



30 Bothwell Street. G2 6NU. 0141 457 7100

A unique and authentic German Bierhalle right in the centre of Glasgow. Live entertainment with a German Oompah band on Saturdays and dj every Friday & Saturday.



West George Street. G2 1DH 0141 353 6373

Enjoy a table with a view from Glasgow’s only rooftop restaurant overlooking George Square and West George Street. Open for lunch,afternoon tea, pre-theatre or dinner.



35 Hope Street G2 6AE 0141 221 9160

For over 40 years La Lanterna has been delighting customers old and new with its rich authentic Italian cuisine. Glasgow’s oldest family run Italian restaurant.




30 Ingram Street. G1 1EZ

0141 553 0810

A fantastic, authentic Italian pizzeria & restaurant serving the finest fresh produce and beautifully prepared wood oven pizzas and pasta.



1155 Argyll St. G3 8TB 0141 204 2081.

The Gannet is a multi award winning Scottish restaurant in the vibrant destination of Finnieston. It’s within easy reach from the city centre and close to the SEC Campus & Hydro.



St. Vincent Place. G1 2DW 0141 222 2255

Authentic Spanish tapas, paellas and a huge range of Spanish wines and cocktails in a relaxed and bustling atmosphere. Centrally located and a great family destination.



111 West Regent St. G2 2RU

0141 221 2327

Buck’s is a rock’n’roll bar specialising in authentic buttermilk fried chicken, seriously addictive Nashville hot chicken, cocktails, beers and bourbon. Live bands, dj’s and drink deals seven days a week.


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Nelson Mandela Place. G1 2LL 0141 320 0241

Located just off Buchanan street, opposite the church, Chaophraya is the largest Thai restaurant in Europe. Set over four floors, the restaurant impressively blends contemporary Thai design with the characterful heritage surrounds. The fourth floor accommodates some of the best private dining and meeting spaces in the city, perfect for celebrations and events. Inspired by Thailand, our culinary team bring together classic Thai and distinct signature dishes.



44 West George Street. G2 1DH 0141 354 5154

Centrally located, with 3 floors, 6 bars and 9 different areas, Waxy’s is Glasgow’s most unique bar. Waxy’s is also home to live sport shown on big screens and with a fabulous food menu served all day Waxy’s is not to be missed.



161 West Nile Street G1 2RL

0141 352 8310.

Is at the heart of Glasgow’s Theatreland. The city’s original Mediterranean Brasserie continues to thrive and innovate. Using only the freshest ingredients, the menus offer excellent value with tantalising cuisine inspired by France and the Mediterranean.



50 Queen Street. G1 3DS 0141 204 4200

Glasgow’s original noodle restaurant and still serving great Japanese dishes freshly prepared in the open kitchen. Extensive menu includes brice, noodle and soup based dishes as well as sushi and bento boxes.



George Square G2 1DY

0141 221 7828

An all day brasserie with a menu to suit every oc casion from breakfast, business lunch, shopping breather or dinner with friends. Located right in the centre of the city, Browns is an easy choice within a short walk of all the key city attractions.



Hope Street. G2 3PS 0141 332 6002

Authentic Indian cuisine with a Scottish twist. The chefs deliver classic Indian style dishes using the finest local ingredients. For a twist you can also enjoy rabbit or venison curry as well as pheasant tikka along with all the other well know selections.



24 Gordon Street. G1 3PU 0141 204 4762

Riverhill’s philosophy is simple. They strive to make delicious food and serve delectable coffee in stylish surroundings. They are a group of likeminded souls who champion nutritious food, moreish grub and individually ground coffee for every customer. It’s always busy! What better recommendation do you need?



West George Street. G2 1PB 0141 229 1468

Delicious noodles, rice dishes, salads and freshly squeezed juices all brought together in a vibrant busy restaurant makes Wagamama a great family destination.




West Campbell Street. G2 4TT 0141 221 6000

Award winning Red Onion is a contemporary casual dining experience with a menu that offers something for everyone and features dishes that people know and love. Chef/Patron John Quiqley will delight with dishes prepared with fresh Scottish ingredients.


Bath Street. G2 1HG 0141 332 9641

Roma Mediterranean restaurant offers a blend of Mediterranean, European and traditional dishes for lunch, pre-theatre and dinner. Located within an easy walk of many hotels and theatres, Roma has a casual, relaxed atmosphere where you can unwind with good food and wine.


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92 West George St. G2 1PJ 0141 331 4111

Shilling Brewing Co. brews its own craft beer on site as well as showcasing other Scottish and UK craft beers. With freshly prepared gourmet artisan pizzas fast cooked in a clay oven.



41 Hope Street. G2 6AE 0141 221 0817

Finest Indian cuisine, stylish surroundings with welcoming staff make Bombay Blues the perfect lunch or dinner destination. Next to Artto Hotel.



108 Elderslie St. G3 7AR 0141 573 0114

Lively, stone-walled bar-restaurant serving authentic paella, tapas and other Spanish favourites. Open since 2014 the restaurant is run by a young but extremely passionate team who to provide you with a fantastic and traditional Spanish culinary experience.


21 Royal Exchange Square. G1 3AJ 0141 248 2111 Dining at DiMaggios is a relaxed affair with no set rules other than enjoying the home cooked recipes, family atmosphere and friendly staff. BUCHANAN ST 1 GEORGE SQUARE


7 West Nile Street, G1 2PR 014 221 7777

During COP26 in October 2021, Gaucho CEO Martin Williams unveiled plans to open “Scotland’s most sustainable steak restaurant”, situated just a stone’s throw from Glasgow’s Central Station. A timely addition to Glasgow’s gastronomic fare, the restaurant is the restaurant group’s second exclusively carbonneutral beef venue, embodying Martin’s vision for the way restaurants should operate responsibly both socially and environmentally. The 120-cover venue showcases contemporary design reflecting a more modern Argentina, with artwork paying homage to the modern Gaucho. Gaucho classics including the famous ‘Never-Ending Roast’ accompanied by live music from local artists every Sunday, as well as a special lunch menu, are on offer - along with the option to enjoy Gaucho at Home kits and Gaucho’s burger concept Meat and Bun via Deliveroo


226 George St. G1 1JF 01335 229448 www.

At the Red Bus Bistro you can enjoy a range of different dining offerings while touring the city in a quirky London Bus converted into a unique restaurant.


241 Ingram Street.

Sprigg is fast becoming one of Glasgow's best loved bespoke take out cafés. Located right in the heart of the city it specialises in restaurant quality fresh bowls to take away and enjoy as you explore the city. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon menus are available daily as well as amazing coffee and cakes too.


70 Mitchell Street. G1 3LX 0141 258 1650

From the makers of Paesano Pizza comes Sugo Pasta! Located in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, Sugo is a bustling open space restaurant with over 200 seats where diners can watch chefs produce fresh pasta and see their authentic dishes being cooked in the open kitchen. The pasta is made by hand every day and the menu delivers a variety of exceptional regional Italian pasta dishes.



86 Miller Street. G1 1DT 0141 221 1568

Amazing new city centre pub and diner specialising in deep dish pizza pies and American staples. Thundercat’s chef Yvonne Noon is passionate about the food served in America’s diners, pubs and dive bars. Having travelled the lenght and breath of the USA, Yvonne and the team behind Buck’s Bar now bring those authentic flavours and recipes to Glasgow. Open for Brunch, lunch and dinner ‘til late.



89 St. Vincent Street. G2 5TF 0141 248 9359

Glasgow’s new authentic Mexican Restaurant. Taking inspiration from the four main regions of Mexico; Oaxaca, Chiapas, Chihuahua as well as the name. The menu is a mix of classic Mexican dishes and authentic street food for sharing, so you can order 2 or 3 per person or lots for friends.



110 Hope Street. G2 6PH

The Root of magic is a family run coffee house and store with a passion for all things magic. Purveyors of Licensed Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise they also cater for other magical creatures by selling The Hoxton Street Monster Supplies too. Great coffee and tea, delicious cakes and a warm, wood panelled café offer the perfect stop right next to Central Station.


124 Portman Street. G41 1EJ

Fore Play Crazy Golf is the first of its kind in Scotland combining crazy golf, booze and the tastiest street food for the ultimate night out! The cousre has 9 Glasgow-inspired golf holes with well known landmarks dotted around that will bring out the social animal competitor in you! Its fun, its crazy and its a great night out! follow the link and get a tee time booked now!


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Glasgow Barras Gallowgate & the Barras Areyedancin'?

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The Gallowgate, that stretch of Glasgow's east end that begins just a few minutes' walk away from Buchanan Street has a couthy charm mixed with a growing modern vibe that makes it unique in the city.

It has been said that Gallowgate retains "much of its distinctive earthy charm" despite wholesale demolition and regeneration and provides a taste of the city's authentic character.

But things are changing. The area is increasingly home to creative businesses and a new generation of pubs and restaurants.

The Creative East End organisation, based at 200 Gallowgate, and led by Lauren Stewart and Jen McGlone, provides space for initiatives and ideas to flourish in the interests of economic growth and regeneration.

Over at Calton Entry, the thriving BAaD - Barras Art and Design - includes a fish restaurant, A'Challtainn, as well as concerts and a Sunday indoor market.

The once famous Baird's Bar has reopened as a restaurant, 226 Gallowgate, and in Bain Street, close by the Barrowland, there is Saint Luke's, a noted livemusic venue, and the award-winning Winged Ox Bar & Kitchen.

Other key local venues are the Van Winkle Bourbon BBQ Grill, at 267 and the award-winning pub. Hielan' Jessie, at 374 and ,of course, WEST Brewery, at the Templeton Building on Glasgow Green.

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'Barras Queen' Maggie McIver started a market that became a legend

The original Barrowland Ballroom opened in 1934 in a mercantile area east of Glasgow’s city centre and was built by “Barras Queen” Maggie McIver and her husband James.

The Barrowland building includes large street-level halls used for the weekend markets, with a sizeable weatherproof hall above.

The front of the building boasts a distinctive neon sign which is believed to be the biggest of its kind in the UK.

Bowie, Biffy Clyro, Oasis, U2, The Stranglers, The Clash, The Smiths, Big Country, Muse, Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand, Texas, Simple Minds, Snow Patrol, SLF, The Vatersay Boys and many others have played the Ballroom.

Adjacent to the Ballroom is the Barrowland Park where there is a pathway which features the names of many artists ,who have played at the Ballroom over the decades.

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Mural Trail

The street murals are helping to rejuvenate streets and revitalise buildings and vacant sites that look a bit tired, reincarnating them as beautiful pieces of public street art.

The murals are also having a major impact on our city centre by creating splashes of colour which brighten up lanes and streets. This helps make them more inviting for locals and tourists alike to visit and supports local businesses.

Now Glasgow has created a Mural Trail featuring the diverse range of art within easy

walking distance of the city centre. The huge range of artwork on display has something to suit all tastes - conservative to radical, quirky to bizarre.

Artists are encouraged to get involved in this Glasgow City Council initiative through application to the city centre Mural Fund.

Glasgow is proud of its local artists and their inspirational, colourful, installations Maps can also be downloaded via:

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Discover the Merchant City ...

Glasgow Merchant City is a neighbourhood with its own identity located within the city centre area. Like many inner city areas through out the world, the Merchant City has trans formed itself from a former commercial trading area into the cool, chic haven of style that exists today. But it wasn’t always that way.

The Merchant City is one of the oldest quarters of Glasgow and has been the home to monks, merchants and merry makers for centuries. In medieval times orangeries and rose gardens once scented the air, but as the city developed this pretty little area is where the dog and bird markets, bowling greens and places of entertainment could be found.

Throughout the eighties and nineties the Merchant City has been revitalised. Old warehouses became modern fashion houses; empty market buildings have been given new

life as restaurants or bars and loft living and the birth of a strong and vibrant community arrived in style.

Artists colonised run-downworkshops and empty shop units; vacated merchants houses became hotels and restaurants while redundant churches have found new congregations in the theatre-going and music-loving audiences of the city; namely the Tron Theatre and St. Andrew’s in the Square.

Today the Merchant City is a remarkable mix of

stylish bars, boutique hotels, luxury apartments, restaurants, shops and artists galleries. And amongst it all there still survive a few hidden gems, such as the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall where Stan Laurel made his debut or the architectural splendour of the magnificent 18th century St. Andrew’s in the Square or the sublime City Halls and Old Fruitmarket.

Whatever the content of these buildings the style and elegance of the architecture remains to be enjoyed by all.


Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow is located in the heart of Glasgow’s historic Style Mile in the restored, renaissanceinspired Athenaeum Theatre. Established in 1893, this striking theatre has musical history of its own: originally a music school, it later became the home to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. With historic musical memorabilia gracing every wall, Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow fits right into the historic charm of the area and honors the history of the Athenaeum Theatre.

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179 Buchanan Street Glasgow, T: 0141 353 8790 (Also in Dennistoun) Lunchtime & Early Evening Menus available

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Candleriggs G1 1NQ

0141 353 8000

This spectacular hall is the city’s oldest, but most loved, performance and meeting place and home to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.



30 Ingram Street. G1 1EZ

0141 553 0810

A fantastic, authentic Italian pizzeria & restaurant serving the finest fresh produce and beautifully prepared wood oven pizzas and wonderful pasta dishes.



63 Trongate G1 5HB 0141 552 4267

The Tron is one of Scotland’s leading mid-scale producing and preenting theatres. Housing three performance space as well as the Tron Bar & Kitchen, it is a vibrant and bustling creative hub



94 Miller Street. G1 1DT 0141 258 5565.

Enjoy great pizza, artisan, wood fired in a funky and very busy city centre location. This is one of Glasgow’s busiest locations so be prepared to wait for a table.



Castle Street G4 0141 552 8198

The present Cathedral building was consecrated in 1197. Since that same period the Cathedral has never been unroofed and it has been a working church for more that 800 years. The cathedral has a regular and active congregation and well worth a visit.



30 Bell Street. G1 1LG 0141 552 1818

The Glasgow Police Historical Exhibition con tains artefacts and exhibits giving an insight into the people and events which contributed to the founding, development and progress of Britain’s first Police force.



Templeton Building. Glasgow Green. G40 1AW. 0141 550 0135

WEST Great for families, West brew its St.Mungo lager on the premises while serving a great range of simple, hearty and delicious food.

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5 Candleriggs. G1 1LE. 0141 552 9402 Award winning cocktail bar and Scottish a-la-carte restaurant, Metropolitan occupies a stunning location with Merchant Square where diners can experience a fantastic range of ex pertly made cocktails before choosing from the a varied, locally sourced menu.



Candleriggs (entered via City Halls) G1 1NQ. 0141 353 8000

A stunning venue that used to be an old market, with a huge downstairs performance area. There is an upstairs balcony area as well as a café/bar.


Photo courtesy of Glasgow Life


155 High Street. G1 1PH 0141 552 5789 The Merchant Chippie is a traditional fish & chip shop and fishmongers. All food is cooked to order meaning that you get the freshest fish, simply cooked and ready to enjoy at its best.



62 Trongate. G1 5EP 07772 847311 Glasgow’s little corner of Brasil. There is always a party going on at Boteco from live salsa to live sport and club nights. Really popular after show venue. Open late.




1 St. Andrew’s Street. G1 5PP 0141 559 5902

Considered one of the finest classical church buildings in Britain and now home to Glasgow’s Centre for Scottish Culture. The venue plays host to many events as well as Scottish opera concerts and is home to Café Source.



This cosy little cafe/pantry is a haven of good wholesome food and drink and is popular with local residents which makes it the perfect shout if you need a caffeine fix and some freshly baked sweet treats to keep you going. Lunch is always busy so get there early!.



109 Candleriggs. G1 1NP 0141 552 2777 Koolba combines the culinary styles of India and the Middle east to bring you an eclectic mix of exotic flavours produced using the finest locally sourced ingredients. Ideally located for pre or post concert dining.



26 Bell St, Glasgow G1 1LG 0141 552 9900

Situated in the heart of Merchant City, Mharsan ta brings a taste of Scotland to you. They have a passion for using seasonal, local produce from Scotland and are here to ensure their guests have the very best experience. Serving a variety of Scottish food from mussels and scallops to home cooked favourites including mince and tatties and steak and sausage pie. They are proud of their strong focus on being a sustaina ble business.



113-117 Trongate G1 5HD 0141 553 0840

The world’s oldest surviving music hall! Founded in 1857 on The Trongate the Britannia is famed and still popular as a place of entertainment and amusement in the city.



1 Merchant Square. G1 1LE 0141 553 1010

Arisaig specialises in modern Scottish dishes such as hot smoked salmon, Arbroath Smokies and fabulous game all served with the freshest, seasonal local accompaniments.



64 Albion Street. G1 1NY 0141 552 6813

One of Glasgow’s best known and iconic dining places. Café Gandolfi has been delighting diners with its passionate promotion of Scottish produce especially sourced from the Highlands and Islands.



Ingram Street G1 1HA 0141 290 0973

An exciting dining Japanese experience with food expertly prepared by entertaining Teppa nyaki chefs who will dazzle you with their tricks while delivering mouth watering food to your plate.


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Have fun at the canal ...

Glasgow canal is an emerging destination in north Glasgow and a hub for innovation, creativity and regeneration.

Stretching from Pinkston in Port Dundas to Firhill Basin in Maryhill, the canal is a hidden asset within Glasgow and it’s closer than you think – nestled just 10 minutes from the city centre.

First built in the late 1700s to support the city’s bustling industry, the canal continues to develop and the area around it is now home to a host of innovative business and organisations

Play Port – an exciting new collaboration between three of Glasgow’s leading urban sports attractions – was launched in June.

The partnership between Pinkston Watersports, Glasgow Wake Park and The Loading Bay Skatepark in Port Dundas lets people sign up for a host of


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Glasgow’s first and only indoor skatepark, The Loading Bay is the latest addition to north Glasgow’s alternative urban sports playground. The 30,000 sq ft space features a street plaza, a 60ft long bowl, movable modular ramps and training room with trampolines, gymnastics flooring and foam pits and a café. The Loading Bay is the result of a collaboration between internationally acclaimed skate ramp company Vision Ramps, whose past collaborators include Red Bull and the team behind the new James Bond movie, and Scottish Canals. It is fast becoming a favourite spot for pros and beginners alike.

including a thriving creative and cultural quarter, cutting-edge sports facilities, fantastic places to eat and drink, an urban nature reserve and now - Play Port.

Just a stone’s throw from Glasgow city centre, the canal boasts unforgettable views across the city. You can get to the canal on foot, on wheels, by subway at Cowcaddens Subway Station or the bus by alighting at Garscube Road.

activity packages through one easy-tobook central system.

The three alternative sport venues are all located around the top of the Forth and Clyde Canal and have transformed the area into an exciting playground of thrilling activity and a must-visit adventure spot over the last few years.


G4 9XP T. 07415 787260

Come and try your hand at wakeboarding on the canal! Based at Pinkston Watersports, we offer a system 2.0 wakeboard park which allows the wakeboarder to ride continuously, turning at each end of the canal basin. To challenge you we have four obstacles in the water for trying out varying levels of tricks. Whether you are trying wakeboarding for the first time or are perfecting your latest trick we offer the ideal environment in an urban location. We are open from March to October.

Play Port allows visitors to take part in thrill-seeking package experiences including skateboarding, kayaking, white water tubing, wakeboarding, BMX, canoeing, kayaking, bushcraft and more! Play Port experiences can be booked through the website - www.

Pinkston Watersports is a community paddlesports centre with Scotland’s only artificial whitewater course, offering unique urban watersports facilities in an urban setting. You can take part in paddlesport classes, community activities, team building and even host a birthday birthday. Whether it’s rafting, kayaking, canoeing or stand up paddleboarding you’re into, Pinkston’s the place for you.



Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve is an urban oasis, just a mile from Glasgow city centre. An inner-city parkland, the Claypits is a 950 hectare greenspace, home to an array of plants, trees and wildlife including roe deer, peregrine falcons, whitethroat warblers and a host of waterfowl. Originally the home of a clay quarry used when the Forth and Clyde Canal was first built in the late 1700s, it was also the site of a foundry, glassworks and boat-building yard. The Claypits are now open providing access to new pathways, boardwalks and a pedestrian bridge which connects the west and east sides of the canal north of Applecross Basin. As well as wildlife, the Claypits also offer spectacular views over the city.


8 Speirs Wharf, G4 9TB 0141 332 6229

Situated on the banks of Speirs Wharf, in a corner of the original 1851 heritage building, lies Ocho Cafe. A fully licensed brunch, lunch and cocktail venue, Ocho Cafe offers only the freshest daily delivered ingredients from local suppliers, with every dish entirely home made. Ocho Cafe is just a short walk from the city centre yet has an aura of escaping it all.



Experience Glasgow canal’s creative side with a trip to Glasgow Sculpture Studios. Their sculpture courses have been developed to support all levels of ability and experience – no prior experience is required and beginners are very welcome. From metalwork to mouldmaking, their programme aims to introduce you to new ways of thinking, making, and doing, while creating space for you to bring your own thoughts, ideas, and interests to each session. Build on your existing skills and discover new ones you didn’t know you had.



Navvies’ Barge is a social enterprise canal boat moored at Applecross Basin. The barge runs boat trips along Glasgow’s stretch of the canal and hosts a café and a variety of workshops, making the waterway more accessible to people in the local community.

Customers can enjoy a day out on the barge, make themselves at home on-board with a buffet and relax their way along the canal. The barge is also shared with community groups in order to open up the canal and the benefits of time on the water to as many as possible.

Established as a workers’ co-operative, Navvies’ Barge pays tribute to the workers who made the canal – the navvies. The social enterprise aims to empower people in their work and remind them of the power of worker solidarity.

The canal is the perfect place for a walk, run or cycle and is a gateway to an exciting network of cycle paths and routes within Glasgow that stretch all the way to Loch Lomond. Whether you’re looking for a green way to get to work, or to enjoy some time stretching your legs along the water’s edge – you can do it via Glasgow’s canal.

Glasgow Tool Library is a charity located at Civic House which lends and share tools, instead of books. They also hold classes, workshops and events that teach a range of craft, DIY and sustainability skills and knowledge. Glasgow Tool Library collects donations of tools from those that no longer use them, repairs and cares for them, and saves them from going to landfill. Creating a community resource not only reduces your carbon footprint, it also saves people money. From supporting practical DIY, gardening and home improvements, to furniture making and artistic projects, Glasgow Tool Library will provide the tools you need.

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The West End ...

Glasgow’s West End district is only about two miles away from the city centre but a world away in terms of its unique character and style. On foot, by subway or bus easily accesses the area which is home to a fantastic and eclectic mixture of attractions, cafes, bars, famous restaurants, a world famous comedy club as well as some really lovely boutique shops.

From the bustling daily activity of Byres Road to hidden gems nestled down historic cobbled lanes, The West End is a “Must Visit” no matter how long your trip to Glasgow is for.

The area is home to some of Glasgow’s most famous attractions. The stunning Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery houses some of Scotland’s most valued collections and is a short walk from the subway and is a stop for the City Sightseeing open top bus. Nearby is the Hunterian Museum, another important historical collection.

Also within easy reach of the West End is the award winning Riverside Transport Museum with the awesome Titan Crane just a little further out towards Clydebank.

If sightseeing on foot in the fresh air is more your thing then take the time to mingle within

the cobbled lanes to enjoy the area’s Victorian architecture or wander around the famous campus at Glasgow University. You may also take time to enjoy the wonderful Botanic Gardens, yet another gem within a few minutes walk of

Byres Road.

The West End provides a wonderful opportunity to escape from the city centre and still onlybe ten minutes away. Getting there is easy by subway or City Sightseeing bus.

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471 Great Western Road G12 8AB

Paesano was the first to bring authentic, tradi tional Napoletana pizza to Glasgow. They are obsessed with the traditional Neapolitan ways of making pizza. They source everything from Italy; from the finest ingredients, to their woodfired pizza ovens that are designed and built in Naples, to the Pizzaioli who make the pizza. Their pizza dough is proved for over 24 hours which combined with cooking at an intense heat of 500oC produces a moist, light, soft, digestible crust which is aromatic and delicious.


445 Great Western Road G12 8HH 0141 264 2777

Proudly independent purveyor of the finest craft beers, food and entertainment in the heart of Glasgow’s West End. Situated right on the banks of the river Kelvin, you’ll find a dynamic range of beers from around the world both on tap and in bottle on frequent rotation. The house beer is Williams Bros, and they have 19 guest kegs lines, three guest casks and over 100 bottled beers. They also have exclusives, beers of the week, monthly tap takeovers and rare kegs imported from around the world.


2 Cresswell Lane G12 8AA 0141 339 1111

Authentic Spanish tapas, paella and a hge range of Spanish wines and cocktails in a relaxed and bustling atmosphere. The favourite Café Andaluz of many, it all started with the west end. Step off the cobbled Cresswell Lane (the next lane along from Ashton lane) and feel like you’ve just arrived in a neighbourhood restaurant in a vibrant Spanish town. Just off Byres Road and near Hillhead subway.

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100 Pointhouse Place G3 8RS

0141 287 2728

A vast collections of Glasgow’s transport herit age assembled under one roof showcases the city’s important contribution to transportation through ship building, locomotive construction and car making. The museum can be accessed by foot from the West End.



725 Great Western Road G12 8QX

0141 334 6265

An award winning Scottish dining experience located close to the Botanic Gardens serving an inspired menu created around seasonality, freshness and the highest welfare standards, Cail Bruich has a well-earned reputation for fine food cooked with passion.



Argyle Street G3 8AG

0141 276 9500

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions. It has 22 themed, state-of=the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8,000 objects. The collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally significant.


Visiting the West End is a great contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

The West End has an altogether more relaxed atmosphere and life moves at a much more relaxed pace.

There are plenty of places where you can stop for coffee or grab lunch and if the weather is favourable lots of outside spaces where you can sit back and watch the world go by.

The West End has some fabulous attractions, museums, boutique shops and a whole list of great restaurants and lively pubs. Have a look at some of our tips here, nearly all of which are within a short walk of either a subway station or sightseeing bus stop.

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2 Cresswell Lane G12 8AA 0141 339 1111

Authentic Spanish tapas, paella and a hge range of Spanish wines and cocktails in a relaxed and bustling atmosphere. The favourite Café Andaluz of many, it all started with the west end. Step off the cobbled Cresswell Lane (the next lane along from Ashton lane) and feel like you’ve just arrived in a neighbourhood restaurant in a vibrant Spanish town. Just off Byres Road and near Hillhead subway.



University Avenue G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221

Founded in 1807, the Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum. The museum’s collec tions inc;ude scientific instruments used by James Watt, Joseph Lister and Lord Kelvin as well as outstanding Roman artefacts and other life science collections.



28 Gibson Street G12 8NX

0141 334 2665

A hugely ppopular locl restaurant serving an im pressive variety of dishes from around the world but with the common theme of using fresh Scottish ingredients locally sourced. Choose to dine either in the restaurant downstairs or the upstairs cafe/bar.



199-201 Byres Road G12 8TN 0141 339 4222

Little brother to La Vita in the city centre, Spuntini creates a relaxed place where leisurely meals consisting of Bella Figura or Italian Tapas makes this an ideal family dining experience.



16 Byres Road G11 5JY 0141 339 2544

The award winning Number 16 is a cosy wellestablished neighbourhood restaurant located in the centre of the West End. Serving seasonal, locally sourced produce and bringing new ideas to traditionnal Scottish dishes, this is a restaurant well worth visiting during your stay.



12 Ashton Lane G12 8SJ 0141 334 5007

Four more than 40 years the Ubiquitous Chip has been d elighting diners with its stunning location and equally stunning food. Enjoy long established favourites as well as new creations while enjoying one of Scotland’s finest wine lists.




1055 Sauchiehall Street G3 7UD 0141 339 2999

The Butchershop takes pride in serving only the finest grass fed beef, locally sourced and hung for between 21 & 35 days to ensure the finest, most succulent steak imaginable.



Byres Road G12 8QX 0141 357 6200

Formerly Kelvinside Parish Church, Oran Mor, (the Great Song), now offers visitors two restau rants, live music, lounge and whisky bar as well as hosting the worldfamous “A Play, a Pie and a Pint” theatre. A great venue where you can relax and enjoy great entertainment.


11 Ruthven Lane G12 9BG

0141 334 4040

A West End institution famous for its kilted staff and well sourced ingredients which include North Sea scallops, and Stornoay black pudding as well as Ayrshire lamb. Mouthwatering menus and a location within yards of bustling Byres Road..


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Queen’s Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF 0141 952 3771

Visit one of Scotland’s unique industrial attrac tions and imagine looking down on the Queen Mary or QE2 as thy were being built. A proud custodian of Glasgow’s shipbuilding past lives on. The museum is a short trip by train or bus from the West End.


8 Ruthven Lane G12 9BG

0141 334 7165

Glasgow's original Vietnamese canteen. At the Hanoi Bike Shop, they do things simply, every plate is made from scratch and sourced as locally as possible. From the freshly made dressings and sauces to the hand-pressed organic tofu made in-house every morning. Nestled away in the heart of the West end, the Hanoi Bike Shop brings the spirit of Vietnam to Glasgow. Their vi brant, healthy menu has been designed to share throughout the day, from lunchtime until late.


17 Vinicombe Street 0141 576 1700

Hillhead Bookclub is a Glasgow West End Bar, well-known for their eclectic music taste, commendable cocktails, good food and slightly wacky approach to life, the universe and ping pong. Since launching in the halcyon summer of 2010, bookclub has confirmed its place in the hearts of west-enders as the home of tasty, home cooked and hearty food with the occa sional twist, a venue much loved by vegans.


730 Great Western Rd G12 0UE 0141 276 1614

Glasgow Botanic Gardens is an Arboretum and public park located close to Bhyres Road. It features several glasshourses, the most notable being the Kibble Palace. The gardens are popular for walking and picnics.


23 Sandyford Place, Glasgow, G3 7NG 0141 339 9993

Van Winkle proudly serves up Scotland's largest selection of Bourbons. Their aim is to bring real quality products, delivered by genuine people, in an atmosphere that allows you to drift and believe you are in the deepest parts of Kentucky! Serving a variety of wee plates, homemade burgers and sandwiches, there's something to suit everyone. They have two cracking locations to choose from in the Barrowlands and West End of Glasgow


447 Great Western Road. G12 8Hh 0141 334 0686

The opening of Glasgow's second La Lanterna restaurant heralded the arrival of a fresh dining experience to the West End, bringing with it the much-loved La Lanterna warmth, style of service and, of course, authentic Italian cooking honed from decades of experience.


1377 Argyle Street G3 8AF 0844 573 0670

The Pelican Cafe has gained a very strong following since opening. Serving excellent locally sourced beef, seafood and produce, the restaurant combines this with a great selection of excellent fairly priced wines.


337 Byres Road G12 8UQ

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National Fish and Chip Rrestaurant of the YearR 2021. Traditional gastro chippy and Italian restaurant serving the very best Scottish seafood and Italian dishes. Extensive drinks menu and fabulous cocktails..



61 Arlington Street G3 6DT 0141 332 6021

Arlington Baths Club is the oldest of the very few Victorian bathing complexes left in the world. Founded in 1870, the Club is owned and run by members, on a not-for-profit basis. The Baths is not only a special and historic building; it is a community of people from all walks of life. Some members joined as children to swim with their parents; they’re now bringing their own children to the Baths. Members enjoy: Serene Victorian Turkish Suite, Steam room and saunas, Victorian slipper baths and hot tubs, Sumptuous cooling room for post-exercise relaxation, Cosy licensed members' lounge andree wifi, newspapers and magazines


652 Argyle Street G3 8UF 0141 221 8188

One of Glasgow’s best-loved and most enduring restaurants, the Buttery has gone from strength to strength since becoming part of the Two Fat Ladies group. The interior celebrates formal Scottish luxury, with oak and mahogany, stained glass and tartan carpet bringing a unique inti mate feel to the bar and the dining room,. The menu offers the sort of top quality cooking that the Buttery is renowned for, and as you would expect from Two Fat Ladies, Scottish seafood and produce is prepared with respect and skill.


287-315 Woodlands Road G3 6NG 0141 337 1790 Website

Like a good friend your local pub The Old Schoolhouse is always there for you. When times get tough, The Old Schoolhouse is a safe space, it’s friendly, warm, welcoming and you can be yourself amongst people that know you.


17 Byres Road G11 5RD

The Record Factory is an ambitious fusion of music and revelry in Glasgow. With impeccable acoustics and hip design, this West End Dive Bar has fast became the best late night hangout in the West End with a 2am license. Nestled discretely in the heart of Byres Road amongst eatery’s and vintage clothing stores, The Record Factory takes inspiration from the underground bars of New York giving Glasgow’s rock ‘n’ roll scene something to get excited about.


27 Hyndland Street G11 5QF 0141 334 9909

Just two minutes walk from Byres Road and less than five minutes in a taxi to the Hydro, right in the heart of Partick offering an alternative to Finnieston, the Duck Club is relaxed, informal & open to all. Perfect offering of high quality comfort food.


333 Woodlands Road G3 6NG

0141 212 3389

Modern comedy club in the basement of a former school with local and visiting come dy talent. The Stand Comedy Club Glasgow programme includes the Red Raw beginners’ nights, improvised comedy, sketch shows, the all female Wicked Wenches, plus Irish and Scottish showcases. Together with solo shows from bet ter known performers and prime stand-up every weekend, there’s always something going on. Many performers and critics regard the club as one of the best comedy venues in the world.

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Glasgow Museums Glasgow Botanic Garden ... Glasgow Botanic Gardens

From culture to horticulture - let Glasgow flourish

Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a botanical garden located in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland. It features several glasshouses, the most notable of which is the Kibble Palace.

The Gardens has a wide variety of temperate and tropical flora, a herb garden, a chronological bed with plants arranged according to their introduction to Scotland, the UK's national collection of tree ferns, woodland copses, riverside walks and a world rose garden officially opened in 2003 by Princess Tomohito of Mikasa.

The River Kelvin runs along the north side of the Gardens and continues through Kelvingrove Park, the Kelvin walkway providing an uninterrupted walking route between the two green spaces.

Kibble Palace is a magnificent glasshouse designed by John Kibble and houses the national collection of tree ferns whil plants from tropical rainforests grow in the palm house.

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Thomas Hopkirk, a distinguished Glasgow botanist, founded the Botanic Gardens with the support of a number of local dignitaries and the University of Glasgow in 1817.

The Gardens were originally laid out on an 8 acre site at Sandyford at the western end of Sauchiehall Street (at that time, on the edge of the city).

The Royal Botanical Institution of Glasgow owned and ran the Gardens and agreed to provide the University of Glasgow with teaching aids, including a supply of plants for medical and botanical classes.

Stewart Murray, the first curator, laid out the grounds and Hopkirk donated three thousand plants as the nucleus of the collection. In 1821 William Jackson Hooker, one of the most eminent botanists in the world at the time, was appointed Professor of Botany at the University of Glasgow.

The Gardens flourished to such an extent that in 1839 a new site, to the west of the city on the banks of the River Kelvin, was purchased to house the rapidly expanding collections. In 1842 the new Gardens opened on their present site. Members of the Royal Botanic Institution of Glasgow had a right to free entrance. The public

were admitted only at weekends and had each to pay a fee of a penny.

The Kibble Palace which now houses a forest of tree ferns was originally a private conservatory located at Coulport on Loch Long. It was moved to its present site in 1873 and was first used as a concert hall and meeting place, hosting celebrated speakers such as Gladstone and Disraeli.

Glasgow Corporation took over the Gardens in 1891, agreeing that they should continue as a Botanic Garden and maintain links with the University.

The Tearooms can be found in the former Curator’s house near to the Kibble Palace. In addition to the comfortable indoor seating area, visitors can take advantage of the summer weather and enjoy the surrounding plants in the outdoor refreshment area in front of the house.

There is also a children’s play area within the gardens.

Th gardens host many events from the Bard at the Botanics to te annual orchid fair and a series of guided walks.

GLASGOW BOTANICS - A garden for all seasons

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The Best of Glasgow By Night


Nightly entertainment in Glasgow is fast moving and vibrant. With so much on every night its difficult to know where to start! We have tried to suggest a range of great Glasgow venues that have been entertaining people successfully for years ranging from theatres to live music venues to cinemas to comedy to nightclubs. We hope you enjoy your night out!


272a St Vincent Street G2 5RL

0141 221 5279

Also known simply as King Tuts, this is a live music venue ad bar renowned in Scotland as a showcase for new and emerging bands and as the venue that supported some of music’s biggest names at the start of their careers.





421 Sauchiehall Street. G2 3LG 0141 333 0900

Since 1991 Nice N Sleazy has been an ever present provider of nightly gigs and club nights including both local and touring acts. They don’t have TVs and don’t show football!





22 Jamaica Street G1 4QD 0141 248 4600

Twenty six years of partying in the ‘dear green place’ that is Glasgow and the Sub Club still resides deep below ground playing to the best people in the city on the finest sound system in Scotland!



84 Wilson Street. G1 1UZ

0141 559 6593

Polo lounge is officially Scotland’s biggest and most fabulous gay venue. It is a LBGTG+ inclusive safe space open to party seven nights a week..


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119 Gorbals Street G5 9DS 0141 429 0022

The Citizen’s Theatre is an iconic venue and the atre company based in the Gorbls area a short distance from the Merchant City. The Citizens is renowned for cutting edge production as well as educational and community work.



63 Trongate G1 5HB

0141 552 4267

The Tron is one of Scotland’s leading mid-scale producing and preenting theatres. Housing three performance spaces as well as the Tron Bar & Kitchen, it is a vibrantcreative hub



282 Hope Street G2 3QA 0844 871 7647

Theatre Royal presents a wide vaierty of drama, dance, comedy, opera, musical and children’s theatre. It is close to a range of city hotels within easy walkig distance of the theatre



auchiehall Street G2 3NY 0141 353 8000

The Royal Concert Hall plays host to some of the biggest names in music throughout the year including Celtic Connections and a host of tradi tional contemporary and popular music genres.



50-60 King Street G1 5QT 0141 553 1638

A populr, independent music venue together with bar, vegetarian & vegan cafe with a great selection of wines and beers. Check the website to keep up-to-datr with what’s on and coming up soon.



25 Albert Drive G41 2PE 0141 276 0950

Tramway is an internationl art-space which commissions, produces and presents contem porary arts projects. Tramway is a spece where you can witness, engage, experience, participate and learn.


297 Bath Street G2 4JN

0844 871 7648

The King’s presents first class musicals, panto mime, drama, dance and comedy.



121 Eglington Street. G5 9NT 0141 332 2232

The O2 Academy Glasgow (formerly the Carling Academy) is a vibrant and ever popular music venue just south of the river but close to the city centre. It holds 2500 people is is a great place to hear up and coming local bands in Glasgow.



373 Sauchiehall St. G2 3HU 07908 251200 A vibrant tropical Latin American inspired bar, restaurant and nightclub, Mango serves great food and drinks throughout the day and early evening before becoming a fantastically lively late night venue open until 3am at weekends. Perfect for relaxing and having fun late into the night.





214 Bath Street. G2 4HW 0141 332 1341

Peacock chairs, exotic cocktails and ceramic mugs in exuberant music loving Thai eatery and bar. Restaurant bookings now available but make sure you visit one of the best outside beer gardens in Glasgow - an exotic island haven in the city centre of Glasgow



12 Rose Street G3 6RB 0141 332 6535

GFT is a year round screenning programme of classic cinema. It is also home to the Glasgow Film Festival, the fastest growing film event in the UK. It is a classic, charming cinema that appeals to all genres of filmgoers.



333 Woodland’s Road G3 6NG 0844 335 8879 Converted out of the cellars of an old schoo, the Glasgow Stand is a Tardi-like venue whose un assuming exterior belies the explosion of colour and laughter inside! Tere’s a full icensed bar with drinks at pub, not club, prices.


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Walking Tours in Scotland was established by Liv & Jenny, two people passionate about showing off Scotland's cities to all who visit. Last year they expanded the tours from Glasgow to other cities across Scotland and since then their team of enthusiatic locals has grown but the essence of the tours has remained the same.


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Join us on a 1.5 hour, leisurely stroll around the main sights of Glasgow with a local, expert guide. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city as you travel back through the centuries to discover our turbulent history and how it has shaped Glasgow into the vibrant place you see today. From cathedrals to street art, grand chambers to Dr Who, there’s something for everyone. Your local guide will bring Glasgow to life. Key sites: George Square, Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, Iconic Street Art, The Duke of Wellington (and hopefully the cone on his head!) … and many hidden gems!

Glasgow is a city of many shades, of historic buildings, stunning parks, incredible cultural spaces and hidden corners. Its a place which has a surprise around every corner and an appeal across generations and one of the gret ways to see it and grasp the magic of this secial city and ts people is on foot when there is time to stand and stare and just soak it all in. These pages feature some of the walking tours available to make this not just education but a great deal of fun too.


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Immerse yourself in a different side to Glasgow on this unique streetart and modern culture tour. On this 1.5 hour walk there’s no cathedrals, grand buildings or monuments, you will experience the real Glasgow. From worldrenowned heroes to local artists you’ll hear thestories and inspiration behind each piece whilst learning about howthe art scene in Glasgow has developed dramatically over the last decade and beyond.


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With your expert guide, you'll take a deeper look at Mackintosh's life, marriage, influences and incredible expertise; visiting some of his mostfamous works that still stand to this day, his first married home, and some lesser known treasures along the way. Finishing at Mackintosh atthe Willow to explore their exhibition (included in price). OR: take the full day tour and extend the half day experience with lunch and an afternoon stroll to the West End for even more of Mackintosh's key sights, including his work at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, as well as the Mackintosh House.


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Enjoy a wee walk and a premium whisky tasting in a local pub with a fun,local guide and see a new side to Glasgow on your trip with this small group tour. You'll spend the first part of the tour on a walking tour with your small group and guide, discovering the history and culture of Glasgow. On our most popular tour, spend quality time in Glasgow with alocal. Through out the tour you will take a look at some of the famous and lesser known figures to Glasgow, such as our patron saint St Mungo, and even Dr Who! After the walking tour, you'll deserve a wee nip (or three)! Relax with the guide and enjoy a premium whisky tasting, trying three of Scotland's finest whiskies, learning more about the whiskies as you go.

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An exciting new experience for beer lovers, created in collaboration with Experience Glasgow, explore Glasgow's best beer offerings. Join your local, beer-loving guide to learn all about Glasgow's biggest and smallest breweries. From Tennent's to craft beer, Glasgow has it all.Join this 2.5 hour tour as we explore two of Glasgow's best craftbrewers, followed by a brewery tour. Everything is included in the price, just show up and enjoy!



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Glasgow, home to the most polluted street in Scotland, but also declared a Global Green City, is a melting pot of cycle lanes, traffic fumes and climate pledges. This was originally created as a special event for COP26, but is now available as a private tour. From wind powered murals to historic sites, tenements, to the Clyde - you'll learn the real impact of climate change on Glasgow, and Scotland's role in the climate crisis. Discover the good, the bad and the ugly of this Dear Green Place.

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Anyone who knows Glasgow knows that we love a good drink (or a'bevvy' as we call it). On this 2.5 hour pubtastic tour, you'll learn a little about all about Glasgow's drinking culture. Whether it’s whisky, gin or even the Scottish soft drink, Irn Bru, there’s something for everyone on this tour. You and your group will be accompanied by a local guide, as you learn more about Glasgow's pubs and bars, sample some local or national beverages and experience Glasgow's wonderful hospitality in two pubs!


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Join us for a 1.5 hour walking tour discovering the famous and little known film and TV locations in the city from Outlander to Trainspotting. The tour will explore the vibrant history of film and theatre culture within Glasgow, film locations around the city and some of the great actors to come from Glasgow and Scotland. Be prepared to learn about Glasgow in a new (spot)light! Get your coats on, shoes tied and popcorn at the ready to press play (or book!) for a tour not to be missed.


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Discover the affluent and prosperous area of Glasgow’s West End with its own unique history and culture. During this 1.5 hour tour we will make the ordinary, extraordinary as you hear the stories of Glasgow's development during the ages. From Kibble Palace at the Botanic Gardens to the hidden railway line and the Lady of the Lake in Kelvingrove Park, we'll meander down the quaint cobbled lanes of the West End to uncover the history and stories that make this area unique.


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A city well-known for its turbulent past, Glasgow has a lot of secrets. Built by industry, shaped by its working class, and run by gangs operating out of ice-cream vans. From unsolved murders to tales of notorious inmates and Glasgow’s foundations as a city built on the back of slavery, this 1.5 hour tour will bring our dark past into light as you discover a different side to this iconic city. Join a local, expert,spooky guide and be prepared to see Glasgow in a new light.

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Dumgoyne G63 9LB

01360 550254

Our Distillery Ambassadors will take you on the unhurried journey our spirit makes - through the mashtun and washbacks to the swan-necks of our copper pot stills. Discover what makes the ‘Glengoyne Way’ so unique and why for every minute other whiskies spend in their stills, our spends three. In the No.1 Warehouse, learn about the difference the wood makes to the spirit and how it deepens and intensifies in colour over the years. And then for the tasting... in the comfort of Burnfoot Lodge, overlooking the beautiful waterfall and glen, you’ll taste two whiskies from the Glengoyne Collection, including the award-winning Glengoyne 18 Year Old Highland Single Malt. Other tours available


Hampden Park, G42 9BA 0141 616 6139

On the stadium tour, experience Hampden Park as the players do on matchday by following the route they take. Visit the underground roadway, team changing rooms, and players' warm up area. Take the chance to strike a ball in the Hampden Hotshots gallery - and have the speed of your shot electronically measured. Walk to pitchside in the stadium bowl from the player’s tunnel hearing the famous "Hampden Roar", then follow in the footsteps of legends by climbing the stairs to the cup presentation area, and imagine that you are going to be presented with the winner’s trophy.

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100 Stobcross Road G3 8QQ

0141 212 1401

The Clydeside Distillery is in the Pumphouse building, which once controlled all the comings and goings for the Queen’s Dock. The building pumped hydraulic power for the swing bridge, witnessing ships leaving the docks carrying whisky destined for every continent. Their distillery tours and guided whisky tasting sessions let you dive deep into the distillery experience. Expert guides share the fascinating Dockside story before you sit down and sample their light and delicate Lowland-style Single Malt in their stylish Tasting Room.


Celtic Park, G40 3RE

0141 230 1967

Experience the magic within, soak up the history and feel the passion at Celtic Park Stadium on our 1-hour guided tour. Celtic Park is one of the biggest football stadiums in Europe, making it the perfect place to learn all about the colourful history and heritage of Celtic Football Club from its inception in 1888. Experience first-hand, Celtic's heritage and culture that has made the club famous and renowned the world over. Visit the Celtic Park boardroom, tunnel, dressing room and dugout. Tour and dine package and breakfast club tours available.


1103 Argyle Street,The Hidden Lane G3 8ND

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Our tours are very informal and laid back. We are so very up front and honest about this from the outset. We don't claim to throw around mountains of knowledge, but as locals, we're excited to take you on an adventure in our beautiful historic nook. Having a good time without too much of an information overload matters to us. And so, we offer an opportunity to explore an area of Glasgow that we're really passionate about and know well. We hope it will enhance your time here and create a lasting memory of this incredible part of the city. First tour will be April 6.

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lasgow offers a wide choice ofnaccommodation for visitors ranging from luxurious to budget stopovers. You will find familiar names in the city as well as boutique hotels, b&bs and good quality hostels There really is something to suit most budgets.

There is a wide choice of hotels within the city centre area itself and it is well worth staying central as you will be within walking distance of the sightseeing bus, subway and city centre shopping streets as well as evening entertainment and dining.

Depending on budget you can choose from recognised global names such as Hilton, Radisson Blu or Marriot or opt for more affordable local, and equally welcoming names such as Carlton George, Jury’s Inn, Ibis or Premier Inn.

By far the most affordable places are hostels such as Eurohostel or SYHA which offer a secure and fun atmosphere often for less than £20 per night.

Wherever you choose to rest your head you can be certain of a warm welcome and high standard of service throughout the city.

MALDRON HOTEL - Glasgow City

50 Renfrew Street. G2 3BW. 0141 340 9720

Centrally located only 200 metres from The Glas gow Royal Concert Hall, this brand new 4-star hotel offers express check-in and check-out, allergy free rooms, restaurant and bar as well as a fitness centre. There is also 24-hour front desk and room service.

YOTEL Glasgow

260 Argyle Street. G2 8QW. 0141 428 4490 Website

Set right in among all the city's best bars and eateries, this hip hotel is across the road from Central Station and within easy reach of all the best attractions. Modern fully kitted out rooms compliment a super cool bar with it's very own bowling alley!


161 West Nile Street. G1 2RL

Comfortable city centre hotel ideally located close to Queen Street Station, Buchanan Bus station and right next to all the top venues, theatres, cinemas and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Includes the award winning La Bonne Auberge French bistro.


MOXY HOTEL - Merchant City

210 High Street G4 0QW. 0141 846 0256 Website

Next to High Street train station and only minutes from city centre attractions, shopping and restaurants, this modern hotel from Marriott features casual rooms with free wi-fi, flat screen TVs as well as a chic 24 hour cafe/bar, lounge and fitness centre. Pet friendly.


1-19 Albion Street G1 1LH 0141 553 4288

Set in the heart if the Merchant City, this all apartment hotel offers modern apartments with free wi-fi, flat screen TVs as well as work space and kitchenettes. There is a fitness room, self-service laundry and meeting facilities. Perfect as a location for a family or business visit and within east walking distance of the city centre.

In & Around Glasgow tries to include accommodation providers that are of a good standard or reputation. However, we cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any problems or issues arising during your stay in the city.


25 Tunnel Street. G3 8HL

0141 471 1700. A stunning new addition to the Glasgow skyline and located right next to the SEC and Hydro giving easy access to all the best things nearby including the Finnieston district. The hotel also has the now famous Sky Bar with stunning views down the river and western city.



78-82 Oswald Street. G1 4PL 0141 468 0450.

64 boutique rooms, a rooftop restaurant and exclusive executive lounge, the carlton George has a fantastic central location.



West George Street G2 1DH

0141 353 6373

64 boutique rooms, a rooftop restaurant and exclusive executive lounge, the carlton George has a fantastic central location.



973 Sauchiehall St. G3 7TQ

0141 337 3313

Argyll Hotel is a family owned and run 3 Star property providing comfortable and affordable accommodation in the city centre. The hotel is within easy distance of Central Station.


Hope Street G2 6AE

0141 248 2489

Individully designed rooms with crisp clean lines, soft woods and colourful throws that will help you to relax and unwind.



Argyll Street G2 8DL 0141 204 3333 The 5 Star Radisson Blu has built an enviable reputation as one of Glasgow’s finest hotels with fantastic dining and relaxing bar areas.



West Regent Street G2 4DQ 0141 619 9000

Ibis Glasgow is a budget hotel in a central areas with easy access to train stations and the restaurants abd nightlife of central Glasgow.



Argyll Street G3 8RR 0141 226 5577

A long established luxury hotel located a short walk from city attractions, shopping and dining. Perfect for business or pleasure.



Renfrew Street G2 3BW 0141 404 9485

Ultra modern, fantastically trendy, the Citizen M is located jut a few steps away from theatres, shopping, sightseeing and dining.



Waterloo Street G2 7DA 0141 226 7700

Centrally located, thismodern, stylish hotel provides a great base for visitors travelling for business or pleasure. Close to Central Station and within an easy walk of city centre attrac tions, shopping and dining.



Jamaica Street G1 4QG 0141 314 4800

One of the most popular city centre hotels, Jury’s is close to Central Station and only a 10 minute walk from Queen Street. Close to city centre attractions, shopping and dining.



Bath Street G2 2EN 0141 353 0800

Apex Hotel offers unique styling and personalised service in the heart of the city centre and, more precisely in Theatreland.



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One of Glasgow’s most stylish five star hotels including a Livingwell Health Club, pooland Ocean Rooms Spa. The hotel is within walking distance of the business district and close to all city centre amenities.



West George Street G2 2JJ 0141 221 1211

Ths new addition to the Glasgow hotel list iscentrally located close to the city centre and near to thebusiness distrcit. The hotel is within a short walk of all the main theatres, shops and restaurants in the city centre.



Ingram Street G1 1DQ 0844 815 9103

Sitting in a perfect central location the Mercure is within a short walk of the city centre, sightseeing bus, shopping and dining.



Clyde Street G1 4NR 0141 222 2828

Offering cheap. clean, comfortable and fun accommodation right in the heart of the city, Eurohostel fills the gap between ‘backpacker hostel’. A fun place to stay.



Park Circus G3 6BY 0141 332 3004

Glasgow Youth Hostel offers spacious and comfortable accommodation perfect for groups, families and individuals. The hostel is 30 minutes walk from the city centre and is close to trans port links.



28-32 Cathedral Square. G4 0XA 0141 552 3519

Cathedral House is an iconic Glasgow landmark. Built in Scottish Baronial style in 1896, it is now a thoughtfully renovated boutique inn. Consisting of 8 unique bedrooms, The Green Room Café Bar and The Drawing Room – the stunning event space. A unique and truly memorable stay only 2 minutes from Glasgow cathedral and The Necropolis.


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Dear Green Places ... Golf in Glasgow

Scotland is the home of golf so if you're a golfer and you're staying in or around Glasgow then let temptation take you away to one of the amazing courses within easy reach of the city.

There are a variety of excellent courses where you can test your skills at varying levels of difficulty.

One thing that is constant however, is the warm welcome that awaits you wherever you choose to play.

Check out our selections here and call in advance to arrange your round. Most will be able to arrange equipment hire as well as pre and post round dining and drinks, dependent of course on Covid restrictions in place.

Regardless of where you play, you can say that you have played golf in The Home Of Golf!

Accessible from the City Centre


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Cathcart Castle Golf Club was established in 1895 and is one of the oldest golf clubs in the Glasgow area. The James Braid designed golf course is played over undulating parkland and offers a challenge to all levels of golfers. It is a family friendly golf club and caters to golfers of all abilities. Roughly a 15-minute drive from Glasgow’s city centre, Cathcart Castle is easily accessible for visitors.


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Just 10 minutes from Glasgow city centre, the peaceful, picturesque setting lets you forget about the busy city lifestyle and golfers lose themselves in the beautiful game of golf. Visitors have the options of playing the Championship course set in the wonderful woodlands with stunning views of the Campsie Hills, or alternatively you can enjoy the Keir course, more forgiving from the tee and less physically demanding than the championship course, and with equally wonderful views of the Campsie Hills.


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Sandyhills Golf Club provides a beautiful challenging 18-hole parkland setting situated in Glasgow’s East End near Mount Vernon and just 10 minutes from Glasgow city centre, that offers a very fair test to golfers of all abilities. The Clubhouse at Sandyhills is large with spacious traditional lounges which are comfortable and tastefully decorated, providing members and visitors the perfect area to relax before and after their round of golf.


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Voted as 2019 South West Scotland Golf Club of the year, Cowglen is a beautifully presented parkland course which provides a challenging test to all golfers. The picturesque golf course is matched by the relaxing clubhouse, bar and lounge areas which await you after your round. Visitors are welcome throughout the year and are welcome to enjoy all clubhouse facilities on offer.

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Dubbed as ‘Glasgow’s finest golf course’, Haggs Castle is set in the magnificent mature parkland of Pollok Country Park. The peaceful, tree-lined fairways of the course provide a wonderful contrast to the nearby, bustling city-centre. Visiting golfers can always be assured of a warm welcome at Haggs Castle. They will receive a friendly greeting in the clubhouse before or after their game. Food is available all day with a variety of menu offerings during the playing season. The clubhouse consists of locker room facilities as well as shower facilities.

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Golfers have been enjoying our beautiful moorland course above Helensburgh town since 1893 and we invite you to come and enjoy this destination course that no golfer should miss. Despite being only 20 miles from Glasgow, our course is in a relaxing and tranquil setting with stunning views over the Clyde Estuary to the South and over Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to the North. The gently undulating terrain and varied layout is playable for all but a challenge for the best. To score well you will need to plot your way round and master our fast and true putting surfaces. The club is easily accessible by train from Glasgow’s city centre and is an ideal stop if you are visiting the many attractions of the surrounding area or heading out to explore Scotland’s wonderful west coast.


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Being less than six miles from the worldrenowned Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, with stunning views over the river Clyde and only 25 minutes from Glasgow Airport, makes Cardross not only easily accessible but a must on any golfing holiday. The Club has a welcoming clubhouse, excellent catering, a wellstocked Professional’s shop and is one of the best inland parkland golf courses in the West of Scotland. Cardross train station is conveniently located across the road from the clubhouse. Visitors and Societies are most welcome to come and play.


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Just minutes from Glasgow city centre and set in Pollok Country Park’s secluded mature woodland, Pollok is arguably Scotland’s finest city suburban course. Designed by the famous Alister MacKenzie ( designer of Augusta National, Cypress Point and many others), Pollok’s parkland setting is a golfing haven and is only overlooked by the magnificent Pollok House. Maintained to the highest standard, the course is a proper test for low handicappers and its fairness & playability mean golfers of all abilities enjoy it. Founded in 1892, the club has a rich history with a modern outlook. Pollok is open to visitors throughout the year and the golf course is matched only by the warm, hospitable welcome in the luxurious clubhouse.



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Being less than six miles from the world-Set in beautiful rural surroundings just 10 miles from Glasgow, are two of the finest moorland golf courses in Scotland. The Hilton and Allander courses at Hilton Park were designed in 1927 by seven times Open Champion James Braid and were home to Martin Laird in the years before he became a successful PGA tour player. The courses offer a distinctive and rewarding experience to both members and visitors. Hilton Park Golf Club is about 9 miles from Glasgow airport, 10 miles from Glasgow city centre, and is situated on the A809, two miles from Milngavie on the road to Drymen.

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Founded in 1891, Bearsden Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs on the North side of Glasgow. Just 5 miles from Glasgow’s city centre, Bearsden Golf Club value their location on the edge of the countryside, where you can enjoy both the pleasures of life, and golf, whether you are a member or a visitor. Bearsden also boasts an extremely comfortable clubhouse setting to enjoy after your round. Main Menu
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Loch Lomond & Clyde ...

BALLOCH is the gateway to Loch Lomond and the truly stunning beauty that is the area around Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

Getting here is easy. Balloch is less than forty minutes from Glasgow Airport and has good bus links as well as a regular, half hourly direct train service from Glasgow Queen Street Station.

Balloch is a thriving, bustling village where you can enjoy a great range of activities.

Visit Balloch Country Park, enjoy a loch cruise with frequent departures throughout the day or simply wander into the lovely shops and restaurants along the main street. Take a short walk along to Loch Lomond Shores where you will find shopping, dining and family fun.

Cardross is one of Helensburgh and Lomond’s hidden gems. Not immediatly obvious as a fruitful stopping place Cardross actually offers great value for time spent with a wealth of wonderful history and options for sport and great dining thrown in. Included in the package are the wonderful old parish church ruined by a stray bomb during the Clydebank Blitz,

the once magnificent brutalist St Peter’s Seminary and the wonderful medieval St Mahew’s Chapel which is still in use. On a less ecclesiastical note there is the beautifully situated Carman Trout Fishery, Cardross Golf Club, the National Trust for Scotland’s Geilston Gardens and the quaint Geilston Hall which is now thought to be an early C R Mackintosh design.

OVERLOOKING the River Clyde, the towns of Dumbarton and Clydebank were both noted for their shipbuilding – a story told at the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank in Dumbarton.

Dumbarton’s shipbuilding heritage includes the building of the famous clipper ‘Cutty Sark’. Dumbarton Castle on its fortified rock has long guarded the Clyde approaches. A ruined chapel in the grounds of Levengrove Park boasts the final resting place of part of the remains of Robert the Bruce whose home was once

nearby and the town also lays claim to the bard Robert Burns who was made Freeman of the Burgh.

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HELENSBURGH is approximately 20 miles north west of Glasgow. Sir James Colquhoun designed the town in 1780 and named it after his wife Helen.

An elegant town, with streets laid out in a grid pattern many of which are tree-lined, the most notable ones with Japanese Cherry.

Helensburgh has an outstanding collection of houses designed by famous architects including Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Leiper and Honeyman. Mackintosh’s Hill House is the most well known and sits high above the Clyde

commanding fine views over the estuary. Other famous local connections include Henry Bell who pioneered the steamship “Comet”, whose maiden voyage was from Helensburgh to Greenock.

The original fly-wheel memorial can be seen on the east seafront esplanade. John Logie Baird, the inventor of television was born here, and a memorial to him can be found on the seafront.

As well as being steeped in history and culture, Helensburgh is now rated as one of Scotlands best “Foodie” destinations where dining delights of all genres can be found in plentiful supply

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Market Day is on the first and third Sunday of each month, and alongside the superb products there are a range of great entertainment. Come along for a free family day out.


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Dive in and be wowed by the strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey through the amazing underwater world.


High in the trees at Loch Lomond Shores, TreeZone is the ultimate Aerial Adventure Course ... Zip wires, balance beams, hanging platforms, tight-ropes, scramble nets, white knuckle bridges and gap jumps are set among ancient Caledonian Pines. This is an unforgettable high ropes activity for adults, kids, groups, families or for a corporate event.


Have been qoperating on Loch Lomond, at Luss Rowardennan and Loch lomond Shores, since 2001 and they offer activities for all ages and every occasion including: Luxury Speedboat Tours, Boat Hire and Boat Charter, Watersports, Outdoor Activities, Stag Parties, Hen Parties, Corporate Entertainment, Special Occasion Packages, Wedding Boats and Kids Parties as well as Speedboat Tours, Pedal Boat & Rowing Boat hire, Waterski, Wakeboard, Wake Surf, Kneeboard, Ringo & Banana Boat, Kayak, Stand Up Paddleboarding, SUP, Canoe & Katakanu. Their bike hire service offers Adult, Children, Toddler, Child Seat, Tow-Attachment, and Trailer. Due to Covid all activites have to be pre-booked at

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For a unique experience visit the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre. Learn about the individual birds and stand six feet from a Golden Eagle! Watch the birds training or flying and learn about conservation.


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Enjoy a short scenic cruise departing from the dock in front of the main mall. Cruises operate daily throughout the Summer period. Find out more by checking the Sweeney’s website for full details of these all all their other Loch Lomond departures.


No trip to Loch Lomond shores is complete without a walk through The Mall to browse the offers and limited edition products available from boutique shops and big brand designer names. From independent stores selling designer jewellery and watches, handmade gifs, candles to shoes, outdoor clothing, equipment and sportswear, there’s something for everybody regardless of your budget!

Stores now open include: Frasers, Sports Direct, Catherine Kinloch by Pavers, Hawkshead, Loch Lomond News, Keep Sakes, Lachlan on the Shores, Leading Labels and Loch Lomond Jewellers. Full details on all stores at www.

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The West Highland Line ...

The world famous West Highland Line with its quaint Swiss chalet stations was voted the World’s Best Railway Journey by readers of the Wanderlust travel magazine ... and not without reason.

The route from Glasgow to Mallaig and Fortwilliam snakes its way through stunning countryside and across breathtaking ravines spanned by stunning concrete structures which were record breaking and revolutionary when they were built.

Borrodale Burn bridge became the world’s longest concrete span at 127 feet, and Glenfinnan Viaduct was a huge structure in concrete at 416 yards long with 21 arches.

This historic route combines the romance of the Scottish Highlands with the breathtaking beauty of the rural countryside and adds a little bit of Harry Potter magic along the way.

This is one train journey you will never forget whether you travel on newly-refurbished, regular ScotRail trains or the Jacobite Steam Train

Glasgow to Crianlarich

From Glasgow Queen Street station the train travels uphill towards the Kilpatrick hills, providing impressive views of the Erskine Bridge and down the Clyde Estuary towards the Firth of Clyde.

Pass through the small villages and towns on the Clyde – such as Bowling, Dumbarton (with its celebrated castle), Cardross (where Robert the Bruce lived) and Garelochhead – you will be treated to your first glimpse of the ‘Arrochar Alps’.

At Garelochhead station you get stunning panoramic views of the Gare Loch, with Loch Long just starting to come into view. The jetty below is Finnart deep-water terminal, built by the US Navy during the Second World

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War. Tankers discharge their oil here to be pumped by pipeline to Grangemouth, 60 miles away to the east.

Approaching Arrochar, look left for great views of the celebrated ‘Arrochar Alps’, including such craggy peaks as the Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime and the well-loved Cobbler. Shortly after departing Arrochar

& Tarbet station, the world-renowned bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond appear on the right.

Across the loch, dominated by the towering presence of Ben Lomond, this area was once home to Rob Roy MacGregor, legendary warrior, robber and folk hero. He used to question captives in a nearby cave – and wasn’t averse to dipping them in the loch to extract information!

Enjoy the magnificent scenery surrounding Loch Lomond before arriving in Crianlarich.

Here the train line divides, with the western route turning towards Oban, and the north continuing up to Fort William and Mallaig.

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Just beyond Upper Tyndrum, the northbound fork of the West Highland Line navigates the massive sentinels of Beinn Odhar and Beinn Dorain in the unique Horseshoe Curve.

Next stop is Bridge of Orchy - well known to walkers and climbers alike as a landmark hamlet on the West Highland Way – where nearby you’ll find the ruin of Achallader Castle.

Passing Loch Tulla on the left, the line starts to cross the wild Rannoch Moor, a vast wilderness, where the railway ‘floats’ on top of the moor on a mattress of tree roots, brushwood, earth and ashes. Arriving at Corrour, you are now 1350 feet above sea level - the highest mainline station in the UK. The station is one of the most remote in Britain (the nearest road is 10 miles away) and is also famous for appearing in the hit film ‘Trainspotting’ (and the sequel) starring Ewan McGregor.

After passing through Tulloch and shortly before arriving in Roy Bridge, look out for the foaming waters of Monessie Gorge on the left. Once you have passed through Spean Bridge, just before the train pulls into Fort William, the massive bulk of the Nevis Range comes into full view. At just over 4,400ft, Ben Nevis is not only

Britain’s highest mountain but covers a huge land area with a base circumference of 24 miles.

From Fort William you’ll soon be heading off on the final section of the Line, en route to Mallaig. Almost as soon as your journey begins the line crosses part of the Caledonian Canal, Britain’s longest inland waterway, which links Fort William with Inverness. To the right is Neptune’s Staircase, a series of eight canal locks.

The curve of the 100ft-high Glenfinnan Viaduct sweeps you past the head of Loch Shiel and the monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie, marking where he landed and unfurled his standard in 1745 to start the Jacobite Rebellion.

After passing through the beautiful lochs and hills surrounding Lochailort and Beasdale, you arrive in Arisaig – a popular tourist spot with due to its spectacular views over Loch Nan Ceall where you can see the islands of Rum and Eigg. Less than 10 minutes

later you’ll see the spectacular silver sands of Morar, made famous in the 1983 film ‘Local Hero’ starring Burt Lancaster and Peter Capaldi. You’ll also cross Scotland’s shortest river, which runs out of our deepest loch - Loch Morar.

As you approach Mallaig take in the breathtaking jagged peaks of Skye.

Crianlarich to Oban

The Oban line passes through Tyndrum Lower and takes you through beautiful Glen Lochy to Dalmally; and just beyond stands the ruin of Kilchurn Castle, ancient stronghold of Clan Campbell.

Around the head of Loch Awe is the Pass of Brander, which skirts the towering bulk of Ben Cruachan – the Hollow Mountain – which conceals a fascinating secret; the mountain caverns house an innovative hydro power scheme inside. To the left is the River Awe, setting for Sir Walter Scott’s romance ‘The Highland Widow’.

Nearing Oban now and approaching Connel Ferry, you can see the Falls of Lora, a tidal race at the narrow entrance to Loch Etive. This natural occurrence, caused by a fast-moving tide, produces white rapids that can last for up to five days.

Your final stop on this section of the Line, Oban, is a popular tourist destination, well-known for its many seafood restaurants.

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Escape to the country with Highland Explorer

ScotRail is opening up some of Scotland’s most beautiful areas to tourists, cycling fans, outdoor pursuits enthusiasts and local commuters with its new ScotRail Highland Explorer service.

Three carriages, which are a first of their kind for the UK rail network, will operate along the world famous and iconic West Highland Line from Glasgow to Oban, from Monday, 19 July, allowing customers to escape to the country. There were complex challenges to overcome, such as the lack of space on public transport for carrying large sporting equipment.

But, working with Transport Scotland, cycling groups and outdoor specialists, the design team at ScotRail came up with an innovative solution to accommodate up to 20 cycles and bulky sports gear.

The redesigned carriage boasts space for ordi nary bikes, a limited number of tandem cycles and an e-bike charging socket – unique on a train in the UK.

The carriages had a full interior and exterior refresh including installation of free WiFi, at seat power points and USB sockets, and a refurbished toilet.

The West Highland Line was chosen for the initial launch because of the access it provides to the rest of Scotland.

Starting in Glasgow, the line takes passengers through Loch Lomond and The Trossachs to Oban. From here they can travel to majestic western isles such as Barra, Islay and Tiree.

Customers must book their cycle’s space to guarantee its place on board. To support physical distancing the train operator will adopt the same approach as the rest of their network allowing customers to choose their seat once on board.


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Why not visit ... Edinburgh?

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth on the East Coast.

Edinburgh attracts more than a million overseas visitors a year and is the second most popuar tourist destination in the UK.

It is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its unique divide of Old Town and New Town. Centuries of history have left their mark on this city, giving you the atmosphetic and medievalOld Town alongside the elegant Georgian New Town.

Each August, the city hosts the biggest annual international arts festival in the world.This includes the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, International Festival and Book Festival.

With so much to see and do it can be hard to know where to sgtart. Top attractions include Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral, The Scottish National Gallery, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Scottish Parliament building and the area known as the Grassmarket.

Excellent restaurants, elegant cocktail bars and great shopping abound in Edinburgh.





Scotrail ( operates frequent services through the day from Glasgow Queen Street. Journey time is less than one hour with trains stopping at Edinburgh Haymarket (West End) and Waverley (city centre) stations.
CityLink ( operate fast and frequent (every 15 minutes) coach services throughout the day between Glasgow Buchanan Street Bust Station and Edinburgh Bus Station which is located in the city centre close to St Andrew's Square. Tikets can be purchased online to the best fares.
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Journey time by car is usually less then one hour depending on traffic. Follow signs for M8 motorway which is the most direct route by road to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh city highlights ...


No visit is complete without rubbing the nose of Edinburgh’s most famous canine companion! The story is legend and you can find Bobby’s statue just across the street from The National Museum Of Scotland. Once you have found him make sure you visit Greyfriar’s Kirk and graveyard where history abounds as well as amazing views of Edinburgh Castle from different photographic angle.


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Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National Museum of Scotland. The museum of open daily and admission is free.


Princes Street Gardens

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Located on princes Street and dominating the landscape the Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world commemorating Sir. Walter Scott. The monument is open from April to September and offers amazing views from the top across the city skyline.


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The Lyceum is one of Scotland’s largest and most successful producing companies. The main output is drama during the September to May period. The theatre is also host to touring companies and entertainment during The Edinburgh International Festival shows.


5 York Place (just off St. Andrew’s Square)

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Built into a basement of a Georgian tenement on the edge of the new town, The Stand is an intimate space with a superb atmosphere. All of the biggest names in comedy make The Stand their venue of choice and so should you. Open seven nights, including a free Sunday lunchtime improv show. Food and bar available at pub, not club prices!


18-22 Greenside Lane

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Located at the top of Leith walk the Edinburgh Playhouse is famous for hosting popular plays and musicals plus other big acts when they come to town. Some of the biggest names in show business have played here. It’s a must visit venue.


31 Market Street

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The ultimate thrill filled journey through Scotland’s past. 11 live shows, and 80 minutes of laughter, screaming, theatre, history and special effects. The black comedy of attractions; dark, ironic and very very funny.



7 South St. David Street EH2 2BD

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A fresh, vibrant Italian pizzeria, restaurant and bar right in the heart of the city serving the finest fresh produce and beautifully prepared wood oven pizzas and wonderful pasta dishes with guests enjoying face-to-face interactions with chefs as they cook their dish to order, exactly as they like it.


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0131 260 3000 Celebrating over 15 years in the city, The Hard Rock welcomes you with the style and mantra of Love All Serve All. Enjoy great music, fine cocktails and Hard Rock’s world famous burgers and other food selections. Indulge yourself or buy great presents to take home from the retail store.


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The Palace of Holyroodhouse or as it is more commonly know, Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of The Queen in Scotland. Flying of the Royal Standard indicates whether The Queen is at home, but the Palace itself remains open throughout the year and is an interesting and enlightening visit.


Castle Terrace (Lothian Road)

0131 229 5506 Delicious noodles, rice dishes, salads and freshly squeezed juices all brought together in a vibrant busy restaurant makes Wagamama a great family destination.



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Edinburgh’s most visited attraction, the castle dominates the Edinburgh skyline and its story has shaped the nation’s history. Home to the one o’clock gun and many historic artefacts, the castle attracts thousands of visitors every year. Top tip is to book your tickets online and get Fast Tracked at no extra cost.


Castle Hill, Royal Mile

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Located right next to Edinburgh Castle. Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is the only spot in Edinburgh where you can explore the whole city without even leaving the room! Five floors of fascinating, interactive, hands-on exhibits. Where 21st -century tech meets classic illusions and historic science. It’s a great day out.


A short walk from Prince’s Street brings you to carlton Hill and some truly outstanding Edinburgh views. Some of the best photographs of your trip will be taken as you walk up to the top and admire both the wider cityscape but also te stunning view towards Leith and the River Forth.


The Mound

0131 624 6200 The gallery has an amazing permanent collect and even more amazing, entry is free. The gallery is located right at the bottom of The Mound in the centre of Prince’s Street and a short walk from Waverly Station and minutes from The Royal Mile.


4th Floor. 33 Castle St. EH2 3DN 0131 634 0023. Located in the heart of the city a few minutes walk from Prince’s Street and boasting stunning rooftop views this stunning restaurant blends contemporary Thai design with an impressive modern interior design to create some of the best private dining and meeting spaces in the city. Combine with truly authentic culinary themes inspired by Thailand you will love every minute of your visit to Chaophraya!




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28 Blair Street

0131 225 5445

Mercat tours will give you a true sense of Scotland’s past that no guidebook can give – whether haunted or historic. To make sure you can explore every nook and cranny of Edinburgh without missing any of the best sites or stories Mercat have a range of day or evening ghost & history tours covering the Old & New towns, above ground or exclusively, underground! Engaging, enthralling, and most of all, entertaining!


0131 226 6066

Timberbush Tours will take you out of the city and into the parts of Scotland that you have read and dreamed about! With small group departures you can enjoy a friendly guided tour that brings you right into the heart of Scottish life, sights and loves such as whisky tours and breath taking scenery.


Holyrood Road, EH8 8AS 0131 550 7800

A visit to Dynamic Earth is like nothing else on Earth. It's a chance to experience the primeval forces of nature as they shaped our planet, to journey through space and time and even go on an Adventure around the world. Voted one of Edinburgh's best attractions on many occasions, it's a must visit for all the family of ages of a fantastic location to stage your next big event!


354 Castlehill, The Royal mile. EH1 2NE 0131 220 0441

The Scotch Whisky Experience is a five star visitor attraction at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, where they have been inspiring visitors to Edinburgh about the joys of Scotch whisky for over 30 years. With over 3500 bottles of whisky from down the years on display, the stunning Amber Restaurant & Whisky bar to enjoy, whether you take a tour, visit the shop or enjoy an event or tasting, you are guaranteed a sensational experience.


1 Commercial Street, Leith 0131 554 5272

Having opened in May 2019 Hemingsways is a relaxed, casual dining experience in the heart of Leith Harbour. With a modern twist on classic dishes, Hemingways offers a warm welcome with freshly prepared food and great cocktails, craft gin & locally brewed craft beer as well as an extensive wine list.


30 Grassmarket 0131 225 6464


Waterloo Place 0131 226 3133

Award winning small group tour company offering guaranteed departures – you book, you go! Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers give you more time to experience the real, authentic Scotland with more time off the bus and with the locals. Book online or walk-in with tours covering one, two or three days.

Serving great pizza since 1986 Mammas specialise in freshly prepared stone baked and gluten free pizzas. With over 40 toppings to choose from including cactus, marshmallow or chocolate, you will find the perfect pizza and relaxed atmosphere to your liking.



Newhaven Harbour

The Britannia Tour

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The Scottish National, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh International Conference Centre Bread Street Johnston Terrace Edinburgh Castle, Lawnmarket Morrison Street Torphichen Street (Haymarket)
St Andrew Square
Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place Water of Leith, Shore Broughton Road Stockbridge Royal Yacht Britannia Bright

St Andrew Square

Lothian Road Grassmarket

Chalmers Street

Lawnmarket, Edinburgh Castle

Chambers Street (National Museum)

Johnston Terrace Museum of Edinburgh, Canongate

Scottish Parliament, Canongate

Dynamic Earth

John Knox House, Royal Mile Holyrood Palace

Regent Road

St Andrew Square (This is the terminus and where the tour ends)

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The City Tour