7 reasons we love Glasgow


Wrapped in history, whisky and luminary art, Glasgow is the perfect weekend break

Famed for its down-to-earth charm, striking Victorian architecture and a legendary live music scene, Glasgow wins our heart every time. Here are our highlights.

The street art is stellar

One of the most famous Glasgow attractions is the street art. Take a tour and follow your guide through alleys and beneath bridges to discover Glasgow's public murals and hidden artistic gems. As you go, you can learn about the city's artists, uncover Glasgow's culture and creative industries, and see the Glasgow School of Art.

Get arty with Charlie

You’ll know the Art Deco style of famous Glasgow artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh even if you don’t recognise the name. Think intricate Art Deco and Art Nouveau roses, stylised lettering, geometric shapes and sweeping lines. This two-hour tour takes in the Mackintosh designed Lighthouse museum, the former Daily Record building, and the Willow tearooms, with tickets including entry into the incredible exhibition.

Jaw-dropping architecture

Check out any architectural guide to Glasgow and the amazing baroque arched interior and majestic stone staircase of the Glasgow City Chambers will feature high on the list. Completed in 1888 and overlooking George Square, Glasgow City Chambers is one of the city’s most prestigious buildings. Take one of the twice daily tours to see it in all its glory.

Dive into the River Clyde

Glasgow’s history is bound up with the River Clyde. Glasgow port and a start point on a route to the America’s fuelled the Industrial Revolution no less. This private tour from Glasgow follows the river to serene lochs, the scenic Argyll hills, and more stunning views, all within easy reach of Glasgow city centre.

Gothic tour

You’d expect an ancient city like Glasgow to have its fair share of ghouls and ghosts and you’ll find them all on this tour. Discover Glasgow's eerie history with a guided walking tour that delves into tales of ghosts, Dracula, and notorious murderers. The tour guide is a complete riot your guide equipped with 30 years of performance experience to keep you captivated and get you stirred up by the city's darker past.

Take a wee dram

It isn’t a trip to Scotland without a whisky tasting—and this tour provides the perfect introduction to The Clydeside Distillery: Glasgow’s first dedicated single-malt distillery in over a century. On your tour, you’ll soak up the history of whisky, take a  gander at craftsmen at work and get to taste whiskies from three different Scottish regions. Bottoms up!

Saunter through the Botanical Gardens

Arguably Glasgow’s greenest space, even in dreich (gloomy) weather the beautiful Victorian greenhouses here will delight the senses. Don’t miss.