One of the friendliest, most vibrant and most dynamic cities in the UK, Glasgow definitely has plenty to do. It’s busy, and growing, which makes it a really exciting place to be. Take a look at some of our favourite things to do in Glasgow.
Glasgow has a history with whisky that’s tied up with its history as an industrial powerhouse. This distillery is relatively new, having been opened in 2017, but the family business behind is has been in whisky for generations. Located in the Pumphouse building that once powered the swing bridge that controlled entry to the commercial dock, it’s definitely worth a look for the history alone.
When it comes to the whisky, or liquid gold as it once was known, you can take a tour and discover how it’s made and have a wee taste of some of the different types of whiskies. Kids are welcome along if they’re accompanied by an adult – and they get a taste of Scotland’s other national drink, Irn Bru!
Glasgow Cathedral & Necropolis
Two of the most popular of Glasgow’s attractions, the cathedral and the necropolis are both spectacular to behold.
The cathedral dates back to medieval times, making it Scotland’s oldest mainland cathedral and the oldest building in the whole of Glasgow. Built in the 1100s, it is thought to be built on top of St Kentigern’s tomb, which also makes it the birthplace of Glasgow.
The necropolis is a 37-acre Victorian cemetery, just east of the Cathedral. Modelled on the Pere-Lachaise in Paris, it’s estimated that 50,000 burials have take place there.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Visit the largest civic collection in the UK at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. There are 22 galleries of everything you can think of – from natural history to art – and temporary exhibitions as well.
The architecture of the place is incredible, being very reminiscent of the Natural History Museum in London.
Glasgow Science Centre
Designed to introduce everyone to the wonders of science, the Glasgow Science Centre has around 300 interactive exhibits over three floors. From compute coding and ethical hacking to human health and wellbeing, to a digital planetarium, there’s so much to explore.
There’s also a shop, a café, and across the road there’s an IMAX theatre, if you fancied grabbing a film after the excitement of being scientists for the day!
If shopping is more your thing, then Mr Ben Retro clothing is where you need to be. Inspired by the cartoon Mr Benn, this shop is a regular Aladdin’s cave of pre-loved clothing from every decade. You might even be lucky enough to snag a designer outfit. It’s on the top of the list as far as Glasgow shopping destinations go – don’t miss it.
The Glasgow Showroom
Glasgow is also home to our showroom! Showcasing the full diversity of our products, including a full house set with an orangery kitchen extension.
Visit the showroom here.