Top Five Things to See in...Glasgow, Scotland

If you have clients attending Olympic football (or soccer) matches at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland…or if they're just visiting the rapidly-blooming city…here are a few suggestions from VisitBritain for things to see and do in town.

1.) Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free attraction and has 22 themed galleries displaying 8,000 objects. This is a great place for travelers with kids as there are lots of interactive spaces throughout the museum that appeal to younger audiences.

2.) Glengoyne Distillery
This distillery offers a range of comprehensive guided tours that take visitors behind the scenes, providing insight into the production of Scotch whisky (otherwise known simply as scotch). One of the tours even allows guests to create their very own blended whisky.

3.) Glasgow School of Art
More than 100 years old, this building (by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh) remains a vibrant and hard-working art school. Visitors can explore the building year-round on one of the regularly scheduled student-led tours and admire examples of original furniture, artwork and interiors.

4.) The People's Palace and Winter Gardens
Set in historic Glasgow Green, The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 through the end of the 20th century. Visitors can explore the city’s social history through historic artifacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays.

5.) The Riverside Museum
Serving as the new home for Glasgow’s Museum of Transport, The Riverside Museum opened last year. The museum was built to increase accessibility and provide a more stable environment for the museum objects. The contemporary building was designed by Zaha Hadid, who also designed the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Games.


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