Things to do in Glasgow

Glasgow is only fifty minutes away by train from Edinburgh and it’s a great city to spend a day or a weekend as it is packed with history and entertainment.

It’s hard to run short of things to do in Glasgow, also known as the Scottish music capital.

Glaswegian are well known for being the friendliest people in Scotland and in the UK as a whole I think, the food scene is great and the architecture out of a Harry Potter movie. So really there are quite a lot of reasons for which going to Glasgow is always a good idea.


Shopping on Buchanan Street is a must when visiting Glasgow. This is a long pedestrian avenue, with big shop names such as TK Maxx, Nike, Zara, you name it. Not only big chains, but also unique stores such as the Argyll Arcade, an historic building with fine jewellery.

I visited Glasgow on many occasions and I put together a list of my favourite places for you, so I hope you enjoy your visit there too 🙂

The University of Glasgow

Things to do in Glasgow
The University of Glasgow

Kelvingrove Park

One of the things to do in Glasgow I love the most is strolling. Glasgow has some stunning parks, and Kelvingrove is one of my favourites. It is located in the West of the city and it’s within walking distance form the train station.

This public park is also home to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, both well worth a visit (and free).

Things to do in Glasgow


Eating out

We’ve had the best pizza in ages at Paesano Pizza, an authentic place full of character that offers Neapolitan pizza with the best Italian ingredients, plus, the staff is lovely and the price really decent.

Spianata romana and fresh champignons

For more ideas on what to do in the West of Scotland, have a look at my post about an epic road trip here below!

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