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  • Glasgow, one of Europe's most vibrant, dynamic and stylish cities, has been named the number one UK destination “on the rise” by the world's largest travel site, TripAdvisor® and they've also named the city as the third best destination in the UK, in the 2013 Travellers’ Choice Destinations Awards.

  • Glasgow is the place to be in 2014, so take a look at what some of the world's leading travel publications are saying about the city...

    Why Visit Glasgow?

    Glasgow is the place to be in 2014, so take a look at what some of the world's leading travel publications are saying about the city...

  • Check out the whole range of accommodation Glasgow has to offer, from lively hostels to five-star opulance. And if you are coming for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, we have all the information you need to book your stay.

    Staying in Glasgow

    Check out the whole range of accommodation Glasgow has to offer, from lively hostels to five-star opulance. And if you are coming for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, we have all the information you need to book your stay.

  • Glasgow is consistently voted as the top place to shop in the UK, outside London’s West End. There is something for everyone, with over 1,500 shops to choose from, ranging from cool vintage shops, independent record stores, to well-known brand names to exclusive designers.

    Shopping in Glasgow

    Glasgow is consistently voted as the top place to shop in the UK, outside London’s West End. There is something for everyone, with over 1,500 shops to choose from, ranging from cool vintage shops, independent record stores, to well-known brand names to exclusive designers.

  • Looking for things to do? Then why not visit one of Glasgow's Leading Visitor Attractions for a fantastic day out for all the family! Plus check out the discounts available for these attractions.

    Glasgow's Leading Attractions

    Looking for things to do? Then why not visit one of Glasgow's Leading Visitor Attractions for a fantastic day out for all the family! Plus check out the discounts available for these attractions.

  • Looking for some inspiration on what to see and do during your visit to Glasgow?  Check out our visitor itineraries to give you ideas of how to make the most of your visit to the city.

    Visitor Itineraries

    Looking for some inspiration on what to see and do during your visit to Glasgow? Check out our visitor itineraries to give you ideas of how to make the most of your visit to the city.

  • There are plenty of fantastic restaurants to explore in Glasgow after a busy day, every taste is catered for from traditional Scottish fare and Italian to Indian and Thai.

    Eating Out in Glasgow

    There are plenty of fantastic restaurants to explore in Glasgow after a busy day, every taste is catered for from traditional Scottish fare and Italian to Indian and Thai.

  • A celebration of Glasgow's rich local history and heritage. See what's happening around the city - the projects, the people, the places.

    Historic Glasgow

    A celebration of Glasgow's rich local history and heritage. See what's happening around the city - the projects, the people, the places.

  • All the practical info you need in advance of your visit to Glasgow.

    Useful Info for Visitors

    All the practical info you need in advance of your visit to Glasgow.

What's on

  • There's so much going on in Glasgow - every day of the week and every week of the year, the diverse, exciting calendar of events and entertainment offers something for everyone.  Below are some of the events on this month.

    What's on

    There's so much going on in Glasgow - every day of the week and every week of the year, the diverse, exciting calendar of events and entertainment offers something for everyone. Below are some of the events on this month.

  • The PS Waverley is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world - magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks, gleaming varnish and brass. Step aboard to see and hear the mighty engines this summer.

    Waverley Excursions: Now - Oct 19

    The PS Waverley is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world - magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks, gleaming varnish and brass. Step aboard to see and hear the mighty engines this summer.

  • This major exhibition is devoted to the architecture of Scottish artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, as the result of a landmark research project led by The Hunterian.

    Mackintosh Architecture: Jul 18 - Jan 4

    This major exhibition is devoted to the architecture of Scottish artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, as the result of a landmark research project led by The Hunterian.

  • Don’t miss the fierce competition as dancers from around the world compete to become the UDO World Street Dance Champions at The SSE Hydro!

    UDO World Street Dance: Aug 22-24

    Don’t miss the fierce competition as dancers from around the world compete to become the UDO World Street Dance Champions at The SSE Hydro!

  • Check out the debut of Dance Show LIVE, Scotland's biggest dance show ever, at the SECC Arena. There’s something for everyone whether you’re a novice or professional!

    Dance Show Live: Aug 24

    Check out the debut of Dance Show LIVE, Scotland's biggest dance show ever, at the SECC Arena. There’s something for everyone whether you’re a novice or professional!

  • This year the Pollok Family Day has been combined with the International Highland Cattle Show to bring you a bigger and better event, featuring lots of entertainment and activities for all the family.

    Pollok Family Day: Aug 24

    This year the Pollok Family Day has been combined with the International Highland Cattle Show to bring you a bigger and better event, featuring lots of entertainment and activities for all the family.

  • It’s the classic story on stage – get your tickets now for Dirty Dancing, the worldwide smash-hit coming to the King’s Theatre in Glasgow!

    Dirty Dancing: Aug 26-Sep 20

    It’s the classic story on stage – get your tickets now for Dirty Dancing, the worldwide smash-hit coming to the King’s Theatre in Glasgow!

  • Don't miss Who Do You Think You Are? Live and your best chance of getting your own family history directly into the hands of genealogy experts! Sponsored by Ancestry.co.uk, the show will be coming to Glasgow's SECC.

    Who Do You Think You Are? Aug 29-31

    Don't miss Who Do You Think You Are? Live and your best chance of getting your own family history directly into the hands of genealogy experts! Sponsored by Ancestry.co.uk, the show will be coming to Glasgow's SECC.

  • What's on from September

    Find out what's on in Glasgow this month and beyond on our what's on section. There's events on every day of the week and every week of the year - Let's Celebrate!