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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.

  • 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.

  • Celebrate the creative achievements of Charles Rennie Mackintosh at the third annual Creative Mackintosh Festival!

    Creative Mackintosh Festival: Oct 1-31

    Celebrate the creative achievements of Charles Rennie Mackintosh at the third annual Creative Mackintosh Festival!

  • Scotland's annual celebration of LGBT culture reaches another milestone as it turns 21 years old in 2014 - see what's on at Glasgay!

    Glasgay! Oct 20 - Nov 15

    Scotland's annual celebration of LGBT culture reaches another milestone as it turns 21 years old in 2014 - see what's on at Glasgay!

  • Come and enjoy Britain's biggest burlesque extravaganza - we dare you!  Arriving direct from London's West End, a fresh cast of burlesque all-stars are unveiled for 2014. It's flushed with success - following a thrilling 100-date UK tour!

    An Evening of Burlesque: Nov 9

    Come and enjoy Britain's biggest burlesque extravaganza - we dare you! Arriving direct from London's West End, a fresh cast of burlesque all-stars are unveiled for 2014. It's flushed with success - following a thrilling 100-date UK tour!

  • Get ready Glasgow! MTV's premier international awards show, the MTV EMA, comes to Glasgow on November 9.

    MTV EMA 2014: Nov 9

    Get ready Glasgow! MTV's premier international awards show, the MTV EMA, comes to Glasgow on November 9.

  • This year's Scottish Open promises to be even bigger and better than ever, following the extraordinary success of the 2014 Commonwealth Games where some of the best players in the world tasted the fantastic atmosphere and top class facilities Glasgow has to offer.

    Scottish Open Badminton Grand Prix: Nov 19-23

    This year's Scottish Open promises to be even bigger and better than ever, following the extraordinary success of the 2014 Commonwealth Games where some of the best players in the world tasted the fantastic atmosphere and top class facilities Glasgow has to offer.

  • Join the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair in Glasgow, where you'll be able to pick up unique gifts to delight your loved ones, as well as inspired ideas and decorations to bring that magical Christmas sparkle to your home.

    Country Living Christmas Fair: Nov 21-23

    Join the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair in Glasgow, where you'll be able to pick up unique gifts to delight your loved ones, as well as inspired ideas and decorations to bring that magical Christmas sparkle to your home.

  • 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!

    What's on from December

    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!