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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 new exhibition features a spectacular array of Scottish gold items from the Bronze Age to the present. Scottish Gold offers a unique opportunity to learn about the precious metal as part of the natural history of Scotland!

    Scottish Gold: March 14- June 15

    This major new exhibition features a spectacular array of Scottish gold items from the Bronze Age to the present. Scottish Gold offers a unique opportunity to learn about the precious metal as part of the natural history of Scotland!

  • Dance meets drama with powerful effect in Scottish Ballet's iconic and vivid reinterpretation of Shakespeare's greatest love story.

    Romeo and Juliet: April 19-26

    Dance meets drama with powerful effect in Scottish Ballet's iconic and vivid reinterpretation of Shakespeare's greatest love story.

  • Experience the exhilarating brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s most popular concerto with a special performance from Igor Levit, with guest conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali surrounding it with a starburst of Russian surprises!

    RSNO: Tchaikovsky: Apr 26

    Experience the exhilarating brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s most popular concerto with a special performance from Igor Levit, with guest conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali surrounding it with a starburst of Russian surprises!

  • Following a sell-out London run, comedy legend Frank Skinner takes his brand new show to venues nationwide, stopping for one night at The King's Theatre in Glasgow.

    Frank Skinner: April 27

    Following a sell-out London run, comedy legend Frank Skinner takes his brand new show to venues nationwide, stopping for one night at The King's Theatre in Glasgow.

  • Get ready for a whole weekend of sevens rugby, music, entertainment and fun - all with a circus fancy dress theme!

    Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s: May 3-4

    Get ready for a whole weekend of sevens rugby, music, entertainment and fun - all with a circus fancy dress theme!

  • Once a year the streets of Glasgow host a unique women-only run to the soundtrack of drummers and pipers, creating a great atmosphere and an amazing finish line for all of the runners!

    Bupa Great Women's 10K: May 11

    Once a year the streets of Glasgow host a unique women-only run to the soundtrack of drummers and pipers, creating a great atmosphere and an amazing finish line for all of the runners!

  • 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 May

    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!