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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.

  • Find out about all the First World War Centenary and Remembrance events taking place in Glasgow.

    First World War Commemoration

    Find out about all the First World War Centenary and Remembrance events taking place in Glasgow.

  • 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.

  • Glasgow is ideally located for exploring Scotland, find out what else there is to see beyond the city.

    Beyond the City

    Glasgow is ideally located for exploring Scotland, find out what else there is to see beyond the city.

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.

  • Clyde is the Official Mascot of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.  Thanks to some great designs from school pupils across the city, he'll be sporting a variety of colourful new outfits during the Games highlighting everything that's great about Glasgow.  He'll be out and about in the city at 25 different locations - can you find him?

    Clyde's Mascot Trail: Now - mid Aug

    Clyde is the Official Mascot of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Thanks to some great designs from school pupils across the city, he'll be sporting a variety of colourful new outfits during the Games highlighting everything that's great about Glasgow. He'll be out and about in the city at 25 different locations - can you find him?

  • 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.

  • The Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Relay is the curtain-raiser to the XX Commonwealth Games, continuing the much loved tradition and symbolising the coming together of all the Commonwealth nations and territories in preparation for the Games.

    Queen's Baton Relay: Jun 14 - Jul 23

    The Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Relay is the curtain-raiser to the XX Commonwealth Games, continuing the much loved tradition and symbolising the coming together of all the Commonwealth nations and territories in preparation for the Games.

  • 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.

  • Entertainment, culture and enjoyment fills the streets, spaces and stages of Glasgow for Festival 2014.

    Festival 2014: Jul 19 - Aug 3

    Entertainment, culture and enjoyment fills the streets, spaces and stages of Glasgow for Festival 2014.

  • Pride Glasgow returns for 2014 with a 16-day festival of events celebrating LGBT equality - don't miss the big concert featuring boyband Blue!

    Pride Glasgow: Jul 19 - Aug 4

    Pride Glasgow returns for 2014 with a 16-day festival of events celebrating LGBT equality - don't miss the big concert featuring boyband Blue!

  • 17 sports, 11 days of competition, 1 host city. The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will attract some of the world’s top athletes, challenge them mentally and physically, and keep us all on the edge of our seats.

    Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: Jul 23 - Aug 3

    17 sports, 11 days of competition, 1 host city. The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will attract some of the world’s top athletes, challenge them mentally and physically, and keep us all on the edge of our seats.

  • Wee Doors Open Day is offering a ‘wee’ taster of their annual event in September. On Wednesday, July 23, you can enjoy 18 buildings, 2 talks, an audio tour and free transport!

    Wee Doors Open Day: Jul 23

    Wee Doors Open Day is offering a ‘wee’ taster of their annual event in September. On Wednesday, July 23, you can enjoy 18 buildings, 2 talks, an audio tour and free transport!

  •  Merchant City Festival returns as part of the Festival 2014 celebrations during Glasgow 2014, providing entertainment for visitors and spectators in the streets and venues of The Merchant City! Don’t miss the return of the Vintage Festival too.

    Merchant City Festival: Jul 24 - Aug 3

    Merchant City Festival returns as part of the Festival 2014 celebrations during Glasgow 2014, providing entertainment for visitors and spectators in the streets and venues of The Merchant City! Don’t miss the return of the Vintage Festival too.

  • 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 August

    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!