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There are many picture-perfect locations in Glasgow, so we've come up with our top Insta-worthy spots across the city. From the most Instagrammed piece of street art in the north of the UK to the number one Instagrammed University in Scotland, check out our best locations for photographing each season.
*We encourage you to enjoy these top spots at home for now. If you are local, abide by the rules for meeting other households, be mindful of physical distancing at all times and if areas are busy, then reassess plans.
Sitting just behind Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is the number one Instagrammed University in Scotland - the University of Glasgow. The building that inspired Hogwarts is never prettier than when its springtime flowers are in bloom, complementing its gothic elegance. Visit the University of Glasgow's website to find out more.
The McLennan Arch offers a beautiful entrance into the historic Glasgow Green. The arch is a stand-alone classical piece of architecture, and it provides a beautiful framing for the High Court one way and Nelson's Monument the other way, especially when the springtime cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Visit Clyde Waterfront's website to discover more about the McLennan Arch.
This huge mural on Ingram Street shows some of Glasgow's wildlife 'residents' coming out to play through what looks like holes in the wall. The scene created by street artist Smug is one of the city's most popular murals and is so large that it is sometimes best captured as a series of photos.
On a summer's day (or during any season for that matter), you could spend the whole day exploring Glasgow's largest park. From stately homes to woodland trails to quaint bridges over the White Cart water - there are many lovely picture compositions in Pollok Country Park. Visit Glasgow City Council's website for more on Pollok Country Park.
Glasgow's neighbourhoods are great for wandering around to take in the distinct character and charm of each area. Stumble along tenement lined avenues and have some serious house envy, no more so than when taking in the colourful Blairhall Avenue in the south. Learn more about Glasgow's neighbourhoods on this website.
Glasgow is a city full of cobbled quaint little lanes. There are many residential lanes worth taking an autumnal stroll along, including Kew Lane in the west and Strathbungo in the south. There are also numerous cobbled lanes in the west that are home to independent traders, many of which are offering an online business experience just now.
The tree-lined Kelvin Way in the city's west makes for a beautiful walk during autumn. With the backdrop of the elegant University of Glasgow and the old-style street lamps, you can feel like you've been transported to another era whilst strolling down this street.
One of the benefits of our northern latitude in Glasgow is the length of our 'golden hour'. Whether dusk or dawn, the city's elegant long Victorian streets, such as Great Western Road pictured above, really stand out in the autumnal golden glow.
Did you know that Glasgow city centre frequently doubles as US cities for film productions due to its grid street system and Victorian architecture? St Vincent Street, Cochrane Street and West George Street are just a few of the streets in which to capture a 'New York style' photo, which looks particularly stunning during an autumnal sunset.
Finished snapping pictures? Check out our Glasgow Now section for more inspiration on how to enjoy the city just now.
Last updated: January 2021