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Top Choice Cathedral in East End

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral has a rare timelessness. The dark, imposing interior conjures up medieval might and can send a shiver down the spine. It's a shining example of Gothic architecture, and unlike nearly all of Scotlan…
Top Choice Museum in Southside & the Clyde

Riverside Museum

This visually impressive modern museum at Glasgow Harbour owes its striking curved forms to late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. A transport museum forms the main part of the collection, featuring a fascinating …
Top Choice Historic Building in West End

Mackintosh House

Attached to the Hunterian Art Gallery, this is a reconstruction of the first home that Charles Rennie Mackintosh bought with his wife, noted designer/artist Margaret Macdonald. It's fair to say that interior decorat…
Top Choice Gallery in West End

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

A magnificent sandstone building, this grand Victorian cathedral of culture is a fascinating and unusual museum, with a bewildering variety of exhibits. You'll find fine art alongside stuffed animals, and Micronesia…
Top Choice Theatre in Merchant City

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

This extraordinary mechanical theatre is located at the Trongate 103 arts centre. The amazing creativity of Russian sculptor and mechanic Eduard Bersudsky, now resident in Scotland, has created a series of large, wo…
Top Choice Scottish in West End

Ubiquitous Chip

The original champion of Scottish produce, Ubiquitous Chip is legendary for its still-unparalleled cuisine and lengthy wine list. Named to poke fun at Scotland's culinary reputation, it offers a French touch but res…
Top Choice Museum in Southside & the Clyde

Glasgow Science Centre

This brilliant science museum will keep the kids entertained for hours (that's middle-aged kids, too!). It brings science and technology alive through hundreds of interactive exhibits on four floors: a bounty of dis…
Top Choice Museum in East End

St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life & Art

Set in a reconstruction of the bishop's palace that once stood in the cathedral forecourt, this museum audaciously attempts to capture the world's major religions in an artistic nutshell. A startling achievement, it…
Top Choice Cemetery in East End

Glasgow Necropolis

Behind Glasgow Cathedral, this sizeable 19th-century necropolis stretches picturesquely up and over a green hill. The elaborate Victorian tombs of the city's wealthy industrialists, several of them designed by promi…
Top Choice Historic Building in Central Glasgow

Glasgow School of Art

In 2018, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's greatest building was gearing up for reopening after a devastating 2014 fire when, unbelievably, another blaze destroyed the painstakingly reconstructed interiors and severely da…