Fun Things To Do In Glasgow

The city of Glasgow offers a wealth of fun things to do for all tastes. Nature lovers can enjoy the flora and fauna, photographers can get some incredible snaps of the stunning scenery and adventurers can take to the trails to test their skills.

Glasgow City Centre

Seeing Glasgow’s city centre is a great way to spend your day. The city centre is home to various different stores including high street and designer. It is also home to many restaurants, bars, clubs, pubs and theatres and cinemas too. Many people like to stay in the centre on their visit to soak up the whole Glaswegian experience. Merchant City is a great central location to consider. You can find hotels in merchant City Glasgow that are affordable and surrounded by lots of things to do and see.

Science Centre

The Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland’s top attractions. It houses a wide variety of hands-on interactive exhibits in its crescent-shaped main building and the unusual domed structure to its side. It also includes a planetarium, an IMAX cinema and a science show theatre.

Kids will love the Glasgow Science Centre, but its many offerings appeal to adults as well. Recent travellers said that the museum is fun for the entire family, although it does have a heavy bias toward children. 

Glasgow Film Theatre

If you love cinema, a visit to the Glasgow Film Theatre should be on your itinerary. This historic venue has seen household names such as Martin Scorsese, Robert de Niro, and Ewan McGregor grace its screens.

You can also take part in special events such as actor Q&As, kids club sessions, and autism-friendly showings. And if you’re feeling hungry, one of the two Willow Tea Rooms (designed by Rennie Mackintosh) is sure to tempt you with its array of homemade sandwiches, cakes, and scones served with jam and clotted cream.

Riverside Museum

The Riverside Museum is one of the most fun things to do in Glasgow. It’s a people-focused museum that tells the continuing story of Glaswegians through the centuries. From skateboards to locomotives, and prams to a Stormtrooper, it has thousands of objects that are sure to fascinate kids and adults alike.

Located on the mighty River Clyde, this dynamic waterfront museum features exhibitions that showcase the city’s rich industrial heritage.

Provand’s Lordship

Located adjacent to Glasgow Cathedral, this cemetery is one of the most unique things you can do in the city. Modelled on the Pere-Lachaise in Paris, The Necropolis has 50,000 monuments dotted around its 37 acres. It is free to enter, and there are plenty of tours you can take.

A visit to the Provand’s Lordship is a great way to learn about Glasgow’s history. This ancient house was built in 1471, and it preserves an authentic feel down to the furnishing.