Glasgow recently topped Condé Nast Traveller’s list of best cities to visit in 2021 and if that’s not enough to make you want to book a break, here are some more great reasons to visit.
Music scene and live entertainment
Glasgow has it covered when it comes to entertainment. It has a legendary music scene with many celebrated independent venues and an exciting calendar of world-class festivals and events. As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow is a creative and cultural hub, home to all but one of Scotland’s national performing arts organisations. View the listings.
Tours and trails
Glasgow is a city steeped in history and a great way to learn some fascinating facts is on a guided tour. There are lots of walking tours on offer themed around everything from food and music to history and architecture. You can also take guided tours of many of the city’s venues, including Tennent’s Brewery and Glasgow Central Railway Station. Find out more.
The best places to eat & drink in Glasgow
Glasgow was named one of the ‘top 5 cities for food and drink in the UK’ (May 2021) by Which? thanks to its ever-evolving food and drink scene with a tempting mix of cool, quality and affordable venues. From brunch to afternoon tea, street food to Michelin star dining, the finest locally-sourced Scottish seafood to tasty plant-based menus, the city has plenty of tantalising options here.
Architecture and design
You only have to walk around to appreciate Glasgow’s rich architectural heritage. From the neo-Gothic University of Glasgow to the Art Nouveau wonders of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Discover the city’s flair for design through the work of the amazing makers at weekend markets and in creative hubs like The Hidden Lane or Scottish Design Exchange. You’ll also find stunning urban artworks wherever you go. Find out more from our City Centre Mural Trail article and Contemporary Art Trail page.