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Glasgow Guide

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Leave the People’s Palace Museum and adjoining Winter Gardens and head for the Glasgow Necropolis. Arrive at Glasgow Cathedral before strolling to George Square. Enjoy the Gallery of Modern Art and the shops of Buchanan Street. From the Glasgow Botanic Gardens head to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and then visit the Riverside Museum of Transport.

People's Palace Museum

Take in the Doulton Fountain on Glasgow Green when you visit the People’s Palace Museum to discover the history of the city and of the people of Glasgow. Pop next door to the Winter Garden and enjoy the city’s plant collection.

Glasgow Necropolis

Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian cemetery, where 50,000 people are buried – and a stunning architectural master piece, famous the world over – take a tour and enjoy the views over the city.

Glasgow Cathedral

The oldest cathedral on the mainland having survived the Reformation of 1650, the medieval Glasgow Cathedral is open to the public – admire the stone carvings and take in the stained glass windows - don’t miss the Millennium Window.

George Square

Take in a statue tour of Glasgow’s civic square and see the monuments to Sir Robert Peel, Sir Walter Scott, James Watt and Robert Burns amongst others.

Gallery of Modern Art

Scotland’s main gallery of contemporary art provides a wide variety of permanent and visiting exhibitions to enjoy from both local and international artists.

Buchanan Street

Shop ‘til you drop – wander down Buchanan Street and enjoy the buzz of a wide range of shops, specialised stores, high street chains and designer labels. Or visit Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street for more shops and eateries.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Dating from 1817 the Glasgow Botanic Gardens have been sited in this location since 1842 and are a spectacular sight. Wander the glass houses, take a heritage trail tour through the gardens to enjoy numerous points of interest and enjoy the tearoom.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

One of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum hosts an extensive collection across 22 galleries, together with visiting exhibitions and one off displays. Outside, take a moment to admire the stunning architecture of the building.

Riverside Museum

Down at the Glasgow harbourside you’ll discover the award winning Riverside Museum which tells the story of transport through over 3,000 exhibits. Have fun with the interactive displays, touch screens and enjoy an educational day out.

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About the Glasgow Guide Trail

Distance:8 miles
Cities / Towns:9
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From the historic Glasgow Green, home to the Doulton Fountain, the People’s Palace Museum and adjoining Winter Gardens take a stroll to the architectural wonder of the Glasgow Necropolis. Enjoy the views across the city before heading for Glasgow Cathedral and the statues in George Square. Take in the Gallery of Modern Art and the shops of Buchanan Street before enjoying the amazing Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Browse the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum before finishing up at the Riverside Museum of Transport.

Shoppers Paradise

If you enjoy shopping then head to Buchanan Street – at the heart of the Glasgow shopping experience – to enjoy a wide range of stores and restaurants.

City Gardens

Take in the oasis of the Winter Garden and then head to Glasgow Botanic Gardens to enjoy an amazing collection of plants, shrubs and trees from around the world. Spend some time wandering the glasshouses and then recharge with a visit to the tearoom.

Amazing Architecture

Right across Glasgow you will some amazing architecture and monuments – from the world famous Glasgow Necropolis, to statues of George Square to the historic Glasgow Cathedral there is plenty to discover and admire. Much of the Victorian architecture was influenced by the Glasgow style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.