The Best Way to Spend a Memorable 36 Hours in Glasgow

Glasgow is known for a lot of things, but tourism and education are on the very top of that list. Whether you are the reserved tourist who is interested in the scenic views or the music enthusiast who wants to listen to various genre of music, Glasgow has got you covered. If you are planning a 3 day getaway that would both exciting and leisurely, you have to come to Glasgow. Below are some things you can do to have a memorable holiday.


Take a relaxing stroll down the Kelvin River. This picturesque route leads you to the Botanic Gardens and Kibble Place. Feast your eyes on a variety of plant collections and woodland copses. Kibble Palace, the splendid glasshouse, is the home to an awesome array of tree ferns. The palm house would tickle your nostrils with scents from tropical rainforest plants.

The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, is also a history laced location to visit. As the oldest public space in the city it tells the story of Glasgow from its origins in the Sixteenth century.

If you want to really know about ancient Glasgow you would need to wander through the Necropolis. This serene, mystical cemetery is the burial ground of many historic figures. Walking and browsing through the inscriptions and epitaphs on the tombstones, you would also be treated to a lovely view of the city.


The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel is a surreal experience. This winner of the European Museum of the year in 2013 takes you into a world of trams, vintage cars, motorbikes and arguably the oldest bicycle in the world. With intelligent tour guides, you enjoy the interesting back story for each item you look at. Of course, you can end each day a luxury hotel in the Victorian West End area.


The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a place you should not miss. It is the most visited free attraction in Scotland and has collections that span centuries, continents and themes. From Salvador Dali to Ancient Egyptian figures, and from 19th Century French impressionists to the era of dinosaurs, you are treated to a beautiful trip through time.

Visit the House for an Art Lover which was inspired by Scottish architect-cum-designer-cum-artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The intricate designs, evocative artworks and beautiful architecture make for a fulfilling afternoon.


If you are in luck, you would get to watch live concerts at the SSE Hydro or the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The Armadillo also hosts some very big names so watch out when you’re in Glasgow for musical concerts from your favourite artists.

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If you haven’t shopped on Buchanan Street, you haven’t shopped at all. This only pedestrian street gives you access to products from all the brands and designers you can think of. What’s more, street artists and performers make sure there is no dull moment throughout. Now, that’s what is called Retail Therapy.