Glasgow's Top Five
Collected by Barry Steven Shelby , AFAR Local Expert
Loch Lomond Luss, Luss, Alexandria G83 8PA, UK
From the port in the Firth of Clyde, you are less than an hour from the rugged beginnings of Scotland's famed Western Highlands. A key landmark of the region is Loch Lomond, the largest body of freshwater in Great Britain. Recently opened at its...
Upper Colquhoun St, Helensburgh G84 9AJ, UK
Since a 2014 inferno tragically gutted his landmark Glasgow School of Art, Hill House in the suburb of Helensburgh now represents the best remaining single work of architecture by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of the world's finest practitioners...
Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G43 1AT, UK
William Burrell was quite the connoisseur. Born in 1861, the successful industrialist and rabid art collector bequeathed the pieces that he gathered over decades to the city of Glasgow in 1944. A purpose-built gallery finally opened in the early...
Castle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ, UK
While Saint Kentigern (alternatively called Saint Mungo)—Glasgow’s 7th-century patron saint—may well be mythical, early Roman Catholics venerated his memory and started a cult on a hillside site where they believe he worshipped....
Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG, UK
An ornate late-Victorian heap of red sandstone, the Kelvingrove (located within a lovely park of the same name) is Glasgow’s signature museum—and one of the most popular attractions in Scotland. Free to enter, it features a full house...