Pollok Country Park

The Best Free Things To Do in Glasgow

Pollok Country Park

Many of the best things in life are free. If you are visiting in Glasgow, you will find that there is a treasure trove of interesting places you can explore for cheap or at no cost to you. Here we give you some of the top things to do for free in the city. Enjoy!

  • Take a free guided tour of the Glasgow Cathedral and wander around the Necropolis
  • Head out to the University of Glasgow campus and visit the Hunterian Museum
  • Learn about Glasgow’s history and culture at the People’s Palace in Glasgow Green, wander at its grounds, and visit the Winter Gardens conservatory
  • Explore the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and see its extensive collection of works including Scottish art as well as archaelogical and cultural treasures, ancient Egyptian artifacts, and other artworks from around the world.
  • Meander at the Kelvingrove Park or find a great spot to sit, relax, and take in the scenery
  • Climb the Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture or The Lighthouse’s spiral staircase and enjoy a panoramic view of the city
  • Take a walk to the Glasgow School of Art to marvel at the Scottish architect Charles Rennie Macintosh’s masterpiece
  • See the contemporary art exhibits at the Gallery of Modern Art
  • Unleash your inner pirate in the Tall Ship at the Riverside museum
  • Take a look at the collection of vintage vehicles, trams, and more at the Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
  • See the monuments and statues at George Square
  • Connect with nature at the Botanic Gardens
  • Discover different plants from around the world at the Kibble Palace
  • Take a stroll to enjoy the nature scenery at the Pollok Country Park
  • Visit the Burrell Collection at the Pollok Country Park and see the museum’s collection of interesting artworks and artifacts
  • Visit the Blochairn flea market and see the various items for sale
  • Follow the City Centre Mural Trail and discover some of the city’s fascinating street art
  • Pack up some snacks or lunch and pick a spot for a picnic at Glasgow Green, Kelvingrove Park, Pollok Country Park, Queen’s Park, or Rottenrow Gardens
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Top Reasons to Visit Glasgow

If you haven’t been to Glasgow, now is a good time to plan your trip and go. Scotland’s largest city offers a lot of fascinating attractions. Not to mention its being a UNESCO City of Music which makes it automatically a major point of interest for music lovers. Musical scene aside, the city is teeming with so many things that will surprise you in a lot of pleasant ways. Here are some of the best reasons why Glasgow should be your next destination.

Lots of FREE Things to Do
You can experience a lot of unforgettable things in Glasgow without breaking the bank. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the exhibits at the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Riverside Museum are just some of the city’s top attractions you can visit for free. From art and culture attractions to breathtaking nature scenery and a lot more in between, Glasgow has no dearth of interesting things to explore and discover for free.

Eye-catching and impressive architecture
Diverse, eye-catching, and impressive, Glasgow’s architecture is one of the most captivating things to see around the city. Victorian buildings, the distinct Glasgow Style of the 20th-century, and futuristic structures are among the things you will find when you take the time to explore more of the city.

The street art scene
Glasgow has a vibrant street art scene. So it should come as no surprise that it now has a City Centre Mural Trail. Follow the trail and you will find a wide array of spectacular works of street art like the floating taxi at Mitchell Street, The Gallery at Argyle Street, and the Strathclyde University Wonderwall among others.

Food & drink
Eating and drinking in Glasgow is a delightful experience in itself with plenty of culinary offerings for all types of eaters. From traditional Scottish cuisines like haggis to Asian, Italian, and other international cuisines, the city has an extensive selection of delicious foods to choose from. Not to mention great tasting whisky and other drinks. Head out to some of the Indian eateries and restaurants to have some of the great tasting curries in the UK.