Glasgow Local Attractions

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre is located on the banks of the River Clyde opposite the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. There are exhibits, workshops, live shows, food and drink, IMAX cinema and shopping all under one roof. The Centre is open 7 days, 10.00am until 6.00pm and prices start at £6.95 for adults and £4.95 for children.

The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

The Hunterian museum and art gallery, the oldest public museum in Scotland. Exhibitions include Romans in Scotland during the first century AD, with emphasis on the Antonine Wall frontier.

Glasgow Museums

The City of Glasgow owns one of the richest collections in Europe, displayed in 13 museums across the city. An ideal resource for visitors to the area looking for cultural attractions.

Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle, Scotland's largest and finest 13th century castle.

Glasgow Cathedral

A historic Cathedral dating back to 13th Century and the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland to have survived the 1560 Reformation virtually complete. Open all year and admission is free.

Glasgow Botanical Gardens

730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0UE. A highly popular tourist attraction is a centre education, conservation and research set in a fine glass house structure. Opening Dawn til dusk, phone 0141 334 2422 for more details.

Attraction distances from Glasgow Airport

AttractionDistance from Glasgow AirportApproximate journey time (Car)
Glasgow Science Centre7 miles16 mins
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery7.9 miles17 mins
Bothwell Castle17 miles26 mins
Glasgow Cathedral10.9 miles20 mins
Glasgow Botanical Gardens7.9 miles19 mins
Braehead Shopping Centre3.7 miles9 miles

Tourist Information

More information on local attractions can be obtained from:

Glasgow Tourist Information Centre

Glasgow TIC
11 George Square
Glasgow, G2 1DY
Tel:+44 (0)141 204 4400
Fax:+44 (0)141 221 3524

Glasgow Local Amenities

Braehead Shopping Centre

Braehead Shopping Centre
Tel: +44 (0)141 885 4600

Braehead Shopping Centre is located right of Glasgow's M8 motorway, about 5 miles from the city centre and only 4 miles from Glasgow International Airport.

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 9.00pm
Saturday: 09.00am - 6.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 6.00pm