Things To Do In Glasgow To See The City's Historic Buildings

Are you looking for things to do in Glasgow while you’re here? Perhaps you’re particularly interested in historic buildings, if that is the case, then we’ve compiled a really comprehensive list of places to see in Glasgow that have plenty of character and history. We hope that you’ll find it of great use and that you enjoy your time in this wonderful city.

Glasgow Cathedral

This beautiful and still active cathedral was built in the 12th century and has never been without a roof, it’s been a place of worship for the last 800 years and more. The architecture of this amazing building really does deserve to be admired in all its glory with stained glass windows and beautiful stonework. You’ll find Glasgow Cathedral at Castle Street.

City Chambers

This amazing building can be seen in all its splendour each day on a guided tour. You can also bring a party as well as come alone. This is an old building with plenty of character and your tour guide will easily fill you in on its fascinating history. You will find the City Chambers on George Square.

Trades Hall of Glasgow

The Trades Hall of Glasgow provide a great opportunity to explore this fascinating building steeped in history at 85 Glassford Street. So much has gone on here over the years that there’s bound to be several aspects of its history you will find fascinating and of great interest. Enjoy!

Pollock House

This is a beautiful country house that’s not far from the city centre. It offers a valuable history of the 1930s with beautiful family rooms, Spanish art and stunning period furniture, with an equally fascinating glimpse of the downstairs servant’s quarters. You’ll find this breathtakingly beautiful building in Pollok Country Park and you’ll find it’s everything you want in history, beauty and elegance. There’s an authentic Edwardian Kitchen Restaurant after you’ve seen all you want, and you’ll also find the Burrell Collection in the Country Park. All in all it’s the perfect day out.

The Mackintosh House

At Mackintosh House you’ll find the home of the magnificent Charles Rennie Mackintosh who created the Glasgow Style. He was born in the mid nineteenth century to another architect. He won many prizes as a student that eventually led to a trip to Italy on an architectural tour.

There are talks and guided tours here so you can find out all you need about this fascinating man. You’ll find The Mackintosh House and CRM Society at Queen’s Cross Church, 870 Garscube Road.

House for an Art Lover

Here is a house that really does show the inspiration behind Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s designs with the House of an Art Lover with art galleries, events venues an exhibition space. Mackintosh designed this more than 100 years ago. It is now a place where its studios, scholarships, exhibitions helps artists to thrive.

You’ll find House for an Art Lover at Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road.

Tenement House

The Tenement House will give you plenty to think about as it reveals what life would have been like at the beginning of the 20th century. The Tenement House is the house of a real woman who lived there, and which has been restored to look exactly as it would have been like 100 years ago.

This is a wonderful example of life in the past and provides a wonderful opportunity for family and children to explore history in a really unique way. Unsurprisingly it’s won many awards and rightly so as it’s a brilliant idea that’s been beautifully executed.

You will find the Tenement House at 145 Buccleuch Street.

Mackintosh Queen's Cross

This is a church designed by the great architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, in fact it’s the only one in the world. Take a look at the gothic windows, the floral motifs and the beautiful architecture of the whole building.

You’ll find it at Queen’s Cross on 870 Garscube Road.

We hope you found our list helpful. Hopefully, you will find plenty of places to visit from our list of things to do in Glasgow. Glasgow is a beautiful city with an even more exciting history, so do explore it at leisure if you can.