Things To Do In Glasgow to See Historical Sites

In this post we're looking at things to do in Glasgow to see Historical Sites. Catering to those who like history and enjoy finding out about the location they're visiting, we've tried to save you time in creating the list for you, so you don't have to.

Crookston Castle

Crookston Castle, an early 15th century castle with a ring ditch from the 12th creates a really fascinating historical place of interest. This has a rich history as it changed hands over the centuries, and is still a foreboding construction with many parts still intact. It's well worth a visit with beautifully impressive towers and an equally impressive history.

Bearsden Bathhouse

The Bearsden Bathhouse is just north of Glasgow it's seen plenty of excavation since the 1970s, when it was on course to be developed into flats. The discovery of a bathhouse secured its existence as an archaeological find. Bearsden comprises of seven rooms which include changing rooms, cold rooms, baths, steam rooms and hot, bath and dry rooms. There's evidence of a Roman diet here, giving clues as to the lives of its occupants, all in all a fascinating journey into the past.

Bothwell Castle

A Scottish castle near the River Clyde, it's one of Scotland's greatest castles. It was built by Walter of Moray back in the 13th century. The quality of the building work is well worth seeing as is the rest of this historical castle.

The Tall Ship at Riverside

One of many ships built in Glasgow's famous shipyards, you can see the Glenlee and one of the five Clyde ships still afloat. She is only one of her kind in Britain and is an independent museum devoted to preserving maritime history. There's plenty to see and do here whether or not your interested in maritime history, as it will prove to be a fascinating time well spent.

Newark Castle

Newark Castle, built in the 15th century, Newark Castle once owned by the notorious Patrick Maxwell, famous for having murdered two of his neighbours and for beating his wife. Apart from this, the castle views of the Firth of Clyde are of a decidedly happier affair, and well worth a visit.

The Tenement House

Tenement Houses that give you a rare look into how people lived in Glasgow in the early part of the 20th century. You'll find a meticulously restored house that was lived in by an Agnes Toward for over half a century. You will have the opportunity to see how people lived at this time, and a fascinating insight at the use of early household items and how homes were maintained. There's also a personal archive of Miss Agnes Toward and you'll get to see a more personal glimpse of the life of an independent woman in the early 20th century.

People's Palace & Winter Gardens

A place where you can learn about Glasgow and its people as far back as the mid -800s. There's historical artefacts, prints and paintings, films and interactive computer displays, telling Scotland's history in a really unique way.

At the Winter Gardens you can admire the scenery, enjoy the exotic plants and stop for lunch or just a coffee. Outside you'll find Doulton Fountain on Glasgow Green, one of the oldest public spaces in Glasgow today.

Provand's Lordship

Built in 1471, this is the oldest house in Glasgow, and for that reason alone it holds a fascination, however there's more to the Provand's Lordship than that. It was once part of a hospital and one of four surviving medieval buildings. It has had some restoration and you'll find some exquisite 17th furniture, donated by Sir William Burrell. A really fascinating place to visit and if you want to find out more about Glasgow and its history, this is definitely the place to go.

We hope you've enjoyed our post on things to do in Glasgow if you have a particular interest in historical sites. We've chosen a great list of venues which we think will really whet your appetite for Scottish history.