Apart from the fact that Glasgow is one of the most amazing cities in the UK, there are plenty of reasons why you should visit. We’ve decided to dedicate an entire blog post to telling you all about it and giving you as many reason as we can for you and your family to visit Glasgow this year.
As with any city, there’s plenty of culture in Glasgow and The Glasgow School of Art is one perfect example. The building itself was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and comes with hints of Art Nouveau. It’s a building worthy of any work of art, and the best thing is that it reopens this year following restoration after a fire 4 years ago. The students themselves gives tours to the visitors lasting for 45 minutes around the outside of the building and of the Mackintosh furniture gallery. The Willow Tea Rooms are there for refreshments, and of course this is a beautiful building too, designed at the beginning of the 20th century.
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
For visual splendour why not visit the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, a place of sculpture, toyshop and installation art. This was created by a Russian metal worker and a theatre director, who together created a gallery of weird and wonderful people and creatures who come alive to entertain everyone.
House Of An Art Lover
If you’re looking for ideas for a refurbishment then pay a visit to the house of an art lover, again designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This is a country retreat held within a public park and was inspired by some drawings he’d submitted to a competition. There’s plenty of light and space and it’s perfect for entertaining, but you may find it simply entertains your imagination, so bring a notebook, you’ll come away inspired. There’s regular art exhibitions held here and there’s an excellent restaurant for when you’re ready to eat.
The Riverside Museum
was designed by Zaha Hadid, and this museum of transport is a real treat with over 3, 000 exhibits from various periods of transport throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. You’re talking vintage cars, buses and tramcars, and outside the Glenlee a barque with 3 masts which was launched in 1896 and one of five ships still afloat.
The Botanic Gardens
If you fancy some horticultural fun during your time in Glasgow, why not get away from the city and the hulabaloo and pay a visit to the Botanic Gardens. Here you can find your way through the wrought iron frame glasshouse and take a look at the delicious tree ferns. There are 11 greenhouses which also house orchids, and begonias, some of which are rare. In the summer there’ll even be Shakespearean characters walking around as part of the ‘Bard in the Botanics.’
Finally if the weather isn’t going your way, why not come to the Escape Rooms here in Glasgow where you’re guaranteed a warm welcome and plenty of fun. You and your friends will be locked in a themed room for 60 minutes where you’ll have to solve a series of puzzles and clues in order to get out within the hour. You’ll need to be whip smart and have great communication skills. Why not book one of our rooms today and have some serious fun while you’re enjoying your time here in Glasgow?