Things to do in

Glasgow

Scotland's biggest city offers explorers a gateway to the Highlands, enchanting museums, and stunning architecture.

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Our most recommended Glasgow Distillery Tours

  • Glasgow: Glengoyne Distillery Guided Tour & Whiskey Tasting

    1. Glasgow: Glengoyne Distillery Guided Tour & Whiskey Tasting

    Follow the journey of whiskey-making through mashtun and washbacks to the swan-necks of copper stills. Discover how every ounce of flavor is captured before sending the spirit to the cask. In the cool confines of the stone warehouse, see where the magic of maturation takes place. Learn how the whiskey ages, from the difference the wood makes, to how the spirit deepens in color over the years. After the tour, enjoy a tutored tasting of 3 Glengoyne Whiskies. Each whisky is paired with a chocolate from award-winning, Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier.

    All staff were really friendly. The tour guide Vivienne was outstanding. Very professional set up and know how to treat people.

Frequently asked questions about Glasgow

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Planning Your Visit

  • Getting Around

    The best way to explore Glasgow is on foot. You'd be hard-pressed to get lost in the grid-like system of its streets, so our advice is to grab a map and set out sightseeing. Traffic and parking can be difficult in the city center, so if you'd prefer to travel at a faster pace, then the bus and subway network is cheap, easy, and reaches all the main sights. You can even grab a bus tour to get your bearings at the start of your trip.

  • How many days should you stay?

    A long weekend in Glasgow would give you enough time to sample the city's highlights. But you're sure to fall in love with the vibrant life of its streets, so if you've got the time, why not have a longer stay? There's fabulous shopping, plenty of culture, and a beautiful coastline a short drive away.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    British Pound (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
  • Country Code
    +44
  • Best time to visit
    From March until August, the weather is warmer and the days are longer, making sightseeing much more pleasant.

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What people are saying about Glasgow

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 4,564 reviews

Our guide, Caron, was great! She met us on time, at the meeting point and was easy to spot. She was knowledgeable about the city, enthusiastic in her delivery and thoughtful eg in relation to any Covid concerns we might have. It was great to be taken to see the highlights of the city. We love the architecture, the murals and the necropolis was particularly fascinating - like something from a film set!

Really nice tour, Stuart was really a nice extra do this trip, he had lots of stories to tell. Beautiful scenery through this trip, Loch Lomond was amazing, the boat ride is really worth it. Just a bit sad that we didn't get to go to the Wallace monument, and we were so close to it. I think that who organizes this ride should have that in mind...

Fiona was a very personable guide, introduced herself to my wife and me! Made us completely at ease! Explanation of each stop was explained in a concise manner, invited participation from group which added to the fun!

It was a good, wonderful to see Glencoe, Mallaig and Glenfinnan. It was a shame the weather didn't improve through the day, however that's the Highlands for you.

Ahh. Great trip. Jenny was a great tour guide, her knowledge was impeccable. Thank you