Top 7 things to do on a trip to Glasgow, Scotland

Begin a Scottish adventure in Glasgow, the Gateway to Scotland. 

One of Europe’s most exciting cities it offers a vibrant social scene, cultural heritage and plenty of green spaces. Here are the top 7 things to do on a visit to Glasgow:

1. Explore the city’s museums and galleries

Glasgow has over 20 free galleries and museums, with their impressive architecture, the largest civic art collection in Europe and world-famous Glasgow Cathedral there is so much to explore.

2. Catch a soccer (football) game

Glasgow is known for its two main rival teams, Celtic and Rangers.  Both teams play in the Scottish Premier League and no visit to Glasgow is complete without attending and experiencing the atmosphere at a game.  

3. Visit a Whisky Distillery

No visit to Scotland is complete without a dram (glass) of whisky. Whether you visit one of the Whisky distilleries in and around the city like Clydeside Distillery or Glengoyne Distillery or head further afield it’s an experience not to be missed. 

4. Explore a Scottish Island

From the Isle of Skye with its rugged landscapes, medieval castles and beautiful fishing villages to Barra, a smaller island that you can land on the beach.  There is an island for everyone on the west coast of Scotland.  All within easy reach of Glasgow Airport.

5. Hogwarts Express

If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter films, then you have to head to the Glenfinnan Viaduct to see the Hogwarts Express for yourself. You can even take a trip for yourself on the Jacobite Express from Fort William to Mallaig. 

6. Golf on a championship course

There is no finer place to play a round of golf than the country that gave the game to the world. With over 90 golf courses within an hour’s drive of Glasgow there is a course for everyone from links courses, parkland courses, heathland courses and everything else in between.

7. Explore Outlander 

Scotland is the backdrop for Outlander and you can discover the iconic moments of Jamie and Claire’s love story for yourself.  From the dramatic castles and magnificent stately homes to breath-taking landscapes. Many of the filming locations are based in Glasgow. 

Book your adventure to Glasgow, Scotland today!

The following airlines operate non-stop to Glasgow: Air Canada Rouge (departing YYZ), Air Transat (departing YYZ) and WestJet (departing YYZ and YHZ). Plus there are convenient connections with Aer Lingus, BA, Icelandair, KLM and Lufthansa.


If you are looking for more information on Glasgow, please email Gemma Carpenter – Airline and Travel Trade Marketing Manager at Glasgow Airport.