So much to do, so little time. That’s what our friendly reception staff often hear as our guests check in or out of the City Apartments. Our reputation as a friendly, vibrant, interesting historical city rarely fails to impress visitors to Glasgow. Below you’ll find just a selection of the most exciting and popular places to visit.
THE RIVERSIDE MUSEUM AND TALL SHIP
Open since 2011, the Riverside Museum often under promises and over delivers to visitors. Over 3,000 objects on display relate to every and any mode of transport. This innovative visitor attractions continues to win awards and is a smashing place to spend a few hours during your time in Glasgow.
Easily identifiable from a distance, the Ovo Hydro is an iconic building in the heart of the city centre. Everyone and anyone that’s big in the entertainment industry will usually perform here. With a capacity to seat over 14,000 people, the OVO HYDRO in Glasgow may just pop up on your list of “must visits” at some point.
KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
A short stroll through Kelvingrove Park and only minutes from the City Apartments.
Even if art and history is low on your priorities when you come to Glasgow, we defy anyone not to be impressed by the sheer beauty of the building inside and out. Located in the west end of Glasgow, it houses an magnificent range of art collections and historical objects. Free entry, and watch out for the organ recitals on Sundays.
ST. MUNGO’S MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND ART
As cultures and societies worldwide change and evolve, St. Mungo’s Museum presents us with an opportunity to gain experience about and respect people of different faiths (and none). Religion continues to play an important part in peoples lives throughout the world.
Every year visitor numbers to one of the oldest buildings in Glasgow grow. A splendid building, this medieval cathedral is one of the most beloved in the world and dates to back to the 1100’s. On any given day, you’ll find people from all over the world visiting or performing here.
GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE
Expect the unexpected at the Glasgow Science Centre. This is not an attraction to go for an hour or two, to make the most of your visit, do allow lots of time to experience and interact with the endless number of fascinating exhibits including the planetarium and ‘Powering the future ‘zone. Kids of all ages love it.
CITY CENTRE MURAL TRAIL
Self-guided and guided tours available
The walking city centre mural tour takes you through the streets and avenues of Glasgow City Centre where you’ll discover the most extraordinary street art, mural art and graffiti in the UK. Urban art at its finest. Some great insta moments are waiting for you.
THE MACKINTOSH HOUSE
One Glaswegian man, Charlies Rennie Mackintosh had a vision early in the last century of creating interiors and buildings like no other. He didn’t fail. Here, his designs are carefully brought to life reassembling of the main interiors from the Mackintosh home. It was here CRM and his wife lived in the early 1900’s. The tour at the Hunterian Gallery is a self-guided one.