Would you like to discover the sights of the city of Glasgow? Is your time limited? Perhaps you’ve only allocated a morning or afternoon? There is no need to worry. We’ve compiled a half-day itinerary to transport you to Glasgow’s top tourist attractions. Let us build you a Little’s private sightseeing tour of Glasgow.
We would start in the northern side of Glasgow at The People’s Palace which is home to a collection of historical artefacts, photographs, prints and film. This visit will provide you with an unrivalled insight into how Glaswegians lived, worked and played between the 18th and 20th century.
From here you could head to Templeton’s Carpet Factory – which used to be the biggest carpet manufacturer in the world! Today you can still visit the iconic polychromatic brick building.
Glasgow Cathedral is one of Scotland’s most magnificent medieval buildings and must be included in any trip to Glasgow as it actually marks the birthplace of the city of Glasgow. It is the only cathedral on Scottish mainland to have survived the reformation of 1560.
You could then explore Provand’s Lordship – the oldest house in Glasgow which was built in 1471. This house allows visitors to step back in time and discover Glasgow’s unique history. Originally part of a hospital, the house is one of only four surviving medieval buildings in Glasgow. It has been restored and houses 17th century furniture which was donated by Sir William Burrell.
Glasgow City Chambers was completed in 1888, overlooks George Square and is one of the city’s most prestigious buildings. This outstanding structure is a representation of Glasgow’s historic wealth and has been the headquarters of successive councils serving the City of Glasgow for more than a century.
Whilst in the vicinity, we would provide the opportunity to explore George Square – home to statues of Sir Walter Scott, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, James Watt, Robert Burns, William Gladstone, Sir John Moore, Lord Clyde, Thomas Campbell, Thomas Graham, James Oswald, James Watt and Sir Robert Peel. Some of UK’s most prestigious figures.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is the Flagship edifice for Glasgow with 22 themed galleries and an astounding 8000 objects. The contents of the gallery and museum are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally significant. Perhaps one of the most famous paintings within the gallery is the Salvador Dali masterpiece ‘Christ of St John and The Cross.’ We consider it a must-see.
Once you have finished exploring we then recommend spending a little time in the surrounding Kelvingrove Park which is a lovely piece of tranquillity to explore if the weather allows it.
Once you have finished your chauffeur-driven day tour around Glasgow, we will transport you to your next port of call – whether this is any of Glasgow’s city centre hotels, the train station, a delicious restaurant, or if it’s your final day in the city, on to Glasgow Airport. We can even provide a chauffeur driven car to take you to Scotland’s Capital or beyond.
Glasgow is abundant with tourist attracts. In fact, this is just a snippet of what is on offer in Glasgow. Perhaps you are more interested in exploring the city’s music venues or distilleries? Maybe there are other historic landmarks which entice you more? That is no problem. Let us build you a bespoke itinerary catered directly to your requirements. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to phone us on – 0141 883 2111 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.