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Free Things To Do In Glasgow

The popular Scottish city of Glasgow is a cultural hub full of remarkable things to see and do, not just in Scotland itself, but in the whole of the United Kingdom.

You’ll find that it’s home to incredible paid attractions such as the Scottish Opera and Ballet, as well as free activities and points of interest such as Glasgow Cathedral and Kelvingrove Park.

In the guide below, you’ll find a list of the top paid attractions in Glasgow as well as the 10 best free attractions in Glasgow; there’s sure to be something that the whole family can enjoy!

Free Attractions in Glasgow

Top Rated Glasgow Attractions

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Botanic Gardens

The Glasgow Botanic Gardens are a beautiful oasis within the city and are without a doubt one of the best free attractions to see while visiting Glasgow.

You can enjoy a nice leisurely walk from the city centre to the Botanic Gardens where you’ll be greeted by intrinsically designed flower beds and themed gardens.

It’s a place that can entertain the whole family as kids can spend time running around on the vast,...

Guided Celtic Park Stadium Tour

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  • A guided tour around the Celtic Park Stadium.
  • Fans get a chance to visit home stadium of one of the greatest football club teams of the world- the Celtic Football Club.
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Glasgow Cathedral

Dating all the way back to the 13th Century, Glasgow Cathedral is a poignant structure in the Glasgow skyline.

It’s renowned for its beautiful stained-glass windows and impressive interiors that tower above you once inside.

Even if you’re not particularly religious, you won’t be able to resist a visit to Glasgow Cathedral; it’s easily one of the most beautiful places in the city and one of the...

Celtic Park Tour & Dine Package

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  • Enjoy a full stadium tour followed by a 3-course meal in the Number 7 restaurant.

    Please note the time of your restaurant booking will be 1 hour after the time of your tour...read more
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If you’re a big fan of art and you want to visit the most popular art gallery in Scotland, make sure you have the Gallery of Modern Art listed on your things to do in Glasgow.

Located in the Royal Exchange Square, you’ll find a vast range of contemporary art works inside the beautiful building, as well as many statues and sculptures too.

It’s a great way to spend an afternoon of soaking up some truly...

Orkney, Ullapool & The Northern Highlands - 5 Day Tour from Glasgow

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  • This 5 day Orkney tour takes in the best Scotland has to offer. Experience the Orkney Islands, spend overnight in Ullapool, part of the North Coast 500, and see wildlife, lochs, castles and...read more
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George Square

Situated right in the heart of the city, George Square deserves a place on this list of the best free attractions in Glasgow thanks to its rich history and beautiful architecture.

Surrounding the square, you’ll find statues of famous Scottish figures throughout time such as Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns and James Watt, as well as one of only three statues of women in Glasgow; Queen Victoria.

It’s not the most...

Speyside Delight - Scottish Whisky Tour - Private Full Day

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  • This is the best Speyside tour and also offers extensive data to guests.
  • A unique experience about Scotland which shows you all that you need in a short time and still allows guests to enjoy other activities of the day.
  • A visit to 3 Speyside distilleries - all in just one day!
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University of Glasgow

Harry Potter fans and film geeks are sure to love a little wander around the University of Glasgow as it’s the home of some of the filming locations of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter film franchise!

Even if you’ve never watched the films, the University of Glasgow is still a remarkably beautiful complex and definitely one of the best free attractions in the city.

You can spend an entire afternoon wandering around the...

Find a hidden Glen in Scotland's woods

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  • A journey to a beautiful Glen situated in scotland woods
  • Tourists gets a chance to witness breathtaking beauties of nature
  • Tourists can a chance to witness the actual site which was used for shooting the movie outlander
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Kelvingrove Park

Just a short walk from the city centre and practically just around the corner from the University of Glasgow, Kelvingrove Park sits patiently awaiting families of all ages to come and have fun within its grounds!

You can enjoy a relaxing walk alongside the River Kelvin or hire a bicycle and slowly make your way around on the trails throughout the park. Make sure to take the kids to the play area where they can spend hours frolicking on...

City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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  • Tourists can explore the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow on bus.
  • There are various places of interest and tourist attractions in Glasgow- ensured to capture the attention of all types of tourists.
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The Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands

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  • Join us on this monster-sized day tour of Scotland. Hear the legendary stories of the Jacobites and Glencoe, and get a chance to spot the mythical Loch Ness Monster from the castle walls of Urquhart Castle.
    An experience packed with history and beauty, this tour is perfect for those travellers that are short on time and want to see as much of...read more

Scottish Whisky, Castles, Lochs and Waterfalls

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  • Join us on this action packed adventure of Scotland as we discover Scottish distilleries, castles, Lochs and waterfalls. An experience packed with history and beauty, this 1 day tour is perfect for those that are eager to sample a taste of Scotland.
    Enjoy a classic whisky tour at an award winning distillery and walk through the halls of one of...read more

The Kelpies, Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond

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  • If you are looking for the best introduction to Scotland, this tour is just for you. We will take you off on an epic adventure and discover ancient history, beautiful Highland landscapes and classic innovations of design and...read more

Culzean Castle and Robert Burns country

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  • Come with us and enjoy this unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son, Robert Burns. Experience the famous sites in Alloway where Burns lived and was inspired to write his most famous work. We will also discover the beauty of the Ayrshire coast and the stunning Culzean castle and its pleasure...read more

The Celtic Experience - Private 1 day tour

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  • Travel through Scotland’s Celtic landscapes and follow in the footsteps of kings on this beautiful one-day tour. The Kilmartin Glen is famous for its stone circles, prehistoric rock carvings and ancient hill forts that was home to the earliest kings of Dal Riata.

    Highlights include -

    The Village of Luss.

    The views at the...read more

The Outlander Experience

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  • This tour is a must for every fan of the hit TV show Outlander and is a bucket list-moment to get to visit the sets of your favourite show. Relive the books, walk in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire, and explore ancient castles and little villages that have not been changed since the 16th century. Meet the friendly locals and enjoy homemade...read more

The Highlander Experience - Private 1 day tour

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  • The Scottish Highlands are without doubt some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Come with us today as we travel through the gorgeous Glencoe valley and listen to legendary Scottish tales.

    An experience packed with history and beauty, this tour is perfect for those travelers that are short on time and want to see as much of...read more
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