Get to know Glasgow with a City Sightseeing tour

Whether you are a foodie looking for great cuisine, a lover of design and architecture or simply someone who wants to shop and find the most insta-worthy spots in the city, our tour helps you find your Glasgow.

From the famed University of Glasgow at stop 14 to the stunning Hydro concert venue at stop 11, we’ve got all interests covered.

On our tour map, we’ve listed all the key attractions found at each stop and our friendly guides will recommend the key attractions and sights along the route.

The best part is many of Glasgow’s top attractions are free! You can hop off our tour at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the most visited museum in the UK outside London, and explore their extensive and fascinating collection which includes everything from mummies to Mackintosh and dinosaurs to Dali. The Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship also make for a budget-friendly adventure where you can discover Glasgow’s transport through the years, with lots of family friendly fun and interactive exhibits.

If you are a Charles Rennie Mackintosh lover, The Lighthouse at stop 7 and the Hunterian at stop 14 are home to some of his finest work.

Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis are among the most popular landmarks in the city. Glasgow Cathedral is the oldest building in Glasgow dating back to 1136 and is known for its distinctive lime green roof. It is the oldest Cathedral building on the Scottish mainland remaining intact. The Necropolis overlooks Glasgow Cathedral and is a Victorian burial ground.

Glasgow is known for being the set of many a blockbuster film and hit television series. Our very own St Vincent Street stood in for London in a high speed car chase in Fast and Furious spin off ‘Hobbs and Shaw’. Outlander has filmed several scenes in our city, with an executive producer even naming Glasgow Cathedral as his favourite filming location. World War Z starring Brad Pitt filmed its opening scenes in the heart of our city at George Square.

For Harry Potter fans, the cloisters at the University of Glasgow are a must-see. The Gothic-revival style main building bears strong resemblance to the fictional School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Hogwarts. The grassy Quadrangles bring to mind Hogwarts’ grounds where Harry learns to fly in the first film. Have a wander through the grounds and you’re guaranteed a variety of Instagram hot spots.

If you’re looking for a peaceful retreat within a vibrant city centre, you’ve come to the right place. The Gaelic for Glasgow is Glaschu which means ‘Dear Green Place’. We are lucky to have over 90 parks and gardens where you can soak up tranquility and nature in the heart of the city. From Glasgow Green to Kelvingrove Park and the Botanic Gardens, there is plenty of choice for a summer stroll or mindful moment.

We also recommend you visit the People Make Glasgow website where you’ll find a great array of things to do and places to visit while you are here.


Attractions marked with a red dot are accessible via the Red Tour and those marked with a yellow dot are accessed from the Yellow Tour.

Glasgow University

The University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The beautiful Victorian architecture brings to mind Hogwarts from Harry Potter.

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Riverside Museum river view

Riverside Museum

The Riverside Museum is Glasgow's transport museum, home to over 3,000 objects from skateboards and locomotives to motorbikes. In 2013, it won European Museum of the Year.

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The Hydro

Scottish Events Campus

The Scottish Events Campus hosts Glasgow's biggest conferences, events and concerts.

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Image of Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral

One of Scotland's most magnificent medieval buildings, Glasgow Cathedral is the only one on the Scottish mainland to survive the Reformation of 1560 intact.

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The Duke of Wellington

The Duke of Wellington statue outside the Gallery of Modern Art wears a cone on his head, a demonstration of the local sense of humour.

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland's most popular visitor attractions. Kelvingrove's iconic organ is played daily and is one of the best kept secret's of the city.

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Glasgow City Chambers

The City Chambers is one of Glasgow's most magnificent buildings in the heart of George Square. Opened by Queen Victoria in 1888 its said to have more marble than the Vatican.

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The Clydeside Distillery

Immerse yourself in the dockside story and experience one of Scotland's most unique distillery tours. Steeped in Glasgow's shipbuilding history, the Queen's Dock was once the beating heart of the city's industry and trade.

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Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre

Packed with fun and three floors of hands on science exhibits, Glasgow Science Centre one of the city's most popular attractions.

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The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection reopened on 29 March 2022, after a major refurbishment and redisplay.More of the Collection is on show than ever before and exciting new galleries bring the objects to life, including more than 90 digital displays offering interactive and immersive experiences for visitors of all ages.The new displays also tell the stories of the man behind the Collection, Sir William Burrell and his family.

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Celtic Park

The iconic Celtic Park has been home to Celtic Football Club since 1892. Also known as Paradise, it is one of the most famous arenas in European football, renowned for its amazing atmosphere. The stadium also regularly hosts events and provides conference facilities.

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Ibrox Stadium and Edmiston House

The Rangers Museum is an exciting and immersive experience for any football fan.The museum showcases the rich history of the club, with exhibits ranging from the team’s beginning to their most recent victories.

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The House for an Art Lover

Set within the magnificent grounds of Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park and inspired by the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover combines art gallery and exhibition space, events venue, café, multipurpose artists studios and magnificent visitor attraction into one unique and inspiring venue

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Pollok Country Park

Pollok Country Park is the largest of Glasgow's many parks and the only country park within the city boundary. Its extensive woodlands and gardens provide a quiet sanctuary for both visitors and wildlife. It's the best place in Glasgow to see the world famous Highland cow

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Tennent's Brewery

As well as experiencing a pint of Scotland's favourite fresh from the tank, there are lots of ways you can enjoy Tennent's right at the heart of it at it's flagship Wellpark Brewery.

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steak and chips with peppercorn sauce on the side


Enjoy a taste of Scotland in the heart of Merchant City. From delicious steaks to mussels and sticky toffee pudding, Mharsanta is a must!

fish and chips

Blue Lagoon

Try traditional fish & chips along with Glasgow's famous dessert - the deep fried Mars Bar! 10% off all food and drink with your City Sightseeing ticket.

Willow Tea Rooms

Step back into Glasgow's rich artistic past inside the historic Willow Tea Rooms. Designed by Glasgow's most famous artist and architect, Charles Rennie MacKintosh.


The following hotels are on the Red route.

Carlton George

Stop 1

Stop 2

Grand Central Hotel

Stop 8

Radisson Blue Hotel

Stop 8

Glasgow Marriott

Stop 9

Glasgow Hilton

Stop 9

Motel ONE

Stop 9

Blythswood Square

Stop 19

Doubletree by Hilton

Stop 20

Point A Hotel

Stop 20

Did You Know?

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has 22 theme galleries full of 8000 artistic delights