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Visiting Glasgow? You Need to Visit These 15 Places

Where to go in Glasgow and what are cool places to visit in glasgow? Well it is a spectacular city full of amazing restaurants, venues and culture. Whatever you’re looking for from your trip to Glasgow, here are 15 places that are definitely worth visiting:

1. MEGAbytes

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Where: 169 Howard Street, Glasgow

MEGAbytes has only just opened but it is already incredibly popular and it’s perfect for anyone who loves video games. That’s because MEGAbytes is STUFFED full of awesome retro games consoles and games which you can rent and play by the hour. Think big comfy sofas, reminiscing over old games and drinking yummy milkshakes. The nutella milkshake is a must.

2. The Garage

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Where: 490 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

The Garage is worth a trip alone to see the big truck sticking out the front on the building. If you can take your eyes off the big truck, The Garage is a great little music venue for seeing up-and-coming bands.

3. The Butchershop Bar and Grill

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Where: 1055 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

If you like to eat meat, particularly beef, then you HAVE to visit the Butchershop in Glasgow. The best steak in the town, they also do great specials on the likes of Valentine’s Day. Nothing says love better than a sharing steak.

4. Cineworld

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Where: 7 Renfrew Street, Glasgow

At over 200ft high, Cineworld in Glasgow is the tallest cinema in the world! Keep in mind this fact if you buy tickets and you’re in like screen 13. Take the lift or it will take you about 20 minutes to get to the right floor.

5. The Butterfly and the Pig

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Where: 153 Bath Street, Glasgow

If you like afternoon tea, you must visit the Butterfly and the Pig in Glasgow. A lovely mix of good food with quirky Alice in Wonderland tea party decor makes this venue a lovely place to visit.

6. Kelvingrove Art Gallery

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Where: Argyle Street, Glasgow

For a bit of culture in your trip to Glasgow, you can go far wrong with the gorgeous Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. Impressive both inside and out, there’s plenty to see for the entire family.

7. The Meat Bar

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Where: 142 W Regent Street, Glasgow

Just look at these sweet potato fries with vanilla sugar – how amazing do they look? Famous for their meat infused drinks and quirky meats. They make a very nice deep fried pickle with blue cheese sauce.

8. The Transport Museum

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Where: 100 Pointhouse Rd, Glasgow

Having just recently been reopened, the Riverside/Transport museum is stuffed to the brim with interesting and historical modes of transport. Perfect for anyone who loves their cars!

9. The Willow Tearooms

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Where: 217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

If you like a good cup of tea and are a fan of Rennie Mackintosh then a visit to the Willow Tearooms is a must. A beautiful cafe, with gorgeous Mackintosh chairs it’s a lovely venue for a leisurely afternoon with some cake.

10. The Science Museum

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Where: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Just about everything in the Glasgow Science Museum is interactive. Which you may think is just for the kids, however you’ll more often than not find an adult hogging a display. Although it can be expensive, the price is more than worth it for the day out.

11. Escape Glasgow

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Where: 50 Wellington Street, Glasgow

Think Crystal Maze but in Glasgow, Escape Glasgow is a puzzle room whee you and your friends have 60 minutes to escape the room by solving the puzzles within the room. It costs £60 for up to six people.

12. ABC

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Where: 300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

If you enjoy live music, then a trip to ABC for a gig in Glasgow will be a memorable experience. Famed for its massive disco ball, ABC makes for a lovely venue. It’s big enough for popular bands to play but not too big that you’ll lose all that brilliant atmosphere.

13. Viva Brazil

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Where: 87-91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow

Think of Viva Brazil as speed dating for meat fans. When you get sent to your table you get given a card which is red on one side and green on the other. All you need to do is put it as green when you want the man with the tasty meat to bring you food and red when you need a wee break.

14. Shop Buchanan Street

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Where: Buchanan Street

This main shopping street is stuffed with designer shops, which if you like shopping is rather heavenly. There’s even a shopping centre at each end! If you prefer your shops vintage it’s worth a subway ride to the West End.

15. The King’s Theatre

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Where: 297 Bath Street, Glasgow

For fans of the theartre, a trip to the King’s Theatre is a treat. Spectacular looking inside, there’s always an impressive show on to watch. There’s also lots of lovely restaurants nearby if you want to catch a bite beforehand.



Steph Cosway
Journalism graduate and 100% geek. I have worked in writing for the last 7 years as well as dabbling in a science laboratory. So if I ever stop writing, it's because I've been in a lab experiment and turned into a super villain. I'm particularly interested in video games, comics and Harry Potter. Oh and I have lots and lots of cats.

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