Appart hotel in Glasgow
Travelling to Glasgow? Glasgow is the UK's third largest city after London and Birmingham, and Scotland's largest metropolis. Our Adagio Glasgow Central aparthotel is ideally located for a comfortable stay, and close to transport links such as St Enoch's underground station which is just a few minutes walk away.
What to do in Glasgow?
So many things ! Glasgow is a dynamic and modern city, which has been nominated as a city of architecture and design (thanks to the great Glaswegian architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh), a city of culture and a city of sport. It hosted the first ever international football match in 1872 and has the oldest team in the country, Queen's Park FC.
Point of interest in Glasgow
Glasgow has many points of interest, whether cultural, recreational or gastronomic. A walk around the city will take you to many historic sites, such as the iconic George Square, the Necropolis, the famous hilltop cemetery with views across the city, and Kelvingrove Park.
Visiting Glasgow through its squares and parks
The tour of Glasgow can be done outdoors (when it's not raining), and will take you from George Square, the heart of the city and its main square, to the Necropolis Cemetery, near St Mungo's Cathedral. To the east of the city is Kelvingrove Park, home to the Kelvingrove Art Museum. Not far from the park you can also take a walk along the Forth and Clyde Canal, a popular walk for Glaswegians. If you prefer, you can also visit the Glasgow Botanic Garden, also close to Kelvingrove. Finally, your visit to Glasgow can end (or begin) on Buchanan Street, the city's shopping street, for some shopping or just window shopping. Opposite the GoMA, the museum of modern art, don't miss the statue of the Duke of Wellington, with his famous orange cone upside down on his head, a real illustration of Scottish humour.
Visiting the museums
With over twenty world-renowned museums, the city is sure to delight art lovers. You can choose from the GoMA on Buchanan Street, the Riverside Museum, the Scottish Transport Museum, the Kelvingrove Art Museum, which displays collections of new art, and the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, which houses an art gallery and science museum, dedicated to the collection of objects related to natural history, anatomy and medicine. If you are more interested in the life of the people of Glasgow, you can visit the People's Palace, which sits comfortably in one of the city's many parks and is indicated by the huge terracotta fountain facing it. Finally, it's impossible to visit Glasgow without making a diversion to the Lighthouse. Offering a 360-degree view of the city, the tower is also a lighthouse, as well as a cultural centre and museum, focusing on design and architecture. The building is a tribute to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a Glaswegian artist and architect who built many buildings in his city. Whatever the length of your stay in Glasgow, there's plenty to keep you busy.
An unusual tour of the city
Glasgow University can be visited, with or without a guide, and is one of the most beautiful universities in the world. J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, used it as the inspiration for the creation of the famous wizarding school, Hogwarts. Ashton Lane is said to have been the inspiration for Diagon Alley, a lively and picturesque shopping street in the saga, where all the English wizards meet to do their shopping. If you consider that the name of the hospital for magical injuries is St Mungo's, as well as the Glasgow Cathedral... You quickly realise the links between the city and the little wizard's magical universe. If you prefer football to quidditch, don't worry, you're in the right place. Hampden Park, home of Scotland's oldest club Queen's Park FC, hosts the Scottish Cup Final every year. It has also hosted the 1976 Champions Cup final between Bayern Munich and St Etienne, known as the « Square Goalposts Final », and a more recent final, when Real Madrid won the trophy with a volley from number 5, Zinedine Zidane, in 2002.
So a visit to Glasgow will delight you whether you come for the museums, the green spaces, or of course the Scottish pubs.
Things to see and do in Glasgow :
- St George's Square, the city's main square
- St Mungo's Cathedral
- The Necropolis, a Victorian cemetery on a hill
- Buchanan Street, the shopping street
- GoMA, modern art gallery
- Riverside Museum, Scottish transport museum
- The Lighthouse
- Glasgow University
- Botanic Garden
- People Palace and Winter Garden
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