Best Bar: Tune in, turn on and chill out at Blue Dog (West Georges St), Glasgow's hottest cocktail bar, which plays jazz, soul and funk music until 3am every night.
Best Restaurant: Sample some Indian delights at The Dhabba Indian Restaurant (Candleriggs), where the best of North Indian cooking is prepared by award-winning chefs.
Best Shop: Queen Street’s Cult Clothing offers the most eclectic mix of fashion in Glasgow, with everything from the baggy to the bizarre available behind its funky façade.
This beautiful city offers a whole host of things to do and see. Immerse yourself in Scottish culture and heritage, explore a range of museums, country parks and gardens, and discover the various prime shopping destinations for little retail therapy. Whatever strikes your fancy, Glasgow’s bustling city centre will not disappoint.
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from Jurys Inn Glasgow
|4 October||5 October|
30,000 people take part in Scotland's biggest running event. Features a 10km run, half marathon and junior races.
|16 October||26 October|
Glasgow version of the traditional German celebration.
Glasgow Green Park
Major A-list awards show celebrating worldwide musical talent.
Festival celebrating Scotland's best drams.
England travel to Scotland for the first time in 15 years to play a friendly match
Scottish city welcomes in new year. Part of the Glasgow Loves Christmas festival.
The Hydro Entertainment Arena
The SSE Hydro is the number one spot in Glasgow for the biggest performing acts, from Lady GAGA to John Bishop. The Hydro is a quick five minute drive from Jurys Inn Glasgow, take a look at upcoming events to avoid missing out during your visit.
Enjoy a truly unique cultural experience with Scottish Opera. From Madame Butterfly to La Cenerentola, Scottish Opera stages many productions in Glasgow's theatres throughout the year. Take a look at the Scottish Opera website to find out more about current and future productions.
Immerse yourself in Glasgow's social history at The People's Palace Museum. The museum offers a fantastic insight into the story of the people of Glasgow, as well as the city’s interesting history from 1750 to the present. You can explore paintings, prints and photographs alongside a wealth of historical artefacts. Engage in films and interactive computer displays as you learn about the history of Glaswegian life, work and play.
Admission is free to the museum, with the Winter Gardens opening between 10am and 5pm daily. The People’s Palace is a leisurely 20 minute walk from our Glasgow hotel, and is open 10am-5pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, with Friday and Sunday opening 11am-5pm. Closed on Mondays.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Enjoy a fantastic day out as you escape to a beautiful urban oasis. The Glasgow Botanic Gardens offers a variety of horticultural and botanical houses, as well as stunning gardens covering 42 acres and attractive walks by the River Kelvin. The immaculate formal gardens and arboretum provide a welcome break from the bustle of the West End, making it the ideal attraction for those keen to enjoy some of the natural world in the city.
The Botanic Gardens offer a fantastic tearoom with terrace for those in need of refreshment as well as a heritage trail for those wanting to fully explore the site. Entry is free, with the gardens opening Monday to Sunday 7am-dusk. The Glasshouse are open 10am-6pm in summer and close at 4.15 in winter. The Botanic Gardens are a short 15 minute drive from Jurys Inn Glasgow.
Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre is an incredible centre of learning, engagement, and interactive fun! With three floors of interactive exhibits enticing all explorers into the world of science, this is a day out for all the family. The Science Mall is packed with exhibits, interactive workshops, and live science shows, while the IMAX cinema shows 2D and 3D films that will amaze and astound. Don’t forget to check out the incredible planetarium where you can immerse yourself in the stars and heavens for an unforgettable experience.
The Glasgow Science Centre is open Monday to Sunday 10am-5pm. Ticket prices depend on the attraction - the science mall tickets cost £10.50 for an adult and £8.50 for a child. Our Glasgow hotel is just a short 10 minute drive from the centre.
The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour
Whether you are looking for an educational day out or a fun place to explore, The Tall Ship has it all! From Pirates and Mermaids to exhibitions and conferences, The Tall Ship has something for everyone. The ship also runs a range of events, so it’s worth checking out ‘What’s On’ before your visit!
The Tall Ship is open 7 days a week throughout the year - 10am - 5pm March - October, but closing at 4pm November - February. An adult ticket costs £5, with concessions costing £4.50. They also offer free child entry with every adult or concession- any additional children’s tickets cost £3. The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour is a brief 10 minute drive from Jurys Inn Glasgow.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Housed in a stunning architectural gem, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum offers an impressive collection of art and historic artefacts across 22 themed galleries. Enjoy a fantastic day out as you learn about Scottish history, world cultures and much more at this popular Scottish attraction.
Kelvingrove is open Monday to Thursday, and Saturday 10am to 5pm, with Friday and Sunday opening 11am to 5pm. This beautiful Glasgow landmark offers free entry and is a short 10 minute drive from Jurys Inn Glasgow.
Explore nine engaging and unique displays at the Riverside Museum. From ‘the Streets’, ‘Made in Scotland’ and ‘Cutting Edge: Past, Present and Future’ to ’The River Clyde’ and ‘Transport and Leisure’, this fantastic museum offers a wealth of Glasgow history, heritage and social development for visitors to enjoy. With locomotives, velocipedes, vintage cars and a stormtrooper to discover, Riverside Museum provides a fun and exciting day out for all ages and interests.
The museum is open Monday to Thursday, and Saturday 10am to 5pm, with Fridays and Sundays opening 11am to 5pm. Riverside Museum also offers free entry and is located just a five minute drive from our hotel in Glasgow,
Gallery of Modern Art
Located in the heart of Glasgow, The Gallery of Modern Art is the second most visited contemporary art gallery outside London. Housed in a stunning and iconic building that it shares with Glasgow city library, the Gallery of Modern Art offers a thought-provoking programme of temporary exhibitions and workshops. It displays work by local and international artists as well as addressing contemporary social issues through its major biannual projects. This Glasgow attraction allows you to immerse yourself in a world of incredible art and enjoy a day of cultural exploration.
The gallery is open Monday to Thursday, and Saturday 10am to 5pm, with Fridays and Sundays opening 11am to 5pm. Entry is free, and situated in the city centre, the Gallery of Modern Art is just a ten minute walk from our Glasgow hotel.
The Burrell Collection
Sir William Burrell gifted his collection of over 9,000 works of art to Glasgow, allowing the city acquire one of the greatest collections created by an individual. This incredible cultural gem allows you to peruse important collections of medieval art, tapestries, alabasters, stained glass and English oak furniture, European paintings, including works by Degas and Cézanne, a collection of Islamic art, and modern sculpture- including works by Epstein and Rodin. Furthermore, The Burrell Collection is located in the heart of the Pollok Country Park, offering visitors the opportunity to explore beautiful woodlands, as well as the Pollok House and grounds for a truly fantastic day out.
The collection is open Monday to Thursday, and Saturday 10am to 5pm, with Fridays and Sundays opening 11am to 5pm. The Burrell Collection offers free entry and is a brief 20 minute drive from our hotel in Glasgow’s city centre.
St Enoch Shopping Centre
Enjoy a day of immersive retail therapy at the St Enoch Shopping Centre. Housing all of your favourite high street stores, this fantastic shopping hub is ideal for those looking for some personal pampering. The centre is open 9am to 7pm Monday to Fridays, 9am to 6pm Saturday, opening an hour later on Sunday. St Enoch Shopping Centre is a brief two minute walk from our Glasgow hotel.
Found in the heart of Glasgow, Buchanan Galleries offers a prime retail destination. Home to John Lewis Glasgow, Buchanan Galleries house a whole host of big names, as well as a range smaller independent stores, all ready for your discovery. The Galleries is open 10am to 7pm most days, closing an hour earlier on Sunday and an hour later on Thursdays. Buchanan Galleries is just a 12 minute walk from Jurys Inn Glasgow.
Housed in stunning Grade B listed buildings that are combined with a modern and stylish centre, Prince’s Square offers ‘speciality’ shopping with a unique mix of high street stores, designer brands and boutique shopping. Take a look at the centre’s opening hours and explore the various stores and restaurants available. Princes Square is a short six minute walk from our hotel in Glasgow.