Student Hotspot Of The Week: Glasgow

Whenever someone says they're travelling to Glasgow, the normal response is, "Why?" Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with Glasgow, but it doesn't tend to be at the top of most people's "Travel To" lists. But Glasgow is actually quite a cool city with lots of things to do and a raging nightlife that certainly won't disappoint. A weekend getaway for a gig and a pint is just the thing you need, and Glasgow's the place for it.

Tourist Stuff

Sure look, any time you go to a new city for just a quick visit, you've got to fit in at least one or two "touristy" things, it's just a tradition of sorts. These places are your best bet for a great experience in Glasgow and to get some good souvenirs while you're at it.

1. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum


The museum houses works by some pretty famous artists, including Monet and Salvador Dali, and they've got a little bit of everything for everyone. Honestly, it's a pretty amazing place, especially if you're into history and art.

2. Glengoyne Distillery



Have a go here if you like drinking and whisky (and who doesn't, honestly). Glengoyne was founded in 1833 and has been making world class whisky ever since. Yum.


3. University of Glasgow


Take a walk around campus and stop into the on-campus museum located right near the front gates. The scenery is beautiful and the building is a classic example of how universities should look.


4. The Necropolis


Feeling a bit morbid? This is the place for you. Modeled after the cemeteries in Paris, the Necropolis is Glasgow's old cemetery that is hauntingly beautiful.

5. Buchanan Galleries


If you fancy a bit of shopping, look not further than Buchanan Galleries, which houses more than 90 shops, restaurants, and outlets that'll be sure to have what you're looking for.


6. Kelvingrove Park


Located near the museum of the same name, the park is huge and has lots of walking paths and gorgeous shrubbery. When everything's in bloom, it looks like a scene straight out of a movie.

7. Glasgow Science Centre


With lots of interactive exhibits on 3 different floors and a planetarium, the science centre isn't just for young kids, it's for anyone with a love of learning and science.


8. St. Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art


One of only two museums of its kind in the world, St. Mungo's is a museum devoted solely to religion in art. Its got all sorts of religious artefacts in it, something truly unique to Glasgow.




9. National Football Museum


Big footie fan? You'll definitely want to check out the football museum, and maybe find out why the Scottish love footie so much, too.

Going Out

These are the best of the best when it comes to going out, so be sure to hit up at least one of these bars or pubs with your mates so you can get the ultimate Glasgow nightlife experience.


1. Kushion

2. The Garage

3. The Buff Club


4. The Art School

5. Sub Club

Live Music

Fancy a concert while you're in Glasgow? Look no further than these amazing venues that'll be sure to get you hyped for an amazing show.


1. Nice N Sleazy

3. Broadcast

4. O2 Academy


5. Barrowland Ballroom

6. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut



7. The SSE Hydro


Video: A Weekend in Glasgow, Scotland Snapchat Story


Credit: thetraveltester

Ally Kutz
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American student interning in Ireland for the semester. Lover of dogs and bad puns.

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