Glasgow Information

Glasgow is Scotland's largest city, receiving it's city charter in 1170. Glasgow is home to many museums, art galleries, theatres, concert halls and parks. Further details on Glasgow's attractions, transport links and hotels  can best be found by clicking on the People Make Glasgow button on the right hand side of this web page.



There is so much to see and do in Glasgow. Here are some of the highlights you can find nearby.

Food & Drink 

Glasgow has a large and varied bar and restaurant scene with plenty of choices to suit all manner of tastes, both in the city centre and in the West end where the University of Glasgow is based. There are several on-line tools available to search for cafes and restaurants, including Visit Scotland's own site


Glasgow has more parks than any other city in Europe!  Some of the best venues:

  • Botanic Gardens, featuring several glasshouses (5 min walk from the university).
  • Kelvingrove Park, situated on the river Kelvin (1 min walk from the university).
  • Glasgow Green, by far the oldest park in Glasgow (20 min walk from city centre).


All museums run by Glasgow city council have entry completely free of charge.

In the West end:


  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow's premier art gallery situated in Kelvingrove Park (2 min walk from the University).
  • Hunterian Museum, located in Glasgow University itself and including the Mackintosh House.
  • The Riverside Museum, situated on the banks of the river Clyde and 2013's European Museum of the Year is Glasgow's transport and travel museum (15 min walk from the university).
  • The Tall Ship, docked at the site of the Riverside Museum is a restored victorian sailing ship "the Glenlee" (20min walk from the university).
  • Glasgow Science Centre, also located on the Clyde is the site of our conference dinner and home to a modern planetarium and IMAX cinema (20 min walk from the university) (Not free entry).

In the city centre:

  • Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), (2 min walk from Buchanan St. Subway).
  • The Lighthouse, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh is Scotlands Centre for Design and Architecture featuring a variety of guest Exhibitions (3 min walk from St. Enoch subway).
  • Glasgow School of Art (5 min walk from city centre).
  • The People's Palace and winter gardens, situated inside Glasgow Green this museum gives a unique view into the lives of glaswegians (25 min walk fron city centre).


Glasgow has several theatres all within walking distance of the city centre: here are links to the major venues:

And More

  • Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, located a short walk east of the city centre is Glasgow's 12th century cathedral and cemetery (15 min walk from city centre)
  • Mitchell Library, one of Europe's most prestiguous puiblic reference libraries, located in the West end of the city. (20 min walk from the University)