LOCAL ATTRACTIONSAT HILTON GLASGOW

Glasgow has a fantastic network of tourist attractions that are all easily accessible from the Hilton Glasgow Hotel. 

MACKINTOSH TRAIL

Enjoy a day out viewing the incredible works of one of Glasgow’s most innovative artists, architects and designers: Charles Rennie Mackintosh. CRM designed an array of attractions throughout the city, including the stunning House for an Art Lover and his masterpiece, the Glasgow School of Art

CULTURE

Renowned as one of the most hospitable and friendliest cities in the world, Glasgow has developed a flourishing cultural sector that includes some of the world's finest museums, galleries and visitor attractions, as well as a thriving arts scene boasting an array of theatres and performing arts venues. 

HUNTERIAN MUSEUM

Visit the oldest public museum in Scotland at the University of Glasgow. Established in 1807, the museum houses significant collections of scientific instruments; remarkable Roman artefacts; major natural and life sciences holdings, and a vast collection of art. 

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BURRELL COLLECTION

Visit the awe-inspiring Burrell Collection – one of the largest collections of art and artefacts ever amassed by a private individual. Encompassing over 8000 objects, the collection focuses on late medieval and early Renaissance Europe with artefacts from Ancient Civilisations.

CONCERT HALL

Get swept up in the magic of Scotland’s premier music venue with an array of eclectic concerts ranging from classical to folk with everything in between. This prestigious venue holds over 400 concerts a year and has become a prominent venue for Celtic Connections and Glasgow’s Jazz Festivals.

FESTIVALS

Unlike the Edinburgh Festival, Glasgow festivals are spread evening throughout the year which means you can enjoy a fantastic programme of events all year round! Glasgow Festivals are always vibrant and celebrate an eclectic mix of food, music, art, film and comedy. 

CELTIC CONNECTIONS

Celtic Connections is the largest annual winter music festival, celebrating folk music from Scotland and abroad. Join in the next Celtic Connections festival from 15th January – 1st February 2015 for 18 days of multicultural music, ceilidhs, exhibitions and free events.

GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL

Taking place in February, the Glasgow Film Festival has flourished over recent years with its packed programmes of pop-up cinema and special events in unique venues across the city. If you’re a lover of film and cinema then this is a festival you don’t want to miss!

GLASGOW COMEDY FESTIVAL

Thousands of comedy lovers descend on Glasgow every year to witness one of the best comedy festivals in Europe. The festival boasts an incredible comic line-up every year, ranging from popular local comedians to prominent TV personalities such as Kevin Bridges and Jimmy Carr. 

GLASGAY!

Held every Autumn, Glasgay! is the UK’s largest festival of queer culture and takes place over an array of unique venues across the city. Immerse yourself in the vibrant, eccentric festival with a diverse programme of drama, dance, comedy, physical theatre, art and music.

GLASGOW SHOPPING

Glasgow is the UK’s second most popular shopping destination and has everything you need for the ultimate shopping experience. Whether you’re searching for mainstream designer outlets, niche boutiques or traditional markets, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in the “Style Mile”.

BRAEHEAD SHOPPING & LEISURE CENTRE

Braehead is one of Scotland’s largest shopping centres and contains over 100 stores, a variety of restaurants & bars, and Xscape; the UK’s largest indoor real snow slope. Spend a day at Braehead for an action-packed day of shopping, eating, skiing, wall climbing and ice skating.

PRINCES SQUARE

Shop till you drop in Glasgow’s most elegant shopping centre. Princes Square is located in a beautiful Victorian building adorned with art nouveau motifs and modern splendour. Spend the day browsing three floors worth of luxury boutiques or treat yourself to lunch at one of the chic, quality bistros. 

ITALIAN CENTRE

Immerse yourself in continental style and alfresco dining in the Italian Centre in the Merchant City. Walk through the charming courtyard and archway until you reach the array of designer Italian shops and boutiques, or wine and dine in one of the contemporary pavement cafes.  

HAMPDEN SCOTTISH FOOTBALL MUSEUM

If you’re an avid football fan then make sure you don’t miss out on the Scottish Football Museum. Containing over 2500 football related objects and memorabilia, the museum is the ideal place for anyone who is eager to learn about Scottish football history.

SECC

The SECC has become an iconic landmark in the City of Glasgow. The SECC has been the stage for some of the biggest names in music and theatre, including international stars such as the Rolling Stones and David Bowie. Check out the website for upcoming events. 

BUCHANAN GALLERIES

Revel in some retail therapy at Glasgow’s most popular shopping arcade. The Galleries consist of 90 shops over three floors, with a large food court on the top floor. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the array of independent shops, classic British department outlets and home furnishing stores.

GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE

Enjoy a family day out at one of Scotland’s must-see visitor attractions. The Glasgow Science Centre presents concepts of science and technology in unique, exciting and inspiring ways with over 300 interactive exhibits, workshops and live demonstrations.