With three days in Glasgow, you have plenty of time to soak up the city’s atmosphere, see its most famous sights, delve into local culture, and even head out of town and into the surrounding countryside. Here are a few ways to experience the very best of Glasgow in 72 memorable hours.
Glasgow is justifiably proud of the Burrell Collection, a varied and idiosyncratic collection gifted to the nation by industrialist Sir William Burrell in 1944.
From rare paintings by Degas and Cézanne, to Islamic calligraphy, Roman statues, Renaissance tapestries, stained glass and architectural relics from medieval buildings, a wander around this eclectic collection reveals the extraordinary depth of Sir William’s passion as an avid collector.
You can also see atmospheric rooms re-created from the Burrells' castle home, authentically furnished in the Gothic style Sir William favored. Stop for lunch in the museum’s cafe, or pack a picnic to enjoy in the expansive grounds.
Please note: The Burrell Collection is currently closed for renovation. The reopening is scheduled for spring 2021.
Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT
The Burrell Collection is surrounded by the woodland setting of Pollok Country Park, 3 miles (5 km) south of central Glasgow. To get here by public transport, either catch a train to Pollokshaws West station, then walk for 10 minutes, or catch a bus from the city to Pollokshaws Road.
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