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.
George Street, Glasgow, Glasgow
George Square is a gateway to other popular destinations in Glasgow, including the shopping streets of Style Mile and the bars and restaurants of the Merchant City district. It’s a short walk from top landmarks including the Gallery of Modern Art and the Lighthouse. Many sightseeing bus tours begin their journeys from George Square. This landmark is also frequently part of walking tour itineraries featuring the main highlights of Glasgow.
The guide was very entertaining. Good fun and interesting. Cathedral and Necropolis area really interesting. Also modern murals.
thehoggs, May 2022
Things to know before you go
- George Square is a must-see attraction for history buffs and travelers looking to get their bearings in Glasgow.
- Known by locals as a gathering place, George Square hosts concerts and events throughout the year.
- An ice rink is set up during the winter; bring warm, waterproof clothes if you plan on skating.
How to get there
Located in the heart of Glasgow, George Square is easily accessible by public transportation. The Glasgow Queen Street train station is on the north side of George Square. The Central Station and Buchanan Bus station are both under a 10-minute walk away.
When to get there
George Square is a popular central landmark all year, but it’s especially festive during the winter when an ice rink and Christmas market are set up. Throughout the year, concerts and special events are held in the square that attract crowds. The square is at its liveliest on weekends when locals come to people-watch, shop, and stroll.
History in Monuments
Monuments of influential Scots are spread throughout George Square. Learn about local history while seeking out these monuments dedicated to famous poets, historians, and political figures, including Sir Walter Scott, Sir John Moore, Robert Burns, James Watt, and Prince Albert.
Frequently Asked Questions
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