Top Attractions

Glasgow has been transformed from an industrial city to one of the cultural capitals of Europe. These days the city is a booming metropolis, with a wide range of attractions, activities and entertainment .. Three of the main shopping hubs are Buchannan Street (including Buchanan Galleries, House of Fraser and Princes Square), Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street, are a shopper’s paradise with a vast array of fashion and everything you can think of, on display.

To get the most out of your visit to Glasgow, The Devoncove Hotel recommends the following ten attractions.

Science Museum - Things to do in Glasgow


Make your visit to Glasgow fascinating and awe-inspiring with a trip to the Glasgow Science Centre. Whether you are a science newbie or a fully-fledged expert, the exhibitions on display are astounding and exciting. Sit in a chair that will shrink you on the spot, and then grow into a giant by simply walking through a door. Finally lie back and relax in the planetarium and be amazed at the billions of galaxies twinkling in the night sky. Fun for all ages.

Glasgow kelvingrove musum - Devoncove


Kelvingrove is a magnificent museum situated in the West End, housed within a stunning 19th-century Victorian building. Enjoy art from all around the globe and cultural artefacts that have been splendidly restored. With 22 themed galleries full of 8000 artistic delights, they are certain to amaze visitors of all ages. Free entry.

Willow Cafe - Devoncove Hotel


Designed by the internationally renowned Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the tearooms have been recently reopened after extensive renovation. A must for all Mackintosh fans. Featuring a 200-seat restaurant across 3 floors and an assortment of beautiful spaces each with their own unique design, it's time for tea at the Willow!

Glasgow Cathedral - Things to do in Glasgow


Glasgow Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1197, is also named the High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern's or St Mungo's Cathedral. The oldest cathedral on the Scottish mainland, and Glasgow's oldest and most magnificent medieval building.

Hydro Glasgow - Things to do in Glasgow


The SSE Hydro and Scottish Event Campus (SEC) venues play host to international music artists, sporting events and much more. Purposely built as one of the world's top live entertainment venues, SSE Hydro visitors experience the electric atmosphere and revel in the ultra-modern facilities.


The Clyde River is famous for its shipbuilding legacy, with some of the most well-known ships in the world built on the river's banks. The Glenlee is a tall ship, launched onto the Clyde in 1896. After sailing the oceans worldwide for over 80 years, the ship has come home and is now a maritime museum. Visitors can get on board the unique, floating ship and experience a piece of Glasgow's shipbuilding history. The Tall Shop is docked at The Riverside Museum, Scotland's National Transport Museum.

Glasgow Shopping - Devoncove Hotel


Situated at the top of Buchanan Street, one of Glasgow’s most distinguished shopping districts, Buchanan Galleries shopping centre sits in the heart of Glasgow city centre. It houses more than 80 of the best retail names, including top high street stores John Lewis, Mango, River Island, Next and Warehouse. It also has Fred Perry, Thomas Sabo and Korres. If all that shopping has worn you out, then there are lots of places to relax with a coffee or a bite to eat including Starbucks, Costa Coffee and The Place to Eat at John Lewis.

River side Museum - Devoncove


Explore over 3,000 objects and learn about Glasgow’s metamorphosis from maritime mastery to cosmopolitan city, in this award-winning museum. The Riverside’s sensational building is home to some of the world’s finest cars, bicycles, ship models, trams and locomotives, as well as interactive displays and a recreated cobblestone street from yesteryear.

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