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How to Spend 3 Days in Glasgow

How to Spend 3 Days in Glasgow

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.

Day 1: See the City’s Sights

Start your visit to Glasgow by getting your bearings and checking off top attractions such as George Square, Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, and the People’s Palace on a guided walking tour or a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Tour Finnieston, Glasgow’s hottest foodie neighborhood, and take your pick from any of the eateries and cocktail bars clustered around “the strip” on Argyle Street, or opt for dinner aboard a 1966 double-decker Routemaster bus that takes you around the city as you dine. 

Day 2: Delve Into Local Culture

Get a taste of football (soccer)—a Glaswegian passion—by visiting Celtic Park, home to the Celtic city club, or Hampden, home stadium of the Scottish national team. Behind-the-scenes tours let you peek into players’ dressing rooms and walk down the tunnel, and provide broad-ranging insights into Scottish football culture.

Glasgow is home to some of Scotland’s best whisky bars and pubs, and guided tours take you to some hidden spots missed by most visitors. Sample a variety of single-malt whiskies and learn more about the whisky-making process, Scottish distilleries, Glasgow drinking culture, and whisky’s role in the city’s history. Some tours are focused on the restaurant-filled West End, a great place to head for dinner afterward.

Day 3: Head Out of Town

Although it makes for a long day, it is possible to explore the Scottish Highlands, Loch Lomond, the haunting valley of Glencoe, Cairngorms National Park, and the famed Loch Ness in a single day trip from Glasgow, learning all about Scotland’s history—and some of its most tragic events—along the way.

Another option of interest to “Outlander” fans is a full-day tour from Glasgow focused on the book and television show’s locations. You’ll see such sights as Doune Castle, used as the Mackenzie home Castle Leoch in the TV adaptation; the town of Falkland, which stood in for Inverness in early scenes; and Midhope Castle, which was used for Lallybroch. You’ll be back in Glasgow in time for a last dinner and drinks in the bustling city center.

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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow

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Experience rugged and mythical Scotland on this full-day trip from Glasgow. In a small group, explore the Scottish Highlands, Cairngorms National Park and the famous Loch Ness—fabled home of the elusive water monster, Nessie. Visit historic battle sites like Glencoe, Fort Augustus, and Stirling Castle, where legendary hero William Wallace commanded an infamous fight against the British. Along the way, enjoy free time for optional cruises or tours.
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  • 12 hours
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Go Glasgow sightseeing by open-top double-decker bus on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. Discover the lively, cosmopolitan city at your own pace; listen to recorded commentary and hop off at several strategically placed stops to explore Glasgow. Bus tickets are valid for one or two consecutive calendar days.
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  • 1 hour
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Half-Day Private Glasgow Must-Sees Tour

Half-Day Private Glasgow Must-Sees Tour

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With just one day in Glasgow, a private tour will ensure you check off all the highlights without feeling rushed by a fixed tour itinerary. On this half-day tour, see the People’s Palace, GoMA, and the Necropolis; admire landmarks such as the Glasgow Cathedral, the Duke of Wellington statue, and Mercat Cross; and get a taste of local life as you stroll around George Square, Glasgow Green, and Buchanan street.
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  • 5 hours
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Guided Celtic Park Stadium Tour

Guided Celtic Park Stadium Tour

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Go behind-the-scenes of the Celtic Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest football stadium and home of the legendary Celtic Park Football Club. On this 60-minute tour, you’ll get to peek inside the dressing rooms, walk through the player’s tunnel, sit in the dugout, and hear all the secrets and stories of Glasgow’s most popular football team.
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  • 1 hour
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3-Hour Private Glasgow Essentials Tour

3-Hour Private Glasgow Essentials Tour

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With limited time to spare, this private 3-hour tour ensures you check off the highlights and maximize your time with a customized itinerary. Admire landmarks such as Glasgow Cathedral, GoMA, and the Duke of Wellington statue; hop out to explore Glasgow Green and George Square; and browse the shops at Merchant City.
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  • 3 hours
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$161.49
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Outlander Day Tour from Glasgow or Edinburgh

Outlander Day Tour from Glasgow or Edinburgh

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See the Scotland of the hit television series 'Outlander' on this full-day tour through the countryside. With a driver-guide, you'll visit sites used for Lallybroch (Midhope Castle), Fort William (Blackness Castle), Crainsmuir (Culross), and Castle Leoch (Doune Castle). When booking, select pickup from Glasgow or just outside Edinburgh.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

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Maximize time in Glasgow with a city center walking tour. Visit top landmarks such as George Square, Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, and the People’s Palace. The itinerary also includes off the beaten path attractions like the Barrowlands Walkway. Learn about Glasgow’s history and culture from a local guide and get recommendations for what to see and do in the city after the tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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