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  • Offbeat, unusual and downright awesome-find all the cool things to do in Glasgow. Whether you end up traipsing off the beaten path or discovering what makes the big-name draws so unique, you're sure to have fun exploring Glasgow's coolest activities. So grab some slick-looking shades and get going.

    The People's Palace in the Glasgow Green features an array of artifacts, paintings, photographs, film and interactive displays that explore the stories and social history of the people of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century. Admire the exotic palms and plants of the nearby Winter Gardens and snap a picture in front of the restored Doulton Fountain, the largest terracotta fountain in the world.

    St. Mungo is a phenomenal museum that explores the significance of religion in people's lives across the globe and across time. Religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are treated equally here, and the museum aims to promote understanding and respect between different faiths. The building stands on the site of the medieval Bishop's Castle and was opened in April 1993. It's big treasure is Dali's "Christ of St. John on the Cross". The various displays cover three floors and are divided into four exhibition areas: the Gallery of Religious Art, the Gallery of Religious Life, the Scottish Gallery and a temporary exhibition space. The museum is adjacaent to the amazing Glasgow Cathedral and opposite Provand's Lordship, the oldest house in the city. On the top floor you can try on various religious head gear and make a rubbing of a Celtic cross.

    Developed after the 1750s, Glasgow's Merchant City was once home to the city's main fruit, cheese and vegetables markets and full of warehouses. Today, it is the city's cultural, fashion and food quarter. The warehouses have been converted into trendy pubs, restaurants and cafes. Victorian buildings have been restored and converted into prestigious housing developments and the area features high-end shopping thanks to the Italian Centre, which houses Versace and Armani shops. The area is the equivalent of London's SoHo or Covent Garden neighborhoods. The multi-arts Merchant City Festival attracts thousands of tourists every September.

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    Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

    Argyle Street
    Argyle St

    The most visited gallery/museum in the UK outside of London. It boasts 22 themed art galleries and some 8000 objects... read more

    St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

    2 Castle St

    Fascinating Multi-Faith Museum, with spectacular views... read more

    Glasgow Science Centre

    50 Pacific Quay

    Fun Science for kids... read more

    Glasgow International Jazz Festival

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    Go Country Adventure Park

    Go Country, Kinlochard, nr Aberfoyle

    Water park adventures just 25 miles from Glasgow centre!... read more

    The Merchant City

    Set in the eastern quarter of the City Centre, the Merchant City is Glasgow's cultural, fashion and food quarter... read more

    City Sightseeing

    George Square

    Explore the City by Bus with City Sightseeing...
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    George Square

    Between Miller Street and Cochrane Street

    Glasgow's main plaza and very own Red Square...
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    Burrell Collection (The)

    2060 Pollokshaws Rd
    Pollok Country Park

    Burrell's Gift to Glasgow... read more

    People's Palace and Winter Gardens

    Glasgow Green

    Working Life in Glasgow... read more
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