As spectacular outside as it is inside, the Burrell Collection is an extraordinary place to spend not one day but several. The beautiful modern building housing the Collection is in the middle of beautiful Pollok Country Park. Inside, you’ll find one of the biggest private art collections ever amassed, featuring important paintings, sculptures and artefacts from all periods of history. Highlights include 16th and 17th century paintings, a massive collection of arms and armour, and four amazing tapestry galleries. The Collection is open seven days a week, and enjoys a constantly changing programme of events and exhibitions throughout the year.
Great places to visit in Glasgow!
Visit Glasgow and you’re as likely to run into ecstatic rockers celebrating the vibrant live music scene as you are sophisticated opera buffs waiting for the fat lady to sing. And you’ll be doing it all in the company of Scotland’s most representative crowds: youthful, hip, but still definitively impish. Squares beware: Glasgow has earned her UNSECO Creative City title well.
The Burrell Collection
Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis
Spooky awesomeness beckons in the amazing Glasgow Necropolis, which is situated on a low hill to the east of the Cathedral (St Mungo’s, with which the Necropolis is associated). The Necropolis contains more than 50,000 buried dead, though in keeping with Victorian tradition not all of them have monuments or tombs: in fact, around three and half thousand tombs or monuments may be seen here. The Necropolis is unique in Britain, an above-ground cemetery or city of the dead filled with ornate mausoleums and statues. It was inspired by the huge Parisian Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise (where Jim Morrison is buried). The Cathedral is a short distance away.
Glasgow Science Centre and Tower, and IMAX
The Glasgow Science Centre sits on the banks of the River Clyde like a crash-landed alien craft, its curved silver hide gleaming in the sun. Inside, it’s just as space age: comprising a massive interactive science hall, crammed with exhibits and fun; onstage science performances; and a huge IMAX cinema. The Science Centre is also home to the famous Glasgow Tower, the only building in the world to complete a 360 degree rotation. At more than 100 metres tall, the slowly turning Tower gives visitors a fine view of the city. The Glasgow Science Centre and Tower are open Wednesday to Sunday during the winter, and longer during the summer months.