Places to add to your Glasgow bucket list


Often being referred to as the most exciting place in Scotland, the City of Glasgow features magnificent buildings, stylish restaurants, booming cultural life, and trendy stores. Energetic and vibrant, Glasgow has a year-round buzz, attracting high-profile exhibitions and producing cutting-edge productions that earned the City the title of UNESCO “European City of Culture”.

Music lover? The UK’s first City of Music doesn’t disappoint, with venues catering for every kind of genre and taste. Whether you’re checking out music legends at Glasgow Concert Halls or discovering local talent at the legendary ‘King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut’, Glasgow’s got you covered.  The city is home to more than 20 museums and art galleries, including the magnificent Riverside Museum.

You should know why Glasgow is a top holiday destination for tourists. So here is our list of places that cant be missed during your next trip to Glasgow.

One thing you won’t be is bored!

Our £39 each way Express from Belfast to Glasgow is the ideal way for culture lovers and adventure seekers from Northern Ireland to make the quick trip across the water to visit Scotland.

These are our 4 must see destinations in Glasgow:

1. The University of Glasgow 

Glasgow University

Rumoured to be the inspiration behind Hogwarts, The University of Glasgow’s main building is an example of Gothic revival architecture, with the atmospheric Cloisters beneath the Bute Hall. The Gothic-style buildings were designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, famous for creating St Pancras in London. Take a fascinating tour of the University of Glasgow campus, and explore the University’s stunning architecture (with over 100 listed buildings) and discover incredible stories from its 550 years of history. Guided campus tours are led by trained student guides and last for approximately one hour – Find out more here>>


2. The lighthouse

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is a visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue in the heart of Glasgow. It is a hub for the creative industries in Scotland and promotes design and architecture through a creative programme of exhibitions and events. Climb the Mackintosh Tower or take the lift to the Viewing Platform for stunning views across the city and indulge yourself in the latest designer products at The Lighthouse Shop, or simply relax in the Doocot cafe/bar. To find out upcoming events click here>>


3. Tennent’s Brewery

Tennent's Brewery

What makes Tennent’s Lager Scotland’s favourite beer? Go behind the scenes on the Tennent’s Brewery Tour to discover the inner workings of Wellpark Brewery – You can learn about their brewing tradition that has lasted over 450 years, award-winning beers, and enjoy a pint of the freshest Tennent’s Lager on the house! The Tennent’s Story heritage centre is the UK’s largest beer attraction. This immersive guided experience traces the history of Scotland’s oldest brewery, from the 1500’s to the present day. Centred on the story of Hugh Tennent and the first brew of Tennent’s Lager in 1885, the Heritage centre is home to artefacts gathered from the first days of brewing at Wellpark in 1556 through to today. To book a guided tour  click here>>


4. Glasgow’s West End

West End

The West end is a series of small streets, but within them there is a large welcoming atmosphere. The area contains trendy bars and restaurants such as Óran Mór.

Óran Mór once was a Parish Church, but now it is now a thriving arts and entertainment venue in the heart of Glasgow’s West End. The bar in Óran Mór boasts over 280 different whiskeys. It also has a restaurant, live music, plays and a stunning auditorium with a mural ceiling. Learn more>>

The historically rich streets of the West End lead you to The Glasgow Botanic gardens. The gardens contain a variety of plant collections, woodland copses and riverside walks, as well as the famous Kibble Palace. Learn more>>

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  1. Our service is the ONLY direct through service between Belfast and Glasgow – our coach travels the whole way with you and does not just drop you at the ferry terminal.
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  3. The cost of the ferry is included, and we also check you on-board.
  4. Luxury coach the whole way with on-board toilet, Wi-Fi and reclining seats.
  5. The coach drops you off at Buchanan bus station– right in the heart of the city, within easy walking distance of University of Glasgow, Glasgow Cathedral, George square and the Light House.
  6. No luggage charges – bring up to 2 full size 23Kg suitcases per passenger.
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