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The Sandyford Lodge

21 Royal Crescent
G3 7SL

Tel. 0141 332 9009
Fax. 0141 353 2143

Glasgow Visitor Attractions

Glasgow has so much to offer visitors to Scotland's largest and liveliest city. Whatever your taste, from family days out to cultural visits, historic buildings, parks and gardens or places of entertainment, Glasgow's got it covered.

Here are just some of the great visitor attractions in this vibrant city:

Glasgow Science Centre

One of the biggest family attractions in Scotland, the Glasgow Science Centre is a great day out for children and adults. Interactive science shows, hands-on workshops and three floors of exhibits that encompass all elements of science including physics, biology, electricity and magnetism ensure that visitors will leave the centre a little more knowledgeable than when they arrived - and thoroughly entertained.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Beautiful Kelvingrove Park in the West End of Glasgow is also home to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum that are housed in a gorgeous 19th century building. Twenty-two themed galleries offer 8,000 artistic objects and artefacts to enthral visitors of all ages. Entrance is free of charge.

St Andrew's Cathedral

As well as the better known Glasgow Cathedral, The Roman Catholic St Andrew's Cathedral was built in 1816 and has recently been lovingly and faithfully restored. The gothic splendour and the many religious art resources on display will delight lovers of old buildings and religious architecture.

House for an Art Lover

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's House for an Art Lover is close to Glasgow City Centre. This house was designed in 1901 for a design competition but only actually built in 1996 in Bellahouston Park. This unique building contains contributions from a range of contemporary artists who took Mackintosh's original drawings and turned them into reality. This destination is also one of the finest venues for weddings and other special events in Glasgow.

The Tall Ship

The Glenlee is a tall ship that was first launched in 1896. She sailed the seas for more than 80 years and is now a maritime museum on the River Clyde where visitors can tour the ship and learn about Glasgow's past as a major centre for shipbuilding.

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

The huge collection of art and artistic objects bequeathed by William Hunter to the University of Glasgow in 1783 is housed in a building designed by William Stark in the gardens of the University College behind the High Street. Not only one of the finest museums in Glasgow, alongside others such as the Burrell Collection, the Hunterian Museum is also the oldest museum in Scotland.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is the first national centre dedicated to architecture and design housed in the reconverted Glasgow Herald newspaper offices that were first designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This hub for the creative industries in Scotland is also a 2,000 sqm exhibition space which holds between 12 and 15 exhibitions every year.

Tennent's Brewery

A tour of Wellpark Brewery takes visitors through the entire process of mashing, malting, brewing, kegging and bottling beer. The story of Tennent's began in 1556 with Robert Tennent, a brewer with premises near Glasgow Cathedral. Tennent's lager is still Scotland's leading brand and the T room at the brewery looks at how the packaging and advertising have changed over the decades.

Museum of Transport

One of the best-loved transport museums in the UK, the Museum of Transport in the Riverside Museum was first founded in 1964 and exhibits a fine collection of Scottish-built cars, the oldest remaining pedal bicycle and an array of forms of transport from fire engines to horse-drawn carriages. It also pays homage to Glasgow's shipbuilding past with around 250 fascinating models in the Clyde Room.

There is so much to see in Glasgow and the Sandyford Lodge on Royal Crescent is an ideal base from which to explore the city and its many visitor attractions. Our 19-room hotel is conveniently located between the West End and the City Centre and many interesting attractions are easily accessible on foot, such as Kelvingrove Park, the City Chambers, the Tall Ship and the SECC exhibition centre and Hydro Arena.

Our hotel was recently refurbished to high standards and offers guest all modern conveniences from hairdryers to flat screen televisions and free Wi-Fi access. The affordable B&B prices include your choice between a cooked traditional Scottish breakfast and a continental one. We offer accommodation for up to 4 people sharing.

Call the Sandyford Lodge today if you are planning a visit to Glasgow and its many visitor attractions. We will be happy to take your call and advise about availability for your choice of travel dates. Our friendly reception team is always glad to help. It is also possible to make a booking directly through this website using our secure online reservation system. Isn't it time you took a trip to Glasgow?