Things to do in Greater Glasgow

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Greater Glasgow Tourist Attractions & Activities

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1. OVO Hydro

The SSE Hydro, an iconic, elliptical building on the banks of the River Clyde, is one of the busiest concert venues in the world. The 12,000-seat arena fills up quickly, with fans gathering to see the high-caliber guests who perform here. Join the crowds to experience the electric atmosphere and to sing along with your favorite band.
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Glasgow's multipurpose events venue attracts the biggest names in entertainment. Come to see a performance or simply to admire the building's design.

2. George Square

Named after King George III, this spacious square sits at the very heart of Glasgow. George Square is a popular meeting and gathering place during large celebrations like Christmas, Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve), student fairs and the patron St. Andrew’s Day.
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A popular meeting place for visitors and locals alike, George Square is filled with statues and monuments and surrounded by historic architecture.

3. Hampden Park

Experience the thrill of watching a live sporting event in Hampden Park, one of soccer's most celebrated arenas. The stadium is the home ground for the Scottish soccer team as well as Queen's Park Football Club. Watch a match here with cheering loyal fans or browse the stadium’s museum, which tells the story of Scottish soccer to the present day.
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The home of Scottish soccer, this stadium is beloved by fans of the game who gather here for its electric atmosphere and popular museum about the sport's history.

4. University of Glasgow

Mingle with academics and undergraduates as you wander around the halls of learning in the University of Glasgow. You don't have to be enrolled to enjoy the historic sights of Scotland's second-oldest college or to attend the public lectures and concerts that the university hosts. Head to Gilmorehill Campus in the west end of the city for the main attractions.
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Explore the campus of one of the U.K.'s oldest universities and feed your fervor for learning in its museums, lecture halls and historic buildings.

5. Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) has earned a prestigious reputation for hosting some of the biggest events in the U.K. The different buildings that comprise the center are unmistakable sights on the riverside, their contemporary metallic architecture fitting in with the ultra-modern waterfront, which also features two stylish museums. Walk along the banks of the River Clyde to admire the unique structures or attend one of the many impressive events hosted within.
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These buildings that make up one of Scotland’s most important events venues have become iconic sights on the banks of the River Clyde.

6. Buchanan Street

Buchanan Street is a common part of any trip to Glasgow as it is bookended by two major stations. Spend time on this wide, car-free street during your trip to the cosmopolitan city. Walk along the length of “Style Mile” for an afternoon of shopping and sightseeing.
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Cutting through the heart of Glasgow, this bustling pedestrianized street is lined with sleek shopping centers, restaurants and several cultural highlights.

7. Glasgow Science Centre

The Glasgow Science Centre offers hundreds of interactive technical and scientific exhibits and is a perfect day out for all the family. Opened in 2001 and set on the south bank of the River Clyde, the Glasgow Science Centre is spread over three floors and part of an ongoing renovation project at the former commercial dock of Pacific Quay.
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Enjoy a fun and educational day out at the interactive Glasgow Science Centre.

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