The thrill of arriving in Glasgow for the first time is not only exhilarating but overwhelming, there is just so much to see and do! Where to begin? The same can be said if you are revisiting Glasgow after some years, so much as changed, and yet little has.
As our hotel is part of the McQuade group of hotels and apartments we have a lot of experience in guiding and advising our guests around where to visit, places to eat and things to do. We are delighted to share our favourites with you and look forward to welcoming you to the Albion Hotel.
KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
Leaving our hotel, with the Kelvin River for company, in 20 minutes you arrive by foot at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. A free attraction it is a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a morning or afternoon in Glasgow. *TIP The Salvador Dalí’s ‘Christ of Saint John of the Cross’, is on loan to the Spanish Gallery, part of The Auckland Project until the end of 2022
ST. MUNGO’S MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND ART
Not an obvious choice of venue for some to visit, yet, St. Mungo’s Museum, otherwise known as the Provand’s Lordship, is an important building and museum in Glasgow. The museum was intended to honour and respect those people of different faiths (and those of none). Certainly, worth the visit if you have time.
GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE
Celebrating its 21st year educating and entertaining visitors, the Glasgow Science centre has an incredible array of exhibitions, workshops and discovery areas to capture the imaginations of all ages. Highlights include the Bodyworks, Outer space, the Imax and Newton Flight Academy. Tickets must be booked in advance here.
CITY CENTRE MURAL TRAIL
Hit the streets of Glasgow and enjoy one of the most interesting city tours on offer by taking the City Centre Mural trail. Glasgow has any number of amazing street murals on its buildings, and it continues to grow and change. The City Centre murals are something to marvel at, and you’ll find out some fun and interesting facts about our city on the way.
THE MACKINTOSH HOUSE
People who are not familiar with the work of world-renowned architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, usually leave the Mackintosh House with a newly found appreciation for his work. His work is timeless and classic and beautifully displayed at the Mackintosh House located in the Hunterian Musuem, Glasow.
Shopping is national pastime in Glasgow, and you’ll find all your favourite high street shops.
Recognised as Scotland’s best loved interior designer and architect.
Glasgow’s food and drink culture, its gastronomic success stories.
It really is a top city if your keen on culture and contemporary culture.
Glasgow has a wonderful selection of public parks in and around the city.
The city has one of the most vibrant entertainment scenes in the UK.