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TOP ATTRACTIONS IN GLASGOW

Glasgow has transformed itself from an industrial city to one of the cultural capitals of Europe. Scotland's largest city, Glasgow has a strong shipbuilding heritage with many ocean liners being constructed on the banks of the River Clyde. Nowadays the city is a thriving metropolis, with an array of attractions and activities for everybody to enjoy. Glasgow is also the best British shopping destination outside of London. Retail hubs Buchannan Street, Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street have a wide variety of shops to appeal to the fashion hungry and the fashion peckish alike.

To get the most out of your trip to Glasgow, Holiday Inn Express suggests the following ten attractions.

GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE

Make your visit to Glasgow interesting and dynamic with a trip to the Glasgow Science Centre. Whether you are a science novice or a fully-fledged expert, the exhibitions on display are fascinating and exciting. Sit in a chair that will instantly shrink you, and then become a giant by simply walking through a door. Finally lie back and chill in the planetarium and watch all the billions of galaxies twinkle in the night sky. Glasgow Science Centre is fun for people of all ages and the whole family.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside: 2 miles

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THE TALL SHIP

The Clyde River is renowned for its ship building heritage, with some of the most famous ships in the world being built on the river's banks. The Glenlee is a tall ship, launched onto the Clyde in 1896. After sailing throughout the world for over 80 years, the ship has returned home and is now a maritime museum. Visitors can tour the unique ship and sample a piece of Glasgow's shipbuilding past. The Tall Shop is located at The Riverside Museum, Scotland's National Transport Museum.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside: 2 miles

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KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY & MUSEUM

Kelvingrove is a wonderful museum located in the West End of Glasgow, housed within a beautiful 19th century Victorian building. Give yourself a treat and see art from all over the world and cultural artefacts that have been superbly curated. The museum has 22 themed galleries full of 8000 artistic delights which are sure to impress visitors of all ages. Entry into the museum is free of charge, meaning a great day out doesn't need to cost you!

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside: 2 miles

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WILLOW TEAROOMS

Splendour and elegance await you at the Willow Tearooms. Designed by the internationally renowned artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904, the tea rooms allow you to step into a fantasy realm and experience Art Deco beauty over afternoon tea. Delicious sandwiches and scrumptious cakes, accompany tea in ornate china cups. The Willow Tearooms is the ideal way to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of the shoppers on Sauchiehall Street.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside: 1 mile

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ST. ENOCH CENTRE

Glasgow is a superb shopping experience with hundreds of well-known shops and boutiques located in the city centre. The St. Enoch Centre is a short two minute walk from Holiday Inn Express City Centre Riverside, and provides a shopping haven for the style conscious. With shops like Debenhams, H&M, Topshop and Hamleys Toy Store, there's something for everybody at the St. Enoch Centre.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside: less than 1 mile

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TITAN CLYDEBANK

Ascend 150 feet for some of the most spectacular views across Glasgow. Titan Clydebank is a 100 year old shipbuilding crane which has become one of Scotland's most unique tourist attractions. Climbing a crane may seem like a strange activity; however Titan is a symbol of Glasgow's strong shipbuilding heritage and a preservation of the cities industrial past, providing a fantastic day out.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside: 7 miles

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ST ANDREW'S CATHEDRAL

Built in 1814, St Andrew's is a Roman Catholic Cathedral that has recently undergone major restoration to restore the beauty to this great church. Visitors are encouraged to bask in the gothic splendour of the cathedral and admire the many pieces of religious art. What shocks many visitors is how bright, airy and open the church feels in comparison to other historical buildings.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside: less than 1 mile

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SHARMANKa

Captivating for both adults and children, Sharmanka is an artistic performance using animated mechanical sculptures and music. The kinetic sculptures perform choreographed routines to chilling music and synchronised lighting. The creative story portrays the journey of life and death, making for an interesting, cultured and thought provoking show.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside: less than 1 miles

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HOUSE FOR AN ART LOVER

Calling all art lovers! For those looking for something a bit different and wanting more Charles Rennie Mackintosh, then visit the House for an Art Lover, located just a short distance from Glasgow City Centre. In 1901 Mackintosh designed a house for a competition, and although he was disqualified for late submission, his design was constructed in Glasgow in 1996. A must see for all Charles Rennie Mackintosh fans and art enthusiasts.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside: 3 miles

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THE CORINTHIAN CLUB

The Corinthian is a dining and bar venue which will exceed your expectations and provide a great experience. The building itself is beautiful and elaborate, being the traditional Glasgow Ship Bank which was converted into a court building in 1929. The richly decorated Victorian interiors complement fantastic food and fabulous cocktails. Chance your luck in the casino or carry your night into the small hours of the morning and dance the night away in the nightclub.

Distance from Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside: less than 1 mile

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GLASGOW NECROPOLIS

located adjacent to glasgow cathedral, the necropolis is a victorian cemetery full of fascinating architecture and sweeping panoramic views of the city of glasgow. built in 1832 and modeled on the famous père-lachaise in paris, this photogenic location is said to be the resting place of over 50,000 glaswegians. instead of being a place of mourning now, this landmark has been a key attraction with tourists over the years with fascinating stories about some of the graveyard's residents. Catch one of the free walking tours available or if you're after that perfect shot, head over to the Necropolis at sunset where you can catch a truely gorgeous sight. For more information on the Necropolis and the available walking tours click here

 https://www.glasgownecropolis.org/