Welcome to Glasgow!


About Glasgow

Glasgow is the largest and most vibrant city in Scotland. Popular for its shopping, dining, nightlife and museums, it is also supremely convenient as a base to explore Scotland’s beautiful landscapes. Glasgow was rated #1 Friendliest City in the WORLD by Rough Guides in November 2016!

Glasgow offers a blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of restaurants and bars.



Vibrant and energetic, Glasgow enjoys a year-round buzz with an arts scene that regularly produces cutting-edge productions and attracts high-profile exhibitions that led to the city being crowned European City of Culture in 1990. The city has a long-standing reputation for its live music scene and is very well off too in terms of city parks.

With an annual calendar of events featuring world class cultural highlights, colourful summer festivals and sporting spectacles, Glasgow is catering to a diversity of tastes. Glasgow is home to all of Scotland’s national performing arts organisations including the Scottish Ballet and the National Theatre of Scotland.


Glasgow was also the UK’s City of Architecture and Design in 1999 and its architecture is an attraction in itself. The city centre has countless impressive Victorian structures and then there are the unique masterpieces of one of the city’s most celebrated sons, the legendary architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

No matter when you visit, you’ll find world-class visitor attractions, diverse neighbourhoods, stunning architecture, an ever-evolving food and drink scene and legendary nightlife.



Finding your way
Download the Glasgow City Map to easily find your way around town and to explore places to visit. Our registration desk team will of course be happy to assist you in finding the best route for you.

Conference Rover Ticket
Explore Glasgow for £5 for 5 days with unlimited travel in the Conference Zone with the Conference Rover Ticket. Further information is available here.

Looking for further information?
Visit People Make Glasgow, VisitScotland or Tripadvisor for more inspiration for your stay.