1 Glasgow School of Art

Take a student-led tour of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architectural masterpiece, where his art is displayed in everything from the light-filled central stairwell to the delicate decorative details.

2 Necropolis

Elegantly crumbling graveyard on a city-centre hill behind the ancient cathedral, with great views giving a different perspective on the city.

3 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Splendid civic collection in a magnificent red sandstone building in the West End; a regular Sunday outing for Glaswegians.

4 Clydeside

The river that made Glasgow: walk or cycle along it, take a boat on it, cross a bridge over it, or get a view of it from the absorbing new Riverside Museum.

5 Burrell Collection

An inspired and eclectic art collection displayed in a purpose-built museum in leafy Pollok Park.

6 New Lanark

Stay for next to nothing in the hostel at this lovely eighteenth-century planned village, where there’s fascinating background on mill life, as well as superb woodland walks.

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