Glasgow is a great city to visit in spring, with so much to see and do during the warmer months. As Scotland’s largest and most populated city, modern Glasgow is now renowned for culture, style and friendliness. Glasgow has a rich history, and with the combination of historical and contemporary architecture, venues, and so much more, it’s not hard to see the city’s allure from the very first glance. We’ve added a few ideas for a spring visit below to get you started.
Take a Spring Walk
Pollok Country Park is best to visit in the spring as it’s the city’s largest green space and home to a herd of Highland cattle that call the park home. You can see them with their fluffy calves arriving throughout the season. While there, you can visit The Burrell Collection and the Edwardian mansion Pollok House.
Alexandra Park is another favourite for a spring walk. The entrance boasts ornate gates, and after just a short walk, you’ll enjoy beautiful floral displays, playgrounds, picnic areas and more, making this a popular choice for an afternoon out.
Victoria Park is known as one of the city’s prettiest parks to wander in to enjoy the spring flowers. But did you know this park is home to an ancient preserved forest? The Fossil Grove features a fascinating array of fossilised tree stumps dating back 330 million years.
Go Blossom Spotting
Nothing quite says spring so much as cherry blossoms with Glasgow Green and Blythswood Square are great places to see this spectacle. Expect a well-kept garden at Blythswood Square, surrounded by elegant buildings, and try to spot the neoclassical entrance to The Glasgow Lady Artists’ Society (1908).
Or, if you love organised gardens featuring blooms from international locations, take a trip to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, where you can enjoy all manner of beautiful plants, flowers, and trees in both the grounds and greenhouses.
Visit a Museum
There are so many great museums to explore in Glasgow, so you’ll never be short of a place to discover something new. Spend time exploring the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Glasgow Science Centre, or the Riverside Museum with its fabulous transport and technology collections. And for those who like something a little more macabre, why not visit the Necropolis, Glasgow’s largest cemetery, complete with 37 acres of incredible architecture, sculpture and fascinating stories?
Get Out on the Town
Glasgow is known for being one of the UK’s best cities for nightlife, with great bars, restaurants, warehouse parties, fine dining, distilleries, cocktail bars, pub grub, and so much more. Spring is an ideal time of year to get out and try the bounty the city offers and try something new.
Get NATIVE in Glasgow
When planning a weekend getaway or time in Glasgow, try the local Native Apart Hotel, featuring all the perks of an apartment with the services of a boutique hotel in a central location close to all the springtime excitement in the city.