The Gateway to the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Glasgow is a friendly, bustling town full of fascinating landmarks and buildings. Walking the streets allows you to marvel at imposing 19th-century buildings, Victorian and art nouveau architecture, and unique masterpieces of one of the city’s most celebrated sons, the legendary architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
A true melting pot of architecture and design, the “modern-day landscape of Glasgow has been very much shaped by the hands of some extremely talented Scottish architects from the past.”
Medieval cathedrals mix with modern concert halls, and the city is home to the largest terracotta fountain in the world. (Hint: remember Doulton Fountain). Many of the buildings are quite “distinctive in their appearance, being built of red sandstone, such as both the People’s Palace on Greendyke Street and the Charing Cross Mansions building on Sauchiehall Street.”
But can you pick out some of Glasgow’s top landmarks, from some of the world’s most popular tourist attractions? See if you can beat my score of 10/13.
Quiz: Glasgow Landmarks vs The World
Glasgow was the UK’s City of Architecture and Design in 1999 and the architecture here is an attraction in itself.
Trains to Glasgow with TransPennine Express are an efficient way to travel from destinations within the UK; the city has so much to offer you that you’ll struggle to scratch the surface with a short trip.