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Find Out These Free-of-charge Things You Can Do in Glasgow, Scotland

Many people might be thinking that traveling to a European country or city costs an arm and a leg. 

If you’re one of the people with this thought in mind, you better know now that what you’re thinking is absolutely wrong. 

As long as you’re wise and disciplined enough in handling your money, you can certainly tapper off your travel expenses more than you could ever think of. 

In fact, somewhere in Scotland nestles a city which offers a lot of activities and attractions for free! Yes, you’ve read it right. 

The striking and exceptional Glasgow city doesn’t only keep its beautiful wonders by itself and for Glaswegians only – but is also quite generous to let the world see and witness them in exchange for nothing.   

So, to prove that what you’re thinking is wrong, find out how many places you can go and things you can do for free in Glasgow as you continue in the next pages. 

Most suggested free attractions

If some other countries and cities boast tons of tourist attractions with an eye-popping fee, think wisely and see these places you can visit in Glasgow for free:

  • Glasow Botanic Gardens

One of the finest tourist attractions you may enjoy is the Glasgow Botanic Gardens which is situated in the West End of the city. 

When you take time to visit here, you’ll witness various glasshouses in which the Kibble Palace stood as the most renowned one.  

  • Kelvingrove Art and Gallery Museum

This ever-famous and exceptionally built museum in Glasgow is considered as one of the most renowned tourist attractions in Scotland. 

As you come and see what’s inside this prominent structure, you’ll find 22 themed, unprecedented galleries that display an astounding 8000 objects. 

  • Gallery of Modern Art

The Gallery of Modern Art is recognized as Scotland’s most-toured gallery. 

This place is also known to be Glasgow’s core for its great and contemporary art collection. 

You can find the Gallery of Modern Art in Royal Exchange Square where GoMA is guaranteed free-of-charge! 

  • Riverside Museum

Housing over 3,000 on-display items which include skateboards, trains, paintings, prams, cars, and Stormtrooper, the Riverside Museum became the city of Glasgow’s award-winning transport museum. 

And if you want to check this place, you can find it on the banks of the River Clyde. Who would’ve thought that you can enjoy this place for free, huh?

  • Glasgow Cathedral

Another widely-recognized tourist spot in Glasgow, the ever-magnificent Glasgow Cathedral. 

The Glasgow Cathedral is acknowledged as one of Scotland’s most luxurious medieval structures.

The Cathedral is also the only one on the Scottish land to endure the Reformation of 1560 unimpaired. 

Once you reached and set your feet in front of this exceptional cathedral, you’ll be in awe and wouldn’t believe the fact that this place is accessible to all for free. 

Discover Glasgow for free

  • City Centre Mural Trail

If you’ll find yourself some time to stroll around the city a little mile or walking distance away from your serviced apartment in Glasgow George Square or your hotel in Glasgow city center, you may encounter lots of amazing creations of art embellishing several of the city’s buildings.  

You can take a look at these truly astounding street arts through a self-guided stroll with the guide of the handy City Centre Mural Trail Map. 

And below is the list of the eye-catching street arts you may come across the streets.

  • The World’s Most Economical Taxi
  • Billy Connolly
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • St Mungo at High Street
  • St Enoch and Child
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh
  • Glasgow’s Panda
  • Fellow Glasgow Residents
  • Spaceman
  • Public parks and gardens

Glasgow City will prove to you that not every beautiful scenery costs so much for you to see. 

In fact, you may want to check out its over 90 public parks and gardens where you can relax and unwind for free! 

Truly, its greeneries are amazing to see, and can you imagine that you can pamper yourself through walking in Glasgow’s parks without paying a coin or two? 

Now that you’ve had a glimpse of Glasgow’s best free-of-charge offers, won’t you come and visit this place? Let us know your thoughts. And if you’ve been to this wonderful city in Scotland, share your fascinating experience with our readers. 

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