Free Things to do in Glasgow

Free things to do in Glasgow - People's Palace

Red Deer Village Holiday Park is situated on the outskirts of Glasgow and perfectly placed for day trips to the city centre. There’s so much to see and do in Glasgow, whether it be a concert, day trip to a castle or trying out Scottish cuisine. But, if you’re looking to save the pennies on your next trip to Glasgow, we’ve created a list of some free things to do while you visit*.

Botanic Gardens

The Glasgow Botanic Gardens is first on our list of free things to do in Glasgow. The 27 acre park features a variety of plants, and makes a great spot for a summer picnic. It also has delicious cafe facilities, and the beautiful Kibble Palace greenhouse.

Free things to do in Glasgow - Botanic Gardens

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Art Galleries

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is located within Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow’s West End. It’s near other attractions such as the Riverside Museum, The Tall Ship and the Hunterian Museum. Kelvingrove Art Gallery holds 9000 artefacts and paintings across 22 themed galleries. There are occasional temporary collections available to view, as well as the gallery’s permanent exhibitions.

Glasgow is the home of The Lighthouse, a historical landmark featuring contemporary art and design. It hosts a permanent collection of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect and designer.

Within a 10 minute walk of Glasgow Queen Street Station, you’ll find the Gallery of Modern Art. Outside, you’ll see the iconic Duke of Wellington statue, most likely with a traffic cone on its head!

All of these galleries are free to enter!

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral is one of the oldest cathedrals in Scotland, and was founded in 1197. It holds the tomb of St Mungo, and beautiful stained glass windows.

Free things to do in Glasgow - Glasgow Cathedral

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Glasgow Green

Glasgow Green plays host to a busy schedule of events throughout the year, including TRNSMT Festival and the World Pipe band Championships.  It is a great place to watch Glasgow’s fireworks on Guy Fawkes night, but is popular year long. The green is great for a picnic or a scenic walk when the weathers warm. It’s also home to many historic monuments. These include the McLennan Arch, Nelson Monument, Templeton Factory and St. Andrew’s Suspension Bridge.

Another highlight of Glasgow Green is The People’s Palace; a museum and glasshouse telling the story of Glasgow from 1750 to now.

Free Things to do in Glasgow

Of course, sometimes when visiting a town, you don’t need to plan your activities. It can be great just to walk around the city and take it all in, or find a new spot off he beaten track to explore. Whatever you decide to do when visiting Glasgow, Red Deer Village Holiday Park have a range of accommodation options to suit your needs. Contact us to find out more.

* All attractions free to enter at time of publishing.


People’s Palace Photo Credit: My Highlands