Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and has a huge amount to offer visitors – from the industrial history of the Clyde to the best shopping in the UK outside London.
Now that travel restrictions have been lifted, people from outwith the city are able to visit for the first time since Christmas and enjoy many of the city’s attractions.
Here are 13 ideas guaranteed to result in a memorable day trip to the Second City of the Empire.
1. Explore a ruined shipyard that shone onscreen
The Govan Graving Docks were built in the middle of the 19th century to allow ships to have their hulls inspected and repaired. They remained in use until 1988 and the three basins and associated building have since fallen into instagrammable ruin, attracting the makers of award-winning war film 1917 to use them as a backdrop. Photo: JPI Media
2. Visit the music hall where Stan Laurel launched his career
Glasgow's Britannia Panopticon, on the city's Trongate, is the world's oldest surviving music hall and hosted Stan Laurel's (by all accounts disasterous) stage debut in 1906. It will be reopening to visitors shortly and, in due course, will resume its programme of regular shows and screenings. Photo: Google Maps
3. See a priceless masterpiece at Kelvingrove
Salvador Dali's 'Christ of St John of the Cross' is one of the star attractions at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. For those less interested in art there's an array of fascinating collections, from animals to ancient Egyptian artifact, and regular organ recitals in the impressive main hall. Photo: JPI Media
4. Hit the Glasgow Mural Trail
Scattered in and around Glasgow CIty Centre are a large collection of murals by some of Scotland's best street artists. Some are small, some fill entire gable ends, most celebrate the history of the city and the Glaswegians who have made it what it is - from St Mungo to Billy Connolly. The trail takes around three hours and a guide can be found at www.citycentremuraltrail.co.uk. Photo: Canva