We know the traditional Glasgow subway crawl revolves around having a drink in the nearest pub to each underground station – but if alcohol’s not your thing, or you’re just looking for something different to do – why not take in some culture and history instead?
Here’s our guide to the top free (or cheap) cultural hotspots close to each of the subway stops, ready to be explored and photographed to your heart’s content:
Visit the Govan Stones in Govan Old Church, a collection of early medieval stones carved in the 9th to 11th centuries.
Take a stroll around Bellahouston Park and investigate some of the open-air artwork on display.
Feast your eyes on the architecture of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson by visiting Walmer Crescent, a curved row of tenement flats and houses.
Visit the Rennie Mackintosh designed Scotland Street School museum to find out about education through the decades.
Less than a 10 minute walk, and you can be at the former headquarters of the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society at 95 Morrison Street. This building is not only a beautiful example of French renaissance style architecture but is also where Glasgow Credit Union’s offices are located!
Explore the Hidden Gardens, a public green space where you can relax or maybe even take part in one of their community events.
Explore five floors of books, photographs, exhibitions and displays at one of Glasgow’s most famous landmarks – The Michell Library.
Take a short (or long) walk along the Kelvin Walkway – it goes all the way to Milngavie!
Grab a take-away coffee and stroll through the famous Botanic Gardens.
With 22 themed galleries including The Glasgow Boys, Arms and Armour, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Ancient Egypt – you’re bound to find something to interest you at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
Wrap up warm and wander along the banks of the Clyde to the Riverside Museum where you’ll find interactive displays including a historical street and subway station.
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