Trains to Glasgow
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Travelling to Glasgow by train
Hop on a train to Glasgow and get a taste of Scotland's largest and most vibrant city – as well as a famously warm welcome from the locals. With a fantastic music scene, striking architecture and more culture than you can shake a stick at, it’s a city brimming with creativity and originality. If you're exploring Scotland, trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow take just over an hour and a half from station to station, and are easy to plan with our Journey Planner.
It wouldn’t be right to visit Glasgow without having a dram, and there’s no better place to try Scotland’s national drink than the Auchentoshan Distillery. Explore the unique production process of their delicate, smooth and light, triple-distilled single malt whiskey with classic tours of the distillery starting from just £7. And yes, you get to try some at the end.
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park
If you’re looking to get out into the great outdoors, Scotland's largest Regional Park is only a short drive away. Walk through the heather hills of Misty Law and Hill of Stake, home to some of Britain's rarest birds of prey including Ospreys and Hen Harriers. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park is a partner of the Windows on Wildlife project – the park offers a host of nest sites for these beautiful birds, as well as trail cameras and watch-places for visitors to observe the wildlife in its natural habitat.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
An oasis of calm in the heart of the city centre, the Botanic Gardens are nestled beside the River Kelvin. The gardens feature several glasshouses, the most famous of which is the recently restored Kibble Palace, a magnificent structure designed by engineer, astronomer and all-round eccentric, John Kibble. With a year-round programme of exhibitions, concerts and the summertime ‘Bard in the Botanics’ event, there's always something new to entice both regulars and newcomers to the gardens.
Glasgow Climbing Centre
Challenge yourself and reach new heights at Glasgow’s premier climbing centre. Boasting a mix of climbing styles, you’ll find slabs, vertical walls and steep overhangs, as well as three dedicated bouldering areas. Whether you're a complete newbie or rock climbing master, there’s something for all abilities, with classes available to get you started or sharpen your skills.
Glasgow School of Art
Legendary artist, designer, architect and creative Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of Glasgow’s most celebrated sons and the Glasgow School of Art, built in 1896, is considered by many to be his finest work. Though the Mackintosh Building has been damaged by two separate fires in 2015 and 2018, you can still explore a vast collection of Mackintosh’s original furniture and works on the daily, award-winning guided tours which are led by students of the school. You can also join a walking tour to discover the city's creative past, present and future.
Glasgow Science Centre
There’s something to ignite every imagination at the Glasgow Science Centre: live science shows, special exhibits and interactive experiences. Question your perception in the Wacky Salon, explore the night sky in the Planetarium, or take in the stunning views at the top of the Glasgow Tower. There are also sci-fi movie screenings, lectures and late-night openings for adults.
House for an Art Lover
A stunning art gallery, exhibition space, event venue and artist studio, all rolled into one. Glasgow’s House for an Art Lover is one of the many must-see attractions for visitors to the city. Masterminded by visionary architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the house celebrates art, design and architecture, and has garnered international acclaim as a centre for the visual arts. Checking ahead is advised, as the venue is popular for private events and may be closed at certain times.
Theatre Royal Glasgow
Glasgow’s Theatre Royal is Scotland's oldest theatre. First opened in 1867, the theatre is home to both the Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet with shows running throughout the year. Tickets start from just £10 for those looking to sample one of Glasgow’s cultural highlights.
Tick Tock Unlock
Glasgow’s premiere escape room experience puts your problem solving skills to the ultimate test with a series of devious puzzles and clues to complete in under 60 minutes. Assemble a crack team of three to 12 code-crackers for an enjoyably intense hour of interactive fun. Best of all, it’s just five minutes walk from Glasgow Central train station, so finding your way there isn’t too much of a conundrum.
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How long does it take to get to Glasgow by train?
The journey to Glasgow from London Euston takes around four and a half hours. Not bad considering it can take upwards of seven hours by car... and cars don’t have on-board shops or table seats. A train to Glasgow from Birmingham will take around four hours, whereas Glasgow is only three hours and ten minutes away from Manchester by train.
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