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Top Five Things to do During Easter Weekend in Glasgow

Plate of pigeon breast with a dark gravy, raspberries and potato dauphinoise.

Things to do during Easter weekend in Glasgow, let us give you our top five activities.

As the days grow longer and the first hints of spring appear, Glasgow comes alive with the promise of Easter weekend. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and eclectic attractions, Scotland’s largest city offers an array of activities to suit every taste.

Whether you’re a local looking for something new or a visitor eager to experience our city’s charm, here are the top five things to do in Glasgow during Easter weekend.

Head ‘up the toon’

View of Glasgow's West End skyline

Take a leisurely walk through Glasgow’s city centre and soak in the architectural marvels that adorn the city’s skyline. From the iconic Glasgow Cathedral to the bustling streets of Merchant City, there’s something to captivate every eye. Don’t forget to wander through the lush foliage of Glasgow Green, the city’s oldest public park, and perhaps enjoy a picnic if the weather permits.

A little bit of culture

Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art with Duke of Wellington Stature in front

Dive into Glasgow’s rich cultural scene by visiting its world-class museums and galleries. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum boasts an impressive collection of art and artefacts spanning centuries, while the Riverside Museum offers a fascinating journey through Scotland’s transportation history. Art lovers won’t want to miss the Gallery of Modern Art, which showcases contemporary works in a stunning neoclassical building.

Become one with nature

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a visit to one of Glasgow’s scenic parks or gardens. Lose yourself in the tranquillity of the Botanic Gardens, where exotic plants and colourful blooms await around every corner. Or, alternatively, head to nearby Kelvingrove.  Nestled in the heart of Glasgow’s West End, Kelvingrove Park is a verdant oasis of tranquillity amidst the bustling cityscape. With its sweeping lawns, majestic trees, and meandering pathways, the park offers a serene escape for visitors and locals alike. The park boasts stunning views of the River Kelvin and the iconic University of Glasgow.

A little retail therapy

An image from St. Vincent Street Glasgow. Shows a restaurant exterior and side of a tour bus.

Treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy in Glasgow’s bustling shopping districts. From high-end designer boutiques to quirky vintage stores, the city offers plenty of opportunities to indulge in a bit of retail indulgence. Don’t miss the chance to explore the iconic Style Mile, home to some of the best shopping in Scotland.

Deliciously decadent dining

No Easter weekend would be complete without a visit to The Buttery, Glasgow’s oldest restaurant. Tucked away in the Anderston, The Buttery is a culinary gem renowned for its timeless elegance and exquisite Scottish cuisine. Housed in a historic building dating back to the early 19th century, our beloved restaurant exudes charm and sophistication with its traditional décor and warm, welcoming atmosphere. From locally sourced ingredients to classic dishes with a modern twist, we try to offers guests an unforgettable gastronomic experience that celebrates the rich culinary heritage of Scotland.

Head Chef Craig Brown and his talented team combine their expertise with the finest locally sourced ingredients to create classic dishes with a contemporary angle.

From the freshest seafood to perfectly cooked meats, each dish showcases the best of the Scottish larder.

Plate of pigeon breast with a dark gravy, raspberries and potato dauphinoise.

Our attentive and professional team ensure that every guest feels important and well taken care of. From the moment you step through the door until the last bite of dessert, our service is attentive, knowledgeable, and personalised.

Spaces in our restaurant tend to go extremely fast, especially on Easter weekend, so we would recommend securing your spot immediately. You can do this over on our dedicated bookings page.

We hope this has given you an idea of what are the best things to do in Glasgow during Easter weekend. Our city is home to some of the best activities in all of Scotland, and we couldn’t think of a better way to spend Easter weekend.

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