What are the five best things to see and do in Glasgow?

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Joseph Reaney

As one of the most-visited cities in the United Kingdom, Glasgow is naturally home to a diverse range of tourist-friendly attractions. Here are five of the best things to see and do in the city:
1. Enjoy the architecture. Glasgow has a huge number of architecturally interesting buildings, ranging from its Gothic cathedral to its Renaissance City Chambers to its style-defying Glasgow School of Art. But perhaps the most interesting of all is the ultra-modern, armadillo-inspired Clyde Auditorium.
2. Take in a museum. There are dozens of museums in the city, showcasing everything from religion to science. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors’ lesser-seen favorite is probably the Glasgow Police Museum, which celebrates the history of one of the oldest police forces in the world.
3. Stroll through a park. There is more parkland in Glasgow than in any other British city — so make the most of it. Start with a walk around the Botanic Gardens, followed by a picnic in the historic Glasgow Green.
4. Enjoy a concert. Glasgow has a thriving music scene and has played host to popular bands like Belle & Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand and Snow Patrol. For established acts, head to the Barrowland Ballroom; or to discover the next big thing, try Tchai-Ovna.

5. Watch a football match. The Old Firm Derby — the football match between city rivals Glasgow and Celtic — is one of the most famous in the world. But if you’re not around for that, you can catch all the other games in the local pubs.

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