The city suffered a blow in 2014 when fire destroyed part of The Glasgow School of Art, a seminal building designed by revered local architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Tours are suspended while it’s being restored but visitors can still learn about the city’s architectural and creative heritage on two new walking tours.
“Glasgow Style” investigates the city’s extraordinary architectural diversity from Victorian influences to Art Nouveau while “The Glasgow Miracle” charts the region’s remarkable creative regeneration through public art, architecture and design (www.gsa.ac.uk).
Reopening in July 2006, Kelvingrove Art Gallery has become Scotland’s most popular free attraction. With an intriguingly eclectic collection, it must be the only museum in the world