100 (3878 reviews)/
100 (3878 reviews)/
Perfectly placed in Glasgow's fashionable West End with free WiFi and guest parking, Glasgow Pond Hotel enjoys a great local reputation, which is complemented by the fantastic modern interior. Guest rooms are stylish and comfortable with digital TV, direct dial telephone, welcome tray and 24 hour room service. The Brasserie offers great value food all day every day. Only a few minutes drive from the city centre of Glasgow, the hotel is a great base for those wanting to explore all that Glasgow has to offer. Museums, culture and art, cafes and bars on tap, there is something for everyone. Whether your stay is business or leisure Glasgow Pond Hotel is the perfect choice for a memorable stay in Glasgow.
The Botanic Gardens in Glasgow were established in 1817 originally with the intention of supplying samples for the botany department at Glasgow University. They cover an area of 50 acres. They are located in the West End of the city between the River Kelvin and Great Western Road. The Gardens can be accessed by foot through several entrances, which include Great Western Road, Queen Margaret Drive, Kirklee Circus and Kelvin Walkway. There are several glasshouses the most famous being the 19th century Kibble Palace which is made from cast iron and covers an area of 2137 square metres. There are many big collections of plants within the gardens including orchids, ferns, begonias and many tree species. Opening times of the gardens is 7am until dusk with the glasshouse being open 10am till 6pm (4.15 in winter). There is a visitor's centre that is open from 11am until 4pm.
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum re-opened in 2006 after being closed for refurbishment for three years. 1.9 million people visited in the first year of opening, putting it first among Scottish tourist attractions and making it the most visited museum in the United Kingdom outside of London. It has received five stars from Visit Scotland. The permanent collections comprise art, decorative arts, archaeology, natural history. The renovations gave the museum more usable space, and allowed the number of objects on display to double, from 4000 to 8000. Notable exhibits include objects and pieces of furniture by Charles Rennie MacKintosh, the main name of the Art-Nouveau movement in Glasgow, and the famous Christ of St John of the Cross by Salvador Dali. The building itself is built of red sandstone, the traditional building material in Glasgow which gives the city a lot of its character, in a Spanish Baroque style. It is located a few minutes away from the Kelvinhall underground station. Entry to the museum is free, as with all the museum belonging to the city of Glasgow. Opening times are available on the museum's website.