The 6 Best-Kept Secrets of Glasgow

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9 February 2017

Glasgow is world-famous for its culture; it boasts museums and galleries and restaurants galore. Yet some treasures may have slipped through the cracks. Here are six of the best-kept secrets of Glasgow.

The Mackintosh House

Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh is renowned in his native Glasgow, and his designs can be seen all over the city. Most people don’t know, however, about The Mackintosh House containing reassembled interiors of rooms from the Mackintoshes’ Glasgow home. Featuring the Mackintoshes’ real furniture and with original fixtures of the house, this is a site not to be missed.
The Mackintosh House, The Hunterian Art Gallery, Gilbert Scott Building, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 330 4221

The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

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Riverside Museum
Riverside Museum | Courtesy Of Glasgow Life
Free to enter (with a suggested donation of £3), this interactive museum is chock-full of models of vintage cars, motorcycles, trains, and more. The highlight, though, is a tour of the Tall Ship, otherwise known as the Glenlee, an 1896 barque formerly used as a cargo carrier and as a Spanish naval ship, which is now stationed adjacent to the museum in the Glasgow Harbor.

The Flying Duck

Bar, Restaurant, Vegan, Pub Grub, $$$
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The Flying Duck
The Flying Duck | © Courtesy of The Flying Duck
Decorated with bunting and fairy lights, packed with retro video and board games, and often offering live music, pub quizzes, and club nights, The Flying Duck is one of the most unassuming yet fun-loving bars in Glasgow.