Best views in Glasgow

If you’ve ever been to Glasgow, you’ll know it’s one of the UK’s most interesting cities. Full of culture, art and quirky places to go, it’s often referred to as Edinburgh’s cooler cousin and our Apex City of Glasgow Hotel is lucky enough to call it home. Glasgow is perfect for an alternative city break and boasts some of the country’s hippest bars and restaurants. What’s more, the Glasgow city skyline is pretty impressive and not talked about enough. What better way to make the most of Glasgow’s unconventional beauty this summer than by soaking up the sun-bathed city from above? We’ve made a list of the best places in Glasgow to take in the views. Get your camera out, these scenes are impressive.

Duplex Suites at Apex City of Glasgow Hotel

If you’re looking to take in showstopping views of Glasgow in luxury surroundings, our Duplex Suites at Apex City of Glasgow Hotel are the perfect place for you. Our Duplex Suites span over two levels with floor to ceiling windows that give you an impressive view of Glasgow’s skyline. Situated on Bath Street in the heart of the city, you can take in the city from above whilst you relax in one of our dreamy beds, or watch a movie curled up on your suite’s corner sofa. Find out more here.

Red Sky Bar

Image: Radisson Red Sky Bar for Bar magazine by McAteer Photography

Offering panoramic views of Finnieston Quay and the Clyde, the Red Sky Bar is the best place in Glasgow to enjoy a drink with a view. In summer months, you can enjoy a light bite and cocktails al fresco and in the colder months, the view is just an impressive inside. Floor to ceiling windows ensure your view of Glasgow isn’t compromised and the Sky Bar’s resident DJ on weekends will allow you to party the night away in style above the city.

The Lighthouse

Image: The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture and is situated just off Buchanan Street in Glasgow. Why not pop in and take in the panoramic views of the city after a spot of shopping, or enjoy a coffee in the bright, airy Doocot Café Bar located on the fifth floor of the visitor centre? There’s no better place to immerse yourself in Glasgow’s culture than in a building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh himself.

Glasgow Science Centre

Image: Jane Wong for Weekend Notes

Experience one of the best views in the city from Glasgow Tower at Glasgow Science Centre. Standing at 127 metres tall, the Tower offers magnificent views of Glasgow and the Clyde. Not only is it the tallest freestanding structure in Scotland, it’s also the only building on earth capable of rotating 360° into the wind. It’s so impressive that it even holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest fully rotating freestanding structure in the world. If that’s not a reason to visit, we don’t know what is! Go on a nice day and the views will be even more remarkable.

29 Glasgow

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The roof terrace at 29 Glasgow is one of the chicest spots in the city to enjoy al fresco bites and drinks, and offers stunning panoramic views of Royal Exchange Square. Nestled in the heart of Glasgow, just off Buchanan Street, 29 Glasgow is a Private Members Club that offers a charming place to relax up high away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Stop by during the summer months and take in the showstopping views of the city centre, and don’t forget to snap the perfect Instagram pic!

If you stay with us in Glasgow to catch some great views, don’t forget to share your pics and tag us @apexhotels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.