What to do in the East End of Glasgow

There are a lot of things to do in the East End of Glasgow: this neighborhood is full of iconic locations. It’s also the medieval heart of the city.

Follow our itinerary to make the most of your time in the East End


Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis

Start your day with the visit of Glasgow Cathedral (aka High Kirk or Saint Mungo Cathedral). Did you know Saint Mungo is the founder and the patron saint of the city of Glasgow?

The entrance to Glasgow Cathedral is free and you can visit the cathedral every day. Please note it is only open from 1pm on Sundays. Volunteers are also available to give you a tour and answer any question you may have.

Glasgow Cathedral
Glasgow Cathedral in the East End

On Cathedral Square, cross the bridge towards the Necropolis.

This victorian cemetery contains 3 500 graves and is the 2nd biggest park of Glasgow. Head up to the top of the hill to admire the view.

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis offer guided tours of the Necropolis: you’ll need to book it in advance.

St.Mungo Museum and Provand’s Lordship

Make your way back on the square and head toward St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art.

The museum’s collections explore the importance of religion in people’s lives accross the world.

The entrance is free and the view on the Necropolis from the museum’s top floor is not to be missed.

Before leaving the medieval district, make sure to stop by Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house.

Tennent’s and Drygate : two iconic breweries in the East End

A bit thirsty? Head in the direction of the iconic Tennents Wellpark Brewery.
For 10 pounds, you can visit the brewery and learn all about the production of Scotland’s favourite beer ( and get a free pint at the end of your visit).

And here’s a small tip for you: try to visit the factory during the week as the production line stops at the weekend.

If you’re still thirsty, or if independent brewers are your thing, stop by Drygate.

Drygate is a micro-brewery which opened in 2014.It’s also a restaurant, a comedy club and a concert venue.
You can also visit the production line for the cost of 10 pounds,on Sundays only.

The East End of Glasgow is just a short walk from the city centre and has plenty to offer!

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