City Sight Seeing Bus

City Sight Seeing Bus

Glasgow’s Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing bus is a fantastic and cheap way to see the city and The Kelvingrove hotel is just a few minutes walk from one of the many stops!

The full tour lasts approximately 75 minutes, is available in many different languages and has 21 stops. All of which are situated close to the city’s places of interest. These include; Glasgow cathedral, Glasgow Green, SECC, The Science Centre, Glasgow University, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

The Kelvingrove Hotel is 6 minutes walk to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The museum has an amazing collection of everything from paintings to natural history exhibits. In total it has 22 themed galleries filled with 8000 items. It also sits beside the lovely Kelvingrove Park where you can stroll beside the River Kelvin. The museum is open daily until 5pm and is free entry.

Even just the views that can be taken in from the open top bus are worthwhile with the stops passing places such as the famed Glasgow School of Art, the stunning Hydro concert venue and The University of Glasgow’s historic campus.

Whether you are a foodie looking for great cuisine, a lover of design and architecture or simply someone who wants to shop and enjoy a bit of nightlife, the tourbus helps you find your Glasgow. The tour also has other options to take up like the Pokemon Go map for Pokemon hunters or the Ghoulish Glasgow audio exhibit t focuses on the ghoulish, gory and downright
Horrible past of Glasgow and its buildings and locations.

Ghoulish Glasgow is all about the city and its history. It focuses on the ghoulish, gory and downright Horrible past of Glasgow and its buildings and locations. From huge dunghills to ghostly apparitions, Ghoulish Glasgow will enthral your kids for 1 hour 20 minutes

After the success of his architecture, Mackintosh moved to southern France in 1923 with his wife. There he turned to watercolour painting, with the intention of mounting an exhibition in London. He returned to London in 1928 with 40 paintings but on the 10th December of that year he passed away at age 60.


As much as we love having you stay with us at the Kelvingrove Hotel, we would be doing you and Scotland a great disservice by not telling you about Scotland’s NC500!


Two years ago, everyone here at the Kelvingrove Hotel in Glasgow, were busy planning for a bumper Christmas season. Preparations were underway for the ever popular “Ice Experience” at Elfin grove, and what an event it was!

Summer Nights Festival 2020

Glasgow’s beautiful Kelvingrove park is in our backyard making The Kelvingrove Hotel the best place to stay if you are attending (or planning to attend) this year’s Summer Nights Festival at The park’s fantastic Bandstand which is less than a 5 minute walk from our doorstep!