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Study English in Glasgow

As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is alive with energy and style, its thriving cultural and sporting scene making it a fantastic destination for those taking part in our English language courses.

Both our base at Glasgow School of English and the student accommodation are centrally located and close to many of the city’s most popular attractions, while Glasgow is also within easy reach of many well-known tourist destinations. The city’s people are renowned as being among the friendliest you’ll find anywhere and will help to make those attending our courses feel very much at home.

Studying English in Glasgow:

Discover the city

Glasgow boasts a wonderful range of visitor attractions, both historic and contemporary. The much-loved and superbly-refurbished Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is always a hugely popular draw, as are the iconic new Riverside Museum -home to the city’s transport collection - and the Glasgow Science Centre. Art galleries abound, while the city’s vast green spaces include Pollok Country Park, in which can be found the remarkable Burrell Collection. The city is famously the largest retail centre in the UK outside London, and is also home to Scotland’s two biggest football clubs, Celtic and Rangers, as well as the national stadium at Hampden.

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Getting around

As befits a city of its size, Glasgow is served by a comprehensive transport network, featuring buses, local trains and a subway system which is the third oldest in the world – after London and Budapest.

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Glasgow Highlights

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
KelvingroveA much-loved Glasgow landmark, this magnificent Victorian building is Scotland’s most popular free visitor attraction. Housing one of Europe’s great civic art collections, a vast natural history section and one of the world’s finest displays of arms and armour, Kelvingrove’s recent £28 million refurbishment means there is more to see and do here than ever before.

The Burrell Collection
The Burrell CollectionSituated in the heart of Pollok Country Park, this remarkable eclectic collection of historic artefacts from around the world is named after the shipping magnate Sir William Burrell who acquired it throughout his lifetime and gifted it to the city. A visit can be coupled with a stroll around the tranquil surroundings of the extensive country park.

Glasgow Cathedral
Glasgow CatherdralThis majestic medieval cathedral - probably the finest building surviving in Scotland from the 13th Century - is said to be built upon the site of St Mungo’s Tomb and marks the birthplace of the city. Nearby, the Glasgow Necropolis offers a fascinating insight into the city’s social and economic heritage.

Riverside Museum
Riverside MuseumOpened in the summer of 2011, this purpose-built museum showcases the city’s transport, shipbuilding and engineering heritage. With the Tall Ship Glenlee berthed outside, the eye-catching building houses over 3,000 exhibits - including mighty steam locomotives, an interactive Wall of Cars, a Hanging Bicycle Veldodrome and re-created period streets. 

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Glasgow Attractions

Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science CentreA popular city visitor attraction situated on the south bank of the River Clyde, the centre’s Science Mall houses an exciting array of interactive science-learning exhibits, a theatre and a planetarium. The complex also includes an IMAX cinema and the Glasgow Tower - Scotland’s tallest free-standing structure.

Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow School of ArtDesigned by Art Noveau icon Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who left a legacy of his work throughout the city, the art school is regarded as his architectural masterpiece. Guided tours of the building, which is within easy walking distance of the city centre, take place throughout the year.

City bus tours
City Bus ToursAn ideal way for those new to the city to get their bearings and to see the most popular sights of Glasgow. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days, with regular daily departures from George Square.

Other Attractions:

  • Scottish Football Museum
  • Pollock Country Park
  • Xscape
  • City Chambers
  • Botanic Gardens & River Kelvin
  • Provands Lordship & St Mungos Museum
  • Gallery of Modern Art
  • Buchanan Street and Princes Square
  • Lighthouse
  • House for an Art Lover
  • Kelvingrove Park and Park Area
  • Tenement House
  • Scotland Street School

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Half-day trips

Students studying on our Glasgow Courses could have the opportunity to enjoy the following half-day trips:

  • Loch Lomond
  • Braehead – Skiing & Shopping
  • David Livingstone Centre
  • Hampden Experience

 

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Full Day trips

Students studying on our Glasgow Courses could have the opportunity to enjoy the following full day trips:

  • New Lanark
  • Millport
  • Falkirk Wheel

 

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Programmes

We have the following English Language courses available in Glasgow:

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