School trips to Glasgow offer students the opportunity to explore this exciting Scottish city with a rich artistic heritage!

Glasgow school trips are most popular among art groups but can work really well for a number of subjects. Whatever your reason for visiting Glasgow, our school travel experts will work closely with you to create a tailor-made itinerary that will bring your curriculum to life and leave your students feeling inspired.

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Why visit Glasgow?

Explore a vibrant city

Glasgow is Scotland’s most populous city and really bloomed during the Industrial Revolution, when it became a hub for chemicals, textiles and engineering. In fact, the city became so important that it was, essentially, the British Empire’s second city during most of the Victorian and Edwardian periods.

Glasgow is, without a doubt, one of the UK’s most exciting cities. There’s plenty of culture to discover here, from art galleries and museums to live music and theatre, all waiting to be discovered.

And, if you have time, make sure you enjoy some retail therapy while you’re in Glasgow – people come from all over Scotland to spend their money in here, whether it’s in luxury boutiques, huge department stores, or quirky independent shops.

One thing’s for certain, choosing to visit Glasgow on your next school trip will provide your students with a better understanding of the rich diversity that we have here in the UK. They’ll love exploring this buzzing Scottish city and all it has to offer.

Incredible artistic heritage

It should be no surprise that Glasgow is home to some of the best museums and art galleries in the UK and was designated European Capital of Culture in 1990. This makes it a fantastic choice for school groups keen to learn more about British and Scottish culture, and a really exciting choice for school art groups.

Indeed, a school art trip to Glasgow will provide your students with plenty of inspiration for their own portfolios, as they explore attractions including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Hunterian and GoMA.

At the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, your students can learn more about the Glasgow School and, in particular, the group of artists known as the Glasgow Boys, as the museum has a large collection of their work. They’ll see how this group were inspired by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting to capture the character of Scotland in beautifully colourful ways.

Your students will also have the opportunity to learn about another important figure in the Glasgow School, renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. At the Lighthouse, your students can explore a fantastic exhibition dedicated to his life and work.

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Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!