Calling all music and art lovers! Are you planning on exploring Glasgow’s famous West End and Kelvingrove Park? If so, The Kelvingrove Bandstand is the perfect place for you to feast your eyes on when in the area. Whether you are catching a show or just there to see it in all of its glory, you will not be disappointed. This beautiful bandstand is an example of structures that were once scattered across the city, unfortunately, this is the only one left.

How do I get to the Kelvingrove Bandstand from Glasgow City Centre?

The Bandstand is located in the city's West End and is right next to the University of Glasgow. This area is serviced by Bus, Rail and Subway links. The Subway is the best form of transport to this area, with regular trains. The nearest stations would be Byres Road, Partick and Kelvinbridge.

Originally, it opened in 1924, but was closed in 1999 and fell into disrepair in the years following this. At one point, its condition was listed as critical, due to vandalism. Thanks to Glasgow City Council, Glasgow City Preservation Trust and Glasgow Life, The building was restored to its former glory in 2012 and opened for the Commonwealth Games in 2014. The building can be viewed from the gates, in all of its glory. Although, it is a fully functioning concert venue. So, visitors can attend concerts here, with the likes of Van Morrisson and Rick Astley coming up in the near future. So what are you waiting for? Come down and feast your eyes on this beautifully restored venue, catch a concert if you can!

  • Regular Shows.
  • Central location.
  • Food is available close to Bandstand.
  • Next to the University of Glasgow.
  • Easily accessible via public transport.

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