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Glasgow is officially the second city of Scotland but in terms of the actual population it is undoubtedly the largest. With 580,000 living in the city itself and over 2 million living in the wider metropolitan area, it is one of the most important cities in the UK.

Founded by St Mungo in the 6th Century, Glasgow can be found in the west coast lowlands of Scotland on the River Clyde. It became a commercial centre in the 11th Century and has retained that importance since. As such, transport links to Glasgow via rail, road and air are really well designed and easy to use, especially with the Scottish capital of Edinburgh just 42 miles away.



Glasgow is actually a vibrant and lively city that really offers a wealth of historical, architectural and cultural gems. The 1999 UK City of Architecture and Design, Glasgow is home to the beautiful City Chambers, Glasgow Cathedral, The Trades Hall and People’s Palace.
Not to be outdone by man made structures, breathtaking natural countryside and coastal beauty can also be found in Glasgow. There are beautiful parks like Glasgow Green and gorgeous coastal spots that can provide a peaceful interlude to the city.

The entertainment scene in Glasgow is buzzing, with theatres, cinemas, clubs, restaurants and pubs all available throughout the city. Eating out is also a pleasure with all sorts of cuisine, from traditional Scottish to international foods, widely available.
If you do plan on staying in Glasgow then there is accommodation and activities to suit all budgets in all areas of the city.

Glasgow Science Centre
This very modern centre spread over four floors is a child’s delight. With hundreds of interactive activities, including an Imax Theatre, a Science Mall, Observation Tower  and much more. Pacific Quay.

Clydebuilt
This museum is all about boats and getting around on the water. There are models of boats and big real ones , with plenty of historical information as well. Located in King Inch Road.

Glasgow Cathedral
This dark, sinister appearing Cathedral dates back to the 15th century and is a must see when visiting Glasgow.

Fossil Grove
This spooky attraction has fossilised trees that date back 350million years.

Scottish Football Museum
The Scots love their footy, so this popular museum highlights all the history and successes of Scottish Football. Located in Hampden Park.

The Barras
With over 1000 stalls, this flea market is very popular. A word of warning though, watch out for the designer rip offs and the occasional pick pocket.

The People’s Palace
Located on Glasgow Green, the oldest park here, this museum describes the rich history of the people and the city.

 


 

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