Destination: Glasgow

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Scotland's largest city full of culture and as Scottish as it gets!

Glasgow

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Introducing Glasgow


Glasgow is Scotland's largest city. What it lacks in historical interest compared to its city rival Edinburgh, it makes up for in style and culture. This vibrant and energetic city has undergone somewhat of a rejuvenation over the past few decades, and the result is a fantastic blend of internationally acclaimed museums and galleries, some stunning architecture, a vibrant nightlife which includes a huge diversity of pubs, clubs and a great live music scene as well as plenty of theatre options as well as fine dining. Glasgow also boasts Scotland's best shopping. Glasgow is also home to Scotland's two most dominant football clubs and great rivals - Celtic and Rangers.

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Region: Scotland

Time to spend here: 1/2 - 2 days

More Information: www.seeglasgow.com

What's nearby? Loch Lomond, Stirling

What transport do you recommend? Glasgow has a city underground Metro train which is probably the easiest way to navigate this large city.

Did you know? Until the mid-1880s Partick had a drummer who would beat his drum every day at 5am, to get everyone up for work, and at 9pm to signify that it was time to go back to bed.

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What can I see in and around Glasgow?


Glasgow Cathedral

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Glasgow Cathedral dates mainly from the 15th century. The Cathedral has some magnificent stained glass windows as well as splendid gothic architecture. You can also visit St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Glasgow City Chambers

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The City Chambers are located on the Victorian built George Square. Inside the impressive looking chambers building which houses the local government, you will find an even more extravagant interior. Free public guided tours run daily, Monday to Friday at 10.30am and and 2.30pm.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

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The Riverside Museum is a brand new award-winning museum in Glasgow, where you will find thousands of objects on display, including cars, locomotives, bicycles and even skateboards. Find out more about Glasgow's rich history and see what the daily life was like in the early to mid-20th century. The museum is located by the river Clyde, and you will find next to it the iconic Tall Ship. Entrance to the museum and the ship is free.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

Glasgow Science Centre

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Glasgow Science Centre is orientated towards children. The museum includes hundreds of interactive exhibits all inside the impressive looking Science Mall. There's also an IMAX cinema and a planetarium.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

Kelvingrove Art Gallery

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The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum houses one of Europe's great civic art collections. Since its 2003-2006 refurbishment, the museum has been the most popular free to enter visitor attraction in Scotland, and the most visited museum outside London.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Scottish Football Museum

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The Scottish Football Museum is a must-see for all football lovers. Located at Hampden Park, Scotland's National Stadium (2 miles from the city centre) you can take a guided-tour of the stadium and enjoy memorabilia and video clips.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Pollok Country Park

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Situated just 3miles from the city centre, Pollok Country Park is Glasgow's largest park and boasts gardens, woodlands and plenty of wildlife including highland cattle. Within the park, you will find Pollock House, ancestral home to the Maxwell of Pollok for the past 700 years. The house contains much original furniture as well as some of the finest Spanish paintings in Britain. Also in the park is the Burrell Collection which houses a world-famous collection of art, tapestries, furniture, textiles, ceramics, stained glass, and sculptures from Medieval Europe and beyond.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

David Livingstone Centre

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The David Livingstone Centre can be found in nearby Blantyre – the birthplace of the Victorian missionary explorer. The museum tells the story of the explorer's life, including his 30 years of travel (mostly on foot!) through Central Africa.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Glengoyne Distillery

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Just under 40 minutes from Glasgow on the scenic A81, the 200-year-old Glengoyne Distillery is open all year round for guided distillery tours, whisky tastings and in-depth blending sessions.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

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