"The Hub of Scotland" Glasgow by TravellingSpirit

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I 'm adding to this page and tips on a fairly regular basis right now.

I found this article which I think gives quite a nice flavour of the city
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/print/news/5016805.shtml
And this one of the food:
http://www.visitbritain.com/VB3-en-NZ/experiences/Taste/food_drink_people/joanne_murray.aspx

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, being twice the size of Edinburgh which is the capital city of Scotland.

Why come to Glasgow? Come to Glasgow to experience the city and experience it's magic. Glaswegians are generally the salt of the earth sort of people and the city is very much alive. What Glasgow has in plenty is soul. The city may not have a castle or so many historical buildings as Edinburgh or stage an annual Fringe, but as you'll see below there is some amazing architecture, art and it has it's fair share of culture.

I hadn't posted a Glasgow page as there are already some very good ones on VT. The following are worth a look:
Scotlandscotour - has many very good tips on places I was going to do tips for, like the Botanic Gardens. Saved me a good bit of typing! (http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/70ef2/4c4af/)
CelticFire - a native of Glasgow who loves his home town (http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/5a202/)
RPW - another native who gives a slightly different perspective of the city (http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/74610/4c4af/)

I should say that I haven't taken any of the photos I've used and I've 'borrowed' them from the visit Glasgow site. (Well who takes a camera with them when the visit their local city?!)

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A VT meet in September 2006

There will be a VT meet in Glasgow on Saturday 9 September and I will post more information nearer the time.

I'm in the process of posting some tips of things to do to give you a flavour of what there is to see and do whilst you're here.

You'll find lots of information at http://www.seeglasgow.com/
And things to do and places to eat at http://www.list.co.uk/

Glasgow has some impressive architecture, most notably that designed by Charles Renee MackIntosh, in his distinctive Art Noveau design (I'll leave it at that before I show my ignorance and the architecture experts put me right - I know very little about architecture, but just know what I like).
http://www.glasgowmuseums.com/links.cfm?id=9

Glasgow Museums are well worth investigating, including the Kelvingrove and the Burrell Collection.
http://www.glasgowmuseums.com/

I am going to do some investigation regarding places for folks to stay, but in the meantime you can look through the ones listed on the tourist information site at
http://search.visitscotland.com/sitemakescotland.asp?userid=CWJIMMQQNQ&gotoproviderlist=true&survivallevel=2&subsequentrun=true&startat=1&templateextension=txt&preferredservicetype=&sortorder=

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A vibrant city
  • Cons:You'll be lucky if you understand a word anyone says!
  • Last visit to Glasgow: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated May 15, 2006
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  • Kaspian's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2009 at 7:18 AM

    Personally, I liked Glasgow and it didn't feel dangerous to me. But statistically it is the "Murder Capital of Western Europe" and most recently the UN declared it "The Most Violent City In The Developed World". :(

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    We had a great time here, you brought back some lovely memories ;-)

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2009 at 5:06 AM

    Very nice time spent there last August!

  • Zvrlj's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Very nice Glasgow page. Hope to check your tips sometimes soon :-) Happy New Year! I&V

  • Maxus's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Great page about a great city, thanks

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Great tips and photos! Glasgow looks like a wonderful place. I gather from your "con" that the local accent is pretty strong. I guess knowing the English isn't enough (haha). Best from New Jersey, Bill

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2007 at 7:00 AM

    Great page of Glasgow. Hope to explore the underground when I visit one day. Cheers, SL :)

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2007 at 9:37 AM

    Sounds an interesting museum. I will visit when I come here.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2007 at 5:19 AM

    Thanks for sharing. I was in Glasgow for only 1 day back in the '80's but didn't have time to see that much.

  • iaint's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2007 at 11:44 PM

    yes, the language is tricky!

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