"The Hub of Scotland" Glasgow by TravellingSpirit
Glasgow Travel Guide: 1,316 reviews and 2,449 photos
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
And this one of the food:
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?!)
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).
Glasgow Museums are well worth investigating, including the Kelvingrove and the Burrell Collection.
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
- Pros:A vibrant city
- Cons:You'll be lucky if you understand a word anyone says!
The Glasgow underground is more than 100 years old and predates the London underground. There is only one circular route... more travel advice
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