Voted one of the friendliest cities in the world, Scotland’s biggest city is a stylish mix of arts, culture and unique Celtic charm.
GLASGOW - AT A GLANCE
- Glasgow is home to more than 20 museums and art galleries, including the award-winning Burrell Collection, the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Riverside Museum, a radical space designed by Zaha Hadid.
- The work of eminent architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh is dotted all over the city. You can explore his most famous building, the Glasgow School of Art, on a student-led tour.
- A UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow’s gig scene is red hot. Choose from hundreds of music events in pubs and clubs or head straight to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, one of the city’s best-known music venues.
- Style Mile, the area between Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and the Merchant City is packed full of high street stores, independent boutiques and vintage fashion shops.
- The regenerated Merchant City is Glasgow’s new cultural quarter, with the former mercantile buildings and warehouses revamped as trendy bars, top-notch restaurants and fashionable designer emporiums.
- Make sure you visit People Make Glasgow for a more detailed glimpse of city life.
- Just over 1 hour’s drive from Glasgow you’ll find Loch Lomond, a first hint of the Highlands and an area designated a National Park for its epic splendour.
- You can travel between Glasgow and Edinburgh in under an hour by road or by train. Frequent flights to Glasgow from London take 1 hour and 25 minutes.