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About Glasgow

The vibrant city of Glasgow has something to offer any visitor. Steeped in history with architecture to admire, the city's cultural and artistic nature has flourished since being awarded the status of European city of culture in 1990. The compact centre serves up a welcoming mix of fine food and drink offerings, with plenty of potential for retail therapy and a renowned night life in which to unwind. The locals are proud of their city and this comes across in the recognition of Glasgow as one of the friendliest cities to visit.

Also known for being Scotland's largest city, Glasgow provides excellent shopping facilities from the covered street of the Argyll Arcade to the newer Buchanan Galleries. St Enoch Shopping Centre is the largest of its kind in Scotland, a huge glass structure with a large variety of shops and eating areas. A trip to the West end of the city will also reward you with an area of boutique and specialist shops. At the end of a busy day of culture and shopping head back in to the city to sample the many pubs, bars, clubs, comedy clubs and restaurants that makes Glasgow a venue that has something for everyone.

The city is home to many excellent galleries and museums, among them the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Located in the West End of the city, the Art Galleries are Scotland's most visited museum, hosting in excess of 8,000 treasures across its 22 galleries. The varied collection of international art includes Salvador Dali's masterpiece Christ of Saint John of the Cross. The gallery also houses a collection of arms and armour, a natural history section, Scottish history and archaeology and so much more. And it's free. Did we forget to mention that bit? Yes all of these wonderful exhibits can be viewed with no admission charge. Aside from the Kelvingrove, the award-winning Riverside museum charts Glasgow's rich history, while the Gallery of Modern Art highlights the work of the artists living and studying in the city, plus art from around the world which influences and is influenced by them.

A stroll around Glasgow will show the architectural heritage of the city alongside the modern. Glasgow Cathedral is a fine example of the medieval architecture Glasgow has to offer, while the City Chambers display the bold Victorian style. Modern day Glasgow is ever changing as seen along the river Clyde where futuristic designs include the Riverside Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid, and the Scottish Events Campus which houses two buildings by Norman Foster. Any architectural tour of Glasgow would not be complete without Charles Rennie Mackintosh whose designs included the Glasgow School of Art and is celebrated in galleries and museums across the city such as the Scotland Street School museum.

History buffs will enjoy a visit to Provand's Lordship originally built in 1471 and now restored to give a taste of medieval life. Meanwhile although a visit to a cemetery may sound a little ghoulish, tours of the Necropolis are available to learn all about this atmospheric Victorian cemetery. With 50,000 plus graves the necropolis tour involves crypts, mausoleums and catacombs while also providing some of the best views across the city. For a more detailed insight into the City of Glasgow, pop on to one of the open topped bus tours.

With two international airports and two main central train stations Glasgow is also a very accessible city. Particularly when it comes to travelling to Edinburgh as a new 24/7 bus service has been launched to help visitors explore the two.

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