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City Guide Glasgow, Scotland

Visiting Glasgow

Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland and the third biggest city in the UK. Situated on the River Clyde, which divides the city in two, Glasgow is one of Europe's most enjoyable cities to visit. There are a lot of things to see and do in Glasgow, including the city's large number of free museums. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of the most impressive, with a huge and varied collection on display.

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Glasgow Podcasts

Glasgow - Ask the locals

Hostelworld.com's Rebecca Keenan takes to the streets of Glasgow to ask the people who live there about their favourite bars, restaurants and neighbourhoods. Listen to find out why the West End is so well-loved, where to get the best tapas and what makes haunts like 'The Wee Bar' so popular.

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Glasgow - a video postcard

Watch our video postcard of Glasgow to see the city's top attractions, bars, restaurants and more.

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Glasgow Pocket Guide

Glasgow Pocket Guide

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Glasgow City Reviews

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    Glasgow

    Isn't exactly my type of city. The weather isn't the best and the prices are quite high. Also there aren't too many monuments. It's an industrial city. If you're after famous medieval castles you must try Bothwell Castle in South Lanarkshire, Scotland (about 10 miles south-east of Glasgow)

    Insider Tip:Blue Sky Hostel - I even didn't have an opportunity to go out. Parties in teh hostel were too cool

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Nice city

    Glasgow was a nice city to stay at. There are nice places to see, and the city in itself is lovely. If you want to visit other places around, like the Loch Lomond or some nice citites in Ayrshire, there are plenty of buses making Glasgow the ideal headquarters for your trip !

  • 50%

    Anonymous

    not a city full of attractions and fun

    this is a city for living rather than for attractions. The museums here are not very exciting. This city does not have a long history, unlike Edinburgh.

  • 70%

    AuroraBowery

    The Very Artsy City

    Unless you are way into the Arts or are a fan of architecture then this city is very much a stop over. If you like the Arts then there is a lot to do and see. The city has a modern feel and lacks a variety of different tourist attractions. The one place to go is the Necropolis. This is a stunning cemetery and well worth the visit. I would recommend a day to just walk around the city and through the parks.

    Insider Tip:There are many museums but they close early so start in the morning.

  • 90%

    StephF3030

    Quick Peek at Glasgow!

    We only spent one night in Glasgow, but that one night made me want to come back! The people were EXTREMELY friendly! We two cab drivers and both of them were just lovely. We also spoke with some locals over breakfast because they like our American accents! We definitely want to spend some more time in the cosmopolitan yet very welcoming city.

    Insider Tip:Take cabs! The drivers put American cab drivers to shame.

Scotland: Itinerary

Like so many cities in Europe today, Edinburgh is divided the Old Town and the New Town. Both have their own qualities and attractions and are a pleasure to visit. But if you plan to stay in the city for that little bit longer you will be able to sample the whole country's delights, not just the capital's.

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