About Glasgow, Scotland

About 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. It will host the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

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. Other attractions well worth a look when visiting the city include the Glasgow Science Centre and the Botanic Gardens.

Nightlife in Glasgow is lively and varied, from intimate live music venues to cocktail bars to clubs. As Glasgow has both the prestigious University of Glasgow and Strathclyde University, the city is home to a lot of students. This means lots of bars and restaurants, offering great value on drinks and entertainment. It's also said that the shopping in Glasgow is now that best shopping in the UK outside of London.

Architecturally, the city has a lot to offer. Some of the styles on show include the trademark sandstone tenement buildings, the Victorian architecture seen in the City Chambers and University buildings among others, and the art nouveau architecture of famous Glaswegian architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Glasgow is a friendly city, with an easily navigated centre and much to occupy visitors whatever your age or budget.

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