Info on Scotland - The third biggest city in the UK, and one of the most culturally diverse and vibrant places in the country, the city of Glasgow is a centre of academia, style, friendliness, business and vitality.
Scotland’s most populated city, it has re-established itself as an important hotbed of culture, housing a plethora of museums and art galleries, possessing some of the finest pieces in Europe, including the world famous Burrell Collection, works by Salvadore Dali, Renoir, Picasso, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Rodin.
Info on Scotland - Glasgow’s proud history can be seen in the beautiful classical architecture and art nouveau designs that dominate the city, and another it was awarded the right to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Glasgow has been dubbed the shopaholic’s paradise. Notably, The Style Mile is a glorious concentration of retail heaven: with plenty of boutiques, cafes, restaurants, contemporary galleries and decadent late-night venues to dance the night away.
It was once the largest ship building center in the World, with many famous ships built on the banks of its famous River Clyde. It is also responsible for many great inventions and famous people including the steam engine and a researcher at Glasgow University, Lord Kelvin, created the Kelvin scale. Glasgow university is one of the top 20 in the world and is also one of the oldest universities. It is famous for two football (soccer) teams, Glasgow Celtic and Glasgow Rangers, and is home to the Royal bank of Scotland, one of the biggest banks on the globe.
Although it is a large city, it is also known as the gateway to the Scottish highlands, as it is only 20 minutes drive from some of the most beautiful mountains in Europe and the famous Loch Lomond.
Visiting Glasgow leaves few in any doubt that this city is a cultured and dynamic place, well worth spending the time getting to know.