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Experience Glasgow Life

Glasgow is Scotland’s most populous city and has a wide range of cultural activities on offer, from football and curling to opera and ballet, you’re bound to find something to enjoy when you visit.

As the most populous city in Scotland, Glasgow is a buzzing multicultural hub. Named as the 1990 European City of Culture, this supported urban regeneration to help to change the city's image. 

Nowadays Glasgow is widely recognised for its stunning examples of Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture and is now a national cultural hub, home to establishments such as the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as renowned museums and a booming music scene.

Ideally situated on the picturesque River Clyde, Glasgow is a port city situated in the Western Lowlands, a beautiful natural area of acres of forests and green spaces known as the agricultural heart of Scotland.

 

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Glasgow in Scotland

Experience Glasgow Life

Architectural Sights If you’re interested in architecture then there are plenty of things to do in Glasgow. As it has a rich and varied architectural heritage. If you’re a fan of Harry Potter you’ll definitely want to stroll around the impressive Neo-Gothic University of Glasgow, which inspired the Hogwarts School featured in the books and films.

Many of the impressive pieces of Art Nouveau architecture you can see around the city are thanks to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, an artist, designer, and architect famous for pioneering the Scottish Arts & Crafts movement. The highly-acclaimed Glasgow School of Art is considered to be his masterwork and you can enjoy walking tours of the building to admire his beautiful and unique architectural and design styles, to be enjoyed by artists and art appreciators the world over.
 
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Food in Glasgow

Glasgow’s Fantastic Food

Glasgow’s food scene is vibrant and exciting, and foodies will love the Finnieston area of the city, famous for its brilliant selection of everything from light-bites to high-end dining to cool and up-and-coming gastro venues. 

A trip to Glasgow wouldn’t be complete without trying some of the city’s traditional food. Famous for deep frying everything and anything, you’ll have to try a deep-fried Mars chocolate bar when you go to a chippie to sample some of the UK’s best fish and chips. Just don’t expect to be able to move for a while after eating this calorific dish!

2018 was named as Glasgow’s Year of Veganism, with it being the most vegan-friendly city to eat in in the UK. And don’t forget to try some of Glasgow’s fine selection of whisky, which you can sample at some traditional pubs and bars; Scotland’s national drink and their ‘water of life’ will certainly give you a boost to continue exploring this great city.

 

Legendary Music Scene

With one of the most vibrant scenes in the UK, Glasgow is a city that lives and breathes music 365 days a year. With a scene that spreads from traditional styles like Classical and Celtic, all the way through to contemporary indie, electronic, and hip-hop music, locals and visitors alike never have to look too hard to find something they enjoy. Music is definitely one of the top things to do in Glasgow. 

The city was the first in the UK to be given UNESCO City of Music status. Glasgow is home to the world’s second-busiest live entertainment ground, the SSE Hydro, a multi-purpose indoor arena which hosts a range of worldwide musical talent, such as Paul McCartney and Fat Boy Slim.

 
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Culzean Castle in Glasgow

Culzean Castle

Only an hour’s drive south-west down the Ayrshire coast from Glasgow, Culzean Castle is top of our list for places to visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This architectural masterpieces rests on top of a cliff situated in a Country Park overlooking the Firth of Clyde, a natural inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, guaranteeing you absolutely breath-taking views in every direction you can see.

There are guided tours available around the interior of the castle, allowing you to explore the hundreds of lavish rooms, exquisitely decorated and full of historic information. Make sure to visit the castle’s original armoury, which is home to a WWI propeller from a plane used by the Allied Forces.

Weather permitting, you should definitely explore the 40 buildings and secret follies of this rambling estate, making sure to pay a visit to the stunning Walled Garden, the perfect place to sit and relax after a busy day sight-seeing.

 

The city was the first in the UK to be given UNESCO City of Music status.

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