The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is situated on River Clyde. Throughout history, the city is famous for shipbuilding and trading.Today, Glasgow is a city with an inclination to the arts. Theatres, galleries and museums, both big and small ones flourish here. Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum is the largest and perhaps the best in Scotland. Gallery of Modern Art is another well visited museum.
The Burrell Collection is another must-see for art enthusiasts, it has a collection of paintings from the Masters like Degas and Cezanne as well as medieval tapestries and a lot of other intricate pieces. Performance arts like orchestra, opera and ballet reflect Scottish and Glaswegian culture. The Clyde Auditorium is a usual venue for such events.
The city has a lot of parks and gardens, which landscaped to every detail and carefully tended. Having a stroll at these parks is enough for one to get relaxed and be refreshed. Lomond Woods Holiday Park and Inverbeg Holiday Park are among of the best ones. There’s another alternative to these parks though, and that is the St. Mungo Museum with his Japanese Zen Garden. This oriental inspired garden and museum can be found at the back of St. Mungo’s Cathedral.
A historical place to visit would be Bothwell Castle, located South-East of Glasgow. It is an unfinished castle which dates back to the 12th century. Another thing famous about Glasgow are its pubs. Bon Accord, Pollokshaws and Babbity Bowsters, Florida Park and Jinty Mcguintys are among the top rated ones. Aside pubs is a wide selection of restaurants offering local and foreign cuisines, from casual fish and chips meal to fine dining.
Glasgow Science Center is another exiting place to be with its interactive exhibits and of course the hi-tech Glasgow Tower which rotates from base to top. For sports buffs, there is a lots of active sports you could get to experience here. Golf, cricket and ice hockey are the popular ones in Glasgow. If want some nature trek, you can hike, fish, climb and bike along the countryside. For those who have a wild side, skiing and winter sports is a must-try.
A place you would surely not miss in the city is the Royal Exchange Square. It is a popular landmark with the best cafes, restaurants and bars. Hotels like Crown Plaza can be found at the city center. Getting around the city is fast and easy with Glasgow Underground and Glasgow Central. One can alight at Gordon Street station which is nearby the commercial area of princes Square.
Tourists would surely have a good time in Glasgow. Just select one of the Glasgow pages in the menu on the right to view the other pages.