Glasgow

Urban Renaissance

Glasgow, Scotland's largest and most vibrant city, is the financial heart of Scotland. Home to the 'old-firm' football clubs of the Glasgow Rangers and Celtic, Glaswegians are sports-mad, and the city is due to host the Commonwealth games in 2014.

Glasgow sets itself at the forefront of Scottish culture and offers a range of entertainment, museums and galleries, vast green spaces and mega shopping to keep their visitors occupied

In the centre of the city is more of a medieval Glasgow, displaying a range of architectural gems and most of the city's historic buildings.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Highlands & Skye: Wherever you roam, you will find outstanding natural beauty: Glen Coe, the Cairngorms National Park and you may even spot the Nessy, the Loch Ness Monster along the way.
  2. Explore the Barras: Scotland's largest indoor market, named for the barrows (or pushcarts) formerly used by the stall holders, is a century-old institution.
  3. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: Worthy of its world-class reputation, this stunning building houses work by the masters: Botticelli, Rembrandt & Monet, along with many others.

More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Regional Scotland chapter in our online Britain & Ireland Essentials brochure. Click here.

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