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We're not exaggerating when we say that we think Glasgow is one of the most exciting cities you'll ever come across. Scotland's largest city is a lively, bustling place, distinctive and full of character, where you are bound to get a very warm welcome indeed.

A cultural smorgasbord

Perhaps one of the most enjoyable things to do in Glasgow is to simply look up and feast your eyes on the city's mix of striking architecture styles as you wander around. But if it's a day to be indoors, then you're in luck, because there are fascinating museums, diverse art galleries and creative spaces aplenty!

Fancy a splurge?

It's hard to resist the allure of Glasgow's many, many shops - it's one of the best shopping destinations in the UK, outside of London. Enjoy perusing floors and floor of the latest trends in high street and designer retailers, or browse for second hand and one-off pieces in quirky vintage and boutique stores.

Have a night to remember

Glasgow knows how to do nightlife. It can be tough deciding where your evening will take you - sometimes, the best nights happen when you don't make any plans.

Explore the top restaurants and eateries of the city's diverse culinary scene, and then maybe unwind with a drink in the establishment of your preference - cosy pub, whisky or cocktail bar, or an ambient late-night venue? Or, see what's on and get tickets for a gig, or catch a theatre performance. Decisions, decisions!

Uncover the Roman Distance Slab at the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow for a trip back in time to the days of the Roman Empire. Or explore the Mackintosh Trail in the House for an Art Lover to witness Charles Rennie Mackintosh's equisite work. Learn more in the new Scotland's History in 25 Objects eBook

Travel in Glasgow

Getting here

You can fly to Glasgow from over 100 different destinations across the world or take direct trains from a number of different town and cities across Great Britain, including sleeper services from London. National coach operators also provide a number of regular services to the city, or if you plan on coming by car the M74 motorway runs north and south through the city centre. If driving in from the south, try a scenic alternative and take the fascinating Clyde Valley Tourist Route, one of the country's National Tourist Routes, which runs alongside the River Clyde and passes many places of historic interest.

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Getting around 

Ride the Subway (known as 'the Clockwork Orange') or take advantage of the local buses or a 'hop-on, hop-off' sightseeing tour. You can also cover a lot of ground on foot - despite being Scotland's largest city, Glasgow is surprisingly easy to get around. Taxis and private hires are fairly priced and there's on-street bike hire, ideal if you want to see the city in a leisurely fashion.

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