- Glasgow is a vibrant and stylish city, with both a uniquely earthy and sophisticated edge which few other UK cites can match. Glasgow
is renowned for its art and culture, and was voted European City of Culture in 1990.
Glasgow proudly hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and was the European Capital of Sport in 2003. The Festival of Architecture and Design in 1999 was also hosted by the city. Glasgow is the birthplace of the world famous architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh. His architectural projects can be seen in various locations in the city.
Glasgow City has an innate warmth and infectious vitality that is recognised worldwide. A major Scottish tourist destination attracting over 2.5 million visitors a year, the city certainly has plenty to offer. From historical buildings, internationally recognised art galleries and museums to top class shopping, restaurants, clubs and bars. Glasgow offers a plethora of top class accommodation from international hotels to boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts.
Glasgow shopping is world class and the best in the UK outside London with Buchanan Street being one of the favourites among many others.
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Glasgow hospitality is second to none with a vast array of restaurants offering many different cuisines to suit every taste. With over 800 bars, pubs and nightclubs in the city, it is very lively and friendly especially on Friday and Saturdays. Music fans will enjoy the many live gigs and festivals throughout the city including the Glasgow Music Festival which takes place every year and the Merchant City Festival, West End and Celtic Connections Festivals also annual events. As well as the festivals, many big names in the music industry play at venues throughout the city which are easily accessible by train, bus and underground tube train.
Glasgow is the perfect destination for culture, entertainment, shopping, sight seeing, dining and night-life. It’s a city to relax in, party in, indulge in some retail therapy in and explore the sights in while soaking up the incredibly friendly atmosphere.
A gateway to other Scottish cities accessible by motorway, bus and train, Glasgow has it all. For more information on neighbouring towns and further away cities, please use “All Scottish Destinations” link on the top right.