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Glasgow is officially the second city of Scotland but in terms of the actual population it is undoubtedly the largest. With 580,000 living in the city itself and over 2 million living in the wider metropolitan area, it is one of the most important cities in the UK.

Founded by St Mungo in the 6th Century, Glasgow can be found in the west coast lowlands of Scotland on the River Clyde. It became a commercial centre in the 11th Century and has retained that importance since. As such, transport links to Glasgow via rail, road and air are really well designed and easy to use, especially with the Scottish capital of Edinburgh just 42 miles away.

Glasgow is actually a vibrant and lively city that really offers a wealth of historical, architectural and cultural gems. The 1999 UK City of Architecture and Design, Glasgow is home to the beautiful City Chambers, Glasgow Cathedral, The Trades Hall and People’s Palace.

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Not to be outdone by man made structures, breathtaking natural countryside and coastal beauty can also be found in Glasgow. There are beautiful parks like Glasgow Green and gorgeous coastal spots that can provide a peaceful interlude to the city.

The entertainment scene in Glasgow is buzzing, with theatres, cinemas, clubs, restaurants and pubs all available throughout the city. Eating out is also a pleasure with all sorts of cuisine, from traditional Scottish to international foods, widely available.

If you do plan on staying in Glasgow then there is accommodation and activities to suit all budgets in all areas of the city. Why not download the full guide to check out your options?


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