Glasgow


About Glasgow

Glasgow known for its heavy industry is the largest city of Scotland, therefore it has many interesting things to offer and it is a very popular international travel destination to this day. You can find world famous football clubs, hip galleries and museums, vibrant social life and of course rich history.

The city’s most popular attraction is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, where you can find the most spectacular art in Scotland. The building’s Spanish Baroque style architecture is impressive alone, but it is definitely worth to take a tour inside. From local heritage to French Impressionism there is so much to see!

The most iconic landmark of the city is the Glasgow Cathedral, which is the monumental representation of Scottish Gothic architecture. Also, do not miss the spooky Necropolis cemetery nearby, the atmosphere makes you feel like you are in a movie! If you are in the mood for shopping you can hit the Glasgow vintage and flea market located near Barras Market, where you can find brilliant vinyl records, original art, retro items, fashion and many more.

If you just want to chill and have a good time, then you will find a variety of modern restaurants, pubs and legendary Scottish craft beers. You might also want to enjoy a football game at the brewery, that is a must local experience! Also, visit the Scottish Football Museum dedicated to Scotland’s fascinating football heritage, where you can see the world’s oldest football trophy.

Attractions

Transportation

Metro

Despite only one metro line runs under Glasgow, that one is the third oldest in Europe (after London and Budapest). The circle-shaped line consists of 15 stations.

Bus

The majority of the bus network is operated by First Glasgow. You may buy tickets onboard, as long as you have the exact amount ready. Day tickets are valid until 1 AM the next day.

Taxi

Either hail a classic black cab or get a minicab (private hire) by pre-ordering it. Taxi rides at night and/or outside of the city may come with an extra charge, so make sure you clarify this with the driver before the start.

Useful tips

In Museum of Piping, you can get to know more about the history of Scottish bagpipes.

City Central Mural Trail is a walking route, which guides you to firewalls covered with gripping works of art.

If you dare, try haggis, a traditional dish containing sheep's pluck minced with oat and lard, stuffed into an animal's stomach.

Good to Know

Language
English

Currency
GBP

Time Zone
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Country Code
+44

Electric Current
230 V

Plug Type
G-type plugG-type plug

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