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Glasgow Travel Guide Scotland - Known as the largest pulse in Scotland culture, entertainment, and the arts, Glasgow has a reputation for providing the public with an adventure they’ll never forget. Vacations to the city are quite versatile as one moment could be spent exploring the underground transportation system while the next has you clubbing until the wee hours of the night or morning. Weaving in and out of the exciting sights associated with the city is a breeze because the streets and other terrain are rather easy to navigate. This means there is more time for fun and less time trying to find your way around the region.

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Before taking to the city for an adventure in culture, history, and art, you should settle into a hotel in Glasgow where you can drop off your luggage and explore your new surroundings. Some tourists prefer to stay within the center of the city so they can easily access the main attractions in the area. The Jurys Inn Glasgow, located on 80 Jamaica Street, offers rooms for about $100 per night within close proximity to numerous shopping and commercial outlets. Additional accommodation choices include the Fraser Suites Glasgow Hotel on 1-19 Albion Street (located in Merchant City for about $130 per night) and Thistle Glasgow on Cambridge Street (with rooms for $150 per night).

There are many different places to explore when planning a trip to Glasgow Scotland. The Medieval City offers the sights of the Glasgow Cathedral, while a wealth of architecture can be enjoyed in the area, such as Georgian and Victorian samples of style. The oldest house in the city is also positioned here; the Provand’s Lordship dates back to 1471.

When visiting Merchant City, several streets take you to the scenery of magnificent mansions and tree-laden walkways. Many high-end shops are situated in the part of town. When you reach Trongate and the East End, where many tourists come to catch a view of Tron Theatre, which once stood as a 17th century church. Additional Glasgow tourist attractions to seek out include the People’ Palace and Winter Gardens, which make worthy additions to any itinerary. Buy and sell online through Glasgow classifieds from Gumtree.

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Glasgow Interesting Facts

  • The first official international football match was played at the West of Scotland Cricket Club in 1872.
  • Glasgow is home of one of the five Clyde built sailing-ships left afloat in the world.
  • The first weekly service to North America sailed from Yorkhill Quay.
  • The Hunterian Art Gallery and Museum was the first public museum in Scotland in 1807.
  • Famous architects Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander Thomson came from Glasgow.
  • Glasgow is the only city in Scotland with underground train service.
  • Glasgow’s original underground system is the oldest underground system in the world.
  • The Mitchell Library is Europe’s largest public reference library.
  • The Kibble Palace in the Botanic Gardens was a gift from John Kibble in 1873.
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