Glasgow is a modern, vibrant city that is bursting with life, energy and things to discover, and rich with a history stretching back over centuries.
Attractions include the Gothic towers of the University; the world-renowned, award winning Riverside Museum; the Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove Gallery; and the futuristic Science Centre. A former City of Culture, Glasgow was recently named the number 1 UK city ‘on the rise' by Trip Advisor, and the third best destination in the UK (though obviously, we think it's second to none!)
It's a shopper's paradise, too, and consistently voted the top place to shop outside London. The Style Mile in the city centre is home to the most stylish brands, from Armani to Forever 21.
Glasgow's also a great place for sports lovers – the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden is a must see, and 2014 will see Glasgow host the Commonwealth Games.
It's also a city renowned for its wealth of eateries; from the sophistication of Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens to Fratelli Sarti's classic Italian food, now a Glasgow institution. Glasgow is also well known for its hip nightlife, with a vibrant bar and club scene that caters to every taste.
Take a look at What's On in our local listings guide; chat to locals in our Talk section; and immerse yourself in the warmth and life of this wonderful city.
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