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Glasgow
Description: Scotland's largest city full of culture and as Scottish as it gets!
Region: Scotland
Pronounced: glazz-gow (En) glazz-gee (Scot)
Time to spend here: 1/2 - 2 days
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city.  What it lacks in historical interest compared to its city rival Edinburgh, it makes up for in style and culture. This vibrant and energetic city has undergone somewhat of a rejuvenation over the past few decades, and the result is a fantastic blend of internationally acclaimed museums and galleries, some stunning architecture, a vibrant nightlife which includes a huge diversity of pubs, clubs and a great live music scene as well as plenty of theatre options as well as fine dining. Glasgow also boasts Scotland’s best shopping.

Glasgow is also home to Scotland’s two most dominant football clubs and great rivals - Celtic and Rangers.

Local Activities
Glasgow City Chambers
Glasgow City Chambers
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GlasgowThe City Chambers are located on the Victorian built George Square. Inside the impressive looking chambers building which house the local government you will find an even more extravagant interior. Guided tours are available.
Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre
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GlasgowGlasgow Science Centre orientated towards children. includes hundreds of interactive exhibits all inside the impressive looking Science Mall. There’s also an IMAX cinema and a planetarium.  
Glasgow Cathedral
Glasgow Cathedral
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GlasgowGlasgow Cathedral dates mainly from the 15th century. The Cathedral has some magnificent stained glass windows as well as splendid gothic architecture.  You can also visit St Mungo’s museum of Religious life and Art.
Scottish Football Museum
Scottish Football Museum, Glasgow
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GlasgowThe Scottish Football Museum is a must see for all football lovers. Located at Hampden Park, Scotland’s National Stadium (2 miles from the city centre) you can take a guided tour of the stadium and enjoy memorabilia and video clips. In addition Glasgow’s fierce rivals Celtic and Rangers can be seen playing at their respective stadiums (Celtic Park and Ibrox Park) between August and May.
What can I see in the area?
Kelvingrove Art Gallery
Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow
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GlasgowThe Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum houses one of Europe's great civic art collections. Since its 2003-2006 refurbishment, the museum has been the most popular free to enter visitor attraction in Scotland, and the most visited museum outside London.
Pollock Country Park
Pollock Country Park, Glasgow
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GlasgowPollock Country Park is Glasgow’s largest park just 3miles from the city centre and includes gardens, woodlands and plenty of wildlife including highland cattle. The park also includes 2 other attractions: Pollock House, ancestral home to the Maxwell of Pollock for the past 700 years. The house contains much original furniture as well as some of the finest Spanish paintings in Britain. Also in the park The Burrell Collection houses a world famous collection of art, tapestries, furniture, textiles, ceramics, stained glass, and sculptures from Medieval Europe and beyond.
The David Livingstone Centre
The David Livingstone Company, Glasgow
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GlasgowThe David Livingstone Centre can be found in nearby Blantyre – the birthplace of the Victorian missionary explorer. The museum tells the story of the explorer’s life, including his 30 years of travel (mostly on foot!) through Central Africa. 
Glengoyne Distillery
Glangoyne Distillery, Glasgow
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GlasgowGlengoyne Distillery (Situated just 14 miles north of Glasgow on the scenic A81) is open all year round for guided distillery tours, whisky tastings, in-depth blending sessions and Masterclasses.
Multi-attraction Passes Recommended for this destination:
CADW Pass
Historic Scotland Pass

Historic Scotland pass
This is a great base for exploring:
Loch Lomond, Stirling
Transport options in this area: Glasgow has a city underground Metro train which is probably the easiest way to navigate this large city.
Did you know:
Until the mid-1880s Partick had a drummer who would beat his drum every day at 5am, to get everyone up for work, and at 9pm to signify that it was time to go back to bed.
Quote:
"The great thing about Glasgow is that if there's a nuclear attack it will look the same afterwards"
Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian
Lakes Lakes Loch lomond Loch Lomond
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