As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is world-renowned for its amazing shopping, top visitor attractions, legendary nightlife, friendly people and an inimitable sense of style and fun and having earned its reputation as one of the worlds’ greatest cities, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience.
With over 1,500 shops, Glasgow is a shopper’s paradise, recognized as the second largest retail centre in the UK and home to the best shopping experience outside of London’s West End. In the heart of the city is the Style Mile, crammed with a selection of independent boutiques, designer stores, one off-speciality shops and malls including: Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan Quarter, St. Enoch Centre, Argyll Arcade, House of Fraser, Princes Square and more. If you are looking for something a little quirky head to the Merchant City and West End districts where you will uncover some amazing vintage stores, chic boutiques and weekend craft markets.
Glasgow is home to world class museums and galleries, many of which are free to visit and a great way to explore the city is to hop on the sightseeing tour bus. Must-sees include the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and iconic Riverside Museum. Looking for the latest in contemporary art? Check out some of the hottest new cutting-edge talent at Trongate 103, the CCA and Tramway.
After a busy day of sightseeing and shopping you will be spoilt for choice with the city’s eclectic selection of restaurants; from traditional Scottish fare and Italian to Indian and Thai. Glasgow offers a cosmopolitan café culture by day, and a vibrant, burgeoning restaurant scene that comes alive at night; you won’t be short of a fantastic array of eating and drinking options during your stay.
As a UNESCO City of Music and, according to Time Magazine, ‘Europe’s secret capital of music’ Glasgow hosts over 130 concerts a week in a range of great venues such as: the legendary King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, the distinctive Barrowlands and the brand new SSE Hydro arena – Scotland’s home of live entertainment playing host to mega stars from Lady Gaga to Fleetwood Mac.
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