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The Rich Heritage of Glasgow

posted by Chris Valentine

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow tour has a rich cultural heritage and is known for its stunning architecture, museums, and galleries. Legendary architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh hails from this city which also boasts of scothousing many of his masterpieces.

merchants squre glasgow by son of groucho

Best Times to Visit

Glasgow sees warm summers and mild winters along with quite a few cloudy days. March through August is great for visits since days are the longest during this time. Temperatures hover around 15 to 16°C in peak summer while in winter, these can go down to -2 to -1°C. However, winter is when great deals are available on hotels and flights.

Where to Stay

The city has numerous hotels with various star ratings and the presence of international chains. Hostels, B&Bs, guest houses, and inns cater to various budgets. Serviced apartments, townhouses, flats, caravan parks, and campsites are other options you can consider. Quite a few of these accommodations are located near the airport, making it convenient for business travellers too.

Transport

The Buchanan Bus Station offers connectivity to all parts of the Glasgow tourism and its suburbs. Rental cars are also available in the city which has ample parking garages located strategically. There are plenty of taxis available which can be booked online, via phone calls or apps. Forms of payment include cash and credit card. Chauffeur-driven cars, motor homes, and campers are also available aplenty on rental basis.

Attractions

•Brittania Panopticon Music Hall: It is the world’s longest surviving music hall and has a stage from the 1920s that has been recently restored.

•Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery and Theatre: It is home to Eduard Bersudsky’s mechanical sculptures crafted from scrap.

•Escape Rooms Scotland: An opportunity to test your logic and problem solving skills in 60 minutes or get locked in!

•Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Catch a performance at the country’s national centre of professional vocational training in performance arts.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, United Kingdom

•Merchant Square: This is where all the bars and restaurants in Glasgow are. On weekends, a craft and design fair is held her.

•Gallery of Modern Art: Home to a vast modern art collection, this is Scotland’s most popular art gallery.

National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy

•Wild Cabaret and Wicked Lounge: Located in Merchant City, it is Glasgow’s chief venue for arts and entertainment. Catch various live performances as you enjoy your meal.

•Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis: This medieval cathedral is the only one in the region to have escaped the Reformation unscathed. Adjacent to it is the Necropolis which is a Victorian garden cemetery dotted with architectural tombs and sculptures.

•West Brewery: A trip to this state-of-the-art brewery is a must if want a peek into how German-style lagers and wheat beer is produced not to forget the tasting session.

Brewery Der Trappisten Van Westmalle, Antwerp Province, Belgium

•People’s Palace and Winter Gardens: The Palace houses historic artefacts, paintings, and photographs while the Gardens have exotic palms and plants as well as the restored Doulton Fountain.

•The Tenement House: Take a peek into life as it was in the early 20th century as seen in this residence which was occupied by Miss Agnes Toward, considered an ‘independent woman’ of her era.

Glasgow is that city which will stay in your memory for ever, with all the beautiful attractions and the friendly people making up the city.

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