Glasgow Travel Guide


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Plan Your Glasgow Vacation

Trendy stores, a booming cultural life, fascinating architecture, and stylish restaurants reinforce Glasgow's claim to being Scotland's most exciting city. After decades of decline, it has experienced an urban renaissance uniquely its own. The city’s grand architecture reflects a prosperous past built on trade and shipbuilding. Today buildings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh hold pride of place along with the Zaha Hadid–designed Riverside Museum.


Glasgow Hotels

Glasgow's city center never sleeps, so downtown hotels will be noisier than those in the leafy and genteel West End.... read more


Glasgow Restaurants

In the past few years, restaurants have been popping up all around Glasgow that emphasize the best that Scotland has to... read more


Glasgow Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Glasgow

    Design and architecture: The Victorians left a legacy of striking architecture, and Glasgow's buildings manifest the city's love of... Read more

  • Union and Growth

    Glasgow flourished quietly during the Middle Ages. Its cathedral was the center of religious life, its university a center of serious... Read more

  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh

    Not so long ago, the furniture of innovative Glasgow-born architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) was broken up for firewood.... Read more

  • If You Have 2 Days

    On the first day explore the core of historic Glasgow—the medieval area, dominated by Glasgow's cathedral, and Merchant City. Shoppers... Read more

  • If You Have 5 Days

    Five days will allow enough time to enjoy more of Glasgow's key museums and cultural attractions: the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, the... Read more


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