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Top Reasons to Go to Glasgow
Design and architecture: The ambitious Victorians left a legacy of striking architecture, and Glasgow's buildings manifest the city's enduring love of grand artistic statements—just remember to look up. The Arts and Crafts buildings and interiors by Charles Rennie Mackintosh are reason alone to visit the city.
Artistic treasures: Some of Britain's best museums and art galleries are in Glasgow. The Burrell Collection and the stunningly renovated Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum are definitely worth a visit even on a sunny day.
Gorgeous gardens: From the Kelvingrove to the Botanic Garden, Glasgow has more parks per square mile than any other in Europe. Stop by during one of the music festivals or outdoor theatrical productions in summer.
Pints and great grub: Whether you fancy a Guinness in a traditional old-man's pub like the Scotia or gin and tonic at one of Glasgow's many churches turned watering holes like Òran Mór, there's a pub to fit all thirsts. The city has restaurants for every palate and occasion. Locals love their cafés and tearooms; stop by the Willow Tearoom as a break from sightseeing.
Retail therapy: The city has become known for cutting-edge design. Look for everything from Scottish specialties to stylish fashions on the city center's hottest shopping streets, Buchanan and Sauchiehall, as well as in Princes Square.
Burns country: Outside the city are scenic landscapes from coastlines to cottages to castles. Here you can learn about the life and legacy of Robert Burns, Scotland's most renowned poet. Alloway and Ayr are the places to start.
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