Glasgow situated on the west coast of Scotland is a bustling city and makes an ideal location for a short break. There are excellent museums and galleries to visit plus plenty of shopping opportunities just to mention some of the cities attractions.
You can choose to see the city via a city tour, the open top red buses offer a service throughout the year, and there are other sightseeing tours available. The best way to see and get around the city is where you can hop on and off the bus when and where you want, some operators offer a reduced time-table during in the winter months. You should contact the local Tourist Office for more details prior to your visit to the city.
A visit to Glasgow Cathedral is a must; built during the 13th-15th centuries it is the best preserved large church to have survived the 1560 Reformation. Inside you will see some of the finest stained glass windows in Britain. Glasgow’s shopping areas are to be found around Princess Square, Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street. You will find a diverse range of speciality shops, boutiques, and designer shops, all the well-known high street names & department stores. There are shopping centres aplenty you can shop all day if you so desire! After all that retail therapy, take a break, relax in one of the many eateries, cafes and bars around the shopping areas
Nightlife can be enjoyed by all, with a wide variety of entertainment on offer Glasgow has a great choice of theatres so you can take in a show, there are a number of cinema complexes showing the latest blockbusters. The city has casinos, comedy clubs and hundreds of pubs/bars plus a vibrant club scene. Glasgow is home to the Scottish Ballet, the Scottish Opera and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra there is something for everyone.
Other visitor attractions include The Tenement House situated at 145 Buccleuch Street which is in the Garnethill area of the city. This Victorian tenement flat was built in 1892 and occupied by Agnes Toward from 1911 for about 50 years. On the ground floor you will see a fascinating exhibition which documents tenement life in the 20th century. There are displays of personal items, letters, ration books and utensils. Original features include a kitchen range, coalbunker, bathroom and bed recesses all transport you back in time, well worth visiting.
A short distance from the Tenement House is the Museum of Piping which is situated in the Piping Centre and houses a fine collection of bagpipes and associated items from the 14th century to present day.
The Glasgow Science Centre opened in 2001 contains many interactive exhibits; the centre covers many aspects including up to the minute complex computer technology.
There are several more attractions you must find time to visit including the following:
The Gallery of Modern Art, The Museum of Transport (excellent unique collection)Willow Tea-rooms, Peoples Palace & Winter Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Pollock House and perhaps Barras indoor market.
Glasgow’s West End is the district where many of the cities museums are to be found including the Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery. Glasgow has plenty of visitor attractions to enable all age groups to have an enjoyable stay. you will find plenty of accommodation on offer from hotels, guest houses and b&bs with prices to suit most pockets. Glasgow’s has inter city rail links to all major cities and Buchanan Bus Station is the main terminus for long distance coaches.