About Glasgow

Glasgow is a city with everything to offer. It is Scotland's cultural capital and one of the most dynamic cities in Europe: steeped in culture, rich in history, with elegant streets, squares, parks and gardens; the name Glasgow actually means 'dear green place'. What's more, it's one of the UK's finest Victorian cities with magnificent architecture everywhere you look. The respected Lonely Planet guide recently said of the city: "Glasgow is regenerating and evolving at a dizzying pace. Its Victorian architectural legacy is now swamped with cutting-edge style bars and world-class venues to tickle your taste buds. The city is going through a long-term transformation, evident along the revitalised River Clyde."

 

Glasgow is home to Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. It has one of Europe's finest civic art collections in galleries such as the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery and the Burrell Collection and entry into all 27 of the city's galleries is free.

Visitors will love Glasgow, the friendliness of the people, the quality of the shops, the numerous high quality restaurants, bars and clubs. Scotland has some of the world's most breathtaking scenery; much of it is on Glasgow's doorstep. And if you want to bring your clubs, some of the world's finest golf courses are just a short drive away.