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What You Should Know More About Glasgow

  • Travel Advice

    • Relish the local and international cuisine at the Glasgow restaurants
    • Do not miss on the art scene of the city and their art festivals.
    • Always carry sun screen, sunglasses, poncho, and umbrella on the same day as the weather in Scotland is unpredictable.
    • Take walking routes within the city. They are a pleasant experience.
    • Do taste the afternoon tea at any of the traditional tea rooms. This is a typical experience that you can get in places like these.
    • Always say “thank you” and “excuse me” as and when needed.
    • Do not buy kilts as they are super expensive.
    • Always pay for your drinks in bars, pubs, and restaurants.
    • You can open doors for other people.
    • Do not litter streets or stare at anyone.
    • Do not kiss new people you meet. Only use this gesture with people you know for a long time.
    • Do not pick your nose in public.
    • Mind your mannerisms when you visit Glasgow.

  • Drinking Law

    The legal drinking age in Glasgow is 18 years and above. Teens of the age 16 and 17 can drink beer along with the meals. They, however, cannot order for spirits along with the meals. Public drinking is prohibited in Glasgow.

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Architecture, buildings, and cathedrals


    Glasgow Cathedral was built in the style of Gothic architecture in medieval times.The City Chambers is a structure that has marble staircases and interiors. Glasgow Cross is the original medieval centre that has a clock tower and a hexagonal building. Willow Tea Rooms is one of the best places to relax and enjoy snacks and tea. Glasgow School of Art is a fine looking building and you can take a guided tour here. Mitchell Library is spectacular and has Mitchell collection.

    Tradeston Pedestrian Bridge sees over the River Clyde. You can drive over this bridge for its view. Clyde Auditorium is a concert hall. Glasgow University is one of the oldest universities in England. It has Hunterian Museum and an art gallery. This museum contains neo-gothic items from the 18th century. Kelvingrove Park is near the hilly area and faces the river. Holmwood House is a must visit for its architecture.


    Art galleries and museums


    Burrell Collection has 9000 artworks. Gallery of Modern Art has paintings and sculptures. Glasgow Science Centre has interactive exhibits and a tower that can rotate 360 degrees. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a public museum and has collections in artworks, artifacts, fossils, wildlife displays, and ancient exhibits.

    Riverside Museum has collections of vehicles and models. Sharmanka, Trongate has collections of strange machines in light and sound.


    Parks and gardens


    Botanic Gardens have tropical plant collections from the globe. Glasgow Green is a park used for concerts and open air events. Fossil Grove is the remains of an ancient forest that are 300 million years old.

  • What you will like there?

    Music concerts, and live shows


    Nice 'n' Sleazy is a show that plays alternative, rock, and punk music. The Barrowland Ballroom is a place where live concerts are conducted. Maggie May's is a pub where upcoming bands perform.


     Arts and Theatrical Venues


    The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall plays one of the Europe’s best symphony orchestras. The Theatre Royal organizes opera and ballet events. The Citizens Theatre displays avant garde and contemporary works. The Pavilion is a music hall where Charlie Chaplin had performed. The Glasgow International Jazz Festival is held in June every year. Tollcross Park has a rose garden and has many points of interest areas within. 

  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?
  • Books

    Insight Guides: Great Breaks Glasgow (Insight Great Breaks) by Insight Guides

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