Glasgow has a population of nearly 600,000 people living here, more than 480,000 people in Edinburgh, and is the largest city in Scotland. There is a lively shopping street in the city centre, Glasgow Cathedral in the east, and many restaurants and bars in the west. The city combines culture, scenery, food, art and music. It’s so wonderful, how can you not love it?
The origin of the city can be passed back to a church built by St Mungo in the 6th century. With the church and the crowd, Glasgow gradually developed into a small-scale town; in the Middle Ages, there were weekly marketplaces and many craftsmen working and living here.
The former Glasgow range was small, with only four main roads, completely different from the current prosperity. In 1451, it was allowed to set up a university, and the town became lively. At the end of the 15th century, there were salt cities, wool markets and fruit and vegetable markets in the town, indicating that there are more and more residents living here. Also more prosperous.
In the 17th century, Glasgow began importing and exporting goods, and tobacco was one of the most important imported goods. In the mid-19th century, the development of Glasgow was overwhelming. At the end of the 19th century, the population reached nearly 500,000. However, high-density residential populations also cause problems, public spaces are overcrowded, and many families can only live in small rooms.
Fortunately, the construction of the city started at a large scale at this time, and began to supply tap water, set up sewer systems, install electric street lights, etc.; the equipment at the docks and ports was also upgraded. After entering the 20th century, Glasgow's people's livelihood construction continued to progress. At the end of the 20th century, it transformed into the capital of art and attracted tourists with its cultural heritage. Since 1980, there have been many art galleries, galleries and museums opening, and there are many music performance centers.
Nowadays, Glasgow is a city rich in art and culture. Its music industry also plays an important role in Scotland. It hosts more than 100 music events every week, and the music is popular, rock and classical, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Also located here, it was voted the UNESCO City of Music by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Association.
Built between the 13th and 15th centuries, Glasgow Cathedral is considered to be the only preserved building in Scotland since the 1560s. The cathedral is very meticulous in interior decoration and is one of the classic representatives of Gothic architecture. The site of Glasgow Cathedral is now the place where St Mungo built its first church.
Opening hours Monday to Saturday 9:00 – 17:00
The museum is very stylish and has a Victorian architecture. It opened in 1901. The museum is divided into two main exhibition areas, one for Life and one for Expression. The former mainly includes: prehistoric, natural history and human history; Artwork, such as painting and sculpture. It is also one of the most popular museums in Scotland and the evaluation is very high!
Opening hours Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 17:00 | Sunday 11:00 – 16:00 (please take the actual situation on site and may close on certain holidays)
In 1451, the University of Glasgow was founded and is now the fourth oldest university in the UK. Adam Smith was here. The Hurric Museum (THE HUNTERIAN), the oldest museum in Scotland with its history in 1807, is located in the university. There are also art galleries to visit.
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In addition, the cloister in the main building of Glasgow University is considered to be very similar to the scene of the Hogwarts School of Magic in Harry Potter, but the film was not filmed here.
There are many music festivals in Glasgow, such as the Glasgow Jazz Fastival, the Celtic Connections and the Piping Live! Festival. In particular, the Piping Live! event lasts a week, with more than 5,000 performers and more than 150 events, which is very exciting, similar to the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe event held in August. Have the opportunity to go to Glasgow and experience their superb musical appeal!
Ashton Lane is located in the West End, with many bars, restaurants, and movie theaters hidden in it! Let this little street with cobblestones always be full of people. Come here and try to try Indian cuisine. There are many cities in the UK that are the birthplace of "Chicken Tikka Masala", and Glasgow is one of them!
From Glasgow Central Station to Edinburgh, the train ride takes approximately 1 hour and the London train takes approximately 5 to 6 hours.
The train is a floating fare. It is recommended to go to the official website of the British National Railway.National RailInquire.
Glasgow's subway was opened in 1896 and is the third oldest in the world, second only to London and Budapest. The subway is a ring line with a total of 15 stations. Kelvinhall and Hillhead stations, close to the University of Glasgow; Buchanan Street and St. Enoch stations provide easy access to the city centre.
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Pollock Country Park was voted the best garden in Europe in 2008. It is also Glasgow's largest park with pastures, gardens and museums! And when I saw the hordes of highland cattle swaying and walking on the grass, it was very healing!