City Guide

Glasgow Glasgow

Glasgow has nearly 600,000 people living here, more than 480,000 people than the capital Edinburgh, and is considered the largest city in Scotland. There are lively shopping streets in the city center, Glasgow Cathedral in the East District is famous, and restaurants and bars in the West District are diverse. The combination of culture, scenery, food, art and music in the city is so exciting, how can people not love it?

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History
Attractions
Activities
Cuisines
Transport
Tips & Tricks

History

The origin of the city can be traced back to the 6th century, a church built by St Mungo. With churches and crowds, Glasgow began to develop and was built into a small-scale town. In the medieval period, there were markets every week, and many artisans worked and lived here.

However, the former Glasgow was not very wide, with only four main roads, which is completely different from the current prosperity. In 1451, it was allowed to set up universities; at the end of the 15th century, there were salt markets, wool markets, and fruit and vegetable markets in the town. More and more residents lived there, and the town became more prosperous.

In the 17th century, Glasgow began to import and export goods, and tobacco was one of the most important imports. In the mid-19th century, Glasgow's development was unstoppable. At the end of the 19th century, the population reached nearly 500,000. However, the high-density living population also poses problems. The public space is too crowded, and many families can only live in small rooms.

Fortunately, the construction of the city began at a large scale at this time, starting to supply tap water, setting up sewer systems, installing electric street lights, etc .; the equipment at the docks and ports was also upgraded and upgraded. After entering the 20th century, the people's livelihood construction in Glasgow continued to make progress. At the end of the 20th century, it transformed into an art capital and attracted tourists with its cultural heritage. Since 1980, many art galleries, galleries and museums have been opened, and there are many music performance centers.

Nowadays, Glasgow is a city rich in art and culture. The music industry also plays an important role in Scotland. More than 100 music events are held every week. The genre is popular, rock to classical, and so on. Located here, it was selected as the UNESCO City of Music by the UNESCO.

Attractions

Glasgow Cathedral Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral was built between the 13th and 15th centuries and is considered to be the only building in Scotland that has survived intact since the 1560s. The cathedral has a meticulous interior decoration and is one of the classic representatives of Gothic architecture. The location of Glasgow Cathedral today is also where St Mungo built his first church.

Opening hours Monday to Saturday 9:00 – 17:00

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

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 & #8211; 17: 00 | Sunday 11:00 & #8211; 16:00 (Please refer to the actual situation on site, it may be closed on certain holidays)

Glasgow University

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.

Activities

Wonderful music festival

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!

Cuisines

Wen Qingfeng's Bar Street

Ashton Lane is located in the West End, with many bars, restaurants, and movie theaters hidden! Let this cobbled street be full of people. It is recommended to try the Indian cuisine here. Glasgow is also one of the places where many cities in the UK are vying to be the birthplace of "Chicken Tikka Masala"!

Transport

train

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.

Subway Subway

Glasgow's subway, opened in 1896, is the third oldest in the world, after London and Budapest. It is a loop line with a total of 15 stations. Kelvinhall and Hillhead stations are close to the University of Glasgow; Buchanan Street station and St. Enoch station are near the city centre.

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Tips & Tricks

Mystery: Pollok Country Park, Pollock Country Park

Pollock Country Park was voted the best garden in Europe in 2008. It is also the largest park in Glasgow with ranches, gardens and museums! When you see herds of highland cows walking on the grass, they look wobbly, and they are really healing!

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