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Glasgow Glasgow

Glasgow was named the largest city in Scotland, with nearly 600,000 inhabitants, more than the population of about 480,000 in the capital Edinburgh. There are lively shopping streets in the city center, Glasgow Cathedral in the east is famous, restaurants and bars in the west are diverse, and the city combines culture, scenery, food, art and music. So exciting, how can you not love it?

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History
Attractions
Activities
Cuisines
Transport
Trip planning

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 into a small-scale town; in the medieval period, there were markets every week, and many artisans worked and lived here. In 1451, it was allowed to set up a university; 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 here, and the town became more prosperous.

At the end of the 19th century, Glasgow had a population of nearly half a million people. Construction of the city began at this time on a large scale. It began to supply tap water, set up sewer systems, and installed electric street lights. The equipment at the docks and ports was also renovated and upgraded. After the 20th century, people's livelihood in Glasgow continued to make progress. At the end of the 20th century, it transformed into an art capital. Since 1980, many art galleries, galleries and museums have been opened, and there are many music performance centers.

Now, Glasgow is a city rich in arts and culture. The music industry has an important position in Scotland. More than 100 music events are held every week. The style of music ranges from popular to rock to classical. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is also seated. Fall here. Glasgow was thus 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

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

The appearance is very impressive as a Victorian building. It opened in 1901. The museum is divided into two major themes, one is Life and the other is Expression. The former mainly includes: prehistory, natural history and human history; the latter is based on art, Such as painting and sculpture. It is also one of the most popular museums in Scotland and is highly rated!

Opening hours Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 17:00|Sunday 11:00 – 16:00 (please refer to the actual situation on site, may be closed on certain holidays)

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Glasgow, Glasgow: Glasgow University

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 the University of Glasgow is considered to be very similar to the scene of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in "Harry Potter", which attracted many fans to the pilgrimage, but the film was not filmed here.

George Square

Located in the center of Glasgow, the name is mainly taken from the then King George III. One of the highlights of the square is the many monuments. There are monuments of great men who have made significant contributions to Scotland, such as James Watt who improved the steam engine, and Sir Walter Scott, a famous Scottish poet... ...Waiting. In addition, the square is a meeting place for people, and events are often held, such as the annual Christmas Market and the International Organ Festival, which have become an integral part of the citizens' lives.

Scotland

Pollok Country Park

Pollock Country ParkIs the largest park in Glasgow,Including ranch, garden and museum!In 2008, he was voted the best garden in Europe.It was very healing when I saw herds of highland cattle walking on the grass.

Opening hours 
Week ㄧ to Sunday|10:00-17:00
Ticket fare Adult £7.5|Student/Respect for the elderly £5.5

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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 is a week-long event with more than 5,000 performers and more than 150 events. It is very exciting and is similar to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe held in August each year. Have the opportunity to go to Glasgow to 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.Trains are floating fares, it is recommended to use the train APP (Trainline) to inquire and book tickets.

Underground

Glasgow's subway, which opened in 1896, is the third oldest in the world, after London and Budapest. It is a ring 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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Trip planning

Glasgow, Glasgow: Glasgow University

Tour the largest city in Scotland and the music capital of the world

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. The city streets are classical and beautiful. When you walk in the streets, you can often hear the sound of the Scottish bagpipes. If you want to have a good experience, it is recommended to arrange at least 2 days. In addition, some tourists will also go on a group tour or drive by car from here to visit the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness.

Recommended Tour|【Scottish Highlands, Sky Island, Loch Ness】3 days tour

In 3 days, depart from Glasgow to experience the most highlights of the Scottish Highlands, such as Glencoe Canyon, Sky Island/Skye, Dunvegan Castle, Old Man Rock, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, etc.

Scottish Highlands: Glencoe Falls in Autumn

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