Glasgow’s civic art collections are renowned as amongst the finest in Europe and they’re free to visit, seven days a week. Some of the must visit museums include; Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery, The Burrell Collection and the Museum of Transport. The work and influence of Glasgow’s most famous son Charles Rennie Mackintosh can be seen throughout the city everywhere from modern architecture to the lettering above shop windows. Shopping in Glasgow second only to London in the UK, so whether it’s high street stores or boutique shops, you’ll find it in Glasgow.
Surrounding Glasgow is some of the best of Scotland’s scenery, from the rolling hills of the Clyde Valley to the beautiful walking country of East Dunbartonshire that borders the south-west Highlands. Exploring further, you’ll find that many of the towns and villages in the area such as Paisley, Hamilton, Biggar, Greenock, Gourock and of course the amazing New Lanark World Heritage Site make great day trips from the city and offer a range of attractions that make discovering their rich history a real joy.
If this not enough to make you to visit Glasgow, then just remember that the meaning of Glasgow is ‘dear green place’.
For more information on Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley go to http://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/glasgow-clyde-valley/