Glasgow Events Guide
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Sport is huge in Glasgow, especially football – the world’s first international football match was held in the city in 1872! Glasgow has three professional football clubs; Celtic who play at Celtic Park, Rangers who call the Ibrox Stadium home and Patrick Thistle who’s home ground is the Firhill Stadium. Hampden Park is the national stadium of Football in Scotland and home to the Scotland national team. Rugby is popular in Glasgow too with the local rugby union team Glasgow Warriors, Scottish league team Glasgow Hawks and rugby league team Easterhouse Panthers.
The major Scottish city of Glasgow has become an increasingly popular tourist destination since being voted as the European City of Culture in 1990. Visitors have been impressed by the magnificent architecture and the diverse range of cultural venues. Now you have the opportunity to book accommodation at one of the luxury city apartments and experience the endless delights of Glasgow.
Glasgow is widely regarded as the creative capital of Scotland. A variety of highly reputed musicians, artists and writers have lived and worked here over the years. You can learn about their respective contributions while touring the city galleries and museums. The famous works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh can be viewed in the Glasgow School of Art. You may also view the collection of locally inspired paintings in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
Family fun is guaranteed during holidays in Glasgow. You can head to the shores of Loch Lomond and observe the fascinating marine creatures in the Sea Life Aquarium. You'll also have the opportunity of skiing and snowboarding in the Snow Factor Centre. If it's a particularly nice day then you might like to take a leisurely stroll and view the unique Port Sunlight cottage.
It's quite likely that you'll work up an appetite during a tour of Glasgow's major sites. However, you'll never be far from a fine dining establishment in this magnificent city. You might like to sample the delicious hot chocolate and home-made cakes at one of the quaint inner city cafes. If you fancy a substantial meal then it would be worth booking a table at one of the highly rated restaurants.
There are an eclectic range of evening entertainment venues in Glasgow. You can enjoy some Scottish banter while drinking fine ales in the traditional pubs you might be able to catch some of Glasgow's freshest musical talents at the local concert venues. Or perhaps you'll enjoy a dramatic performance at one of the major theatres.
Glasgow Night Life
Aston Lane West End
Barrowlands Music Venue
Ben Nevis Bar
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The nightlife and entertainment on offer in Glasgow is excellent with something to suit all tastes. For live music there are venues all over the city including the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the SECC, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (where Oasis were discovered!), the O2 Academy and ABC.
There is also a great number of theatres in Glasgow including The King’s Theatre, the Theatre Royal and the Citizens Theatre. There are great bars, pubs and clubs scattered throughout the city, the West End is a particularly popular location for an evening out.
Glasgow Food & Drink
Blackfriars Merchant City
Ubiqutous Chip Restaurant
Rogano Oyster Bar
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There's a diverse range of cuisine on offer in Glasgow, from local Scottish specialities to the exceptional Indian fare that gave the city the title "curry capital of Britain" for two years. The traditional fish supper is also a favourite, available from fish and chip shops throughout the city. Restaurants offer a wide variety of international cuisines, from Chinese and Indian to Russian and Mongolian and popular restaurant chains including TGI Fridays, Nando’s and Pizza Express can be found in the city centre. The West End has a great selection of bars, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops and makes a nice chance of scenery from the city centre.
Princess Square Shopping
Breahead Shopping Centre
Braehead Shopping Centre
Princess Square Shopping
Silverburn Shopping Centre
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Glasgow is one of the best cities in the UK for shopping with shops and boutiques to suit all tastes. Argyle Street, Sauchiehall Street and Buchanan Street are the main shopping areas of the city where you find a mix of high street favourites, independent boutiques and higher end stores. If you’re shopping for big labels in particular then head to the Buchanan Galleries, St Enoch Centre and Princes Square. The West End is also a great destination for shopping with great little bohemian boutiques and quaint shops on offer.
George Square Glasgow
Hampden National Stadium
Kelvingrove Art Gallery
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There is plenty to see and do in Glasgow with something to suit every visitor. Architecturally, the city offers a beautiful mixture of old and new, from striking Victorian buildings to modern properties like the Clyde Auditorium. There's a wide range of museums and galleries, attractive parks and open spaces, and an excellent variety of concert venues and nightlife.
For those who like to explore beyond the city, Glasgow offers a great base for discovering the beautiful Scottish countryside. Loch Lomond is within easy reach, and energetic visitors can climb nearby Ben Lomond for some fantastic views. If you fancy seeing another Scottish city then Edinburgh is easily reached by train.
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