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Glasgow


Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland, and the third most populous city in the the UK. As of 2004, the city's population was estimated at 1,171,390. The term "Glaswegian" is used to refer to both the inhabitants of the city and the local dialect.


Key Facts about Glasgow


Here are some facts about Glasgow:
  1. Glasgow is the largest and most populous city in Scotland, and the 4th most populous in the United Kingdom overall after London, Birmingham, and Leeds.

  2. Glasgow grew to its large size in the 19th century with the industrial revolution. It became a leading center of engineering (especially shipbuilding and marine engineering), textiles, and chemicals.

  3. During the late 19th century, and early 20th century, Glasgow was often known as the "second city of the British Empire".

  4. Today, Glasgow is a leading financial center, and home to many leading Scottish businesses.

  5. Glasgow has extensive road, rail, and air transport links:

    • The M8 motorway passes through Glasgow city center, and connects to the M73, M77, and M80.

    • The M74 runs South towards Carlisle.

    • The A82 connects Glasgow to Argyll and the western highlands of Scotland.

    • Glasgow has two main line railway stations: Queen Street Station (which connects Glasgow to Edinburgh and the North of Scotland), and Glasgow Central Station (which is on the West Coast Main Line, and connects Glasgow to the England and the South).

    • Glasgow also has a suburban rail system, and an underground rail system, for travel within the city.

    • Glasgow is served by two international airports: Glasgow International Airport (which is to the West of the city), and Glasgow Prestwick Airport (which is to the Southwest).

  6. Soccer is an important part of the history and culture of Glasgow:

    • Glasgow was home to the first international match, held in 1872, between England and Scotland (the result was 0-0).

    • Glasgow is also home to Hampden Park, Scotland's national soccer stadium, which holds the European record for attendance at a football match (149.547).

    • There are three professional soccer clubs in Glasgow: Celtic, Rangers, and Partick Thistle.

  7. Glasgow's principal library, the Mitchell Library, is one of the largest public reference libraries in Europe.


Attractions and Places of Interest in Glasgow


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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Scotland

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2019-02-07
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The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this picturesque country.

Explore the remote Isle of Skye, visit the well-trodden Royal Mile during the world-famous Edinburgh Festival, or tackle Scotland's scenic glens and rugged mountains: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Scotland with this indispensable travel guide.

Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Scotland:
- Over 40 color maps, including a transportation map of Scotland to help you navigate with ease
- Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need
- Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Scotland designed for every interest and budget
- Illustrations and floor plans show Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, Stirling Castle, and more
- Color photographs of Scotland's stunning mountains, glens, castles, islands, lochs, wildlife, and more
- Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Edinburgh, Southern Scotland, Glasgow, Central Scotland, and the Highlands and Islands
- Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about Scotland's rich history, traditions, and festivals
- Experience the culture with features on Highland music and games, clans and tartans, and traditional Scottish foods
- Essential travel tips--our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus some helpful Scottish vocabulary and visa and health information

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Scotland is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Scotland.

DK Eyewitness: Silver award winner in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards for Guidebook Series 2018.

"No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one." --The Independent

On a long weekend? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Top 10 Scotland.

About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your journey. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in more than 120 countries

Fodor's Essential Scotland (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2018-03-13
Paperback (536 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor’s Essential Scotland is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Scotland travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Great Britain and Europe.

Scotland offers astonishing variety: its iconic lochs and mountains, as well as lively cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow, have strong allure. St. Andrews is a pilgrimage for golfers; castles dot the scenic countryside; and whisky distilleries have become another must-visit. Scotland's customs and products--from tartans to tweeds--are known worldwide, but there's nothing like experiencing them firsthand.

Fodor’s Essential Scotland includes:

    • UPDATED COVERAGE: Fodor's writers have scoured the country to find the best new hotels, resorts, restaurants, bars, shops, and sights. Look for Edinburgh's and Glasgow's hottest new restaurants and hotels, showcasing the best of Scottish food and style. Fresh recommendations for outdoor activities have been added in the most popular areas.
    • ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A visually stunning color photo guide covers the essential sights and unmissable attractions throughout Scotland.
    • SPECIAL FEATURES WITH GORGEOUS PHOTOS: Features help travelers experience the essence of Scotland, including choosing the best castles to see, planning a whisky distillery visit, and discovering great local fare in the cities or countryside.
    • HELPFUL ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Multiple sample itineraries to help you plan and make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.
    • INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Features such as “Need to Know,” "Top Attractions," and useful travel tips make planning simple. Convenient chapter overviews present each region and its highlights, and chapter planning sections have useful advice for making the most of your time and getting around by car and public transportation, including island hopping.
    • COVERS: Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews, Isle of Skye, Inverness, Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, Islay, Glencoe, and much more.

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Planning on visiting the rest of Britain? Check out Fodor’s England, Fodor's Essential Ireland, and Fodor’s Great Britain.

Rick Steves Scotland

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2018-04-03
Paperback (520 pages)

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Whether you take the high road or the low road, with Rick Steves on your side, Scotland can be yours!

Inside Rick Steves Scotland you'll find:

  • Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Scotland
  • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
  • Top sights and hidden gems, from the wild beauty of Orkney Islands and the Hebrides to cozy corner pubs in Edinburgh
  • How to connect with local culture: Chat with experts on the Speyside Whisky Trail, attend a small-town Highland Games, or join the search for Nessie
  • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
  • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a dram of Scotch
  • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and historic sites
  • Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go
  • Useful resources including a packing list, a phrase book of Scottish slang, a historical overview, and recommended reading
  • Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
  • Complete, up-to-date information on Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St. Andrews, the Scottish Highlands, Oban, Mull, Iona, Staffa, Glencoe, Fort William, Inverness, Loch Ness, Pitiochry, Balmoral Castle, the Isle of Skye, Wester Ross, the Orkney Islands, and more

Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Scotland.

Glasgow Scotland 55 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide For Your Trip to Glasgow 2019: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local

By Antonio Araujo

Released: 2015-09-09
Kindle Edition (43 pages)

Glasgow Scotland 55 Secrets  - The Locals Travel Guide  For Your Trip to Glasgow 2019: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local
 
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Rick Steves Scotland Planning Map: Including Edinburgh & Glasgow City Maps (Rick Steves Planning Maps)

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Designed specifically for Rick Steves fans, this map highlights choice destinations throughout Scotland in a colorful, easy-to-use format on high-quality paper that lasts over many trips:
  • Cuts the Clutter: While big cities are left for navigational purposes, this map is otherwise stripped clean and filled in only with places that matter to travelers
  • Guidebook-Friendly: At a glance, all the places you read about in Rick's Scotland guidebooks stand out in a crisp, easy-to-read format
  • Rail or Road: Includes important train lines and highways (and ferry routes) for easy route-planning, no matter how you'll get around
  • The Back's Even Better: The reverse side includes detailed city-center maps of Glasgow, and Edinburgh, locating sights, hotels and restaurants

National Geographic Traveler Scotland 2nd Edition

By Robin McKelvie

National Geographic
Released: 2018-01-02
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Travel to Scotland and revel in the Highlands' finest food and drink, climb Ben Nevis, discover the isles, and drive the North Coast 500—with National Geographic as your trusted guide.

The latest edition of National Geographic's popular guidebook covers all the main cities, towns, and regions of Scotland, helping travelers negotiate one of Europe's more remote yet enduringly popular destinations. The book provides detailed city walks in Edinburgh and Glasgow and drives into the highlands, complete with maps and reservation information. Also included are features on local subjects such as the whiskey-making traditions of Scotland, as well as sidebars on a range of great activities to help you enjoy the rugged appeal of this truly beautiful land.

The National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are aimed at readers who value experiential travel. Each provides inspiring photography, insider tips, and expert advice for a more authentic, enriching experience of the destination. These books serve a readership of active, discerning travelers, supplying information, historical context, and cultural interpretation not available on the Internet.

Rick Steves Best of Scotland

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Hit Scotland's can't-miss sights, bites, and history in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of Scotland!
  • Expert advice from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and money
  • Two-day itineraries covering Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews, the Highlands, and the Isle of Skye
  • Rick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist traps
  • The best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museums
  • Trip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around
  • Over 80 full-color maps and vibrant photos
Experience the magic of Scotland for yourself with Rick Steves Best of Scotland!

Planning a longer trip? Rick Steves Scotland is the classic, in-depth guide to spending more than two weeks exploring the country.


 
 
 

 
 
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