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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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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)

Rick Steves Scotland
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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.

101 Amazing Things to Do in Scotland: Scotland Travel Guide (Edinburgh Travel, Glasgow Travel, UK Travel, Aberdeen, Isle of Skye, Inverness, Dundee)

By 101 Amazing Things

Released: 2018-10-02
Kindle Edition (41 pages)

101 Amazing Things to Do in Scotland: Scotland Travel Guide (Edinburgh Travel, Glasgow Travel, UK Travel, Aberdeen, Isle of Skye, Inverness, Dundee)
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Hey there! Congrats on finding the ultimate guide to Scotland!

This Scotland Guide is now available across all digital devices - So what are you waiting for?!

We think you’re very very lucky to be going to Scotland and this guide will let you in on all of the country’s travel secrets so you can have the best possible trip in places like Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Dundee, Aberdeen, the Isle of Skye, the Shetland Isles, the Highlands, and much more.

Why You Need 101 Amazing Things to Do in Scotland

This Scotland guide is here to give you the inside track on:

  • the most delicious things to eat and drink, whether that happens to be sipping on the very best of Scottish whiskey, or trying an authentic haggis for the first time
  • the most happening festivals, from happening electronic festivals where you can party all night through to real ale festivals
  • jaw dropping historical and cultural sights you won’t want to miss like ruins of a 12th century abbey and world-class art and history museums
  • outdoor adventures you won’t forget in a hurry, whether you fancy having a skiing adventure up in the Scottish mountains, or you would like to go dolphin watching off the coast
  • where to shop for authentic souvenirs so that you can remember your trip to Scotland forever
  • the best places to catch a show, some live music, and make local friends
  • and so much more awesomeness besides!
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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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55 Secrets you would never find about GLASGOW

Welcome to the most Complete Glasgow ScotlandTravel Guide for Tourists made by locals!

Here Is a Preview of What You'll Learn Inside...

♥Introduction: Glasgow
♥55 Unique activities to do when you are in Glasgow
♥Best places to eat
♥Best local Markets
♥Best Restaurants
♥Best Bars
♥ Best Museums and parks
♥ Much, much more!

If you are heading to the wonderful city of Glasgow anytime soon this book will give you an insight of the best places and most unique places in the area where you will mingle with the locals and get to see and do the activities as one of them.

We have prepared a unique BUCKET LIST with the 55 most unique experiences you can have in the city and area of Glasgow (Scotland)
Most people don't even take the time to prepare themselves in advance, and just wish for the best once they have arrived! Most people aren't aware of some of the most amazing places Glasgow can offer... And it'd be such a pity to miss them! That's precisely why we desperately need the RIGHT travel guide first. Don’t arrive to Scotland and follow the crowds of Tourists. With this exclusive travel guide made by locals you will be finding about the places that don’t come on Lonely Planets or are listed on Trip Advisor where thousands of tourists head daily.
It took lots of time to incorporate the tips and hacks that ended up shaping this travel guide! And now, we are willing to share those secrets with you!

We will tell you where you should go, eat, sleep, and of course, party! We know you won't just settle for average boring travel guides! We know you are looking for something better; something unique that will truly help you down the road: a book with real life tips, recommendations, useful travel hacks and data... everything you may need in your trip. You've just found what you were looking for!

Our goal is simple. we will give you a complete and detailed Bucket list with MAPS to all the locations to make sure you won’t get lost in the amazing city of Glasgow (Scotland) transforming your trip into absolutely amazing experience. We will help you simplify your path, showing you exactly where the best places are.

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Rick Steves Scotland Planning Map: Including Edinburgh & Glasgow City Maps (Rick Steves Planning Maps)

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2018-05-22

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

Top 20 Places to Visit in Scotland - Top 20 Scotland Travel Guide (Includes Edinburgh, Glasgow, Isle of Skye, Aberdeen, Loch Ness, Inverness, Dundee, & More) (Europe Travel Series Book 25)

By Atsons

Released: 2015-04-20
Kindle Edition (47 pages)

Top 20 Places to Visit in Scotland - Top 20 Scotland Travel Guide (Includes Edinburgh, Glasgow, Isle of Skye, Aberdeen, Loch Ness, Inverness, Dundee, & More) (Europe Travel Series Book 25)
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Are You Ready to Discover & Explore Scotland?

“Top 20 Places to Visit in Scotland” is an easy to use, no-nonsense travel guide showing you the 20 best destinations Scotland has to offer. Packed full of interesting and useful information for each place, this Scotland travel guide is the ultimate travel accessory for discovering this incredible country!

Inside Atsons “20 Places to Visit in Scotland”:

  • Scotland’s top 20 best places to visit listed in order of importance.
  • High quality photos of the top 20 places.
  • Easy to digest descriptions of every place.
  • Essential historical information to provide you with a better understanding of each destination.
  • Recommendations of attractions and activities to give you a better visiting experience.
  • The best places to visit include Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Fort William, and the Isle of Skye.

“Top 20 Places to Visit in Scotland” Travel Guide features:

  • Easy Navigation: Effortlessly jump from one attraction to another using the interactive contents.
  • Add notes to the guide for a more personal guidebook.
  • Use bookmarks to save your favourite pages.
  • A Map of Scotland showing the location of every destination.


There are lots of travel guides for Scotland, why should I get this one?
If you are looking for an easy-to-read and straight-to-the-point Scotland travel guide, then this is for you. All the destinations listed contain high quality pictures, historical and background information, attractions and activities, and are listed in order of importance ensuring you’ll know exactly which place you want to visit when discovering Scotland!

I’ve never been to Scotland, will this guide help me?
If you’ve never visited Scotland or plan on visiting but don’t know where to go then this Scotland travel guide is the perfect starting point. Scotland has so many interesting and unique places that it can often be difficult to decide where you want to go. This guide is here to help you with that decision by giving you 20 breathtaking destinations to choose from, with the added bonus of the guide being a top 20 list so you'll know exactly where to start your journey.

Greater Than a Tourist- Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Maria Nagy

CZYK Publishing
Released: 2018-04-24
Kindle Edition

Greater Than a Tourist- Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
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Are you excited about planning your next trip?
Do you want to try something new?
Would you like some guidance from a local?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you.

Greater Than A Tourist- Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland by Maria Nagy offers the inside scoop on Glasgow. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination.

In these pages, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel books.

Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.

Lonely Planet Pocket Glasgow (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: 2019-04-16
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Lonely Planet Pocket Glasgow (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Pocket Glasgow is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the city’s wealth of paintings, beginning at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, catch a band at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and discover the architectural work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Glasgow and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Pocket Glasgow:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out map (included in print version), plus over 15 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Central Glasgow, East End, Merchant City, Southside & the Clyde, West End and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Pocket Glasgow is our colourful, easy to use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, providing on-the-go assistance for those seeking the best sights and experiences on a short visit or weekend away.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Scotland guide for an in-depth look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

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