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Glasgow is a city located 35 kilometers away from the mouth of the Clyde River on the middle-Scottish lowland on the north-west of the Great Britain. Glasgow is the third largest city in the country. The city makes up Clydeside conurbation together with surrounding villages, towns and suburbs that are located along the Clyde River. Among them are Greenock, Dumbarton, Port-Glasgow and many others. The number people living in this Lanark country with its center in Glasgow reaches 1.8 million of people. The name of this country means “green valley” or “the beloved green place” when translated from Gaelic. According to historians the name appeared already in VI century. In the beginning this was a small fishermen settlement, but during the development of colonial expansion of Great Britain together with Scottish bourgeoisie and industrial revolution Glasgow became one of the largest and most important ports and industrial centers of the country already in the middle of VIII century.
1. Summer months are considered the most favorable time for a trip to Glasgow. During this time of year nothing will spoil your excursion program. Travelers, who expect to devote much time … Open
Nowadays Glasgow is a city of contrasts because this place combines the remains of the past industrialization and modern stylistic richness. This city was the second most important city of the British Empire with London occupying the first place. It is also considered one of the most impressive and unforgettable cities full of sights referred to Victorian period. That time was famous for the contrast between poor quarters for working people and amazingly posh emperor mansions.
In the end of XIX century Glasgow was proclaimed the city of the European culture. For decades this place traditionally raises interest and is very popular among architecture and art connoisseurs, as well as entertainment lovers. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Silverburn is the city's most popular shopping and entertainment center. Among its many shops, there are pavilions of famous European brands, as well as stores that offer clothes and shoes … Open
In Glasgow is located one of the most visited cultural institutions in Scotland - the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. It occupies a striking historical building, which was built in the early 20th century and is a striking architectural monument in the Spanish Baroque style. Today in this art museum, a unique collection of works is collected, among which there are invaluable canvases by Titian, Botticelli, Dali, Rubens, Picasso, and well-known Scottish artists. Travelers who visit the gallery in the warm season will be able to stroll around the surrounding landscape garden.
A great place for a family excursion will be the Glasgow Science Center. It is a large interactive museum where visitors can learn about the most interesting scientific achievements of our time. In fact, the scientific center is a large cultural complex, in which there are several exhibition halls, the largest planetarium in Britain, as well as a state-of-the-art movie theater featuring interesting popular science films.
Discovering the architecture of Glasgow from bird's eye view! Glasgow University, Glasgow City Chambers, Clyde Arc Bridge, Ibrox Stadium, Provand Lordship, all those monuments are defining the image of Glasgow … Open
The most beautiful monument of architecture of the 19th century is the People's Palace, which has served as a historical museum for several years now. In it you can see the most interesting historical exhibits related to different epochs. Another interesting feature of this palace is an adjacent winter garden. It is a large glazed gallery, in which plants from all corners of the world are represented.
View From The Erskine Bridge A visit to the oldest civil building in the city - the building Provand’s Lordship, should definitely be included in the excursion program. It was built in the 15th century and was once part of the complex of a large infirmary. When the hospital was closed, the building changed its status several times. Today, within its walls is a historical museum, whose collection is dedicated to the history and culture of medieval Scotland.
Glasgow Cathedral, Mitchell Library, Hampden Park, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Glasgow … Open
The most unusual city attraction can be considered to be the Glasgow Necropolis. This historic cemetery is located near the cathedral. Today it is of interest, first of all, from an architectural point of view. In the territory of this cemetery there are about 3.5 thousand unique monuments. The age of many of them is more than a hundred years. There is a necropolis on top of the hill, from which a wonderful view of the city opens.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Glasgow and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Glasgow
♥   Shopping area ' Buchanan Street' Glasgow, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Princes Square' Glasgow, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Sauchiehall Street' Glasgow, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Argyle Street' Glasgow, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Glasgow
♥   Castle 'Skipness Castle' Strathclyde, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Crookston Castle' Strathclyde, 7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Crookston Castle' , 7.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bothwell Castle' Strathclyde, 11.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Polnoon Castle' , 14.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Glasgow and around
♥   Art museum 'Gallery of Modern Art' Glasgow, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum' Glasgow, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Hunterian Art Gallery' Glasgow, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Burrell Collection' Glasgow, 5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Glasgow from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Culzean Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
Also, it is possible to hold there a private event. If you a wealthy man, you can celebrate there a wedding, an anniversary or a simple banquet. As other castles of Scotland, Culzean Castle is known with its mysterious ghosts. People say that there live no less than seven of them. Some visitors and staff claim that they saw a figure of a maid woman. The most popular and mysterious is a bagpiper ghost. It is rather hard to see him but it is quite easy to hear the bagpipe play in the castle almost every night. … Read further

Inveraray Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
The palace has a great collection of art pieces. There are presented the original antique furniture, various paintings, sculptures and other interior decoration things. Not so far from the castle has placed a popular Loch Fyne Lake. There are usually held sailing competitions. The lakeshore has special places for fishing. The picturesque outskirts of the castle are quite popular among outdoor enthusiasts. … Read further

Lochleven Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
During the excursion visitors of the castle can see saved towers and ruins of the Great Tower. One of the main parts of the building is an 11 meters high tower house. There saved a vaulted basement that is also open for tourists. The Glassin Tower of the 16th century is another interesting sightseeing of the castle. The tower has a vaulted basement for storing water. Only, at first sight, it seems that Lochleven Castle is a neglected place. Its territory is full of archaeologists. In 1995 there were found secret staircases, ceramic items and other old artefacts. … Read further
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