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Preparing your trip to Glasgow: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Glasgow Cathedral 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 to outdoor activities, should not forget to take some warm clothes. It can be rather cold here in the evening, even in summer.
2. Glasgow is distinguished by an excellent public transport system. In addition to buses and trolley buses visitors can also travel by trains. You can also purchase a special pass, Roundabout Glasgow. It permits to use trams and trains for one day. The cost of this ticket is about 4.5 pounds. A bus pass is called FirstDay ticket and costs 3 pounds. This pass is also valid for one day only.
3. Bicycle remains a popular type of urban transport. You can conveniently use it in almost all areas of the city. Inexperienced cyclists should not make a ride to the central part of the city as the traffic there is very busy.
4. In order to rent a car you will need a driving license of the international standard, a passport and a credit card with the required amount of collateral in the account. The amount of collateral depends on the brand of a car rented. You can reduce your daily fee by renting a car for a longer period of time.
5. Motorists and pedestrians should not forget that any violation of traffic rules with cause large fines. There are always big traffic jams on the streets of the city during the rush hour, so you have an important meeting planned for this time, it is better to use subway. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Streets and numerous parks of the city usually amaze visitors with their extreme cleanliness. Do not forget that any violation of public order rules with bring you large fines. Rubbish should be disposed in specially designated areas only, and smokers should pay attention to prohibitory signs.
7. Before you make a picnic in one of local parks, you should specify its rules in advance. As a rule, every park and garden has a specially designated area for rest and picnics.
Tourists should not forget to visit the historic district of East End, which territory is the location of several important sightseeing objects. Here you will find St. Mungo Church and the … Open
8. Do not forget to leave tips in restaurants and cafes of the city. As a rule, the size of tips is approximately 10 - 15% of the total order. In some dining facilities service charges may be already included in the total score.
9. The best way to visit various cultural activities and excursions is together with other tourists in a group. The cost of individual tickets for some events may be slightly higher than for a group of people.
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What to visit being in Glasgow - unique sights

Kings Theatre

From the series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
Also, fans of comedies will like this theatre. The crush-room is a place where are held a number of cultural events. Some of them are free and open for everyone. There you can become a witness of a chamber orchestra concert or a famous jazz exponent. The best time for visiting the theatre is during the Mayfest festival, which is held there since 1983. The theatre has a number of important festival events, most of which are open for everyone. … Read further

Falkirk Wheel

From the series “Top 16 Most Exotic Elevators and Lifts in the World”
Falkirk Wheel looks very impressive. During operation, quiet and slow movements of the rotating 'elevator' look simply magical. The ship lift was opened in 2002. The Queen Elisabeth II participated in the solemn opening ceremony. Just a year later the unusual building was awarded with a number of prizes. The lift design was declared one of the best design projects in 2002. The full workflow of the elevator takes about 4 minutes. On the coasts of the canals grow the beautiful meadows, which in the summer are covered with the lush green grass and are the favorite tourist destination of tourists. … Read further

Stirling Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
Stirling Castle has a famous ghost – the Green lady. It is said that it is a ghost of the servants who once saved Mary Stuart from the fire. The woman died from the burns, and on that day, she was wearing a green dress. The castellans say that when green lady appears, something bad happens in the castle. Several fires have already happened after somebody saw the ghost. … Read further

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Travelling to Glasgow - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Glasgow. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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