Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It has a history as the country's main industrial center. Additionally, Glasgow is the fourth largest city in the United Kingdom, and is currently one of the nation's major economic centres outside of London.
What to see & do
Kelvingrove Park - Kelvingrove Park, originally West End Park, is a 34-hectare public park created in 1852 on the River Kelvin. The park is home to several bird species such as the grey heron, kingfisher, and the mallard, as well as other small animals like otters and the red fox. It contains several monuments, including the Stewart Memorial Fountain and statues of chemist Joseph Lister, Physicist Lord Kelvin, writer Thomas Carlyle, and other significant personas. The park is also open for recreation and leisure, and is a favorite spot for joggers, tourists, and dog-walkers. On the park grounds is the famous Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a popular free-admission tourist attraction in the country. Established in 1901, it is also the most visited museum outside of the ones in London. It houses collections that were mainly from the McLellan Galleries and from the old Kelingrove House Museum located in Kelvingrove Park. The museum contains a vast natural history collection and an extensive collection of European artworks, including works by Dutch Renaissance, Scottish Colourists, French Impressionists, and more. The museum also has one of the finest collections of arms and armour in the world.
National Piping Centre - The National Piping Centre is an institution dedicated to the playing of the bagpipes, from the Scottish smallpipes to the Great Highland Bagpipes. It includes an auditorium, practice venues, and the Museum of Piping.
How to get around
Glasgow has one of the most extensive public transport systems in the United Kingdom outside of London. The city is very pedestrian-friendly, and some parts, especially the major shopping streets, are very easy to navigate on foot. The subway is convenient and uncomplicated; it runs in a double circle around the city centre and some of the inner suburbs, serving the centre, the West End, and Ibrox Stadium. The suburban trains operate from the Central and Queen Street stations to Glasgow's suburbs and the surrounding towns. The buses, on the other hand, run pretty much everywhere. There are two types of taxis; the traditional London-style black cabs that can be hailed off the side of the street, and the private hire or minicabs that need to be booked over the phone. Rental car is available, but not necessary due to the compact size of the city and its well-developed public transport system.
How to get there
In order to get to Glasgow, book a flight to Glasgow International Airport, formerly Glasgow Abbotsinch Airport. There are flights available to Glasgow Airport from the major European cities, as well as from Las Vegas (United States of America) and from Toronto (Canada) courtesy of the following airlines; Aer Lingus Regional, Air Transat, Air Malta, BH Air, British Airways, Citywing, easyJet, Emirates, Flybe, Germanwings, Icelandair, Jet2.com, KLM, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, United Airlines, and Wizz Air.
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