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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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Scotland: Scotland Travel Guide: The 30 Best Tips For Your Trip To Scotland - The Places You Have To See (Inverness, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee) (Volume 1)

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Lonely Planet Scotland (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Scotland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Head over the sea to Skye for stunning scenery, seek out the history round every corner in Edinburgh and stroll the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Scotland and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Scotland Travel Guide:

  • 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, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - castles, lochs & mountains, islands, literature, food & drink, museums, culture, wildlife, the land
  • Free, convenient pull-out Edinburgh map (included in print version), plus over 50 colour maps
  • Covers Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands & Islands, Inverness & the Central Highlands, Orkney & Shetland and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Scotland, our most comprehensive guide to Scotland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Scotland, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions; Scotland's Highlands & Islands, a comprehensive guide on this particular region; or Pocket Edinburgh, a handy-sized guide focused on the city's can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Great Britain guide for a comprehensive look at all Great Britain has to offer, or Discover Great Britain, a photo-rich guide to its most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Neil Wilson, Andy Symington

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Scotland: Scotland Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Dundee, Backpacking Scotland, Travel to Scotland, Scotland Holidays, Scotland Tours)

By 101 Coolest Things

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Scotland: Scotland Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Dundee, Backpacking Scotland, Travel to Scotland, Scotland Holidays, Scotland Tours)
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Glasgow Scotland 55 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide For Your Trip to Glasgow: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in Glasgow Scotland

By Antonio Araujo

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

Glasgow Scotland 55 Secrets  - The Locals Travel Guide  For Your Trip to Glasgow: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go,  Eat & Party in Glasgow Scotland
 
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55 Secrets you would never find about GLASGOW



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Glasgow 2017 : 20 Cool Things to do during your Trip to Glasgow: Top 20 Local Places You Can't Miss! (Travel Guide Glasgow- Scotland )

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Fodor's Scotland (Travel Guide)

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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 country; and whisky distilleries are gaining popularity. Scotland's customs and products--from tartans to tweeds--are known worldwide, but there's nothing like experiencing them firsthand.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of maps
· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Scotland
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· Major sights such as The Calanais Standing Stones, Tobermory, Isle of Skye, Glencoe, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, and Kelvingrove
· Coverage of Edinburgh and the Lothians, Glasgow, The Borders and the Southwest, Fife and Angus, The Central Highlands, Aberdeen and the Northeast, Argyll and the Isles, Inverness and Around the Great Glen, The Northern Highlands and the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland Islands

Glasgow Travel Guide 2017: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Glasgow, Scotland (City Travel Guide 2017)

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Discovering Glasgow: The Illustrated Map Collins (Collins Travel Guides)

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  • Additional map covering central Scotland is also included
  • Handy, self-folding tourist map is small enough to fit in your pocket yet offers extensive coverage of the cities in an easy-to-use format
  • Thorough street index is also featured and cross-referenced to the map so you can easily find your destination
  • Hotels, restaurants, stores and attractions are all included

Ideal to pop in a pocket or bag for quick reference while exploring the cities.


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Sheet size: 8.5” x 9.75” (215mm x 225mm) (per sheet; 2 sheets)

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