A proud modern city
Scrubbed-up and ready to go, Glasgow isn’t just a proud modern city with a famous industrial heritage. It’s the gateway to some of the UK’s most spectacular scenery just an hour or so up the coast. Stay in town and shop until you drop, share its footballing fever – or take to the hills. The choice is yours.
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|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 8.5░C (24 hour average)
Rainfall: 1104.8mm a year
Culture vultures should venture into the suburbs and take in the awe-inspiring Burrell Collection, which is as noteworthy for what’s inside the building as what’s outside. And then there’s the building itself...
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The Ubiquitous Chip (or the UB Chip to the locals) is a modern Glaswegian institution just off Byres Road in the University area. Head to the UB for contemporary nosh, upmarket chatter, and, occasionally, chips.
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If you like your football, as Glaswegians most certainly do, there are few sporting occasions more passionate than the twice annual Old Firm derby – although getting a ticket could be a challenge. Alternatively, drop down the leagues to watch Partick Thistle or Queen’s Park.
One of Glasgow’s city centre drinking dens, The Horseshoe, is said to be home to one of Europe’s longest bars... you’ll find it near Central Station.
If you like your TV cop shows, get out on the beat and patrol the mean streets of Maryhill, scene of many an episode of Taggart. (You may wish to keep your desire to shout ‘There’s been a murder!’ to yourself).