Glasgow – Always Worth a Visit

Most tourists who head to Scotland, whether they are from south of the border or anywhere else in the world, tend to make tracks to Edinburgh. And while Auld Reekie, as it’s known to the locals, is one of the most popular cities on the planet, only 50 miles or so to the west lies another metropolis that is simply bursting with fascinating landmarks.

 

Glasgow

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Glasgow, Scotland’s largest and busiest city, has a tourist industry, of course, and attracts visitors from all four corners of the world. However, it’s somewhat surprising to discover just how many people visit the country but don’t make their way to Glasgow. Here are three reasons why you should be going there in the near future.

The Burrell Collection

Art lovers will be amazed to discover this incredible collection, which is located within the tranquil Pollok Country Park. Sir William and Lady Constance Burrell amassed more than 9,000 pieces in their lifetimes, and donated them to the city of Glasgow when they passed away. This hugely important assemblage includes paintings, tapestries, furniture, sculptures and alabasters, and the visitor should set aside a significant amount of hours to really take it all in. Guided tours provide an excellent way to get the best from the visit, and the nearest railway station is Pollokshaws West.

 

Burrell Collection Glasgow

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Museum of Transport

Glasgow is home one of the most popular transport museums in Britain, and there are many exhibits which continue to attract and fascinate. Among the most interesting is the oldest surviving pedal car, which takes the viewer back to another period in time. Some of Scotland’s early car manufacturers are also represented, such as Argyll and Albion.

Museum of Transport Glasgow

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The city has long had an affinity with the water, of course, and is proud of a ship-building tradition that earned an impressive reputation around the globe. In tribute to the engineers and builders, there are more than 250 models of ships at the museum, among which are replicas of familiar vessels such as the QE2, HMS Hood and the Queen Mary.

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Stadium Tours

Hampden Park has been the home of Scottish football for many decades now, and a guided tour of this historic stadium is a wonderful treat for any sports fan. The ground once held more than 149,000 people for a match against England, although all-seater regulations have reduced that capacity dramatically in recent years.

Hampden Park Glasgow

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Glasgow’s two largest football clubs, Rangers and Celtic, have enjoyed a fierce rivalry for well over a century, and both home grounds have witnessed classic encounters. Both Ibrox (Rangers) and Parkhead (Celtic) offer fascinating guided tours to visitors, so if there’s a soccer fan in the family a trip to Glasgow is an excellent idea.
About the author
David Rice is a UK writer and a regular visitor to Scotland. He knows that when it comes to car rental Glasgow Airport offers plenty of excellent deals to the visitor.





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