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The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is a great place to visit. Formerly a European City of Culture, the city has some excellent museums and galleries for you to explore. The city also has a wide selection of shops so if you’re looking for a bit of retail therapy, it’s the perfect place for you. Whatever you’re planning to get from your trip to Glasgow you won’t be disappointed. Why not books your flights and hotel together and save even more?
Glasgow has arguably the best shopping experience anywhere in Britain outside of London. A great place to visit when you want to shop is The Buchanan Galleries. Located in the heart of the city the large shopping mall has lots on offer in its collection of 80 stores. The centre also has a John Lewis department store which prides itself on its excellent customer service.
If you want a more unique shopping experience you should visit The Barras market which is located in the East End. The market is held every Saturday and Sunday and has a collection of hundreds of stalls selling a weird and wonderful collection of products.
If you’re a bit of history buff you’ll love exploring some of Glasgow’s historic buildings. One of the most impressive in the city is the Glasgow Cathedral. The Cathedral was originally constructed in the 1100s and is dedicated to St Kentigern who was the first bishop of Strathclyde. The building’s Gothic architecture is truly impressive and is well worth a visit.
Another famous building you won’t want to miss is the Glasgow School of Art. Designed by the famous architect Rennie Mackintosh and considered one of his finest buildings, the school is a must-see. The best way to explore the building is with a guided tour which is regularly available but requires advanced booking.
Glasgow has some brilliant theatres for you to visit when you’re looking for some evening entertainment. The Theatre Royal originally opened in 1867 and is one of the oldest theatres in the city. The theatre is a great place to visit if you’re a fan of opera and ballet as it’s home to both the Scottish Opera and the Scottish Ballet.