Cosmopolitan Glasgow is the third largest city in terms of population in the United Kingdom. Over time, Glasgow has become one of the most visited cities in the British Isles. You will find a renewed city centre, the best shopping outside London without a doubt, and excellent parks and museums.
The City Centre, known as ‘The Toon’ to locals, makes up the majority of Central Glasgow and contains much of the city’s shopping and entertainment district, as well as its commercial heart. Glasgow is also famous for its great January Sales. So, take advantage of all the good bargains. The West End of Central Glasgow is the exotic bohemian area of cafés, restaurants and bars. The area surrounds the stunning University of Glasgow and the impressive Kelvingrove Museum. The central area of the city is compact and can be easily visited by foot. Finally, the best way to get a good panoramic view of the city is to climb the many hills in the area.Celtic Connections is the UK’s premier Celtic music festival. Over 300 concerts, céilidhs (Scottish country dance), talks, free events, late-night sessions and workshops will be run in 16 venues across Glasgow over 18 days, from January 14th to the 31st. This year, numerous performers include Ry Cooder performing with The Chieftans, McIntosh Ross (Lorraine McIntosh and Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue), and B.A. Robertson among many others. The perfect recipe to beat the winter blues. (Online brochure at http://www.celticconnections.com/public/whatson/brochure.html) Where to stay?Devoncove Hotel ***An elegant 3 star hotel located near the West End, within close proximity to Glasgow theatres, entertainment venues and the city's diverse selection of shopping. Double room + Scottish breakfast: £45.931 Sauchiehall StreetGlasgow, G3 7TQWhere to eat?The Ubiquitous ChipThis local restaurant serves up top quality food using Scottish produce. Definitely one of Scotland's finest restaurants. Booking essential. Runs a special menu during the Celtic Connections.12 Ashton LaneGlasgow, G12 8SJ
The first official international football match was played at the West of Scotland Cricket Club in Partick, Glasgow in 1872. It was between Scotland and England (a 0–0 draw)
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Glasgow, situated in the west central lowlands of Scotland, is the country's largest city. Despite being on the same latitude as Moscow, Glasgow has a relatively moderate climate thanks to its proximity to the warm shores of the Atlantic Ocean and the westerly wind which passes through it. Winters are generally cold and overcast and summers cool and wet with the odd sunny, warm day. Glasgow is one of Europe's top financial centres and is home to many of Scotland's biggest businesses.
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The city of Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in the country’s west central lowlands. It is the fourth largest European town after London, Paris and Berlin in terms of size and the third biggest agglomeration in the UK. The city benefits from a unique patrimony: The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, situated in Kelvingrove Park, is the most well known in Glasgow and is frequently visited when the weather permits. Glasgow Cathedral is undoubtedly one of the most important cathedrals in Scotland and can be admired during moments of good or bad weather. The city has a temperate maritime climate which means precipitation and humidity all year round. Winters in Glasgow are long and cold and summers are also humid and chilly. Despite this not so enchanting climate, Glasgow is a warm and welcoming town to visit in any season.