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Glasgow Visitor Guide

Lying on the banks of the river Clyde, Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, has much to offer the visitor.

Top tourist attraction is the red sandstone 22-galleried Spanish baroque style Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, home to works by international and Scottish artists along with a large collection historic artefacts. The daily organ recital in the magnificent Central Hall is not to be missed.

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  • Falkirk WheelThe amazing Falkirk Wheel

The award winning Riverside Museum showcases the city's transport collection and life from a bygone era. The Tall Ship moored alongside is a symbol of Glasgow's shipbuilding heritage. Glasgow Science Centre and 127 metre high Tower are just a 20 minute walk away.

No visit would be complete without seeking out the work of Glasgow-born architect Charles Rennie Macintosh. Check out the House for an Art Lover, Mackintosh House and Macintosh at the Willow - restored tea rooms serving excellent fare on Sauchiehall Street.

Both Celtic and Rangers Football Clubs are based in the city. The Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park contains a collection of the game's Scottish heritage.

Check out the shopping in Glasgow's "Style Mile" or escape the crowds and take the Mural Trail which includes three artworks to commemorate the 75th birthday of Glasgow's own Billy Connolly. For a moment of whimsy, seek out the Duke of Wellington statue (outside the Gallery of Modern Art) "capped" with its now traditional traffic cone!

Holidays in the Glasgow area

Canal BoatFor canal holidays, leave Glasgow on the Forth and Clyde Canal, experience the amazing Falkirk Wheel and join the Union Canal to continue to Edinburgh. See canal holidays on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Canal which changes levels at the famous Falkirk Wheel.

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