Glasgow is Scotland's largest city, a cosmopolitan and modern metropolis with an ornate historical facade. It's an architecture buff's dream, with an array of preserved Victorian and Edwardian buildings to marvel at. Chief among these is the grandiose City Chambers, constructed in the late 19th century in the theatrical Beaux-Arts style.

    It certainly serves as a dramatic counterpoint to recent additions to the skyline like the space-age SEC Armadillo auditorium. Once the sun goes down, Glasgow really heats up, with bustling bars and clubs catering to everyone from art school hipsters to real ale connoisseurs.

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      Glasgow is one of the best shopping destinations in the UK. Whether you're after big-brand names, luxury outlets or independent stores, the city caters for any budget or style. In the heart of the city is the "Style Mile", a district dense with independent boutiques, high-street names and vibrant malls, all within walking distance. Refuelling is also easy...

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    • Glasgow Travel Essentials

      Our Glasgow Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the UK. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I...

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