Glasgow – home to tallest fully rotating freestanding structure in the world “The Glasgow Tower “
Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. It’s famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city’s 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it’s a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.
- The area around Glasgow has hosted communities for millennia, with the River Clyde providing a natural location for fishing.
- The Romans later built outposts in the area and, to keep Roman Britannia separate from the Celtic and Pictish Caledonia, constructed the Antonine Wall.
- Glasgow increased in importance during the 10th and 11th centuries as the site of bishopric, reorganised by King David I of Scotland and John, Bishop of Glasgow
- By the 12th century Glasgow had been granted the status of what can now be called a city and the cathedral was the seat of the Bishops and (after 1472) the Archbishops of Glasgow.
- By the start of the 16th century, Glasgow had become an important religious and academic city
- By mid 80s a financial district consisting of a number of new, purpose built office buildings has rapidly developed in the western end of the city centre, and this has become home to many well-known banks, consultancy and IT firms, legal practices, and insurance companies
Activities for tourists
- Visit Glasgow Cathredal
- Visit Kelvingrove museum
- Walk through Necropolis
- Visit Glasgow botanical garden
- Visit museum of piping
How to reach there for tour operators / travel agents
The city has three international airports within 45 minutes travel of the city centre, as well as a centrally located seaplane terminal. Two are dedicated to Glasgow while the third is Edinburgh International which, as it is situated on the west side of Edinburgh, is relatively close to Glasgow. These airports are Glasgow Airport (GLA) (8 miles (10 km) west of the city centre) in Renfrewshire, Glasgow Prestwick Airport(PIK) (30 miles (50 km) south west) in Ayrshire, Edinburgh Airport (EDI), (34 miles (50 km) east) in Edinburgh, and Glasgow Seaplane Terminal, by the Glasgow Science Centre on the River Clyde.
Glasgow has two major railway stations. The trains from southern part of Scotland and long distant trains from England arrive at the Central Station, also known as the Glasgow Central, while the shuttle trains from Northern part of Scotland arrive at Queen Street Station.
Glasgow is well connected by road to other parts of Europe. The main approaches to Glasgow are from England, Edinburgh, Stirling and the Highlands.
Nearby destinations for tourists and tour operators
- Stirling Castle ( 30kms away)
- Isle of Arran ( 81kms away)
- Loch Lomond (53kms away)
- Glencoe ( 148 ms away)
- Oban (156 kms away)
Some hotels in Glasgow for tour operators and tourists with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night
Tartan Lodge http://www.tartanlodge.co.uk/
Euro Hostel Glasgow https://www.eurohostels.co.uk/glasgow
Clyde Hostel https://clydehostel.co.uk/
Glasgow Youth Hostel https://www.hostellingscotland.org.uk/hostels/glasgow/
Alba Hostel Glasgow https://www.albahostelglasgow.co.uk/