Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Glasgow Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Gritty and beautiful Glasgow

With a population of around 600,000 (2 million if you count the towns around it), Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and among the largest in the UK. Historically the Scottish industrial powerhouse, nowadays Glasgow is a down to earth city that is most favored by tourists for the Edwardian and Victorian architecture that is spread out around it.

The Glasgow Cross, Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis as well as the City Chambers at George Square are excellent examples of the grand monuments and buildings to be found in Glasgow. Offering a mix of architecture and culture meanwhile, is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, housed in a Victorian landmark and showing a vast natural history and European art collection. And on the museum front Glasgow has much more to offer, such as the Burrell Collection, Gallery of Modern Art and Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.

If you combine all of the above with a stroll around one of the many parks, some shopping and a few pints at a pub here or there, you are guaranteed to enjoy this city even on the greyest of days. Perennially compared to nearby Edinburgh, it is true that Glasgow is probably the aesthetically less pleasing of the two. But if you don't mind a bit of grittiness and are looking to do some proper shopping and or partying on the side, Glasgow is probably your best bet. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Glasgow is a city in United Kingdom's region of Glasgow City. It has a population of 598,830, is situated at an altitude of 128ft and the best airport to fly into is GLA (Glasgow International, Glasgow)
  • The currency used in United Kingdom is the British pound Sterling (GBP)

Glasgow Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

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Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

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