Official language: English
Time zone: UTC+1 (summer), UTC+0 (winter)
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
Citizens of the city and the surrounding area are using Glasgow patter dialect. It is so different from commonly spoken English that tourists often struggle to understand it.
Glasgow has made it to the top ten cities worth visiting according to “Lonely Planet”, a leading publisher of touristic and travelling books.
Scottish weather is far from a dream one. No wonder then, that the citizen of rainy Glasgow – Charles Macintosh – was the first to create a waterproof jacket, now known as mackintosh.
Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland and the third one most populated in the whole Great Britain. It came a long way from a small settlement to the biggest port in the United Kingdom. During the Industrial Revolution, Glasgow became a main centre of engineering and industry, especially shipping one, as along the river many shipyards were established.
Today, when one thinks Glasgow, art, science or sport come to his mind. All because of the city’s massive transformation after the demise of the shipping industry. Glasgow is now looking nothing like a sad and bland industrial centre; it has become a capital of culture and fashion, that sets worldwide trends and fascinates with its outstanding architecture. It has the University of Glasgow, which is one of the most prestigious higher education school in Great Britain drawing in numerous students from all over the world.
Football fans mainly associate Glasgow with premises of clubs, such as Celtic F.C. Its main stadium – Celtic Park – is an obligatory visiting point for fans of this sport discipline.
The city provides a great vibe for spending a lazy afternoon or evening, while taking delight in excellent tea or well-known in the whole world Scottish whisky. It also tempts with seafood, award-winning types of cheese, and for those hungry for new tastes, it can offer famous “haggies” made from lamb’s giblets or “scotch broth”, soup based on ram’s head.
Glasgow is a fine option for people focused on sightseeing while travelling. Worth visiting are definitely the city council’s building and the Glasgow School of Art, considered to be a masterpiece of secessionist architecture. Glasgow is full of modern buildings standing by narrow, charming, old streets. The city has something to offer to live music fans as well – we recommend going to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, where everyday gigs take place, both of local bands and those more popular ones.
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