A port city on the River Clyde, Glasgow is 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 centre, home to its acclaimed museums, picturesque views and its thriving music and entertainment scene.
Glasgow was the UK's City of Architecture and Design in 1999 and its architecture is an attraction in itself. The city centre has countless impressive Victorian structures and then there are the unique masterpieces of one of the city's most celebrated sons, the legendary architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
With larger music venues such as the SSE Hydro and the SEC Armadillo drawing in big international acts, and smaller venues such as the O2's ABC and Academy, and the Royal Concert Hall, drawing in local and national acts, there's something for everyone on the music scene. Argyll and Sauchiehall Streets span for miles, overflowing with a plethora of shops, selling everything from media to the latest fashion, mouth-watering food to delicious drinks, football strips to holidays.
The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel *****
Fly with Loganair from:
In2Scotland The Travel Company Edinburgh Murrayburgh House 17 Corstorphine Road Edinburgh EH12 6DD