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Glasgow: A Weekend in the City

glasgow transport museum & the glen lee tall ship

Glasgow is the second biggest city in Scotland and the third most populous in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, Glasgow is also Scotland’s primary industrial and commercial center, and it has been rewarded on various occasions due to its magnificent culture and architecture – for instance it was crowned as the ‘City of Music’ in 2008 by UNESCO! Owing to the many events that take place in this great city, there’s no doubt that Glasgow is one of the most visited cities in the world, and from it’s amazing museums to the glorious Highlands, there’s no better place for a weekend vacation this year. Let’s take a look at some of Glasgow’s top attractions you simply can’t miss out on!

The Tall Ship, Willow Tearooms and Titan Clyde bank

The Tall Ship can be found at the Clyde River, which is known for its shipbuilding heritage all over the world. Many famous ships have been built on the banks of the Clyde River, and having been launched into the Clyde in 1896, the Glenlee sailed throughout the world for over 80 years before returning back to port to become a maritime museum.

Another popular attraction in Glasgow are the Willow Tearooms, and they were designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, an internationally renowned artist, in 1904. At the Willow Tearooms, visitors are offered delicious sandwiches and sweet cakes to accompany their tea in beautiful china cups, and you’ll be able to enjoy the afternoon surrounded by the wonderful Art Deco interior.

Finally, for spectacular views across Glasgow, tourists will need to ascend 150 feet up the Titan ClydeBank. This is a century-old shipbuilding crane, and many visitors in Glasgow make a point to visit this unique site, as it is a cultural and social centre for many of the retired shipbuilders.

Sharmanka and The Corinthian Club

Another of Glasgow’s most visited tourist attractions, Sharmanka is an artistic performance with music and animated mechanical sculptures, captivating both children and adults alike! Not only is it a great way to spend the evening with the family, but there are loads of great restaurants right outside too.

The Corinthian Club is a bar and dining venue, which will no doubt exceed your expectations no matter what you order! Housed in an elaborate and beautiful traditional Glasgow ship, guests will have the chance to enjoy fabulous cocktails and fantastic food, and there’s even the chance to play some cards in the casino as well. Flights to Glasgow don’t have to be expensive, especially if you’re travelling from within the UK, so take a look here for some of the best offers on airfares!

St. Enoch Center and St. Andrew’s Cathedral

St Enoch Centre is one of Glasgow’s most popular shopping centres, and it offers a superb shopping experience as well as many well-known boutiques and luxury stores! From Hamleys Toy Store to Topshop and H&M, this is the place to go if you’re looking to flash the cash! Or, why not make a visit to St. Andrew’s Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Cathedral built in 1814. It is adorned with many pieces of religious art, and is without a doubt one of the city’s most loved architectural delights.

 

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