If you enjoy lots of art and culture, head for Glasgow, renowned not only for its thriving cultural scene, but also for its exquisite architecture. There are over 20 galleries and art museums to explore here, as well as a number of buildings worth visiting, designed by notable architects that include Art Nouveau master Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander Thomson, famous his magnificent classical style.
Today, Glasgow is world-famous for its film, theatre, music, design and writing skills, and has become one of the hippest places to visit in Europe, with a huge student population, vibrant nightlife and popular live music scene. There's also excellent shopping here and a number of lavish Victorian buildings to see, evidence of a time when Glasgow was the wealthiest cities in the world in the early 1900s.
Although it's had its ups and downs, Glasgow's history is a proud one, and the list of famous writers, engineers, inventors and architects who were born in the city and lived and worked here is long. When it was an important shipbuilding centre, the famous Cunard QE2 ocean liner was built here, and the city also gained international fame when it hosted 4 500 athletes during the 20th Commonwealth Games in 2014.
One of the oldest areas in Glasgow is Merchant City, and area where monks and merchants rubbed shoulders. Its old market buildings and old warehouses have recently been refurbished. Today Merchant City is a very chic area, home to boutique hotels, art galleries, designer boutiques and restaurants.
- Campbeltown Airport, EGEC
- Carlisle Airport, EGNC
- Glasgow International Airport, EGPF
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- Islay Airport, EGPI
- Glasgow Prestwick Airport, EGPK
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