Tourist information for a self-catering holiday in Glasgow
Glasgow University - Kelvin Grove
Glasgow was once an industrial city with flourishing shipyards and heavy industry, but most of that has vanished to be replaced with modern industries. It is now an exciting and vibrant city to visit - weekend breaks are popular but you'll need longer to explore all that Glasgow has to offer. It is home of the Scottish Opera, Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Ballet - they are often touring through Scotland but if you are in Glasgow on holiday then you are spoilt for choice for entertainment. There is also a great range of modern dance and contemporary theatre and music.
The musuems and art galleries are superb - the Burrell Collection draws art lovers from all over the world. The Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery and Hunterian Art Gallery both have some fantastic paintings in their collections. The Art Nouveau designer and architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh is synonomous with Glasgow and he left his stamp all over the city - from the Willow Tea Rooms to the House of an Art Lover. The modern Science Centre is very popular if you are on holiday with children, as is the Museum of Transport which is in new premises by the River Clyde. Glasgow has plenty of excellent holiday accommodation - flats to rent as well as holiday apartments available for a short break. Many people choose to stay just outside Glasgow and use the excellent public transport system to visit the city - there is a good choice of superb .
Glasgow's unique atmosphere can be sampled in the many bars and cafes that proliferate in this fascinating city.