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An Introduction to Glasgow

Upfront and stylish, Glasgow is an exciting city whose architecture reflects the exuberance of its Victorian entrepreneurs. Today, you can add culture, nightlife and superb shopping choice to Glasgow’s legendary friendliness.

Except, perhaps, for the view from the top of The Lighthouse Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design and the City, (in the city centre), Glasgow is not the place for sweeping panoramas, but more an urban experience of a thousand little details, from the exuberance of the decoration in the City Chambers, to the ‘craic’ (conversation) in the down-town pubs.

Second only to London, England, as a UK retail centre, Glasgow has been bound up with commerce since before the time of the 18th-century ‘Tobacco Lords’. It also has a wide-ranging cultural choice, especially its museums and galleries. The Hunterian, for instance, is Scotland’s oldest museum, opened to the public in 1807.