Glasgow is also known to have the best shopping in the United Kingdom outside of London.Glasgow's festival calendar is packed year-round, making anytime a great time to visit.
The cathedral precinct is also the site of Provand's Lordship, Glasgow's oldest house, built in 1471.
Climb up to the top of the hill in The Necropolis cemetery where many local dignitaries are buried and be rewarded by an excellent panoramic view of the city below.
This important waterway gave Glasgow access to world markets and helped it become an important seaport and manufacturing hub.
In the 1800s Glasgow was known as the workshop of the world—one in every three locomotives in the world as well as a large number of the world's ships were manufactured in Glasgow.
Visitors can join the Glasgow Fair (which has been held every July since the 1190s), or attend festivals for traditional Celtic music, jazz, film, comedy, visual arts or pride.
Other festivals, like the Merchant City Festival or the West End Festival, are rooted in Glasgow's distinct neighbourhoods.Through flights are available from Toronto as well as connecting flights from the rest of our network.Glasgow lays in the Gulf Stream and an oceanic climate makes it mild by Scottish standards.This section of the city is an example of 18th Century town planning.Georgian and Victorian buildings provide the area with an elegant sophistication, which is less evident elsewhere in the city.Travellers wanting to venture a little further can take the coast-to-coast drive (a little more than one hour) to Glasgow's rival city, Edinburgh.