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Glasgow Area Guide

Guide to Glasgow

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and has been redeveloped over the years from the once industrial hub to the commercial city that it is today. Known for being one of the liveliest cities it is renowned for its diversity, culture, sports and entertainment scene. Glasgow boasts some of the best architecture, along with over 90 parks dotted across the city it is also home to numerous world renowned museums and art galleries. Shopping in Glasgow ranges from high street shops, unique boutiques to the market stalls of the famous Barras.  Glasgow caters for all, from simple cafés, pubs, bars and fine gourmet dining with a variety of tastes from local cuisine to international.

For those looking to escape the city centre for some downtime Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is less than an hour’s drive away.

Housing in Glasgow is diverse ranging from waterfront developments to opulent Victorian suburbs, to loft conversions in the Merchant city to family villas in the outer suburbs.


The M8 Network links Glasgow to the rest of the UK. Glasgow International Airport is around a 30 minute drive from the city centre. The city has excellent public transport with bus and train links to all over the UK. The cities subway runs every 4 minutes at peak times, the full circuit of the 15 stations takes only 24 minutes.


There are 149 primary schools and 29 high schools along with a number of independent schools.
Glasgow boasts 4 Universities and three super colleges covering a range of courses from bricklaying to law degrees.