Glasgow Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Glasgow Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


Just over an hour west of Scotland’s capital,
Edinburgh, is the city of Glasgow. Once a small fishing village, Glasgow grew into one of the great seaports
during the industrial revolution, its influence rippling to every corner of
the globe. A city forged upon the wealth of seafaring trade, it is graced with architectural masterpieces, green estates, and imposing modern-day marvels. However, the people of Glasgow remain fiercely proud of their working-class roots and celebrate their industrial heritage alongside the elegance and extravagance that followed. Explore this city’s unique variation of
style and character at George Square, the center of it all. Adorned with statues and plaques of the city’s
most important historical figures, it stands as a venerated time-capsule of the
city’s rich past. The Gallery of Modern Art is a five-minute
walk southwest from here. The neoclassical building was once the townhouse
of an affluent tobacco lord. Though timeworn on the outside, inside the
gallery is an explosion of modern creativity. Guarding the entrance to the gallery is the
Duke of Wellington atop his trusty steed. The irreverent Scots don’t take authority
– or themselves – too seriously, and they have a tradition of accessorizing
the duke at every opportunity. There’s no better way to delve into the
culture of this fun-loving city, than by joining the parade on Buchanan Street. Glasgow’s “Style Mile” is home to some
of the city’s finest shopping, architecture and a few of its quirkier additions. Looming over the city’s north-east are the
brooding spires of Glasgow Cathedral. This 12th century work-of-art has been the
set for period television dramas, and rightly so! To step beneath its medieval arches takes
you on an 800-year journey back in time. On the hill behind the cathedral lies Glasgow Necropolis, a timeworn Victorian cemetery. Some 50,000 souls have been laid to rest here, and with a view this good of the city, you’re sure to find a little peace too. Just a 20-minute drive from the city center
is Bothwell Castle, a not-so-peaceful remnant of the past. Originally built in the 13th century, the castle was the subject of a gruesome tug-of-war
with England for most its history and played a crucial role in Scotland’s Wars of Independence. While kings and clans clashed for hundreds
of years at Bothwell, today’s battles are fiercely fought at Hampden Park, kthe national soccer stadium
(football to the Scots). This venue frequently hosts rousing matches, so try to catch a game while you’re here. Home to over 90 parks and gardens, Glasgow aptly translates to ‘dear green
place’ in Gaelic. Despite the often-inclement weather, these green spaces are always full of cheery Scots. Admire the city views at Queen’s Park and find yourself transported to a tropical oasis when you enter the display house and nursery. Overlooking the banks of the River Clyde are the Scottish Exhibition and Conference
Centre and the SSE Hydro, the city’s most popular performance venues. These buildings are a striking showcase of
the city’s modern style and draw some of the world’s brightest international
superstars each year. Further west is the Titan at Clydebank. This 150-foot crane was completed in 1907 and would once hoist engines and boilers into
the bellies of vast trading ships. Though not as easy on the eye as some of Glasgow’s
other landmarks, the Titan is a powerful symbol of the city’s
historic industrial might. But it’s not all hard graft here in Glasgow. Take a trip out to the West End, whose streets
are lined with cafés, bars and restaurants. While some are firmly traditional, others offer something just a little more
contemporary. Grab a coffee, then walk to the nearby Botanic Gardens to enjoy another of the city’s impeccably
manicured green spaces. The West End area is a place of culture, creativity and learning, and its modern style balances perfectly with
its historic influences. An attraction which exemplifies this balance
is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The building houses an immense
natural history exhibit, one of the finest collections of arms and
armor in the world, and countless priceless works from illustrious artists. The West End is also the birthplace of higher
education in Glasgow. Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow
is one of the oldest, and most distinguished, learning institutions
in the world. Glasgow is a city which ties together elements
from all walks of life. This is a city built upon the toil and sacrifice
of its forefathers, and the rewards of their innovation and daring. From stately homes to stark infrastructure, from castles to modern concert venues, the city’s seamless marriage of the earthy and the elaborate make it so perfectly Scottish and so very… well… Glasgow.

100 thoughts on “Glasgow Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. Welcome tae the Scottie Translator from Scotland. Write yer wee bit English phrase in the kistie on the left an we'll chynge it intae Scottie juist lik that! Nae havers nou!

    Eh'd loch tae visit Glasgee some day! lots ay pubs an' fitba matches.

  2. Sometime i think about the number of suscribers in expedia.why it is low.i think expedia is most beatiful youtube channel and infotube

  3. Make travel guides of Moroccan cities (Casablanca, Tangier, Marrakech), other Middle East cities (like Doha, Abu Dhabi, Mascate) and Indian destinations (like Mumbai, Agra, Goa or Kerala), Costa Rica and New Caledonia are amazing destinations, and Himalayas too. Your videos are the best!

  4. I live in this city and I can guarantee it is just as unique, special and magical as this video makes it out to be. To all travellers watching, Glasgow will not disappoint you. Whatever the weather.

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  6. Do a video for Bristol, and Cardiff, please? Do a video for some of the Scottish countryside because it's has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

  7. I love Glasgow .. I adore people of Glasgow .. they are so friendly, helpful, full of life, and spreading positive energy everywhere .. been living here for 3 years, and I can easily say that Glasgow is the friendliest city I have ever been to ..

    Love Scotland with its unique, old heritage ! .. love Glasgow โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

  8. Lol, I actually just graduated from Glasgow uni as a Black american. ironic this was posted on my birthday as well. I actually just made a video on my channel about how I studied in the UK as an American, come check it out!

  9. Please make a video on (Pakistan) k2 mountain, deo sai national parks, jheel saif Al maluk and all Northern area of Pakistan is full of natural beauty

  10. this channel must do a vacation travel video on kathmandu which is at 5th place on the list of cnn, best places to visit in 2019.

  11. This is a very cool city

    Very cool houses and buildings The cool statue of the city is born in the heart of the very good gardens palaces of strange buildings and more

  12. that's amazing city! I very like it..here is amazing scuptures.. I realy want to travel here.. especially i like football stadium and Park))

  13. it is very good place on thew world . here is very beautiful place: house, museum, statue, and many good things. so glasgow is very very beautiful and good place i think

  14. Cool museums died fish. For football stadion it's good and beautiful places good towers and this city is very coooool๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  15. I like this city . it is so wonderfull. I also like THE SSEHUDRO . the streets is very cute. i wnat to visisit this place

  16. I am pleased with the video which i was waiting since i knew about this channel. As a man utd fan , i will be planning to visit the city

  17. My home city its always nice to see videos like this makes a change from all neda fighting or broken glass everywhere or walls covered in grafitti

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  19. I love Scotland in general, Glasgow was a very nice place to visit, great shops and museums and bars. The locals were very friendly and welcoming lovely to see

  20. This is great, please do videos of Edinburgh, Liverpool, Newcastle, Cardiff, Brighton, Cambridge, York and other lovely British cities.

  21. Expedia, please film Athens, Barcelona, Brussels, Madrid, Munich, Rotterdam and Stockholm in the future.

  22. Im so lucky to live in Glasgow City and I'm so lucky to study Travel and Tourism in Glasgow college ๐Ÿ˜

  23. Just showed this to my other half. I miss my wee city, this was lovely to watch. Anyone who asks me where to to when they visit, I always tell them not to overlook Glasgow, she has a lot more to show than Edinburgh our rival city. I'm a wee bit prejudiced can you tell. Edinburgh is beautiful but Glasgow was always overlooked, not the case anymore. I have not been home in a long time and that is on my bucket list …..just one more time I want to walk along the streets in Glasgow and go to some of the places I used too.

  24. I would like to go to Glasgow and Liverpool one day from my home in Argentina to see My 2 favourite football clubs Glasgow Celtic and Liverpool fc .

  25. The best attraction in this city happens to be the people who live there. From London to Paris and in between, no other city has the friendliness that the people of Glasgow have. I've traveled to more cities than I can recall… Glaswegians take #1 spot.
    Love from across the big Pond.

  26. I will be visiting Scotland ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ in five months and Glasgow will be my starting point ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Between Scotland, Iceland and Hungary I just dont know which is most beautiful. I am so madly in love with these countries but that Scottish accent just so beautiful to listen to

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