Heading across the border now to Glasgow, where there are 5 universities and so is another place that is catered heavily towards students. The city itself is the largest in Scotland and is a lively place, full of culture.
Glasgow is known for the friendliness of the people, who are always welcoming to newcomers, which makes the city a perfect spot to get away for a weekend. The fact that cheap hotels are everywhere is also an encouraging fact. The train trip up there is worth it, you can soak up the delightful countryside of Caledonia (A Latin name the Romans gave to Scotland when they invaded).
There are many attractions to visit whilst in Glasgow, the Springburn Winter Garden and the People’s Palace are two of the biggest attractions and they are not to be snuffed at, two pieces of artistic brilliance that show just how magnificent Glaswegian architecture is for its aesthetic appeal. Glasgow Cathedral is another example of the excellent building work in this historic city.
Another great attraction is the Glasgow Science Centre Tower, which gives visitors a fantastic view of the city. Also, it contains exhibits exploring Space, Quantum technology, and the advancements of different aspects of life and the role scientists and engineers play.
The sports fans amongst you will probably be familiar with the fierce ‘Old Firm’ rivalry between Celtic and Rangers. Both sides boast cult followings and magnificent grounds. The city is one of most football-crazy in the county. Both sides are successful and extremely popular. Matchdays in Glasgow can get intense and it is definitely an experience worth having.
There is an interesting event that happens in Glasgow which you would never expect, there is a flea market that is still operating called the ‘Barras’ Market’ (now called ‘Barrowland’). The Glaswegian high street offers many great options, from vintage and thrift to high end fashion, for some ‘retail therapy’ if you have some left over maintenance loan.
If you’re into something a little more dark or macabre, the city of Glasgow is home to the famous ‘Necropolis’ which is a mass graveyard full of magnificent statues and graves with some historic people buried in its boundaries. It also contains beautiful sculptures of William Wallace and a monument commemorating the Jewish people of the city who have passed away.
If perhaps you’re a foodie, then you could take a trip down to the Finnieston Neighbourhood and experience the culinary delights that places like The Gannet and the Ox and Finch have to offer. The restaurants are also mainly reasonably priced and if you want to go slightly up market, you’re getting what you pay for.
So if you find yourself in the beautiful ‘hmm-ing and haa-ing’ about whether to go to Glasgow, be it University or just a trop, don’t hesitate as the city has so much to offer than we could say in any blog post.
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