A Short Guide to Exploring Glasgow
Glasgow is the perfect place for a short break, holiday or a day out exploring. It is home to internationally famous attractions, all of which are close together and easily reached. Lying right in the center of Scotland, Glasgow has superb transport links not only within the city itself, but also to and from the outskirts and countryside. From museums and art galleries to the best shopping outside of London, Glasgow has something for everybody.
Glasgow has a long association with the arts and its superb art galleries and museums reflect this. The Burrell Collection in Pollok Country Park should be at the top of your to do list. Sir William Burrell gathered thousands of pieces and gifted them all to the city of Glasgow in 1944. 9000 are on display. Since then, people from all over the world have flocked to see important works of European art by figures such as Degas and Rembrandt, artifacts from ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt, tapestries, sculptures and architectural features such as medieval arches that have been incorporated into the building’s structure.
Also a must is House for an Art Lover. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and lying in beautiful Bellahouston Park next to Victorian walled gardens, it remains a unique and exciting venue. Each room contains design, furniture and color schemes from Mackintosh’s original portfolio, which gives a detailed insight into every aspect of his work.
No visit to Glasgow would be complete without a trip to the Kelvingroveวิธีสมัคร ufabet Museum & Art Galleries. It is one of Europe’s most important museums and underwent a three year refurbishment. Opening again in 2006, many new features were added to the huge collection, such as the History Discovery Center and multimedia cinema. The most famous exhibit is Salvador Dali’s s Christ of Saint John of the Cross.
Glasgow is one of the UK’s favorite shopping destinations, and only London offers a larger range of high street options. Shopping in Glasgow is easy as the main city center shopping district is largely pedestrianized. The three main shopping streets of Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street contain not only the familiar High Street shops, but also centers and arcades full of niche market shops such as the Argyll Arcade, which has been a focus for jewelery shops for nearly 200 years. Glasgow is also home to one of the UK’s biggest city center ventures – Buchanan Galleries. It has 80 shops ranging from retail giants such as Next and Habitat to smaller boutiques and specialist shops. With another huge shopping center – at St Enoch’s – and antique, second-hand and unique bookshops at Merchant City a