About Glasgow

About Glasgow

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It is a distinctly cosmopolitan city with beautiful architecture and numerous cultural attractions, combined with some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery just half an hour away.

City of Attractions

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It is a distinctly cosmopolitan city with beautiful architecture and numerous cultural attractions, combined with some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery just half an hour away.

A gala dinner at Kelvingrove MuseumCity of Culture

Glasgow has long been established as Scotland’s foremost cultural centre. It is home to the Scottish Opera, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Scottish Ballet and several world rated theatre companies. In 1990 it was named EuropeanCity of culture and in 1999 it was honoured as the UK’s city architecture and design. Glasgow has more than 20 museums and art galleries, most offering free admission.

City of Architecture

Around the city there are numerous reminders of Glasgow’s impressive architectural heritage, including some of the finest Victorian architecture in Europe. A ‘must see’ is the Art Nouveau splendour of Scotland’s best know architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

City of Research

Glasgow is renowned as a world-leading research city with three universities: University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, and GlasgowCaledonianUniversity. The city is home to great invention, from the development of penicillin to the first long distance television transmission. Glasgow is also the home of Europe’s largest cancer treatment and research centre, as well as the leading veterinary research facility in the UK.

City of Enjoyment

Glasgow is an extremely compact city and a very cost effective destination for delegates. This means that eating out, taxis and hotel accommodation is considerably cheaper than many other cities around the world. Glasgow has the best shopping in the UK outside of London’s West End, with easy access to designer stores, shopping malls and speciality shops.

See Things to do in Glasgow for further information.

Glasgow skyline, south from the tower of the Gilbert Scott building