Glasgow is the third most densely populated city in the entire United Kingdom and largest city in Scotland. Following the 1960’s, Glasgow saw a change in its global economic position due to global competitors who radically shifted economic power through various industry sectors. However, by the 1980’s Glasgow had escaped recession and had become a new space for international business affairs. Glasgow is often recognised as one of the top tourist destinations in the world and has many attractions available for all visitors.
Glasgow is home to many historic buildings and one that is definitely worth a visit is St. Mungo’s Cathedral, also known as Glasgow Cathedral. The church remains in operation at present and the cathedral is a huge tourist attraction due to its gothic styled architecture, which is essentially French in its origins and dates back to the medieval times. It is named after Saint Mungo whose tomb is situated within the lower part of the cathedral.
For a cultural experience of the city, visitors can go to The Gallery of Modern Art which showcases the latest exhibitions of modern art. Here you will find a collection of pieces from around the world all captured within the beautifully built Royal Exchange Square. The building dates back from 1778 however the gallery emerged in the mid 1990’s and has since been a focal point of attraction for many tourists and is known to be a key historical fixture in Glasgow.
Another place that may be worth visiting is the Glasgow Science Centre. It offers a wide range of facilities including a Science Mall which is separated into three floors where scientific learning occurs through interactive learning tools. Also at the science Mall is a theatre which illustrates scientific research in the form of entertainment. In addition to this there is an IMAX Cinema, the only one of its kind in the entire city. The IMAX Cinema was made in 2000 and has a seating capacity to hold 370 people, showing all the latest films. The Glasgow Science Centre is truly a fascinating experience and one not to be missed by all science lovers.
For shopping visitors can go to The Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre based in the heart of the city. It is home to popular retailers including Accessorize, Boots, John Lewis, Next, Principles, Oasis, Quiksilver, Disney Store, Clinton Cards, Jane Norman, Tie Rack, Moda, Fred Perry, River Island, Mango, The Perfume Shop and many more exciting brands. The Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre is also home to exclusive stores that cannot be found anywhere else in the UK and also has a car park situated on level 3 with the capacity to hold approximately 2000 vehicles.
Glasgow has the second largest shopping area in Britain and for designer clothing visitors can go to Princes Square positioned in Glasgow’s city centre. It has 5 floors filled with luxurious retail stores including Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood Kurt Geiger, Ted Baker and many more top fashion labels. Princes Square also has a selection of stylish restaurants which remain open until late.