Glasgow offers historic architecture dating back to the Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian times alongside the River Clyde. Local attractions include The Botanical Gardens, museums and numerous art galleries as well as an energetic live music scene and vibrant nightlife too.
Glasgow was probably founded in the 6th century when St Mungo built a church at place called Glas Gu. (It means green place). A fishing settlement at the green place eventually grew into a small town. By the late 17th century there were several industries in Glasgow including, soap boiling, sugar processing, rope making, glass making, cloth making and porcelain making. There were also factories where candles were made. During the Second World War Glasgow suffered from German bombing along with other towns in Clydeside. However, Glasgow escaped severe damage. From the 1950s employment in Glasgow changed. In the 1930s most jobs were in manufacturing but in the 1960s and 1970s the situation changed so that most jobs were in service industries. As the city grew into in the 21st Century many modern pieces of architecture sprung up to compliment the existing older buildings. To this end the Clyde Arc Bridge opened in 2006.
Glasgow is nothing if not outgoing – even if its notoriously rainy weather doesn’t always encourage going out. Known for its vibrant music and clubbing scene, Turner Prize-winning visual artists, fast-rising food and drink culture, post-industrial architectural heritage and characterful museums – to say nothing of the distinctive ‘Weegie’ patter – this city welcomes the world.
Brilliant things to do in Glasgow are many, from hipster vegan restaurants to rolling parks, a river flowing with history to an eye-popping cathedral and at least one dusty old ballroom. Better still, it’s small and easy to navigate, making it possible to fit the majority of the sights into a whistlestop weekend break.
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