Glasgow City Facts
|Total Area||65.57 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||55.8700° N, 4.2700° W|
|Museums||Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Hunterian Museum, Scottish Football Museum|
|Universities||University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Strathclyde|
Area and Location:
Glasgow is located on River Clyde in the West Central Scotland. The city has a total area of 67.76 sq mi (175.5 sq km). Glasgow has a population of about 6 million.
Glasgow has Oceanic Climate. Winters (January, February) in Glasgow are cold and cloudy. The spring months (March to May) are mild and pleasant. During summer months (June to August), days vary from cool to wet to quite warm with long sunny days. July is the warmest month with average temperature reaching to about 19 °C (66 °F). Autumns are generally cool or mild with comparatively higher precipitation. Temperature extremes range from -19.9 to 31.2 °C (-4 to 88 °F).
Glasgow has the largest economy in Scotland. Glasgow has the third largest GDP per capita in UK after London and Edinburgh. The economic growth rate of the city is about 4.4%. Glasgow is the second most popular foreign tourist destination in Scotland and fourth in the UK and its largest retail centre. Glasgow has headquarters of many manufacturing companies.
Places to Visit in Glasgow:
- People's Palace and Winter Gardens – This is a socially significant history museum in Glasgow and it speaks a lot about the history of the people and the city.
- CCA (Center for Contemporary Arts) – This is Scotland’s Contemporary Arts Center and the tourists can watch the best art, films, workshops, and music performances of various artists.
- Gallery of Modern Art – Situated in the heart of Glasgow, the gallery hosts cultural programs by national and international performers.
- St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art – This is an award winning museum and reveals a lot about the religion and culture of the people of Scotland.
- Burrell Collection – The Burrell Collection Building situated at the center of Pollok Country Park has an amazing collection of woodland art.
Hotels in Glasgow:
There are accommodations in the form of budget hotels, luxury hotels, bed and breakfast, and apartments. Glasgow has hotels to suit every budget. Tourists can choose their accommodation according to their style, taste, and budget. A few of the reputed hotels in Glasgow are:
- Radisson Sas Glasgow
- Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens
- Mar Hall Hotel Aveda Spa
- Glasgow Lofts
- Crowne Plaza Glasgow
Restaurants in Glasgow:
The restaurants in Glasgow serve the best dishes in the country. The gastronomical delights of the city are excellent. The food in Scotland is a combination of innovative as well as classic dishes. Most of the restaurants have special occasion menus for special events or function.
Reaching Glasgow and Traveling around Glasgow:
Getting to Glasgow is very easy as the city is well connected by air, railways, and ferries. Glasgow International Airport is just 20 minutes from the city center and the Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 45 minutes from the city by rail or by road.
The bus service is quite well developed in the city of Glasgow. It is served by private as well as state-funded operators. The M8 Motorway through the city center ensures a rich road network of Glasgow with other parts of Scotland. The underground metro rail makes the journey all the more convenient in Glasgow.
Last Updated on : July 28, 2014