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by Vishal Kumar

Situated on the River Clyde, Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It is the third most populous city in the United Kingdom. Glasgow is one of the most important industrial centers in Scotland.

Glasgow Map

Glasgow City Facts

Country Scotland, UK
Total Area 65.57 sq miles
Lat Long Coordinates 55.8700° N, 4.2700° W
Time Zone GMT
Demonyms Glaswegian
Language English
Museums Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Hunterian Museum, Scottish Football Museum
Universities University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Strathclyde
Official Website www.glasgow.gov.uk/

Glasgow is an important and largest city in Scotland. Glasgow is situated in Scotland’s West Central Lowlands on the River Clyde. The city has a population of about 1.68 million, which makes it the third most populous city in the United Kingdom. Over the period, Glasgow has been awarded many titles like the City of Culture, City of Architecture and Design, City of Music, and Capital of Sport. The city is a major center of commerce, tourism, and culture in Britain. The city is ranked as the 57th Most Livable Cities in the World.

Area and Location:

Glasgow is located on River Clyde in 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, and February) in Glasgow are cold and cloudy. The spring months (March to May) are mild and pleasant. During the summer months (June to August), days vary from cool to wet to quite warm with long sunny days. July is the warmest month with the average temperature reaching 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 the 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 center. Glasgow has the 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 that 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.

Other major tourist attractions in Glasgow include St. Enoch Centre, Burrell Collection, Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery, Loch Katrine, Loch Lomond, School of Art, Trossachs, Younger Botanic Garden, Argyll Forest Park, Arrochar Alps, Barras Market, Bellahouston Park, Cathedral of St Mungo, City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Science Centre, Scottish Football Museum, Clydebuilt, Riverside Museum and much more.

Hotels in Glasgow:

There are accommodations in the form of budget hotels, luxury hotels, bed and breakfasts, 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 functions.

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.

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