With a population of over a million people, Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third-largest in the United Kingdom. The city began its life as a simple rural village on the banks of the River Clyde, and grew into the largest seaport in Britain, becoming a center of trade, commerce, and engineering. In the 14th-century, the University of Glasgow was established, making it the fourth-oldest English-speaking University in the world and later on leading to the city being a part of the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment. Today the city is a fascinating mix of the old and the new. Stately Victorian buildings seem to lend a serious, traditional air to the place, but the city houses a modern culture that only continues to rise up with the tide of society, while somehow not leaving behind its roots. Explore the grand city of Glasgow with our 2015 tours and activities, and bear witness to one of the most important cities in the United Kingdom.
Jump on a City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop On Hop Off Tour and board an open top double decker bus as you tour 22 different stops at the best landmarks and attractions in Glasgow. See the famous George Square, the heart of Glasgow, whose current layout dates back to 1781, and whose surroundings are lined with statues and monuments. Visit Glasgow Cathedral, which dates back to before the Scottish Reformation, having been constructed in 1136. Relax at the Glasgow Green, the oldest park in Scotland, established in the 15th century. Explore these and many other sights, admiring them from atop your tour bus and being educated by audio commentary or live tour guide, or disembark at any time to explore further.
End any day with a Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow Dinner, which is located in the restored Athenaeum Theatre along Buchanan Street.