Glasgow is the most Scottish of cities, with a unique blend of friendliness, urban chaos, black humour and energy. It also boasts excellent art galleries and museums, as well as numerous good-value restaurants, countless pubs and bars and a lively arts scene.
The whole place brims with a raucous energy. The city centre is built on a grid plan on the north bank of the shipbuilding river Clyde. Sights are spread over a wide area, with Sauchiehall St the place to go for shops, pubs and restaurants.
Facts for the traveller
Off the beaten track