Information for Tourists
Glasgow is one of the most fascinating and interesting places to visit – ‘European City of Culture’ in 1990 and ‘ UK City of Architecture’ in 1999. A city filled with magnificent architecture and design. From the many museums and art galleries to ‘The Tall Ship’ and ‘George Square’ to the ‘Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’ - where the world comes to play. It is a city waiting to be discovered. One of the best ways to explore is on the ‘Citysightseeing Tour Bus’ which operates all year round stopping throughout the city and at Glasgow’s oldest sweetie shop ‘Glickman’s’.
Other destinations of interest are ‘Pollok House, and ‘The Tenement House’ both managed for the City of Glasgow by the National Trust for Scotland. Pollok House offers an insight into life in a grand Edwardian Household. In the lower part of the House you can also find a quaint gift shop filled with all sorts of surprises. Nearby is the ‘Burrell Collection’ famous for its internationally important collection of paintings, silver and ceramics. ‘ The Tenement House’ is a typical Victorian tenement flat of 1892 and has some of the original fittings.
The famous out-door market the ‘Barras’ is situated in the heart of Glasgow in the East end. Close by you will discover ‘The Peoples Palace’ in Glasgow Green, ‘Homes for the Future’ and ‘Inn on the Green’ and many other tourist attractions.