By air: Glasgow Airport (7 miles from city centre) Prestwick Airport (40 miles from city); By rail: Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street; By bus: Buchanan Street Bus Station
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Glasgow is a city of surprises. The new Glasgow is cosmopolitan and internationally sophisticated, offering some of the best restaurants, designer shopping and clubs in Europe. But the city’s rich cultural heritage remains strong and its traditional values are never far from the surface.

Visit the People’s Palace for a glimpse of the old Glasgow, when the people fought for a better way of life and social justice, when the shipyards were a lifeline to the working man and woman. None of its past – good and bad – is hidden as it celebrates a new prosperity and status as one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Museums, art galleries, theatres, concert halls and exhibition centres and fabulous architecture are just some of the attractions on offer. New hotels, pubs, restaurants and shopping malls have been designed to attract the most discerning visitor and to suit every taste.

It has a buzz that has been likened to the city that never sleeps – New York – despite being twinned with Chicago – the windy city.

One company that is guaranteed to make your party or function go with a swing is Scotia Entertainments. They can organise everything for a special night out – visit their website for more information.

As in any new city, the best way to get your bearings is with an open-topped bus tour, run by City Sightseeing. The tour takes you to all points of the city and the informative guide will give you a greater insight into the different areas and attractions.

Glasgow welcomes tourists with open arms, proud to display what it was and what it has become. It’s a city you will never forget and will always come back to savour.

City Sightseeing