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Scotland‘s new found pride

Factory buildings, industrial chimneys, a working district, sooty and grey from its active past:  For a long time, Glasgow had the reputation to be a filthy, dreary worker and industrial city.  Then in 1990, Glasgow was named European Capital of Culture.  Since this time, many improvements have been made- old buildings have been restored, new architectural masterpieces have been constructed and a colourful art and culture scene has developed.  Today, most people don’t know which direction to travel in their car hire first or indeed which museum to visit first.

In the heart of the city




A tour of the city highlights in your car rental  first takes you to the city centre,  which is laid out like a grid plan live approximately 600,000 inhabitants.  In the centre there is an old ruin made from red and yellow sandstone as well as the shiny glass facade of the new office tower.  The best example of architecture is the Tenement House, a typical apartment block that houses a museum, the University of Glasgow, the Lighthouse with its architecture exhibition and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre whose huge hall is a smaller replica of the Opera House in Sydney and is called “Armadillo.” Opposite is the Science Centre where children can see and find out all manner of things technical and scientific.  There is also a 3D cinema IMAX and the Glasgow Tower- the highest free rotating building in the world- all of which can be easily reached in your car hire.    

Among the numerous churches to be found in Glasgow, the St. Mungo Cathedral is definitely worth a mention- Glasgow’s largest and oldest church.  Next to the church there is a cemetery where one of the richest tobacco trader of previous years has been laid to rest.  There is also the Museum of Religious Life and Art.  Here, all religions are represented: From the art of the aborigines to a Zen Rock Garden, to a variety of crucifixes.  

It is clear that perhaps Glasgow has too many churches, and today some of they are used for other purposes:  In the Ibrox church, a climbing centre has been constructed.  St. Andrews Square is an events centre and in the west end you will find a fantastic restaurant located inside a church.

Art and culture in Glasgow

The entrance to most of the museums in Glasgow is free as well as photography being allowed.  Those of you that are interested in the art of living artists should visit the Gallery of Modern Art.  In the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, the works of the Scottish artist from the past two centuries are on display.  The Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery offers an interesting mix of natural history and paintings.

An interesting mixture of art can be found in the Burell Collection.  The collector, Burell who we are to thank for this collection has bought at least 2 pieces of artwork a week in his lifetime.  Those of you that are not particularly interested in art can visit the Museum of Transport where you can admire all types of transport- above all the Oldtimer and the underground trains.  In the Peoples Place you can find out all about the history of this simple population as well as the workers of Glasgow.

Shopping time!

The simply enjoyments in life can easily be found in Glasgow!  After London, the city has one of the best shopping paradises in the whole of the United Kingdom.  You will find bargains at the Barras Market where there is a flea market at the weekends and in the Westend you will find art and crafts.  The most expensive place for shopping is the Italian Centre- where you will find all the Italian designer names on offer.  A happy medium can be found in the several large shopping centres that you will find in the city centre.  Take your car hire and fill up the boot!

Going out

For entertainment in the evenings, you will find a large variety of pubs and clubs to choose from.  The pubs close at mid-night and the clubs close at 3 in the morning-  For the Scottish, this is no coincidence as you have enough time to sleep to be fighting fit and on time for your next tour around a museum!

From a working town to a centre of culture.  Discover Glasgow in Scotland!