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If You Only Have Three Days in Glasgow

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Although Glasgow is easily Scotland's largest city and is packed with sights and attractions, it is far from being indigestible. Most of the key draws are located in the centre of town and those that aren't are an easy bus or subway ride away. From retail therapy to appreciation of Scotland's other national drink, a crash course on Glasgow's quintessential elements is a straightforward and enjoyable undertaking.
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Greendyke Street, Saltmarket, Glasgow G1 5DB, UK
Glasgow, some might be surprised to know, has more than its fair share of parks, but Glasgow Green, gifted to the city by King James II in the 15th century, is by far the oldest. Once upon a time, this is where the locals would graze their...
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12 Rose St, Glasgow G3 6RB, UK
"This 1930s theater has an art deco exterior and multiple screens showing art house movies. It’s right on my doorstep, and I love being able to think, ‘Oh, I fancy seeing a film tonight,’ and then start watching one five minutes later.” -Stewart...
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Buchanan St, Glasgow, UK
If shopping’s your bag, make a bee-line for Glasgow’s “Style Mile,” where the concentration of shops here (some 200) makes it the UK’s largest retail center outside London. The choices include everything from massive department-store emporiums...
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George St, Glasgow G2 1DU, UK
Given the city's storied literary heritage it is only fitting that its main central square is scattered with telling reference points. The square is populated with statues of greats including Robert Burns, Thomas Campbell and Sir Walter Scott and...
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Ashton Ln, Glasgow G12 8SJ, UK
This charming cobblestoned back street, lined with restaurants and bars, is the place for lively nightlife in Glasgow’s West End. When darkness falls, festive strings of lights twinkle overhead, and the sounds of live music and laughter drift from...
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Back in the day, Glasgow was a hotspot for graffiti crews and b-boy culture. Today that legacy lives on in the city's richly talented street artists. Glasgow has now set up a dedicated City Centre Mural Trail, which takes you to some of the city's...
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Glasgow Green, Templeton St, Glasgow G40 1AT, UK
Born in the 15th century and brimming with history, Glasgow Green is the oldest park in Glasgow. Set on the North Bank of the River Clyde, the park’s natural centerpiece is the People’s Palace & Winter Gardens, a museum and glasshouse which...
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2 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3NY, UK
Don’t head to Scotland without having yourself an Irn-Bru. This tipple is the be-all end-all of soda pop. Ask a local what they prefer — Irn-Bru or a classic Coke — and chances are the answer will be in the favour of the Bru every time. People...
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39 Ashton Ln, Glasgow G12 8SJ, UK
Step back in time for a great date night at the Grosvenor Cinema. This gorgeous old school cinema, situated on the cobble paved Ashton Lane, boasts comfy and spacious leather seats and only shows two movies at any one time. This Glasgow West End...