The Essential Guide to Glasgow
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest and arguably most vibrant city. While it has a wealth of history, it’s also a completely modern town, with lots of contemporary music, art, and literature writ large. The two main tourist districts are the City Centre (including the Merchant City, on the eastern fringes) and the West End (the more affluent, culturally attuned neighborhoods around the University of Glasgow). While highlights include the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow Cathedral, and various landmarks associated with architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, it’s best to just wander and enjoy the place.