To experience Glasgow is to experience a real slice of Scottish life, in all its glory: open, honest and up for a good time.
Shedding its past to celebrate its own unique achievements in industry, art and culture, Glasgow a refreshing alternative to pristine Edinburgh 40 miles away, and one of Britain’s best places to eat, drink and join in the banter.
You can catch trains to Glasgow from all over the UK – in fact it can be reached via both the East Coast and West Coast mainlines (both to Glasgow Central), as well as from Caledonian Sleeper and Cross Country services. Local and regional ScotRail services link Glasgow with the rest of Scotland including Edinburgh, Stirling, Ayr and the West Highland line.
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This city of football and industry has reinvented itself in the past 30 years, and is now as much a centre of shopping and sightseeing as soccer and shipbuilding. From the Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove Art Gallery to the People’s Palace and the Finnieston Crane, there’s enough real life art and history here to fill a very, very long weekend.
Begin your Glaswegian rail experience the city’s mainline stations – Central and Queen Street, before taking a trip on Glasgow’s very own underground rail system, the Subway, known locally as ‘the Clockwork Orange’. Meanwhile, Glasgow’s much loved old Transport Museum has relocated to the stunning new Riverside Museum – which is worth a visit on an architectural level, to say nothing of its fascinating exhibits.
Glasgow Central Station – http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/GLC.html
Glasgow Queen Street Station – http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/GLQ.html
SPT Subway - http://www.spt.co.uk/subway/about_the_subway.aspx
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Glasgow City G2 3NY