Glasgow is truly a city of contrasts, boasting some of the finest Victorian architecture in the world but also generating a youthful, lively vibe due, in no small part, to the city’s huge student population – creative, adventurous and outgoing.
Glasgow School of Art has spawned no fewer than five Turner Prize winners, whilst the city’s music scene is legendary. As a UNESCO City of Music, think Chvrches, Mogwai, Twin Atlantic, Texas, Simple Minds, Belle and Sebastian and Wet, Wet, Wet for starters. It is also the home to Scotland’s national opera, theatre and ballet companies.
Recently, Glasgow has hosted the 20th Commonwealth Games, MTV Europe Music Awards, BBC Sports Personality of the Year and the Turner Prize.
The city has garnered many accolades over the years and is proud to be the ‘World’s Friendliest City’ as voted by the public in a recent Rough Guide poll.
With excellent transport links and accommodation options, Glasgow welcomes visitors from near and far to enjoy its hospitality and entertainment. Add to that, historic museums and modern galleries, superb restaurants and some of the finest shopping in the UK and you have the perfect host city.
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