Glasgow is one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom that is situated along the Scottish lowlands along River Clyde. Despite of its location up north, Glasgow experiences an oceanic climate meaning that summers are warm and winters are cool. The best time to visit Glasgow is during spring months of March to May when flowers bloom and weather is pleasant.
The history of Glasgow originated from the church that was built by St Mungo during the 6th century. He called that church “Glasgu” which means “beloved green peace” and from that area, a city was born. Durng the 15th century, another important institution was built and that was the second oldest university in Scotland. Both are now the only medieval structures left in Glasgow.
Events, Landmarks, Activities:
There are lots of events and happenings in Glasgow but the most attended are the Celtic Connections in January, Jazz Festival and West End Festival both in June, Merchant City Festival in September and Glasgay Festival in November. Glasgow boasts of its impressive architecture from Edwardian and Victorian to Gothic which can be seen from its famous landmarks such as the spectacular Glasgow Cathedral, City Chambers, Clyde Auditorium, Mitchell Library and Glasgow University. The city has many museums and the most-visited are the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, and the Glasgow Science Centre.
Glasgow's streets are pedestrian-friendly so it is best to explore the city by foot. For farther destinations, the best choice is the bus and train since they are very accessible.