About Glasgow

Originally a small salmon-fishing village, the 19th century Industrial Revolution turned Glasgow into a prominent city. In 1990 it was voted European City of Culture and today it's known for its fabulous designer shops and unique culture.

Art lovers will certainly enjoy this city. Visit the Glasgow School of Art, a building that's reputed to be the greatest architectural work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It's here that Mackintosh met his future wife and much of the work on display here is borne of their artistic collaboration. As well as his iconic furniture designs, you'll see work from other artists and designers who collectively created "The Glasgow Style". Nearby the 18th century Hunterian Art Gallery houses Scotland's largest print collection, while the Burrell Collection contains a number of important artistic artefacts donated by Sir William Burrell, a wealthy shipowner and collector.

Other attractions include the Museum of Transport and the 13th century cathedral and necropolis.


Shore excursions in Glasgow