Glorious Glasgow

Glasgow is as popular among tourists as it is among locals. It boasts magnificent scenery and many leisure and cultural attractions.

Glasgow was properly established in the 6th century by Saint Mungo who was a Christian missionary. He built a church on the site where the present Glasgow Cathedral stands today, causing Glasgow to become a religious centre. Prior to this, the area had been inhabited by Picts and Celts and later, by Romans. Romans built outposts and then eventually the Antonine Wall in an attempt to separate the Romans from the Picts. Remnants of this wall can still be seen today.

The city of Glasgow has seen many changes of scenery. Initially, most of the buildings were built of wood and the town was quite well looked upon. Trade and industry flourished and Glasgow became quite prosperous. Shipbuilding was a massive industry. However with the great depression and the Second World War, these trades fell into a decline and Glasgow became poor. It didn't last long, however, and soon new industries sprung up which again brought wealth to the city. Old buildings were knocked down and new ones were built. Today it stands proudly as a place of wealth, growth and progression. You can see Victorian architecture as well as newer styled buildings.

People can wine and dine to their delight as well as take in some of the sights. The Glasgow Cathedral, Provand's Lordship, Merchant City and the City Chambers are all relatively old buildings with interesting architecture. The Glasgow Green is great for walks and will also enable you to view the People's Palace. If you are into art, you might try the House for an Art Lover which is only one of several museums and art galleries housing some really fine and famous artworks. Why not visit Glasgow and find out what appeals to you most? There is a lot more to choose from.


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