About Glasgow

Glasgow offers a brilliant combination of rich culture, beautiful architecture, long history, buzzing nightlife, shopping and amazing food. 

Host of the Commonwealth Games in 2014, Glasgow has a thriving cultural scene that includes the West End festival with its famous Mardi Gras parade. There’s also a Book Festival; Jazz, Celtic and Comedy festivals; and a Christmas market with an ice rink.

Below you can find five interesting facts about Glasgow:

  • The city was founded in the 6th century as a small village, which later grew to become the largest trading seaport in the UK.
  • Glasgow means ‘Dear Green Place’ in Gaelic, due to its amazing and numerous green spaces.
  • Glasgow’s subway is the only one in Scotland and the 3rd oldest in the world.
  • Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city with a population of approximately 600,000.
  • Due to its westerly location and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Glasgow is one of the mildest parts of Scotland.





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