Glasgow, United Kingdom travel tips

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The city's best pubs are generally to be found in the Kelvingrove area, near the University of Glasgow.

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For lovers of architecture, you'll find examples of the Art Nouveau style of Glasgow native Charles Rennie Mackintosh throughout the city. The Glasgow School of Art is the best example of his style.

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For a quick side trip outside the city, consider the town of Paisley, where you can visit Paisley Abbey. It's only a short train ride west of the city.

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On weekends, check out Barras Market, which offers nearly unlimited shopping, with a bit of a circus-like atmosphere.

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The West End is the city's hippest area, and home to numerous cafes, pubs, and boutiques.

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If you go out late and imbibe a bit too much, remember that all of Glasgow's pubs have private security, making the city relatively safe, even at night.

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Art lovers can't miss the Burrell Collection at Pollok County Park, which is home to thousands of works of art from Scotland and abroad.

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For the more daring, check out the eerie hilltop cemetery, Necropolis.

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If you need a brief escape from the city, remember that Glasgow is home to over ninety parks and gardens.

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Many restaurants in Glasgow offer pre-theater menus which are cheaper and usually run between 5 and 7PM.

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Before your trip, be sure to download the Glasgow city guide app: peoplemakeglasgow.com/apps

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If you have an interest in art, be sure to visit the Kevingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which is home to one of Europe's best art collections.

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