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Glasgow Travel Information

Glasgow is a really buzzing city with a rich artistic heritage and several excellent galleries and collections. One of Scotland’s most creative designers, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was a Glasgow boy. You will probably recognize his distinctive style in a variety of places. Ironically, having died almost as an unknown, his work now fetches huge sums at auction and is exhibited in museums around the globe. He is regarded by many as one of the founders of modern architecture. There are many places to witness his architecture in the city including the Mackintosh House. Glasgow is also home to the famous Burrell Collection housed in an award winning building and home to an amazing array of exhibits from around the world including art from Egypt and Greece as well as ceramics and sculptures from medieval Europe. And with some great cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs, Glasgow is a top place to party.  Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century, the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies. Glasgow hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Glasgow is also well known in the sporting world for the football rivalry of the Old Firm between Celtic and Rangers. Glasgow is also known for Glasgow patter, a distinct dialect that is noted for being difficult to understand for most.