Last Updated: 29th Aug 2013

Built on the steep banks of the Clyde River, Glasgow is a city of around three quarters of a million Scots and is definitely the party capital of Scotland.

The city’s beautiful architecture and artistic heritage was built during the Victorian era and was bankrolled by the iron, cotton and ship building industries. The city gained its fame during the Victorian period up to the point where it was became known as the ‘Second City’ of the British Empire (Next to London). Even though the reputation has wained, today Glasgow’s reputation in the arts rivals the capital, Edinburgh.

Glasgow is a one night stop on most Contiki Tours travelling through Scotland heading south to Liverpool and England the next day via Gretna Green.



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