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04 Nov 2016
Glasgow is renowned for its culture and style. Voted one of the world’s friendliest cities, Scotland’s largest city comes across as a stylish mix of arts, culture and unique Celtic appeal.
 
Here are five reasons why Glasgow is the UK’s best city:
 
1.Merchant City Festival
 
 

The Merchant City Festival presents some of the best of Scottish and international art and entertainment with a programme of street arts, music, theatre, food & drink, dance, comedy and so on and so forth.
 
This annual celebration in Merchant City usually spans the last weekend in July attracting several thousands of people.
 
2.Art


 
The city of Glasgow takes immense pride in its art. It can be found almost everywhere in the city. Gallery of Modern Art, Tramway, Glasgow School of Art, Trongate 103 and a number of independent galleries, including Merchant Gate Gallery, The Hidden Lane Gallery and Compass Gallery.
 
Even the world renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and Modern Institute are in Glasgow. And if you are looking for something different, why not visit and explore Public Art Trail and Street Mural Trail in Glasgow?
 
3. Green Spaces


 
The city of Glasgow remains suitably named “Dear Green Place” boasting over 90 parks and open spaces, more than any other city of its size. Many of the parks as well as open spaces comprise of the main galleries, attractions and examples of Victorian sculpture.
 
The very first green space in the city - Glasgow Green, consists of the stunning People’s Palace and Winter Gardens and has the Doulton Fountain - the world’s largest terracotta fountain.
 
Other well-known green spaces include Kelvingrove Park, Botanic Gardens, Victoria Park in the West End and many more.
 
4.Wining and Dining
 
The largest city in Scotland is constantly voted one of the best foodie destination in the UK. Some of the award-winning restaurants, including Guy’s, Central Market, Café Gandolfi, Rogano and Two Fat Ladies make the fact why Glasgow is one of the best destinations to relish some great food in the country.
 
Don’t forget to explore the quality gastro-pubs in the city, such as the ones that operate their own in-house breweries.
 
5.Music


 

Time Magazine honoured Glasgow as “Europe’s Secret Capital of Music” and back in 2008, the city was named UNESCO City of Music and in fact became the 2nd Scottish city for joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
 
Glasgow has a vibrant music scene with an average of 130 music events held every week.  
 
Offering a fine blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, mind-blowing architecture, exciting nightlife, wonderful shopping and several various restaurants and bars, it is easy to see why so many tourists comparing cheap flight tickets to Glasgow choose the city as their destination for a perfect city break.  
 
There’s a lot you can see and do in this amazing Scottish city, so be prepared to shop and party as long as you will be in the city.


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