Glasgow, while not being the countries capital city, is the largest city in Scotland, and is home to roughly 600,000 people (as of the 2011 census). The city, which was awarded the European City of Culture in 1990, also pulls in over a whopping 2 million visitors every year! So, let's take a look at what's attracting these tourists and visitors to one of Scotland's finest cities -
A smaller version of America's famous 'Statue of Liberty' can be found in the Glasgow City Chambers.
William Wallace, the hero we all know and love from 'Braveheart', was born in Elderside in Glasgow.
Glasgow is situated on the magnificent Clyde river, which runs for a massive total of 100 miles.
The much-loved comedian Billy Connelly was born in Glasgow in 1942.
Philo Farnsworth and Charles Francis Jenkins, the inventors of the TV, transmitted some of the first TV pictures from Glasgow.
Bookworms will adore Glasgow's 'Mitchell Library', which has over a million different books to pour through, and is the largest public reference library in Europe. It is also a particularly good place to research family history.
Glasgow has four different Universities - Glasgow Caledonian University, The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow School of Art and The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
The Times magazine calls Glasgow “Europe's Secret Capital of Music”, and the city was infact made a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) City of Music.
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