Glasgow Handbook: The Travel Guide

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Glasgow is the coolest of cities. And that's not because it stands at the same latitude as Moscow. The caffeine capital of Scotland has an energy and exuberance that is simply not found anywhere else in the country. This guide is essential for the adventurous traveller who wants to find out what makes this city tick.
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Overview

Glasgow is the coolest of cities. And that's not because it stands at the same latitude as Moscow. The caffeine capital of Scotland has an energy and exuberance that is simply not found anywhere else in the country. This guide is essential for the adventurous traveller who wants to find out what makes this city tick.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781903471241
  • Publisher: Footprint Handbooks
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Series: Footprint Handbook Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 A foot in the door 1
2 Essentials 11
Planning your trip 13
Where to go 13
When to go 14
Tours and tour operators 14
Finding out more 17
Language 18
Disabled travellers 18
Gay and lesbian travellers 19
Student travellers 20
Travelling with children 21
Women travellers 20
Working in Scotland 23
Before you travel 23
Getting in 23
What to take 24
Money 25
Getting there 26
Air 26
Road 29
Sea 30
Train 30
Touching down 31
Glasgow airports 31
Tourist information 32
Local customs and laws 34
Responsible tourism 34
Safety 34
Where to stay 35
Getting around 35
Leaving town 37
Keeping in touch 38
Communications 38
Media 39
Food and drink 40
Drinks 41
Shopping 43
Entertainment and nightlife 44
Holidays and festivals 44
Sport and special interest travel 45
Cycling 45
Fishing 46
Games and activities 46
Golf 47
Hiking and climbing 47
Spectator sports 48
Sports and leisure centres 48
Health 49
3 Central Glasgow 51
George Square and the cathedral area 54
Eating and drinking 57
The Merchant City 58
Eating and drinking 60
Shopping 62
Trongate to the East End 62
Eating and drinking 65
Shopping 68
Buchanan Street to Charing Cross 68
Eating and drinking 74
Shopping 80
4 West End 83
St George's Cross to Kelvingrove 86
Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery 86
Glasgow University and the Hunterian Museum 87
Hunterian Art Gallery 90
Botanic Gardens 92
West of Byres Road 93
Kelvin Walkway 94
Other walks 95
Eating and drinking 96
Shopping 100
5 South of the Clyde 101
Scotland Street School Museum 104
House for an Art Lover 104
The Burrell Collection 105
Pollok House and Country Park 108
Holmwood House 109
A walk along the White Cart 110
Eating and drinking 111
Shopping 112
6 Along the Clyde 113
History of the Clyde 116
Sights along the Clyde 118
Trips along the Clyde 119
Clyde Walkway 120
7 Entertainment and nightlife 123
Live music and clubbing 125
Clubs 127
Rock, pop, folk, country and jazz venues 129
Classical and opera 130
Theatre, cinema and comedy 131
Theatre 131
Cinema 132
Comedy 133
Gay venues 133
Festivals 134
8 Sleeping 137
Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs 139
Hostels 144
Campus accomodation 144
Self-catering and serviced accommodation 145
Camping 146
9 Trips from Glasgow 147
Paisley 150
The Firth of Clyde 150
Cowal Peninsula 153
Isle of Bute 154
The Clyde Valley 157
Lanark and New Lanark 159
Loch Lomond 160
The Campsies 163
Stirling 165
Edinburgh 168
Ins and outs 168
The Old Town 169
South of the Royal Mile 175
The New Town 177
Eating and drinking 180
10 Background 187
History 189
In the beginning 189
Post-reformation Glasgow 191
The 18th century 193
The 19th century 194
Glasgow's immigrants 197
Towards the 20th century 198
No mean city 199
Glasgow today 200
Culture 201
Architecture 201
Charles Rennie Mackintosh 203
Alexander 'Greek' Thompson 203
People 204
Language 206
Football 207
Glasgow on screen 209
Art 210
Books 211
Further reading 213
11 Footnotes 215
Index 217
Map index 220
Shorts 221
Five of the best 222
Glasgow by cuisine 229
Colour maps 234
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