Glasgow 30 Facts

30 Interesting Facts About Glasgow

From the attractions on the River Clyde to the exciting buzz of the city centre you’re guaranteed to find something to do in Glasgow. Discover a collection of fascinating facts about the city in this article that covers everything from its history to its tourist attractions.

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The Arran Coastal Way: Complete Visitor Guide

The Arran Coastal Way is a circular cycling and walking route around the perimeter of the Isle of Arran on Scotland’s west coast. This easy-going trail rewards visitors with stunning views at every section of its 65-mile length and there are plenty of opportunities to deviate onto nearby attractions along the way.

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The Holy Isle – Arran: Complete Visitor Guide

Holy Isle is located close to the eastern shore of the Isle of Arran on Scotland’s west coast. This small (one square mile) island has a rich religious history dating back hundreds of years and the tradition of quiet seclusion continues to this day thanks to the Centre for World Peace and Health located on the western edge of the isle.

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Brodick Castle

Brodick Castle – Arran: Complete Visitor Guide

Brodick Castle, former seat of power of the Dukes of Hamilton, is a grand 19th-century castle located a few miles north of the town of Brodick on the Isle of Arran.

The castle is surrounded by an exceptionally large and well-maintained garden and country park and is currently managed by the National Trust for Scotland.

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Bonawe Iron Furnace – Argyll: Complete Visitor Guide

Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace is one of those attractions you’d probably never visit if you weren’t a Historic Environment Scotland (HES) member (see the link further down the page for a bargain temporary membership offer), mainly due to the fact that it’s located pretty much in the middle of nowhere.

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Glasgow Green – Glasgow: Complete Visitor Guide

Glasgow is well known for the number of inner-city green spaces it has compared to other British cities and in fact it’s second only to Edinburgh for its parks, gardens and other outdoor areas that allow its residents to enjoy the great outdoors.

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university of glasgow

The University of Glasgow: Complete Visitor Guide

If you’re thinking about heading to Glasgow to explore it’s tourist attractions I wouldn’t blame you if the last place you’ve got on your to-do list is the University of Glasgow. After all, who wants to walk around a boring university surrounded by a load of dusty old books and smelly students?

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