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Glasgow offers a blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of restaurants and bars. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as Glaswegians.

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Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum  is a new development for the Glasgow Museum of Transport, completed on 20 June 2011, at Pointhouse Quay.The location of the museum is on the site of the former A. & J. Inglis Shipyard within Glasgow Harbour, on the north bank of the River Clyde and adjacent to its confluence point with the River Kelvin. This site enables the Clyde Maritime Trust's SV Glenlee and other visiting craft to berth alongside the museum.

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum houses one of Europe's great art collections. It is amongst the top three free-to-enter visitor attractions in Scotland. There is a popular myth in Glasgow, that the building was accidentally built back-to-front, and the architect jumped from one of the towers in despair, when he realised his mistake. This is only an urban myth. The grand entrance was always intended to face into Kelvingrove Park.

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A Play, A pie & a pint

A play, a pie & a pint  is exactly as it says. Get there at noon, grab your pie and pint (or wine) and take your seat for 1pm start. Booking online will save you queing and means you go straight in.  Runs daily, see the web site for details.
Òran Mór’s groundbreaking lunchtime theatre programme, A Play, a Pie and a Pint, began in 2004 and now commissions and produces 38 new plays a year.

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Botanic Gardens & Kibble Palace

Botanic Gardens & Kibble Palace
Acclaimed 27-acre park for plants, working vegetable plot and Victorian cast-iron glasshouse. It features several glasshouses, the most notable of which is the Kibble Palace. The site was once served by a railway line, and Botanic Gardens Railway Station remains today in a derelict state as a remarkable example of a disused station.

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Open Top Bus Tour

Open Top Bus Tour are the perfect way to see Glasgow. The City Sightseeing double deck open top buses operate regularly from 0930 until 1630. and the complete tour lasts one hour and fifty minutes, taking in the best that Glasgow has to offer. Your ticket is valid for for two consecutive days and you can hop on and hop off as often as you like at any of the 28 stops on our tour route. One day tickets also available.

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Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral
A medieval cathedral with an active Christian congregation in the Church of Scotland.
The history of the cathedral is linked with that of the city, and is allegedly located where the patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo, built his church. The tomb of the saint is in the lower crypt.

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Necropolis

Glasgow Necropolis  is a Victorian cemetery.
It is on a low but very prominent hill to the east of Glasgow Cathedral. Fifty thousand individuals have been buried here. Approximately 3500 monuments exist here  and so not every grave has a stone.
Billy Connolly has said: "Glasgow's a bit like Nashville, Tennessee: it doesn't care much for the living, but it really looks after the dead.

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Peoples Palace

Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens is a museum and glasshouse situated in Glasgow Green.
It was opened on 22 January, 1898. At the time, the East End of Glasgow was one of the most unhealthy and overcrowded parts of the city, and the People's Palace was intended to provide a cultural centre for the people.

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Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow School of Art
Visitors are warmly welcomed to discover Mackintosh's story at The Glasgow School of Art with GSA's award-winning student guides. There is  plenty for visitors to do and see at The Glasgow School of Art, including a brand new visitor centre, shop and tour with,  profits from all visitor activities supporting the School.

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Horseshoe Bar

Horseshoe Bar,  17-21 Drury. Characterful pub with captivating decor, horse sculptures, Roman painted tiles and grand island bar. this pub has the longest continuous bar in Britain at 104 feet 3 inches. The horseshoe theme is continued from the shape of the bar to the bespoke mirrors and other artefacts. Note the mosaic floor, carved wooden wall panelling, painted tiles and illuminated stained glass ceiling area.