Glasgow, United Kingdom Vacations

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Our Opinion of Glasgow

 
In the heart of Glasgow lies George Square, site of the Gallery of Modern Art, which houses a collection of contemporary Scottish art. On the Glasgow Green, the People's Palace showcases the city's social and political history, while the tomb of St. Mungo, the city's patron saint and founder (6th century), is located at Glasgow Cathedral, erected as of the 12th century. This Gothic style cathedral is the only mainland Scottish cathedral to have survived the upheaval of the religious movement called the Reformation. Near the cathedral is the oldest house in town (15th century), referred to as Provand's Lordship. 

Things to know about Glasgow, United Kingdom Vacations

Dining & Nightlife
A very lively city come nightfall, the "dear green place" is home to a great number of pubs, wine bars, traditional teashops and cafés. Pubs are legion here, some of which remain very traditional while others are more modern and offer live music. Local restaurants offer gourmands a wide range of culinary delights, from traditional Scottish fare to Thai, Indian and Mexican food.
 
Shopping
Home to one of Britain's oldest covered shopping arcades, built in 1827, Argyll Arcade has a large selection of jewellery shops - 32 in total. De Courcy's Antique Craft Arcade has a mix of antique, craft shops and designer homeware boutiques. There is also a good selection of cafes and bistros in and around the city's West End. Be sure to look out for good deals on Scotch whisky, tartans and shortbread. Held every weekend is a huge and very popular street market known as the Barras. The place literally has it all, from food and clothing to furniture and a host of items each more unusual than the last. 
 
Flying time from:
Toronto: Approximately 6 hrs.
Calgary: Approximately 9 hrs.
Vancouver: Approximately 9.5 hrs.
 
Languages: English
Currency: Pound (GBP)
Climate: Glasgow has moderate and stable climate with quite warm summers and mild winters. 
Electricity: The standard electrical voltage in Britain is 240 v AC, 50HZ. A three square pronged adapter plug and/or electric converter for appliances is required.
 
Documents
A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit the United Kingdom. The passport should be valid for at least the expected duration of stay in the country. For all other nationalities, consult your consulate or tourist board for details.

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