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Glasgow Travel Guide

by our United Kingdom expert Terry Emery
 
Terry EmeryGlasgow builds things – better than anywhere else, Glaswegians would say. Built itself by a saint (St Mungo aka ‘Kentigern’) who founded his church from which the city developed in 540AD, it is still renowned for its superb buildings, becoming World City of Architecture and Design in 1999. Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed many, notably ‘The Lighthouse’ now a visitor centre with panoramic views across the city. Sir George Gilbert Scott designed the University; more recently Norman Foster’s Clyde Auditorium, with its concentric shell roofs, acquired a typical local nickname ‘The Armadillo’. The River Clyde was key to Glasgow’s prosperity. The major British port to the Americas turned to shipbuilding after the Civil War interrupted trade and John Brown’s Clydeside yard created the maritime design icons of the 1930’s original ‘Queens’ as well as the later QE2. Glasgow has also ‘built’ probably the fiercest sports rivalry in the world between Rangers and Celtic, once religion-based, now pure fanaticism.
 

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United Kingdom Facts

National Flag: British Flag
Language(s): English
Welsh
Scottish
Scots Gaelic
Irish
Currency: British Pound
Dialling Code: +44
Time Zone: GMT
Tourism Website:
http://www.visitbritain.com/


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Glasgow Weather Forecast

Max Min
Today
10/01/2015
Snow Showers and Broken Clouds Snow Showers and Broken Clouds 5°C
41°F
1°C
34°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Light Rain and Overcast Skies Light Rain and Overcast Skies 4°C
39°F
1°C
34°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Heavy Snow and Broken Clouds Heavy Snow and Broken Clouds 6°C
43°F
1°C
34°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Heavy Snow and Chance of Thunderstorms and Overcast Skies Heavy Snow and Chance of Thunderstorms and Overcast Skies 2°C
36°F
0°C
32°F

 Glasgow Weather Forecast
 

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