Glasgow city guide
Glasgow is a vibrant and lively city, Scotland’s largest, with a growing international reputation as a destination for lovers of art and music.
The majority of the city centre is built on a grid plan spreading out from George Square making it easy to navigate. Grand Georgian and Victorian buildings, the legacy of Glasgow’s position as the second city of the British Empire, stand shoulder to shoulder with modern designs creating an interesting mix of façades.
Glasgow is also popular in Scotland and beyond as a shopping destination. The main shopping street, Buchanan Street, runs right down the centre of Glasgow to the River Clyde, while there are numerous shopping centres around the city. In the Merchant City, just to the south-east of George Square, there is a concentration of designer shops and boutiques.