Glasgow City Breaks
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It may not have the Scottish Parliament or the Festival, but there is no doubting that Scotland’s largest city is a cultural dynamo. While Glasgow lacks the obvious tourist charm of its rival Edinburgh, on the east coast, it makes up for this in the quality of its galleries, the warmth of its people and the vitality of its nightlife.
The Mackintosh TrailA tour of Charles Mackintosh most memorable major works. The Lighthouse, the School of Art, the Willow Tearooms, Mackintosh House, the House for an Art Lover, the museum of education, and finally to The Mackintosh Church.
The Burrell CollectionA museum with a treasure-trove, from all corners of the world, of decorative crafts, art, paintings and tapestries. The 9,000 varied pieces gifted to Glasgow from a priceless collection by Sir William Burrell in 1944
Kelingrove Art GalleryDating from 1902 and housing outstanding objects and art. New facilities, like the Mini Museum and History Discovery Centre, have complemented the lovingly restored interiors. You can view works by Rembrandt, Constable and Monet.
Glasgow CathedralWith the Cathedral set below the Victorian Necropolis (burial ground), Glasgow's city of the dead, bursting at the seams with austenatious monuments commissioned by the finest architects.
Kibble PalaceA collection of plants held by the university for medical use led to the emergence of Glasgow's Botanics Gardens covering 11ha (27 acres). The glasshouse of Kibble Palace is, without doubt, the highlight.
People's PalaceThis local institution, captures the wit, gritty character and eccentricity of the city. Through quotes from real people and a range of familiar objects you are taken through the history of Glasgow. Outside is the world's largest terracotta fountain, the Doulton Fountain.
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