Road map of Glasgow. Where is Glasgow on the map of Scotland

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Road map of Glasgow

Where is Glasgow on the map of Scotland

Road map of Glasgow. Free detailed road map of Glasgow  with  popular tourist attractions. Large scale map of Glasgow city surrounding area, Great Britain

Road map of Glasgow. Free detailed road map of Glasgow  with  popular tourist attractions. Large scale map of Glasgow city surrounding area, Great Britain

Glasgow

 

A lively, cosmopolitan city and Scotland's largest, Glasgow has seen a rebirth in recent years as a centre of style and culture. Music, art and architecture play a large part in Glasgow life. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Scottish Opera and the Scottish Ballet are based there, and it is home to an impressive selection of world-famous art collections and museums. Provand's Lordship, Glasgow's oldest house, is a tiny surviving reminder of the medieval city. Glasgow's centre is now farther west in a grid of streets developed in the 18th—19th centuries, with a magnificent mix of Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture. The late 20th century has added St Enoch's Square shopping centre, with one of Europe's largest glass roofs, and the revitalised riverside boasts Glasgow's most recent attraction, the titanium-clad Glasgow Science Centre.

 

BOTANIC GARDENS [B3]

Noted for their orchids and begonias, the gardens are dominated by Kibble Palace, a Victorian conservatory where white statues stand out amid the luxuriant tree ferns. Skirting the gardens is the Kelvin Walkway, leading through a wooded gorge.

 

THE BURRELL COLLECTION [B2] In the grounds of Pollok Park, this prodigious collection of art and artefacts was donated by Sir William Burrell to Glasgow and includes Egyptian, Greek and Roman earthenware and sculpture, oriental rugs, medieval doorways and paintings by Degas, Sisley and Manet.

 

CITY CHAMBERS [p335 D2]

A symbol of the city's former wealth, the spectacular Italianate building of 1888 stands on the east side of George Square. Its interior reveals marble staircases, lavish mosaics, granite columns and an opulent banqueting hall.

 

GALLERY OF MODERN ART lp335 D2] The Royal Exchange of 1780, once a tobacco lord's mansion, is now home to Glasgow's biggest gallery. It is divided into four themed spaces - earth, air, fire and water - and includes art by David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Scottish artists Ken Curry and John Bellany.

 

GLASGOW CATHEDRAL [p335 F2] The Gothic cathedral dates mainly from the 13th century. It is believed to

 

stand on the site of a church built by Glasgow's founder, St Mungo, in the 6th century, and has the saint's tomb in the crypt. Close by are the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, and Glasgow's Necropolis, with imposing tombs of city magnates.

 

GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE [B3] Britain's biggest science centre boasts an interactive science mall and the unique 100m (328ft) rotating Glasgow Tower, which gives fantastic views over the Clyde valley.

 

HUNTERIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY [B3] Within the vast neo-Gothic buildings of Glasgow University, Scotland's oldest museum was opened in 1807, and includes one of the world's finest collections of coins and medals. The art gallery contains many paintings by lames McNeill Whistler, and works by Scottish artists.

 

KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM [B3] A red sandstone building of 1902 houses the city's principal art gallery and museum, which has a fine collection of British and European paintings, including works by the Pre-Raphaelites and French Impressionists. The building stands in Kelvingrove Park, laid out in 1852 by Sir Joseph Paxton, who designed London's Crystal Palace.

 

MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT [B3] Glasgow trams, Scottish locomotives, models of Clyde ships and a reconstruction of a 1938 Glasgow street, with a cinema and underground station, can be seen in this museum in Kelvin Hall.

 

PEOPLE'S PALACE [C2]

Opened in 1898 as a cultural centre for Glasgow's East End, the 'palace' museum tells the city's history from 1175 and includes Winter Gardens and a fine Victorian conservatory. Nearby, the former Templeton Carpet Factory of 1889 was modelled in bricks and tiles on the Doge's Palace in Venice.

 

PROVAND'S LORDSHIP [p335 F21 Glasgow's oldest house dates from 1471 and was used by the Prebend of Provan, a canon of the Cathedral. Mary Queen of Scots is thought to have stayed here in 1566. Furnished in period style, the house is now a museum.

 

SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL

[C2] Designed in 1904 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the school houses a museum of education from Victorian times to the late 1960s.

 

SCOTTISH MUSEUM OF FOOTBALL [C1] The museum's fantastic collection of memorabilia includes objects belonging to the Greats of Scottish football such as Dennis Law, Kenny Dalglish and Jimmy McGrory, and the reconstructed changing room and press box from the original Hampden Park stadium.

 

TALL SHIP [B3] One of only five Clyde-built sailing boats still afloat, the 1896 Glenlee is now moored in Glasgow's harbour and an interactive exhibition relates her history.

 

TENEMENT HOUSE [p335 A4]

Life in a gaslit Glasgow tenement in the early 20th century is evoked in the former home (NTS) of Miss Agnes Toward, a typist who lived here from 1911 to 1965.