Glasgow and Edinbugh. The two are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Though Glasgow is just 45 miles away from Scotland’s other popular urban destination, it has a mind of its own. Before some renewal projects occurred, it used to be quite gritty, while Edinburgh was quintessential fairytale Great Britain, with its castle on the hill, charming homes, and pretty side streets.
Glasgow, however, never really had that charm. But it has something different. A sort of joie de vivre. A true urban excitement evident in the crowded streets, music-filled “style” bars, and plentiful art galleries. And for the past 20 years or so, it’s really come to the attention of those who love cities, and travel publications keep placing it on their lists of great cultural towns and the like. It’s easy to see why! Glasgow is a true modern city with everything you’d expect to find there, sans the trappings of Edinburgh or even London. (more…)