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The City

Glasgow was probably founded in the 6th century when St Mungo built a church at a place called Glas Gu (green place).
In the 17th century Glasgow had a population of 7,000. Quays and warehouses were built and Port Glasgow was launched. Tobacco arrived and soon became an significant import.
By the end of the 18th century Glasgow had a population of almost 100,000 and it became a prominent hub of international trade to and from the Americas. Eventually the city turned to art and heritage, and in 1990 it became a European city of culture. Today Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland.


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Curious AboutGlasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan place with a wealth of cultural heritage to explore. Offering a fabulous blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, beautiful parks and gardens, hugely impressive historic buildings, gorgeous rivers and canals, elegant tall ships, modern centres of science, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of buzzing restaurants and bars, stylish Glasgow is the place to visit, and is universally hailed as one of the best and definitely friendliest UK destinations.
Take our fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting facts.

First Walk
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Central Station to George Square

Starting at Glasgow’s busiest, but historic central station this walk wriggles its way around a succession of streets before ending at George Square, centre of the city. Along the way you’ll gain an excellent feel for what makes Glasgow tick – unique shops, eateries and drinking places; beautifully ornate buildings; hidden alleyways; stories of its bygone past; museums, art galleries and statues. A wonderful place to explore and enjoy!
(1.75 miles / 2.8 kms)

Second Walk
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George Square to Cathedral

From the centre of the city this walk wends its way round some quieter areas, with plenty of heritage and points of interest to enjoy. There’s an historic graveyard to explore, a variety of restaurants to sample in the original merchant’s marketplace, a solitary steeple to admire, a medieval garden to relish, an amazing and unique Victorian cemetery to astound, and a 12th century cathedral to inspire you!
(1.5 miles / 2.4 kms)

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