Go Walking in Scotland and the Borders
guide to 5 delightful walks.
Why take the train to Glasgow?
Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, has a history stretching back
to earliest Stone Age times. During the Industrial Revolution
Glasgow emerged as a centre for the new cotton industry, but like
the tobacco industry in the 18th century it was badly hit by
external factors including tough competition from cities like
However, as a city, Glasgow soon bounced back and became the main
ship and locomotive building city in world, and during the
First World War Glasgow produced almost one fifth of the world's
ships. These were heady days, in which Glasgow ranked as one
of the finest and richest cities in Europe and built numerous grand
public buildings, museums, galleries and libraries. Glasgow was now
unquestionably the "Second City of the Empire".
Post WW1, the story of Glasgow is in bleak contrast to the
previous century with major industrial decline. The grand finale to
Glasgow's great industrial days was the launch of the QE2
Since then a wealth of initiatives transformed Glasgow from its
post-industrial slump, to a confident regenerated city. Today
Glasgow is as vibrant as ever before. There are numerous pubs and
clubs offering live music and dance. Eating out in the city has
never been more popular with an abundance of chic
Glasgow is also perfect for the committed shopper. The city is the
second largest shopping centre in the UK.
The tourist industry is now booming. The growth in boutique hotels
and major chains alike has seen the number of tourists rocket to
upwards of four million annually.
Our train services to Glasgow
We offer regular and comfortable trains to
Glasgow from major towns and cities in the north west of
England. All our trains have the option of travelling First class
and a trolley service is available on our core routes.