Go Walking in Scotland and the Borders
View our guide to 5 delightful walks.
Whether you're in search of buzzing culture, a brilliant bar scene or shops galore, vibrant Glasgow has it all in spadefuls. It's no wonder Scotland's largest city attracts millions of visitors each year…
Once firmly at the centre of the world's cotton, tobacco and ship building industry, Glasgow has overcome the unfortunate subsequent decades of economic decline to become a thriving, regenerated city.
Many of the grand public buildings built during its industrial heyday still stand today. The "Glasgow style' established by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and traditional red sandstone used throughout the city means the city's architecture is especially distinctive - and modern structures like the Clyde Auditorium (also known as 'the Armadillo') clearly demonstrate that Glaswegians are pushing into the future as well as being proud of their past.
In fact, Glasgow was named the UK's City of Architecture and Design in 1999. It's also the home of Hampden Park, Scotland's National football stadium, and Mitchell Library, one of the largest public reference libraries in Europe. All this, plus many museums, theatres, parks and a diverse range of restaurants means you'll never be short of things to do when you jump on a train to Glasgow.
And, as the host city for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow's set to attract even more tourists in the years to come!
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.