Go Walking in Scotland and the Borders
guide to 5 delightful walks.
Why take the train to Glasgow?
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,
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
And, as the host city for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow's
set to attract even more tourists in the years to come!
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.