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Explore Glasgow One of Europe’s most fashionable and vibrant cities, Glasgow is a former industrial powerhouse that has blossomed into a major cosmopolitan and cultural capital. The warmth and friendliness of the city’s people, known as Glaswegians, is legendary and the city was named a must visit destination in 2016 by National Geographic, featuring top 5 in it’s list of ‘best of the world’. Beautiful architecture Scotland’s largest city is surprisingly compact and easy to explore from GCU’s centrally located campus. A stroll through the city’s streets reveals its fascinating history and magnificent architecture – including many buildings designed by the world-famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh – alongside thriving bars, galleries and restaurants and a shopping experience rated the UK’s best outside London’s West End. A student city Hosting three large universities, the city is home to over 64,000 students (that’s nearly 11% of the population) from around the world. Events and days out Nearly 2.5 million tourists visit Glasgow every year to enjoy its largely free museums, including the magnificent Kelvingrove 16 Gallery and the iconic Riverside Museum (2013 Museum of the Year EMYA), which are complemented by a flourishing visual-arts scene. One of only nine UNESCO Cities of Music in the world, Glasgow hosts a vibrant music scene whether you prefer contemporary, classical, Celtic or country, and throughout the year the city hosts festivals celebrating everything from film, comedy, Celtic music, books, and art, to Shakespeare, food and piping. With more green space per square mile than any other UK city, there are plenty of pleasant walks to enjoy. Scotland’s sports capital In 2014 the city hosted the Commonwealth Games, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world, and was ranked the world’s eighth best sports city (SportBusiness, Ultimate Sports City 2014 Awards).


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