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Glasgow West End


The West End of Glasgow includes residential areas of Hillhead, Dowanhill, Kelvingrove, Kelvinside, Hyndland, and, to an increasing extent, Partick. However, the name is increasingly being used to refer to any area to the west of Charing Cross. This includes areas such as Scotstoun, Jordanhill, Kelvindale and Anniesland.

The Argyll Hotel is located in Kelvingove half a mile west of the city centre and within a short walk of the popular Byres Road area of the West end of Glasgow.

The West End is bisected by the River Kelvin which flows from the Kilsyth Hills in the North and empties into the River Clyde at Yorkhill Basin.

A major local land mark in the west end of Glasgow is the spire of Sir George Gilbert Scott’s Glasgow University main building (the second largest Gothic Revival building in Britain) and can be seen from miles around, sitting on Gilmorehill. The university itself is the fourth oldest in the English-speaking world. Much of the city’s student population is based in the West End, adding to its cultural vibrancy.

The west end of the city of Glasgow is home to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Hunterian Museum, Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena, Henry Wood Hall (home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra) the Botanic Gardens and the Museum of Transport, which is to be rebuilt on a former dockland site at Glasgow Harbour

The West End Festival, one of Glasgow’s largest festivals, is held annually in June.

Glasgow west end is the home of the SECC, the United Kingdom’s largest exhibition and conference centre.

A major expansion of the SECC s is currently underway, including a 12,000 seat arena.