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Glasgow : City Of Glasgow

City of Glasgow

Glasgow situated on the River Clyde is the largest city in Scotland and third most populated in the United Kingdom. Glasgow is one of Europe’s most exciting and beautiful destinations, which combines the energy and sophistication of a great international city with some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. Glasgow is one of Europe’s top twenty financial Centres and is home to many of Scotland’s leading businesses.

Many of the city’s cultural sites were celebrated in 1990 when Glasgow was designated European City of Culture. Glasgow has an amazing portfolio of more than twenty museums and galleries with many of them free including the unique Burrell Collection, stunning Mackintosh House and cool and contemporary Gallery of Modern Art.

Glasgow was the UK City of Architecture 1999, and has an impressive heritage of Victorian architecture and many of the city’s most impressive buildings were built with red or blond sandstone. Glasgow City Chambers, the main building of the University of Glasgow and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, are notable examples of Victorian architecture and all within easy reach of the Argyll Hotel.

Glasgow is home to many live music pubs, clubs and venues and some of the city’s main venues include the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the SECC, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (McGee), the Barrowland and the O2 Academy, which play host to a similar range of acts.

Glasgow’s world renowned museums and galleries, stunning parks and gardens and fascinating, visitor attractions, outstanding shopping , wining and dining with the UK’s finest Victorian Architecture as a backdrop, makes this city an ideal destination for a short break.

The Argyll Hotel is ideally located 1/2 mile west of Glasgow City Centre towards Glasgow West End. Situated by Kelvingrove Park. The hotel is within minutes walk of Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museum, Glasgow University, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and the trendy, laid back Byres Road offering a cosmopolitan selection of top quality bars, bistros and restaurants.

Glaswegian’s are renowned to be friendly people and a warm welcome awaits at the Argyll Hotel in Glasgow.

Glasgow is dynamic, energetic and friendly and has been selected to be the host city of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Points of Inerest

Glasgow Coat of Arms dates back to 1866 when the Lord Lyon first granted the city its patent.

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Chambers

We look forward to welcoming you to the Argyll Hotel and Glasgow