If you’re planning on taking a break in the glorious city of Glasgow, travelling by train is the ideal transport choice.
Relax on the 6 hour journey and take full advantage of our free Wifi. Providing you with a reliable connection, it allows you to catch up on your favourite soap stories, the latest blockbuster, or chat to your mates. You can even finish working on that report for work - if you really want to! Glasgow, the jewel in Scotland’s crown, sits on the River Clyde and is the largest port in the country. With inhabitants known as Weegies, the local dialect can make the spoken voice hard to understand. Rich in culture and vibrantly cosmopolitan, there’s plenty going on in this busy, happening Scottish city.
First on your itinerary should be Glasgow Cathedral and the atmospheric Necropolis. The oldest one in Scotland, the cathedral was built in the 1100s, and is dedicated to St Mungo, Glasgow’s patron saint. Overlooking the city centre, its tall spire is a beacon for many miles around, and it is a much-loved part of Glasgow’s heritage. Nearby is the eerily beautiful Necropolis. Opened in 1833, and inspired by Père Lachaise in Paris, the 37 acres of garden are home to the architectural delights of mausoleums, Victorian sculptures and richly embellished plaques to the 50,000 people remembered here.
If you require more culture, head for the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum where the 22 large galleries house artefacts from the dawn of time forward. Natural history, ancient civilisations and space exploration are amongst the many and varied collections, while the art gallery displays classic and contemporary pieces.
The Glasgow Science Centre offers a fully interactive science adventure for the whole family. The building itself is jaw-droppingly different. Clad in space age titanium sheets, the three separate buildings differ in shape - the Science Mall, inspired by the cantered hull of a great vessel, the 420 foot high revolving Tower, and the curved, sinuous wonder of the IMAX cinema complex. Offering a high tech planetarium, cafes and enough scientific wonders to entertain and educate everyone - big kids and small.
For sports fans, the Scottish Football Museum is the place to go. Focusing on the country’s love of the sport, it houses a heady mix of memorabilia, including the oldest surviving football trophy, the Scottish Cup. It could be argued that the English FA Cup is older, but with it being stolen in the 1890s, it is, unfortunately, out of the running.
Visiting Glasgow by train is an excellent way to experience the city, and with the emphasis on renewable resources, taking the train is the most eco friendly way to travel long distances. Downloading our easy-to-use app allows you to keep up-to-date with the latest deals and money saving offers on our tickets. Keep a full wallet with our flexible Anytime tickets, while our group offers mean you can enjoy Glasgow with a friend.
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