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VisitScotland operates a tourist information service in the heart of Glasgow - the city's famous George Square. Our staff are here to assist you with every aspect of your visit to the area including accommodation booking, transportation, theatre and sporting events.
We also have guide books, maps, souvenirs and a number of free information booklets to help you get the most out of your visit to the region. Staff at the Glasgow city centre location are fluent in French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Mon-Sat 0900-1800 Jan Easter & Oct - Nov
Mon-Sat 0900-1800, Sun 1000-1800 Easter - May
Mon-Sat 0900-1900, Sun 1000-1800 Jun & Sep
Mon-Sat 0900-2000, Sun 1000-1800 Jul - Aug
Mon-Sat 0900-1800 Dec
11 George Square
Glasgow is known for it's...
Glasgow is known for it's Charles Rennie McIntosh connection. My first school, was a McIntosh building, Scotland Street School, which has now been converted to school museum. The area around has been completely demolished to make way for an 8 lane highway approach to a road bridge over the Clyde but the school remains an interesting look back at how education has developed and I can still see where I scratched my name on a desk! Running into Glasgow Green, August 1983, the first Glasgow Marathon, the crowds, the atmosphere.......THE FINISH!!!!!
Having tried numerous types of luggage I have come to the conclusion that it matters not, what type of luggage you have, carriers, especialy Airlines,have the ability to destroy anything....So....Go with what you have and pray that it gets you there in one piece! Clothing as with most destinations, depends very much on the Season in which your trip takes place.
It is extremely unlikely that one will ever suffer Heat Exhaustion in Glasgow but it can get quite hot while walking in the City Centre during June, July and August. Beware however, rain is never far away so carry a light weight waterproof just in case.
Sensible walking shoes, as always are a must, the pavements are just as hard here as anywhere else.
While baseball caps are becoming increasingly popular among the younger set, more mature persons tend to scream 'Tourist' especialy when they wear Red or Yellow ones.
Do not contemplate visiting any part of Scotland between Septmber and April without warm clothing, or better still, buy some here, we have great Tweeds and Woolens. I would not deem to be so presumptious as to advise Lady Travellers on Toiletries and men if they are normal, will just go with what their wives buy them.
Medical Supplies that do not requie a Doctors prescription are available from all Chemist Shops. All Dispensing Chemists have a Pharmacist who will readily give on the spot advice on Medicines free of charge. Boots the Chemist have branches throughout the City and Suburbs and with the power of their bulk buying, offer good value for money.
Should the worst happen, immediate Medical Treatment can be obtained from Hospitals or Infirmaries but remember, here the Department is called A & E, or Casualty not ER and to summon an Ambulance you dial 999 not 911. All types available in the City...but if buying any electrical appliance...remember...we have 220 volt current here. If camping, or even taking a Country Walk,in Summer into Fall,Insect Repellant is a Must. The famed Scottish Midge can cause much discomfort...prevention is better than cure.
Campers are advised to secure any foodstuffs as the Three Legged Haggis is a notorious Thief!! Apart from the Midge and their relation, The Clegg there are no Bugs or Reptiles which will cause harm to Humans.
Those venturing further North to The Highlands should bear in mind The Adder, but a good maxim is...if you don't bother it...it won't bother you.
There is a zoo in glasgow...
Everyone will think u are joking when you tell you want to go to glasgow zoo. There is a reason for it. It is not a spectacular zoo. So , it isn't a 'must see'. But I'm a zoo die hard fanatic...so I had to go. First there wasn't anyone at the entry to charge the money. But there was a paper that told us to pay in the cafetaria. So we did. The lady had a hard laugh with us. (I think for being honoust). And so we went to see the goats , rabbits , ducks... Well they do have 34 species of mammals , 19 sp birds , 28 sp reptiles , 20 sp amphibians and some fish on 15 heactares 37 acres. The admission is 4 pounds....
SORRY ? THE ZOO GOT BANKRUPT IN
shopping centre (mall)2
St Enoch centre is another shopping centre in Glasgow. It was one of the first of its kind in Scotland as it was built with a glass roof. It host to a number of shops including Debenhams, Boots, Bhs and so on. There are a variety of shops selling many different kinds of goods. From clothing to toiletries. When the st enochs centre was built it was unique for Scotland and was the largest shopping centre in the UK although there are now much larger shopping centres. It depends what you are looking for but during sale times there is many a bargain to be had especially in the clothing departments of the stores.