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  • Area: 175.5 km² (67.76 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +44 141
  • Currency: Pound Sterling - GBP (£)
  • Population (EST): 580,690
  • Official language: English, Scots
  • Time Zone: GMT (UTC0)

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Inspiration Festival

A superb activity if you’re visiting the city with children is to head to the Inspiration Festival. Set up to encourage children to explore their creative side and expand their imagination by getting involved in art and culture.

Glasgow’s bonfire night

With a show to rival anywhere in the world, Glasgow’s bonfire night festivities draw people from all over to come and watch in amazement as the sky is lit up with the stunning display of fireworks. Food stalls and a funfair also entertain at this magical event.

Hogmanay

Scots definitely know how to party and the Hogmanay (New Years Eve) celebrations throughout the city attract over 100,000 revellers each year. George Square is at the heart of the party but tickets are limited so book early!

Celtic festival

Glasgow is proud to present the premier Celtic festival (which is also the worlds biggest winter music festival), Celtic Connections each January. Audiences come to experience the wealth of Celtic musical culture over the two week long event.

New Territories Festival

Celebrating the vibrant arts scene in the city is the New Territories Festival; a showcase of contemporary dance and art. The sometimes radical works that are presented to the public attract a lot of attention and are well worth seeing.

International Comedy Festival

Glasgow’s International Comedy Festival brings loads of laughs to the city and its many visitors each March. For eight years the festival has brought world renowned stand-up comedians to a wide audience and the event only gets bigger (and funnier) each year!

Glasgow Art Fair

The premier event at which to buy, sell or simply view art outside of London is the Glasgow Art Fair. The festival actively promotes new and upcoming talent but by no means ignores the wonderful works of more established artists.

The Southside Festival

The Southside Festival is a “celebration of all that is great about the Southside of Glasgow” one of the most multicultural diverse areas of the city. From music and comedy events to charity fundraisers, this outdoor party is suitable for all the family.

West End Festival

A massive event in Glasgow’s arts calendar is the West End Festival. A mixture of music, film, art, dance and theatre this fortnight long event opens with a huge Scottish-style Mardi Gras parade. With such a wealth of cultural delights there will be something to entertain everyone.

The Glasgow Festival on the Clyde

The Glasgow Festival on the Clyde is a wonderful show of the city’s historic waterfront. See the majestic tall ships as well as Royal Navy and Royal Marines ships sail by, or explore the vintage fire engines on dry land.

World Pipe Band Championship

A true Scottish tradition is celebrated each August with the famous World Pipe Band Championship. Bringing together Bagpipe bands from all over the world as well as Highland dancers and drummers, the event sees top talent compete for the coveted titles.

Glasgow Doors Open Days

The city of Glasgow has some extremely fascinating historical sights to see and for four days in September many of them can be visited for free during the Glasgow Doors Open Days. Want to learn more? Take one of the expert tours offered by one of the very knowledgeable guides.

Inspiration Festival

A superb activity if you’re visiting the city with children is to head to the Inspiration Festival. Set up to encourage children to explore their creative side and expand their imagination by getting involved in art and culture.

Glasgow’s bonfire night

With a show to rival anywhere in the world, Glasgow’s bonfire night festivities draw people from all over to come and watch in amazement as the sky is lit up with the stunning display of fireworks. Food stalls and a funfair also entertain at this magical event.

Hogmanay

Scots definitely know how to party and the Hogmanay (New Years Eve) celebrations throughout the city attract over 100,000 revellers each year. George Square is at the heart of the party but tickets are limited so book early!

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