Glasgow, a world-class city

Riverside Museum – Credit Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)

In recent years, Glasgow has truly come into its own as an international destination. Nowadays, we learned at a recent press event,  visitors head to the city for brand-new world-class architecture, such as the award-winning Riverside Museum building by Zaha Hadid; top-notch food (“the best place to eat in Scotland”, according to Lonely Planet) and an incredible selection of musical acts and performances – earning it the title of “Europe’s Secret Capital of Music” by Time Magazine.

2014 is a big year for Scotland, with a Homecoming celebration designed to get visitors to discover and explore their Scottish heritage. Look out though, it’ll be busy! According to the 2006 census, more than 10% of Canadians are a little bit Scottish – that’s more than 4.7 million tourists…

Direct, affordable flights from Toronto to Glasgow are available through Air Transat, with seasonal service offered from Vancouver and Calgary. Once you get there, you’ll find the city walkable and friendly to visitors.

Photo courtesy of Culture and Sport Glasgow