Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

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Motorhoming in Glasgow

Photo by Michael Gallacher (Flickr Creative Commons)Doulton Fountain in Glasgow Green Photo by Michael Gallacher (Flickr Creative Commons)

Glasgow or Glasgee as it’s sometimes called, is often overlooked by visitors on a United Kingdom motorhome rental or campervan holiday in Scotland in favour of Edinburgh, but there are lots of hidden gems here too.  The history is one of the ship building industry on the River Clyde.  In the past the city was portrayed as bleak and cold, but today it ranks as the 57th most liveable city in the world.

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The nearest site to the centre of the city is in the town of Stepps 6 miles away, for visitors who don’t mind travelling just a little further there is another site suitable for motorhome rental or campervan hire vehicles at Milngavie.

Top things to see and do

Discover early Glasgow’s early maritime history at Glasgow Harbour.  The Glenlee was a a beautiful tall ship built in Glasgow’s Port in 1896, she was originally used as a cargo vessel on long haul journeys, then as one of the Spanish Navy’s training ships.  The old Pump House in the harbour has a visitor centre with exhibitions including the story of the Glenlee and the history of shipbuilding.

Visit Glasgow Cathedral.  The cathedral is outside the main city centre of Glasgow and therefore a little off the normal tourist track, but its well worth the detour.  The beautiful ceilings and peaceful atmosphere make a nice change form the bustling city.

Glasgow had some very famous sons one of them was Charles Rennie Mackintosh the sculptor and designer of the Art Nouveau period.  A museum dedicated to his work reconstructs the interior of his Glasgow home.  Charles Rennie Mackintosh is not to be confused with another of Scotland’s famous sons Charles Mackintosh, the inventor of the waterproof coat, or mackintosh, a museum dedicated to him would be a good to place to visit on a rainy day!

Another famous Glaswegian has a centre dedicated to his work, The David Livingstone Centre.  Eight miles outside Glasgow in the small town of Blantyre the centre forms part of a National Trust Estate.  The site was once home to 24 families including Livingstone’s and now house the centre that charts his life and explorations.

For a fun day out visit the Glasgow Speedway.  The friendly fans of the local Glasgow Tigers welcome visitors, the racing is exciting, and there’s a great atmosphere, its something a little different.

Glasgow is a very unexpected and interesting city to visit, there are many of the traditional sites such as cathedrals and museums, but there are also some very different things to.  One thing that visitors on a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday will notice is that the locals are some of the friendliest and hospitable you can meet anywhere.

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