Glasgow is famous for its Victorian architecture and if you arrive by train you will witness this straight away at the splendid Central Railway Station. Head north-east from the station through the grid street system set out north of the River Clyde and you will come across George Square which is dominated by the City Chambers used for local government.

City Chambers, Glasgow, Scotland

Keep heading east to arrive at the city’s cathedral around which the city was founded by St Mungo in the 6th Century. Inside the cathedral one can witness the stained glass window design called the Creation by Francis Spear.

The Creation by Francis Spear, Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland

The St Mungo Religious Museum has been set up alongside the cathedral.

Head back into town and take a break at the Willow Tea Room designed by the famous Scottish architect Mackintosh where high teas are available throughout the day.

Willow Tea Room, Glasgow, Scotland

Other examples of the work of Mackintosh can be found at the Lighthouse Building which houses the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre and the Glasgow School of Art.

The Clyde riverfront has been rejuvenated over the last decade and it is possible to stroll alongside the side of the River Clyde and cross over the river on any one of the number of interesting bridges which include the Portland Suspension, the Broomielaw Tradeston, Clyde Arc and Bells Bridges.

Clyde Arc Bridge, Glasgow, Scotland

Three kilometres west of the city centre you find the SECC Armadillo Building famous for staging music concerts and other productions and events. Further west on the Clyde the new Science Museum and Observation Tower have been built.

Shoppers should check out the Argyll Shopping Arcade another example of fine Victorian architecture as well as visit all the well known high street shops on the pedestrian Buchanan Street.

Argyll Shopping Arcade, Glasgow, Scotland

Finally do not miss the Kelvingrove Art Museum just outside the city centre. This Edwardian building houses many stunning examples of Scottish and European Art.