Places to go in UK
Essential Places to See in Glasgow
By Rachel Newcombe
If youíre visiting the Scottish city of Glasgow, hereís a rundown of some of three places you really must see!
The Peopleís Palace and Winter Gardens
This is Glasgowís social history museum and it focuses on the story of the people and city of Glasgow, from 1750 right up to present day. There are paintings, historic artefacts, prints, photographs, films and interactive computer displays. Next door are the Winter Gardens, with lots of tropical plants and an amazing Victorian glasshouse.
For a glimpse into the ancient city, than a visit to Provandís Lordship is a must. This old building is the only house that survived from the medieval city and was built in 1471 as part of St. Nicholasís Hospital, by the Bishop of Glasgow, Andrew Muirhead. Itís been wonderfully restored to give a great representation of what it used to be like, with medieval fabrics, interiors and displays.
The cathedral in Glasgow was built between the 13th and 15th centuries, on the site where St. Kentigern, or Mungo, the first bishop in the kingdom of Strathclyde, was believed to have been buried in 612 AD. Itís a fantastic example of a medieval cathedral and is the only one on the Scottish mainland to have survived the reformation in 1560.