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Glasgow West End, Glasgow

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A section of the city known for its bohemian culture and celebrity guests, Glasgow West End is an active neighborhood for both residents and visitors. Take a stroll down Byres Road to visit the area's main attractions, including the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center, and myriad bars, boutiques, clubs, and restaurants. The University of Glasgow is located here, marked by the famous spire of its main building, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott. This towering landmark can be seen for miles throughout the city and is an icon of the University of Glasgow, which is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. While in the area, visit One Devonshire Gardens to check out where the celebrities rest their weary heads. Kelvingrove Park is the home of many of the neighborhood's well-known restaurants and cafes. Glasgow West End is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Glasgow Edition.
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  • Lots of nice places to eat or go for a coffee in the West end. If you take the underground to Hillhead you come out on to Byers Road which is always busy and popular with students and locals alike. Si...  more »
  • The stroll is enjoyable and the lanes are dotted with numerous bars and cafes to while away the time watching the world go past .  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed a stroll back into the city centre from Kelvingrove along Byers Road and the Great Western Road - some lovely cafes and interesting smaller shops  more »

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Glasgow's revitalized city center offers outstanding accommodations--along with some of the finest shopping outside London. Considered one of the finest Victorian cities in Britain, Glasgow is renowned for its centrally located hotels. Spacious rooms overlook the historical city center, and award-winning restaurants and trendy cafes occupy the lower levels. Farther away from the central areas, which are often noisy and crowded with tourists, is a world of small B&Bs and guesthouses. These considerably cheaper options offer quality lodging in quiet neighborhoods less frequented by weekend revelers and rowdy nightlife lovers.
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