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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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  • Beautiful place, a must visit. If you jump on the hop on hop off bus you can visit the West End. Definitely worth it.  more »
  • I've lived in the West End for 2 years now, and I can say it's the best part of Glasgow (I know, I am a bit biased ;P). There are lots of nice places to walk, it's very green, lots of restaurant choic...  more »
  • The West End is the place to visit when in Glasgow - lots of bars, restaurants and shops - it's near the university and has lots of good links to the city centre although that's not a long walk  more »
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