Scotland is located in the northernmost part of the United Kingdom, its biggest cities are Glasgow and Edinburgh (which is also the capital). Both cities are alive with culture, music and the arts.
CLIMATE: OCEANIC and USUALLY COOL AND WET
CURRENCY: POUND STERLING (GBP)
POPULATION: 5.4 MILLION (2015)
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO
1. Spend time visiting one of Glasgow’s large number of museums and art galleries: Glasgow Science Centre, Hungarian Museum, Botanical Gardens and Kibble Palace, the Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
2. Try one of the 25 beers on tap at the DogHouse brewery: an upbeat bar in Merchant City Glasgow.
3. Take in the folk music and whisky at one of Glasgow’s friendly atmosphere pubs - such as The Ben Nevis and Park Bar.
4. Glasgow is also known as one of three curry kingdoms in the UK as it has a vast number of curry houses and restaurants: some of the best are Mother India’s Cafe, Balbir’s, Wee Curry Shop and the Buckfast Korma at House of Shah.
5. Make sure you watch a movie, concert or show at one of Glasgow’s many theatres and live music venues: watch the Scottish Ballet, go to King Tut’s, SWG3, or the Glasgow Film Theatre.
6. Visit Edinburgh Zoo- discover all the amazing animals and watch the famous Penguin Parade.
7. Become inspired by the culture and variety of entertainment at the Edinburgh Fringe festival (August)
8. Spend a day at one of the National Galleries of Scotland - the Scottish National Gallery, the Portrait Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art.
9. Climb Arthur’s Seat and watch the sunrise with a great view of the city and its castle.
10. Take a trip underground and explore underneath the city at Mary King’s Close or take a trip in the Vaults under South Bridge and discover why Edinburgh has a reputation as one of the most haunted cities in the world.
By Anny from Annys Adventures
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