The city of Glasgow carved out a legacy and is proud of its historic architecture, sidling harmoniously with unique innovation. Owing to its abundance of top quality cultural institutions, including the Burrell Collection, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Glasgow enjoys an internationally recognized reputation for creative talent, rewarded with the European Capital of Culture title in 1990.
Located on the banks of the River Clyde, with its many beautiful bridges, Glasgow's history is as a trading port, a hub of the Tobacco Lords in 1668, with the vast expansion of the tobacco trade leading to the growth of the 'Merchant City' area. These days, the city is still the largest seaport in Scotland, and the Clyde Bridges allow visitors to wonder at this significant historic waterway which built the culturally vibrant city that Glasgow is today.
Scotland’s largest city has its fair share of iconic sights – from the red brick facades of the People’s Palace and Kelvingrove Gallery, to the dazzling ‘Armadillo’ and commanding Clyde Bridges. Discover it all on a guided bicycle tour, a ride along the Clyde that gets the most out of Glasgow, the city that entertains, enthrals and experiments.