began as a small community founded by St Mungo (also known as St Kentigern)
in the 6th century
Victorian times Glasgow became known as the 'Second City of the Empire'.
It was the second largest city in Britain (London was the biggest).
University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 on a High Street site. It
located to Gilmorehill in the west end of the city in 1870.
Empire Exhibition was held in 1938 in Bellahouston Park
Glasgow Underground (known locally as the 'clockwork orange' due to
its orange painted carriages) opened in 1896
Garden Festival held in 1988 attracted approximately 4.3 milion visitors
Mungo's Museum which opened in 1993 is the only museum dedicated to
religion in the UK
Burrell Collection, which opened in 1983, is now one of Scotland's most
popular vistor attractions. It houses more than 8,000 art objects collected
by the Glasgow shipping magnate Sir William Burrell in his lifetime.
It is located in Pollok Country Park.
is the largest retail centre in the UK outside London.
civil engineer James Watt invented the separate condenser after a stroll
around Glasgow Green in 1765. This invention paved the way for the development
of an economically viable steam engine.
Logie Baird, inventor of television, transmitted the first long distance
television pictures from the Central Hotel in Glasgow.
City Chambers in George Square features a miniature version of The Statue
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