Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It is also a long-established city in Scotland, home to the famous University of Glasgow and a popular tourist destination.
The city was originally built on a religious site because it is one of the largest bishops in Scotland. In the late 12th century, King William I granted the city's residential area so that it could enjoy trading privileges. As a result, Glasgow developed into a prosperous economic community. During this time, the tradition of the annual Glasgow Fair began. This tradition has continued to this day. In 1451, the University of Glasgow was opened to the public and became known as the city for its academic and religious reputation.
Today, Glasgow has become the second most popular tourist destination in Scotland. It is known for its excellent retail center. Glasgow has more stores than other cities in Scotland. Glasgow has a high average temperature throughout most of the season, so visitors especially like summer. It is best to avoid the damp and humid city in winter.
In addition to its long history and modern shopping convenience, visitors can also appreciate the unique architecture of Glasgow. Despite two landmark buildings of the Middle Ages, most of the city buildings were built in the Victorian era: the Montgomery Cathedral built in the 13th century; and the famous Victorian buildings built in the 15th century by Lord Provand include the Glasgow City Council Building. The main building of the University of Glasgow and the Kelvin Grove Art Gallery and Museum.
Most of these buildings were constructed of red or blood-colored sandstone, and the ash furnace, which was banned in 1956, restored the original appearance after the building was dirty.