The Glasgow Guide The Glasgow Guide
© David Williams

Welcome to this illustrated guide to Scotland`s biggest city.

Glasgow is a bustling city of over 600,000 people which stands on the banks of the River Clyde, once one of the world`s greatest shipbuilding rivers. The city was a very important industrial centre in the nineteenth century and the enormous wealth which was accumulated then has left us with a wonderful legacy of outstanding Victorian architecture which attracts visitors from all over the world.

The Glasgow Guide website is a detailed source of information about the city and it contains a highly-illustrated Encyclopaedia which covers subjects such as history, architecture, people, culture, sport and industry. There`s also lots of information for visitors, with descriptions of many museums, galleries, historic buildings and other popular places to visit.

The website is based on "The Glasgow Guide" book by David Williams which describes walks around some of the most interesting parts of the city.

There`s something for everyone in the website — whether you live in Glasgow, you are planning a visit, or you are just curious about our city.

Welcome to Glasgow !









The Glasgow Encyclopaedia

Picture Gallery

"The Glasgow Guide" book


Visitor Information

Contact us

Companion websites

The Scotland Bookshop

This unusual-looking building is the "Armadillo", the name Glaswegians have given to this stylish addition to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. The centre stands beside the River Clyde which runs through the middle of the city.