Glasgow is the top city in the United Kingdom for tourists, it has emerged.
The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow was adjudged to be one of the world”s best destinations, ranked on a par with Chicago, Mexico City and Lisbon and as the best the UK has to offer.
The newly-published Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2009 guide sets out to repudiate any misconceptions visitors may have about the city.
"Forget about castles, kilts, bagpipes and tartan," it declares, "you come for the cocktails, cuisine and designer chic (plus the legendary native wit)".
The guide said the ranking came as a result of the city”s "worldwide reputation for tourism, big events, shopping and having a good time" as being the reason for its inclusion.
Glasgow has rich cultural heritage to be proud of. World-renowned artist and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of Glasgow”s most famous sons and was influential in the development of the European Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the 20th century.
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