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Itchy Insider's Guide to Glasgow The ultimate guide to Glasgow's best pubs, clubs, shops, bars, restaurants and cultural hangouts featuring entertaining, incisive reviews, photos, information and maps. Great for students, tourists, day-trippers and locals, they've got everything you to need to make sure you never get bored again. The best-selling city guide series, for a good reason!

Glasgow Guide. Glasgow is a hip, contemporary city with a great range of modern cuisine, stylish hotels and great attractions. The rugged, wild landscape within easy reach of Glasgow is also covered in detail, from the Trossachs national park and Loch Lomond, to Argyll and Dumfries and Galloway. The guide includes: The best attractions for young couples, families and groups of friends. Recommendations from local characters and celebrities. Where to find fresh organic and local produce and tucked-away farm shops and Glasgow delis. Recommended places to eat out: from quirky cafes to Michelin-starred Glasgow restaurants. Wet-weather options: for when the unpredictable British weather lets you down. Great things to do with children, and where to go to get away from them! The best places to stay: from cosy cottages to boutique hotels. Local legends, festivals and pubs. Glasgow and West-Coast Scotland: Accessible, Contemporary Guides by Local Experts (Best of Britain).

Bunnets 'n' Bowlers. Bunnets 'n' Bowlers. Glasgow's famous shipyards built great battleships and cruise-liners, they employed thousands of men and created a unique community. In a job that was always dangerous and physically demanding the 'bunnets' (skilled workers) found ways to keep cheerful, whether it was performing magic tricks, playing football, making fun of the 'bowlers' (bureaucratic foremen) or starting their weekend drinking early. Life in the shipyards was hard but ex-workers, including poet Brian Whittingham, look back on those times of camaraderie with nostalgia. 'Bunnets 'n' Bowlers' is an entertaining, uplifting and, at times painfully, realistic poetic description of a way of life that is now gone.

The Heart of GlasgowThe Heart of Glasgow Heart of Glasgow is still regarded as the quintessential book on Glasgow. It stays strictly within the bounds of what has always been referred to as 'the City', that is the area resembling a cross and consisting of the High Street from as far north as the cathedral down to Bridgegate on the Clyde with the east-west thoroughfare stretching across the High Street through the Trongate and down what was to become Argyle Street. Here, and in the surrounding closes, courts, backlands, feus and glebes all human life was to be found. Jack House's seminal work is presented in the form of a tour ensuring that it will appeal to Glaswegians and visitors alike. On it he introduces the reader to many places, some familiar, some not so, and sadly today, many now long gone. This all acts as a wonderful counterpoint to foreword writer Jack Maclean's Glasgow of today. Since Jack House first wrote this book the city has changed dramatically but within the heart of it, change has been less obvious and the medieval layout of the city still remains. These are the streets that Jack takes the reader through in a book which is neither guide, nor formal history, but something in between the two. It is a journey every visitor to Glasgow should take.

Glasgow Handbook: The Travel Guide... This guide to the city of the future offers walking routes around the city's nooks and crannies; an at-a-glance cuisine section to suit all budgets and tastes and focuses a spotlight on contemporary popular culture, from design heaven art galleries to the clubland scene. It provides hints on what to do if it's raining, where to find the best cafe lattes and when to take in the festival fever. A close up on architecture and Glasgow on screen is also featured.

Central Glasgow: An Illustrated... Guide. An illustrated architectural guide to the history and character of the city of Glasgow, in all its incarnations - great ecclesiastical city, the city of the unimaginably wealthy tobacco lords, merchant city, cotton city, industrial city and second city of the Empire.

The Glasgow Guide This guide outlines 13 walks around Glasgow city centre, west end and south side, providing a detailed and knowledgeable look at the city's finest buildings and points of interest. Chapters cover: graveyards; museums and galleries; and Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander "Greek" Thomson.

Glasgow (Pevsner Buildings of Scotland... Glasgow has a wide array of architectural treasures: the greatest medieval cathedral in Scotland; fragments of a seventeenth- and eighteenth-century 'merchant city'; the well-preserved heart of a planned new town, Blythswood; a city centre dense with Victorian and Edwardian commercial buildings; stately nineteenth-century terraces lining the Great Western Road and picturesquely crowning Woodlands Hill; opulent villas in suburbs like Pollokshields and Kelvinside; and streets of tenements from the workaday to the grand. The twentieth century has encircled the city with a broad belt of public housing, and this too has a fascinating history that encompasses garden suburbs, early experiments in high-rise, comprehensive redevelopments and new interpretations of the tenement tradition. Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander 'Greek' Thomson are, of course, internationally known, but the exceptional talents of Glasgow's many other architects, such as Charles Wilson, James Salmon Jr. and Jack Coia, have helped to shape the city's distinctive character.

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