Lots of students at Global School travel the short distance to the west to see Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city. It’s very different from Edinburgh. Here are some interesting facts about Glasgow that you might not know.
The Horseshoe Bar in Glasgow city centre was established in 1884 by John Scouller who was a captain in the cavalry. The Horseshoe has the longest bar in the UK, measuring 104ft 4in in length.
The film star Roy Rogers and his horse, Trigger, rode all the way round the Horseshoe Bar in 1954.
Glasgow also has the tallest cinema in the world, the Cineworld in Renfrew Street. It is 62 metres high, has 18 screens spread across six floors and up to 633 people at a time can attend.
Unlike Edinburgh, Glasgow no longer has a castle. However, it does have Castle Street, near the Cathedral. That’s where the castle used to be, but all traces were finally demolished in 1792.
People from Glasgow are called Glaswegians (or ‘weegies’ if you are from Edinburgh!). However, the term is relatively new, being first used by Sir Walter Scott in 1817.