This summer Glasgow will be welcoming the Commonwealth Games to venues across the city in what promises to be an event to remember.
Running from July 23rd to August 3rd, Glasgow will see the top athletes from Commonwealth countries competing in brand new, purpose built, state of the art facilities as well as the top existing venues the country has to offer.
With a vast amount of investment, Glasgow has had somewhat of a facelift and the regeneration project that has come along with it will benefit the city for some time. Much like the London Olympics, being able to leave a legacy behind has been extremely important for organisers.
Travel between the venues is easy with great public transport links, road systems, cycle paths or by foot. Travel cards are also available that can save you money. to help you get a good deal. Having the freedom of your own transport will give you the option of visiting some of the other wonderful places in Scotland that can be found a short drive from the city centre.
It will be interesting to see which athletes will be participating at the games with British hero Mo Farah confirming that he will be running. After her recent pregnancy Jessica Ennis will not be competing but there are homes that Usain Bolt will be running this summer.
Visitors to Glasgow will be able to make the most of a city that is not only seeing a lot of regeneration but also has a rich history worth exploring. Historic buildings and museums like the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery.
There are a rich variety of bars and restaurants to explore across the city with Ashton Lane proving to be extremely popular in the West end of the city. If you are hoping to indulge in a bit of retail therapy then you will not be disappointed. Buchanan Street in the very centre of the city, a two minute walk from Glasgow Central Station, is home to many great brands and is also home to Princess Square where you will find high end boutiques and labels as well as Buchanan Galleries, a vast shopping centre that can protect you should the famous Scottish Weather show face.
Glasgow is a wonderful city that holds an incredible amount of interesting activities no matter what age you are. The Commonwealth Games will be a great opportunity for the city to prove itself as one of the most welcoming cities in the world.
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