#6 The University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum was built in 1807 and is Scotland’s oldest public museum. The museum has a large collection of art and scientific relics including the world’s first-ever ultra sound machine.
#7 The Malmaison Glasgow hotel, located in the city centre, was once St Judes; a Greek Orthodox Church designed by architect John Stephen in 1838. It’s been a Malmaison since 1994.
#8 The Glasgow Tower is the only structure on Earth that has the ability to rotate 360 degrees into prevailing wind and it holds the Guinness World Record for tallest fully rotating freestanding structure in the world. The tower has been besieged by problems since it was built in 2001.
#9 The first international association football game was played in Glasgow in 1872 at the West of Scotland Cricket ground and was between Scotland and England. The match ended in a 0-0 draw.
#10 The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall was built in the 1850s when Glasgow was the Second City of the British Empire and was bursting with life. Britannia Panopticon continues to put on performances today and is the oldest surviving music hall in the world.
#11 The Horseshoe Bar is a grand Victorian bar established in 1884 by Calvary Captain John Scouller. It offers a variety of local beer and food and, measuring 104 feet and three inches, is the longest continuous bar in Europe.
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Glasgow is a city full of culture and interest, and certainly worth adding to you bucket list this summer. Do you know any other fun facts about the city?