As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is second only to London as a center of business and culture the UK. A bustling metropolis surrounded by the mild climate of Scotland’s scenic western lowlands, the city offers easy access to the rest of Scotland and the UK by rail. Glasgow’s centuries of history are reflected in its many universities and museums. Visitors will find upscale shopping in the city center, while museums, cafes and the Glasgow Botanic Gardens can be found in the city’s bohemian West End. Festivals, live music and theater abound here all year long.