Glasgow has experienced a renaissance in recent years and is now a major tourist destination for visitors to Scotland. Having once been one of Britain’s primary mercantile and industrial cities, it is now known for its historic buildings, arts and culture. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a leader of the Arts and Crafts movement and the architect of a number of notable properties, including the Glasgow School of Art. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Hunterian Museum house impressive, world-class collections and Glasgow is home to the Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera and National Theatre of Scotland. There is a thriving music scene too.
The striking Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre attracts many business visitors and there is year-round demand for Glasgow hotels and B&Bs.