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Attractions near the Botanic Hotel
Due to it's West End location and accessibility from to the city centre, the Botanic Hotel is conveniently situated near a host of tourist facilities and attractions around Glasgow.
Amongst these is are the internationally acclaimed Glasgow Botanic Gardens. The gardens cover some 28 acres (11 hectares) and consist of 12 conservatories containing a range of plants from cacti to orchids. The gardens are the perfect break from the commotion of the city centre and West End with one of the largest glasshouses in Britain and a breathtaking collection of plants and tree ferns from New Zealand, the Americas, Africa and the Far East.
Also accessible by bus, underground (subway) or by foot is the largest integrated exhibition and conference centre in the UK and one of only four in Europe capable of holding over 3,000 people, the SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre). The venue consistently hosts the biggest names in world entertainment and with its halls accommodating up to 10,000 people it is considered a formality to any performer's visit to the UK.
Visitors to the Botanic Hotel are also encouraged to visit the Kelvingrove museum and Art Gallery. Due to re-open on the 11th of July 2006 after restoration work, the museum and art gallery has been described as "one of the greatest civic collections in Europe" by Director of the British Museum in London, Neil MacGregor. Visitors may marvel at the work of Rembrandt and Salvador Dali or view the 300 million year old fossils of marine life that inhabited the Glasgow area. The Museum and Gallery is the second most popular tourist attraction in Scotland, attracting over 1million visitors per year and the most visited museum in the UK outside London.
Further into the city centre yet, remaining easily accessible is the Glasgow Cathedral. Boasting the only remaining intact tower on a Scottish medieval church, the Cathedral offers an 150ft high 285x63 ft structure crammed with breathtaking intricate architecture and beautifully detailed stained glass. The cathedral, known as St. Mungo's was consecrated by King David I in 1136, and was held in such regard that just over 300 years later in 1451 it was declared that a pilgrimage to Glasgow assumed the same merit as one to Rome itself.
See below for pictures of tourist attractions and places to visit in Glasgow. (Click to enlarge)
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