A Guide To Glasgow For UK Working Holiday Makers

Despite being one of Scotland’s major cities, and in spitting distance of its nearest rival Edinburgh, Glasgow is actually one of the most underrated cities in the UK.

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Its main shopping streets and precincts may seem like any other city, but head out into the other areas such as West End, and you’ll find a completely cosmopolitan city which is a melting pot of arts, music and culture. Glasgow is absolutely packed with museums, art galleries and theatres as well as plenty of live music venues. The city’s population is hugely multicultural so you won’t have to venture far in Glasgow to be exposed to a wide range of people, food and cultures.

If you’re into football (soccer) this is often a way of life for many Glaswegians – and with Scotland’s national stadium based in the city, Glasgow is a great place to catch a game.

Glasgow is very similar to other cities such as Manchester and Newcastle with a very industrialised past, but nowadays is renowned as one of the friendliest cities in the UK.


There is plenty of work available for backpackers in Glasgow – particularly in the hospitality sector with over 700 pubs in the city as well as numerous restaurants, clubs and other thriving industries. Glaswegians live by a “work hard, play hard” ethos so there’s always time for fun once the working day has ended! When you’re knackered from the day, there are plenty of hostels for newcomers to the city to sleep right in the heart of the action.


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