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A blend of high-brow sophistication and earthiness, Scotland's largest city has evolved to become one of Britain's most interesting. At first glance, the stoicly handsome Victorian buildings, remnants of the wealth generated from centuries of manufacturing and trade) suggest a prim and proper sort of place. But this is not so. Packed with chic bars, world-class restaurants, hedonistic clubs, Glasgow's city center also hosts come of Britain's best live music. The town's sheer energy is positively infectious: the gritty urbanity and the residents' famous friendliness is enchanting.