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New York Times lists Glasgow as 10th best place to visit in 2018

Glasgow's Duke of Wellington Statue, complete with famous cone (Getty Images)
Glasgow's Duke of Wellington Statue, complete with famous cone (Getty Images)

HOLIDAY planners looking to the New York Times travel section for inspiration may now find themselves heading to Glasgow.

The city has been named at number ten in the US newspaper’s 52 places to visit in 2018.

The NYT highlights new whisky distilleries opening in the city, including the Clydeside Distillery, and also the numerous architectural projects regenerating land by the River Clyde as top attractions.

The listing also recommends Glasgow for its ‘exciting, wallet-friendly restaurants’ including Bilson 11 and Ramen Dayo. There’s also a mention for the Riverside Museum, and local culinary tour operator Glasgow Food Company from travel writer Adam H. Graham.

Scotland’s Gems: Our interactive map of the top spots to visit

Each year, the publication puts together a list based on the expertise of their well-travelled contributors.

This year’s list includes the likes of Prague, The Caribbean, Fiji and Oslo.

The only other British location to make the list is Bristol, while the top destination is New Orleans.

Glasgow is the latest Scottish city to receive a recommendation like this from the US media.

Dundee named one of 22 top places to visit in 2018 by Bloomberg

Last week, Dundee was picked in Bloomberg’s 22 places to visit this year, having already been named Scotland’s ‘coolest city’ by the Wall Street Journal.

Yesterday it was named as one of the world’s seven most ‘design-savvy’ cities by CNN.


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