Geography of Glasgow
Glasgow lies 40 miles west of Edinburgh, 221 miles north of Manchester, and
388 miles north of London, at the western end of Scotland's Midland Valley.
This valley is a major geological feature some 50 miles wide and 120 miles long,
stretching from the Firth of Clyde to the Firths of Forth and Tay, and separating
the Highlands from the Southern Uplands.
Glasgow's position has been described as lying in a vast horseshoe-shaped 'howe'
or open space, hemmed in on the north, west and south by the plateaux of the
Campsie, Kilpatrick, Beith and Renfrewshire Hills. The River Clyde flows through
this howe, the only major Scottish river to flow west into the Atlantic Ocean.
The material left behind in the valley by retreating glaciers at the end of
the last ice age is the ground surface on which the city is built. The disappearance
of the glaciers left a prominent feature of the city's landscape in the form
of drumlins, smooth elongated low hills, often with steep sides. There are 180
drumlins in Glasgow, the presence of which is reflected in the suffix 'hill'
which appears in many Glasgow place names. Most of Glasgow's drumlins lie to
the west of the city centre and the most prominent include Garngad Hill (252ft),
Partick Hill (179ft), and Garnet Hill (176ft).
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Selection of hotels in this region:
Jurys Inn Glasgow
Art House Hotel
City Inn Glasgow (Room Only)
Novotel Glasgow Centre
Crutherland House Hotel
Glasgow Moat House
Carlton George Hotel
Corus Hotel, Glasgow
Ramada Jarvis Glasgow
Milton Classic Hotel and Leisure Club
Somerset Merchant City
Glasgow Marriott Hotel
Holiday Inn Glasgow City - West
Jurys Glasgow Hotel
Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel
Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor
Radisson SAS Hotel Glasgow
Millennium Hotel Glasgow
Quality Hotel Glasgow
Travelodge Glasgow Central
Travelodge Glasgow Paisley Road
Express by Holiday Inn Glasgow City Riverside
Tulip Inn Glasgow
Express by Holiday Inn Theatreland
Holiday Inn Glasgow City Centre Theatreland
Erskine Bridge Hotel
Euro Hostel Glasgow
City Inn Glasgow
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