Glasgow Has Been Voted The World’s Friendliest City, And We Couldn’t Agree More

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer


There’s no city quite like Glasgow.

The accolades just keep on coming for Glasgow, with it already being named one of the kindest cities and a top romantic destination in the UK, and now crowned the friendliest city. Based on those achievements, Glasgow is clearly doing something right.

We can’t deny the fact that we’re a friendly bunch. Whether it be the old lady at the bus stop who’ll tell you her whole life story, a barista who remembers your regular order and asks how you are getting on, or a random person who helped direct you when you once took a wrong turn.

Our city knocked all the others out of the park by topping a new social media poll carried out by travel bible, Rough Guides, asking which city is the friendliest in the world. Followers on Facebook and Twitter voted Glasgow as their number one choice, followed by Dublin and Montréal.

Glasgow also managed to beat off competition from the likes of Vancouver, Copenhagen, Melbourne, DubaiWellington and Atlanta to secure first place out of the 15 cities named in the poll. In contrast to other UK cities, Liverpool came fourth and Manchester came ninth, and as for the other side of the Central Belt of Scotland, Edinburgh did not make the list.

Meanwhile, just last month Buchanan Street was named one of the best pedestrian streets in the world by travel media brand, Afar, joining the likes of Carnaby Street in London and Rue Mouffetard in Paris.

Here’s how all 15 cities in the polls faired:

  1. Glasgow, Scotland
  2. Dublin, Ireland
  3. Montréal, Canada
  4. Liverpool, England
  5. Tokyo, Japan
  6. Vancouver, Canada
  7. Copenhagen, Denmark
  8. Dubai, UAE
  9. Manchester, England
  10. Melbourne, Australia
  11. Budapest, Hungary
  12. Cape Town, South Africa
  13. Vientiane, Laos
  14. Wellington, New Zealand
  15. Atlanta, Georgia, USA

It’s the second time that Rough Guides readers have crowned Glasgow with the title of friendliest city, having done so back in 2014. So, whatever you do Glasgow, don’t change.

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