Domestic travelers won’t need to present passports for travel to this Glasgow. Located in the southern part of Kentucky, Glasgow can be found halfway between Louisville and Nashville, Tennessee. A part of the Glasgow-Barren County, the area was once named the number one rural place to live.
A jet charter airport in Glasgow takes visitors to a town that was first established over two hundred years ago. The town’s historic buildings pay homage to its heritage with colonial, federal, and victorian styles still standing. Wander through South Green Street to catch a glimpse at some of the oldest brick buildings in town. Historians will enjoy visiting Fort Williams, a Union Civil War fort that was restored in the 1980s.
Barren River Lake welcomes visitors and residents to explore its 10,000-acre waterway or enjoy its many nature trails. Great fishing is available on the lake, with catfish, bluegill, and bass well-stocked in its depths. Free equipment retinal is available at the park’s front desk. The park beside the lake has a 2-and-a-half-mile paved hiking path, multiple playgrounds, and a full 18-hole golf course available as well.
If you’re in Glasgow the weekend following Memorial Day, you will hear the sound of bagpipes and cheers as crowds watch participants take part in the annual Glasgow Highland Games. Each year the residents gather to celebrate the town’s Scottish heritage since the games’ 1986 inception. The traditional Glasgow Scottie Band, highland dancing contests, parades, displays by dozens of Scottish clans, and more are available to watch each year.