Glasgow ranks highly as one of the world’s most livable cities. Glasgow is by far the largest city in Scotland and one of the most beautiful and frequently visited tourist destinations in the United Kingdom. There are lots of amazing attractions in Glasgow and that is why the number of tourists visiting the city rises each year.
When it comes to accommodation in Glasgow there are many Glasgow hotels which cater for every style and budget from value accommodation to 5-star hotels. The main airport in the city is Glasgow International airport which is located 8 miles west of the city. This is a small 15 minutes drive from the heart of the city. If you are looking for cheaper flights to Glasgow you will probably fly into Glasgow Prestwick which is 45 minute drive from the city centre. Glasgow city centre is well connected to the rest of Scotland via its train and road network. You can easily travel through to Edinburgh Waverly on the train or even take a quick flight to London from Glasgow to see more attractions.
This article will give you a quick overview of what’s on in Glasgow.
There are a large variety of tours available in Glasgow. The more popular method of touring the city is via an open top bus. Here you will take in Glasgow University where Adam Smith was taught. You will see the medieval splendour that is Glasgow Cathedral and you can see the Clyde Auditorium which is a Sydney-Opera House inspired structure. Taking a guided tour is one of the best ways to see the city and get a real lesson in the culture and heritage of Glasgow city centre.
Glasgow has one of the very best club scenes in the UK. In is an endless variety of pubs which you can sit down and have a whisky with a Glasgow local. You will find the people to be welcome, warming and happy to sit and have a chat. Some of the most popular clubs in Glasgow are the Garage, Sugarcube and the Cathouse for those who like to rock
The name Glasgow is actually gaelic for ‘dear green place’ and the city more than lives up to its name. Glasgow has one of the largest park populations in the UK, making it one of its greenest cities. If you are on a weekend break in Glasgow or taking in a holiday be sure to check out some of Glasgow’s parks. One of the most beautiful areas of the city is Kelvingrove Park, located in the West End. A stone-throw from there is the botanical gardens which is extremely popular on a warm summer day.
Glasgow is famous for producing comedians such as Billy Connelly and Frankie Boyle and the Glasgow comedy scene is very much alive and kicking. Every year the Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival takes place producing over 350 events over 19 days. There is also a famous comedy club in the west end called ‘the stand’. You can get cheap entry on a Tuesday night and see some of the best up and coming comedy acts in the UK.
If you are a film buff then Glasgow is the city for you. Glasgow is home to the tallest cinema in Europe. Cineworld on Renfield street is a film-goers mecca with a multiplex show the latest and greatest movies at the box office. The Glasgow film festival also takes place on an annual basis.
Glasgow city centre is home to the UK’s second largest shopping district behind London. If you’re in need of retail therapy then there is plenty of Glasgow shopping to do. The city centre is full of shopping malls and arcades which are lined the UKs largest retail stores. The most popular shopping centres in Glasgow are Buchanan Galleries, St Enochs and Princes Square.