Glasgow Destination Guide

Glasgow Destination GuideThere are plenty of hotels in Glasgow to choose from when booking a trip to the Scottish city, from luxury and romantic hotels to more family oriented accommodation, and every angle is covered when it comes to finding a place to stay: and a great number of the hotels make sure to link to Glasgow airport, making getting to and from the airport particularly easy.

The great value accommodation also helps to make a holiday to Glasgow a real bargain and when added to the free attractions that are available to visit in the city and the surrounding area – plus the ease with which tourists can get to and from their accommodation via the numerous airport shuttle services – a holiday to Glasgow doesn’t need to break the bank in these tough economic times.

Located in the west central lowlands of Scotland on the River Clyde, Glasgow is the country’s second city behind the capital Edinburgh but is actually the largest and most populated city in Scotland. Glasgow is sometimes seen as a lesser tourist destination when compared to the capital, but Glasgow itself is home to a large number of attractions and cultural heritage and there is something for everyone to do in the city.

Once you have selected from the large amount of Glasgow hotels available, it is time to plan your holiday itinerary and decide what attractions in Glasgow you wish to visit. Whatever area of the Scottish city you are staying in, the integrated transport system makes travelling around Glasgow to very easy, and if you wish to take advantage of the stunning countryside that is on Glasgow’s doorstep then the train links will be of great help.

Glasgow is well known for its culture and history and the many museums and galleries that are housed in the city are all popular attractions in their own right, whilst the festivals that the Scottish city holds throughout the year are equally popular. Glasgow has 13 museums across the city, from the Gallery of Modern Art to the Scotland Street School Museum and the Museum of Transport, meaning that those tourists who are interested in the history of Glasgow have plenty to see.

The city is also well known for its collection of art galleries, and the Glasgow Art Fair that takes place annually in April is one of the many festivals that are spread across the year in the city. Whilst the Edinburgh Festival may get the most coverage in Scotland, over the years the Glasgow Art Fair has earned a reputation for presenting contemporary art of the highest quality and is a place to view, buy and even sell art, with something to suit most people’s tastes and budgets.

With many cheap hotels in Glasgow for visitors to stay in throughout the year, there’s plenty of accommodation about for taking advantage of the many other festivals that the city hosts. From the Glasgow Film Festival in February that celebrates the city’s passion for films, to the Glasgow Jazz Festival in June, which showcases Jazz musicians from across the world, Glasgow certainly stakes its claim as the Festival city of Scotland and throughout each festival the city is a hub of activity.

There is always something happening in Glasgow, with the many festivals that take place throughout the year bringing a number of different tourists to the city. The annual programme of events includes something for everyone and these cultural events make Glasgow an ideal destination for a city break for those people looking to investigate and experience the cultural heritage of Scotland.