Glasgow Mini Guide
Glasgow is the third largest city in the United Kingdom with nearly one million people in the city itself. There are also another two million people who live in the towns of the Clydeside conurbation surrounding Glasgow and it is the second largest city in Scotland after the capital Edinburgh.
Glasgow is served by Glasgow International Airport to the west of the city and it has links with far flung destinations such as Toronto and Dubai.
There are flights to England via British Airways and BMI as well as low cost carriers like easyJet which operate routes to London Stansted
. Meanwhile Ryanair flies to Glasgow Prestwick Airport which is quite a bit further out of the city on the Ayrshire coast. Rhino car hire can offer vehicle pick ups and drop offs from Glasgow and Glasgow Prestwick Airports.
Glasgow is a place with much to see and do and it has been voted a European capital of culture in the past, as well as gaining awards for its architecture and design, and for its sporting heritage.
Last year Glasgow was recognised as a European city of music by UNESCO and to get that title more than 100 music gigs were played every week in every conceivable style of music. One of the premier places to listen to music in Glasgow is the Clyde Auditorium which has a number of performances and concerts. The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is a good place to go as it is home to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
From Glasgow you can get to England on the M74 motorway, Edinburgh on the M8, the West Highlands on the A82 and to Stirling on the M80. Coming into Glasgow the M8 goes straight through the city, and you will find many NCP multi-storey car parks where you can put your vehicle.
Driving in Glasgow city centre can be hectic but there are no park and ride facilities to use. Most of Glasgow can be navigated by foot and there are many museums and galleries which are worth seeing, housing everything from modern art exhibitions to science displays. Glasgow also has a number of parks so there is lots of green space in the city.
If you want to go out at night there are many good bars in which to catch a gig in this vibrant city. Some of these are Barfly on Clyde Street and the Vale at Dundas Street.
- For those of you who are fans of the bagpipes, the World Pipe Band Championships will be held on Glasgow Green on the 11th August, the culmination of six days of piping fun in the city. The music will be accompanied by Scottish dancing and more.
- On the 15th and 16th June, Kelvingrove Park will host Glasgow's Mela where you'll see a variety of Indian music, be treated to Bollywood films and get to try loads of Indian culinary delicacies, all free of charge courtesy of O2