Best Hotels in Glasgow

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Hotels in Glasgow

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The charming Scottish city of Glasgow is a unique blend of art, culture, architecture, and banter. The port city located in western lowlands of Scotland, on the banks of River Clyde was once known for its historical prominence as the main industrial centre of Scotland due to shipbuilding and trade. The current Glasgow is still an important part of Scotland’s economic scene but has also become the centre for culture and tourism of Scotland. Glasgow has been awarded several cultural and design titles such as UNESCO City of Music and has become the second city of Scotland to join the Creative Cities initiative by UNESCO. 

One of the most visited cities of British Isles; Glasgow enchants its visitors with an extensive array of tourist attractions. People are charmed by its variety of museums, art galleries, Victorian & nouveau architecture, parks, street art, and its quintessential Scottish charm. It also serves as the easy access to Scotland’s Highlands and Islands. 

Glasgow despite being in north latitude has an oceanic climate. It is one of the mild temperature areas of Scotland due to its proximity to the ocean. Glasgow is the rainiest city of the United Kingdom with an average of 170 days of rains in a year. The winter months are cool with overcast sky and summers are cool to warm.  Tourists love the pleasant months from May to December when the temperatures are moderate. 

Airport /Nearby airport:

International flights to Glasgow are served by three international airports in and around Glasgow– Glasgow International Airport (GLA), Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI). Glasgow International Airport or Glasgow Airport is located in Renfrewshire 10 km away from the city centre. Glasgow Prestwick Airport is located in Ayrshire, 50 km from the city and the Edinburgh Airport located in Edinburgh 50 km from the city. The city has many other smaller domestic and private airports, a heliport and a seaplane terminal. 

All these international airports are well connected to the city centre via public transport with Glasgow airport and Edinburg Airport having direct bus service to the main bus station and taxi service. Glasgow Airport Express bus service running throughout the day and night are the best way for getting to Glasgow from Glasgow International Airport. The Prestwick Airport has direct rail four times an hour to the Glasgow Central Station. 

Transportation:

Glasgow has many options for local transport and its large transport system is mostly managed by SPT (Strathclyde Partnership for Transport). The city has an extensive bus network connecting all areas within and nearby the city. There is a bus to everywhere and the fares are very reasonable with an all-day ticket for the city zone costing £4.50 and £5.50 for the entire network. The buses generally accept payment through contactless cards and if in case one needs to pay the exact amount. 

Its suburban rail network is the most extensive one after London and has rail service to most of the areas in West Scotland. The subway runs in a double circle and the fare starts at £1.75. The visitors can also purchase various discount tickets which work for bus and rail travel both. Taxis and private hire cabs are available in abundance. The city centre is pedestrian-friendly and tourists love to explore it on foot.

How to get to Glasgow:

There are daily flights from various destinations in Europe, the Middle East and North America to Glasgow. Daily flights from Cork and Dublin are by Aer Lingus Regional. The Dublin to Glasgow non-stop flights starts at £150 and take approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. The direct flight from Cork takes one hour and thirty minutes and starts at £150. British Airways has daily non-stop flights to Glasglow from various airports of London, Barcelona, Venice and many other cities. EasyJet airlines also have daily flights from London to Glasgow starting at £55 and taking roughly one hour and twenty minutes. EasyJet airlines along with KLM have flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow starting at £55. The Amsterdam to Glasgow direct flight takes one hour and thirty-five minutes. From Dubai, there are several daily flights by Emirates, British Airways and Lufthansa Airlines. The flight takes nine to thirteen hours and costs approximately £360. 

Hotel info, prices for different hotel range:

Glasgow has ample accommodation choices for its tourists depending on their budget and preferences. One can choose from high-end hotels in Glasgow to cheap hotels in Glasgow according to your budget. The prices for different types of Glasgow hotels are:

  • 5 star – Finnieston with prices starting at £180. 
  • 4 Star- Argyle Street with prices starting of £90.
  • 3 Star- Renfrew Street and price start of £45.
  • 2 Star- Bentinck Street with a starting price of £15.

Glasgow Tourist Information:

Top tourist attractions in Glasgow:

Glasgow is the Capital of Culture and one of the prominent tourist destinations of Scotland. The tourist coming to the metropolis has an extensive list of things to do in Glasgow. The most prominent Glasgow attractions are:

  • Kelvingrove- This world-famous landmark is known for its stunning architecture. It is designed by the famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh and has galleries featuring the works of popular Dutch and French artists. 
  • Glasgow cathedral- This beautiful cathedral is the part of Church of Scotland and is known for its historical value. Originally there was the church built by St Mungo and the tomb of St Mungo is still there in the crypt of the cathedral. 
  • Gallery of Modern Art- GoMA as it is popularly known as has the resplendent display of numerous works of contemporary artworks by prominent local and international artists from all over the world. The building also has the city library and is a popular meeting spot for artists from the city. 

Top food places in Glasgow:

Glasgow is fondly called the “Curry Capital of Britain” and is the best city in Scotland for food due to a good range of restaurants and cafes. The city has a diverse food culture with many cuisines being served in its restaurants. Some of the best places to eat in Glasgow are:

  • Ashton Lane- The quaint cobblestone backstreet is known for trendy eating and drinking places. Locals and tourists love to do a bar-crawl in its myriad watering holes. The area has some speciality restaurants serving Indian and European cuisines. 
  • Sauchiehall Street- This area is popular for its fine-dining restaurants serving different cuisines. Sauchiehall Street is known for its Italian restaurants. 
  • Merchant City- This is the most upmarket eating and drinking place in Glasgow. The area is also famous among the students as it has several mid-range establishments too. The area also has some speciality Indian cuisine restaurants known for their curries. 

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