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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
People very friendly and bus drivers very helpful. £17 for a bus ticket to and from the airport and bus travel in Glasgow for 3 days was excellent value. I left it at the information desk on Saturday for somebody to use on Sunday as I wasn't able to avail of it on the third day.
Teresa
United Kingdom
February 19, 2017
10
Exceptional
As I live near Glasgow I am somewhat biased. I love Glasgow. One of the best city's in the world. Great places to eat and great pubs theatre and museums. Something for everyone
Cathy
United Kingdom
February 19, 2017
10
Exceptional
The only thing was the weather!!if you want to shop you will be spoiled for choice,and restuarants on every street,buses always on time,poeple where always helpful when we asked for something ,pity we had to come back.☹️
Malta
February 19, 2017
6
Review score
Not the best person to answer this - I hate towns at the best of times!!!
Janet
United Kingdom
February 19, 2017
10
Exceptional
Glasgow is a fantastic city for either a weekend break or a longer visit.
Wendy
United Kingdom
February 19, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Glasgow

Heritage Hotel

8.3 Very Good

Score from 926 reviews

$34

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Victorian House

7.4 Good

Score from 1,702 reviews

$27

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  • “location was great”
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Charing Cross Guest House

6.8 Review score

Score from 939 reviews

$35

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  • “location was great”
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The Grand Central Hotel

8.6 Excellent

Score from 5,641 reviews

$77

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  • “location was great”
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Hallmark Hotel Glasgow

8.1 Very Good

Score from 2,500 reviews

$90

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  • “wonderful staff”
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citizenM Glasgow

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 5,197 reviews

$88

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  • “beautiful building”
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  • “comfortable beds”
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Glasgow Pond Hotel

8.1 Very Good

Score from 2,811 reviews

$75

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Jurys Inn Glasgow

8.6 Excellent

Score from 3,297 reviews

$73

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  • “wonderful staff”
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Campanile Hotel Glasgow SECC Hydro

8.1 Very Good

Score from 2,523 reviews

$61

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  • “location was great”
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Discover Glasgow

Popular Neighborhoods in Glasgow

Central Glasgow

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The historic centre is a medley of architectural styles. Gaze upon the Italianate city hall on George Square, then head to Little Italy to chomp on top-notch pizza. Spot Doric columns and Palladian windows while bar-hopping in the Merchant City area. Then sip on a cuppa at the Art Nouveau Willow Tea Rooms, designed by Charles Mackintosh himself.

North West

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Glasgow University lends this area a youthful, bohemian vibe. Fresh-faced whippersnappers wander its illustrious campus, and kooky art lovers browse Kelvingrove Park’s galleries. Stop off in a student bar on Ashton Lane – this quaint, cobbled street is the perfect place to debate the Glasgow School’s contribution to Art Nouveau into the wee hours.

South

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A green belt of possibilities. Among the gardens of Pollok Park lies a gallery with paintings by El Greco and Goya. Then there’s the Burrell Collection – it displays Chinese art in a quiet woodland setting. In Queen’s Park, go “quackers” for duck ponds and nature walks. Or, trace the history of Scottish “fitba” (football) at Hampden Park stadium.

East End

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The East End’s gritty yet charming. Head to Barras Market for classic Glaswegian shopping. Its independent traders sell everything from antiques to kilts. Pop into the Blue Lagoon chip shop to taste a deep-fried Mars bar (at your own risk!). Wash it down with a pint among raucous Celtic FC fans – their green-and-white pubs line Gallowgate Street.

Local Tips for Glasgow

Wander around the West End’s shops
Emma by Emma

Emma’s lived in 5 different European cities but loves returning to her fun and friendly hometown.

One of my favourite things about the West End is its quirky shops. Just off Byers Road, Ruthven Lane brims over with vintage wares, while De Courcy’s Arcade packs in cute boutiques. Stop off in one of the area’s many cafés and take a wander up to Glasgow University’s beautiful campus.

  • Ruthven Lane, Glasgow, G12
  • Open Monday-Sunday 09:00-17:00
The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane
Jayne by Jayne

Jayne grew up in the countryside but can appreciate the bustle of big cities.

Formerly the Glasgow Herald newspaper’s HQ, this gem of a building was Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s first public commission. Inside, learn about his life and work in the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre, or take the spiral stairs up to the top floor for skyline views.

  • 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU
  • www.thelighthouse.co.uk
  • Open Monday–Saturday 10:30–17:00, Sunday 12:00–17:00
Loch Lomond day trip
Sarah Murphy by Sarah Murphy

Irish-born Sarah lives in London but finds inner peace by travelling in the countryside.

Take a day trip to Loch Lomond’s famous bonny banks! The scenic Balmaha village is within 50 minutes’ drive. Here, hire a rowing boat in the shadow of the Trossachs hills. Or, catch a train to Balloch and take the ferry over to Luss Pier on the western side of the lake.

Butterfly and Pig Tearooms
Corina Platt by Corina Platt

Raised in nearby Greenock, Corina came of age in Glasgow – she lived and studied there for 6 years.

After a night out back home, this is my go-to café for a hearty, cooked breakfast. Its shabby chic, vintage interior is adorable, too. Swing by for a cosy afternoon of tea, sandwiches and homemade cakes!

Kelvingrove is a must , s o much to see, also Galley of Modern Art easy to find in the City Center, a bit further out is the People's Palace in Glasgow Green . also the Science Centre across the river.

travelling around the city and exploring places from the past history to modern living.

There is a conversation waiting to happen around every corner in Glasgow.

various shopping areas including Buchanan Street and Sauchiehall Street

A violinist playing the violin while walking on a tight rope.

A lot of impressionist famous painting

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Transportation

Glasgow Transportation

Air - Glasgow International Airport

Glasgow Airport is 11 km west of the city. The quickest way to town is by express bus. First Glasgow Shuttle departs every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day. The journey takes 15 minutes and costs GBP 6.50 one way. Free WiFi is included. You can buy a ticket on board or via First’s mTickets mobile app. The airport is easily accessed by car or taxi thanks to the adjoining M8 motorway. Only official taxis are permitted to pick up passengers outside the arrivals hall.

Air - Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 53 km south of Glasgow. It offers a direct train to Glasgow Central that takes under an hour. Single fares usually cost GBP 7.80, but show your official flight confirmation and photo ID to receive a half-price discount. Trains run every 20-30 minutes until 23:00. Stagecoach's X77 direct bus reaches Buchanan Street in 45 minutes and costs GBP 5.80 one way. Buses run until 22:40 Monday-Thursday, 02:40 Friday-Saturday and 20:55 on Sunday.

Train

Glasgow’s two main stations offer access to extensive suburban and regional networks. Queen Street Station is in the north inner city. It operates services to both Edinburgh and northern Scotland. The station also lies adjacent to Buchanan Street metro station. Glasgow Central Station, on Argyle Street, connects Glasgow with southern Scotland and the rest of the UK via the West Coast Main Line. A single ticket in greater Glasgow costs between GBP 1.50 and GBP 3.00.

Bus

There are four main bus stations serving Greater Glasgow. Buchanan Bus Station is in the north city centre, opposite the Royal Concert Hall. A single journey costs between GBP 1.20 and GBP 2.00, and tickets are purchased on board – but exact change is required. A one-day ticket is also sold on board and costs between GBP 4.30 and GBP 5.75 – it’s also valid for the 747 service to and from Glasgow Airport. Weekend night buses operate from 12:30-04:30.

Underground

Glasgow’s circle-line underground is known locally as “Clockwork Orange”. A loop around its 15 stations takes 24 minutes. St Enoch and Buchanan Street are the central hubs; the latter connects with Queen Street Station's suburban and regional lines. The underground runs from approx. 06:30-23:30 on Monday-Saturday and from 10:00-18:00 on Sunday. A single journey costs GBP 1.40, and all-day tickets are GBP 2.70. Weekly tickets cost GBP 13.00. Under 16s pay half price.

Taxi

Glasgow's famous black cabs can be hailed on the street if their orange light is on. Official taxi ranks are found outside transport hubs like Glasgow Central, Queen Street and Buchanan Street stations. In the West End, there's a rank on Byres Road, outside Hillhead subway station. Queues can be quite long after midnight on weekends. Fares are metered but often include a surcharge after midnight or if travelling outside certain city boundaries.

Car

If you're not a confident driver, avoid driving in Glasgow city centre: there are many one-way streets, bus lanes and pedestrian zones. Glaswegians are not the most patient of drivers, and they particularly dislike hesitancy. Parking restrictions are strictly enforced, and vehicles parked illegally or in an obstructive manner will be towed away. Fines of up to GBP 150 apply.

Food in Glasgow

Top Restaurants in Glasgow

Upscale Dining
Local
Two Fat Ladies
Upscale Dining
European
Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or
Upscale Dining
Seafood
Gamba
  • 225A West George Street, Glasgow G2 2ND, UK
  • Open Monday-Saturday 12:00-14:15 and 17:00-22:00, Sunday 17:00-21:00
  • 0044 1415720899
Upscale Dining
Seafood
Rogano
Mid-Range Fare
Indian
Dakhin
  • 89 Candleriggs, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G1 1NP, UK
  • Open Monday-Friday 12:00-14:00 and 17:00-23:00, Saturday-Sunday 13:00-23:00
  • www.dakhin.com
  • 0044 1415532585
Mid-Range Fare
Japanese
The Hug and Pint
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Japanese
Pickled Ginger
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Indian
Mother India
Mid-Range Fare
Seafood
Nanakusa
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Crabshakk
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The Finnieston
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Mediterranean
Ox and Finch
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Ashoka
Cheap Eats
Vietnamese
The Hanai Bike Shop
  • 8 Ruthven Lane, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G12 9BG, UK
  • Open Monday-Wednesday 12:00-23:00, Thursday-Saturday 12:00-00:30, Sunday 11:00-23:00
  • hanoibikeshop.co.uk
  • 0044 1413347165
Upscale Dining
International
Number 16
  • 16 Byres Road, Glasgow G11 5JY, UK
  • Open Monday-Saturday 12:00-14:30 and 17:30-20:30, Sunday 13:00-14:30 and 17:30-20:30
  • number16.co.uk
  • 0044 1413392544
Upscale Dining
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Bistro Du vin
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