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A former European Capital of Culture, Glasgow combines beautiful architecture and a thriving arts scene. Visitors can rest assured that they’ll never run out of things to do, whether it’s exploring the Georgian buildings of George Square or embarking on a shopping spree along the ‘Style Mile’.

Scotland’s largest city is also home to some top-rated museums. Be inspired at the avant-garde Glasgow Science Centre on the banks of the River Clyde, or the iconic Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, where you’ll find everything from dinosaur fossils to masterpieces by Dutch masters. Meanwhile, the award-winning Riverside Museum showcases the city’s transport and shipbuilding heritage with its huge collection.

Stylish cafés and cosy restaurants line Glasgow’s revamped riverfront, while its architectural legacy is preserved by the Victorian designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. You can find these dotted around the city, from the central Lighthouse to the Hunterian Art Gallery, which recreates the famous architect’s home in remarkable detail.

These days, the city’s primary creative outlet is music. Be sure to catch a gig at one of countless venues, from the world’s oldest surviving music hall to the venue that launched the career of Oasis.

Glasgow also makes a great base for exploring the surrounding landscapes. Loch Lomond, on the lowlands border, is around half an hour’s drive away, while the vast and verdant Highlands are right on the doorstep.


From £69 per night

This weekend

From £324 per night

Next weekend

From £134 per night

Most popular time to visit June–August
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency GBP
Language English
Average weekend price £92 per night
Average weekday price £81 per night
Typical stay 1 night

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There is a lot of history and interesting things to do in...

29 August 2021

There is a lot of history and interesting things to do in Glasgow, the hop on hop off bus was great to see everything we wanted to see and the guide was fantastic very knowledgeable. The city is so easy to get around all different interests are in within walking distance, plenty of places to eat and drink. There is a good selection of shops and easy to get around.

Susan United Kingdom

Great place to have a walk along the river, fantastic...

4 August 2021

Great place to have a walk along the river, fantastic shopping and the open top bus is fantastic way to get around the city. There was a great range of bars and restaurants, all very busy so book ahead.

GLYNIS ODLIN United Kingdom

I was in Glasgow last week while they were filming some...

2 August 2021

I was in Glasgow last week while they were filming some clips for a movie and it was awesome. The whole atmosphere of Glasgow was amazing and even though some streets were cut of due to the filming everything was still accessible and easy to find.

Bain United Kingdom

Nice people we felt very safe when we were there hotel staff...

21 July 2021

Nice people we felt very safe when we were there hotel staff lovely the young lady who showed us how to find hotel after meeting her on the road and asking for directions she took us to the hotel as she worked there is worth her weight in gold so nice and friendly she even made sure we were ok when she came on shift later

Julie United Kingdom

Absolutely wonderful city full of fantastic people,...

17 May 2021

Absolutely wonderful city full of fantastic people, wonderful shops, good quality hotels and eateries/cafes, cultural venues plus excellent transport links. Compact and easy to get about. Just do not visit when there are football matches on....unless you like football.

Anonymous United Kingdom

If you are only staying for one night as it's for to see...

13 February 2017

If you are only staying for one night as it's for to see a show at the SECC HYDRO but don't want to take the car plus if you wish to have a meal and brink before the show this hotel is great for the location as taxi's to the Hydro or restaurants are cheap only from £5-£7 depending on where you pick to go for a meal, it's more convenient if you pick the LaRonda restaurant as you can eat drink and walk to the hydro then taxi back to hotel and make a day/night even do some shopping before you leave the NCP the allocated car park for hotel for 24 hrs parking £12 you leave the NCP car park before the 24 hrs are up so take note of time of arrival which should be 15.00 check in time at hotel to 12pm check out time as your car park is paid 24hrs so you have until 2.45pm to drive off. Enjoy your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Riverside Hotel it's very welcoming and cheap.

Marion United Kingdom

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