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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.

Tonight

From £86 per night

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Next weekend

From £173 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency GBP
Language English
Average weekend price £53 per night
Average weekday price £50 per night
Typical stay 1 night

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8.0

Glasgow is a vibrant City, with great bars and restaurants.

27 September 2022

Glasgow is a vibrant City, with great bars and restaurants. people are very friendly. The City has a bit of everything, be it for sport, leisure, drinking, eating or culture, such as music venues and museums.

Jim
Jim United Kingdom
2.0

Dear Sir / Madam,

27 September 2022

Dear Sir / Madam, I am writing to you to raise an issue about: Hotels The issue that I have experienced was: so i booked the hotel for sunday 25.09.2022 for my fiances 10 years together room was nice however the heat never worked correctly room was freezing all night when brought up to the night staff male he could not fix it or even the option to move room the tv channels never worked correctly the tv kept jumping and then would say no signal handful worked which the money i paid is very very rubbish!!!! It occurred on: 25/09/2022 This meant that we were both freezing the hotel was beautiful and wished we had a warm and a tv that would work we were going to just go home untill we noticed the Qpark (carpark) shutter were closed so could not get home we wore pyjamas and clothes to keep warm we like to stay again to make up for our anniversary and get a nice meal down of course i would pay for the meal as i said the hotel was beautiful and my partner shelley loved the decor and she was freezing and never slept a wink all night i raised issue with night staff but was unsure how to resolve it I look forward to your prompt response on this matter. As recommended by Trading Standards, I would like to keep a complete record of my case, so please reply to this email address. Yours faithfully, gary wilson Reservation or booking reference Hotel name or location ibis styles glasgow central

Gary
Gary United Kingdom
10

Fave places: Kelvingrove museum, Rivers Clyde & Kelvin.

20 September 2022

Fave places: Kelvingrove museum, Rivers Clyde & Kelvin. Italian restaurant Il Pavone (Princes Sq shopping mall) did generous & tasty portions Pollok Park (10 mins by train from Glasgow Central), with its placid streams, formal gardens, woods & Highland cows was lovely & I would have liked more time to explore it further Architecture, lots of amazing sandstone buildings Wide long streets reminded me of NYC

Anonymous United Kingdom
10

We really enjoyed the Hop on Hop off bus tour around the...

20 September 2022

We really enjoyed the Hop on Hop off bus tour around the city. Super informative and helpful for us. We did lots of walking in the city to various sites and found the city friendly and it has a small town feel. It has many young people due to the 60,000 university students that attend there. The Botanical Gardens were lovely, The People's Palace was our favourite and the Distillery was also a hit. So much to see!! We ate at the Butterfly and Pig, Singl-End coffee, and enjoyed both experiences.

Jasmin
Jasmin Canada
2.0

Sightseeing eating out!

18 September 2022

Sightseeing eating out! Definitely NOT choosing the hotel we got due to lack of availability GoGlasgow Urban as this is the First hotel we have stayed in that has been full of soo much noise and NOT accommodated family ( Aside of this we had an ok trip.

Anonymous United Kingdom
10

It was really easy to navigate around and parking on street...

15 September 2022

It was really easy to navigate around and parking on street was free after 6pm on Friday all weekend. The architecture is magnificent and just walking around is a delight. Kelvingrove Gallery is super and the park next to it is spacious and interesting. There are lots of places to eat and drink and the people are really friendly

Angela
Angela United Kingdom

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