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Glasgow—named European Capital of Culture of 1990—combines beautiful architecture with a thriving arts scene. Visitors will never run out of fun things to do, from exploring the Georgian buildings of George Square to going on a shopping spree down the "Style Mile."

Scotland’s largest city is also home to several famous museums. Find inspiration 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 Dutch masterpieces. Meanwhile, the award-winning Riverside Museum showcases the city’s transportation and shipbuilding heritage.

Stylish cafes and cozy restaurants line Glasgow’s renovated riverfront, while its architectural legacy is preserved in the Victorian designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The innovator's work can be found throughout the city, from the central Lighthouse to the Hunterian Art Gallery, which recreates the famous architect’s home in striking detail.

Nowadays the city’s main creative outlet is music. Catch a gig at any one of the countless spots, 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 natural landscape. Loch Lomond on the lowlands border is about a 30-min drive away, leaving you right at the edge of the lush, vast Highlands.


From $150 per night

This weekend

From $301 per night

Next weekend

From $271 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency £1 = $1.25
Language English
Average weekend price $14 per night
Average weekday price $14 per night
Average stay 1 night

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has some interesting history and some great buildings but...

June 8, 2023

has some interesting history and some great buildings but alot of walking between them. City's are'nt really my thing though so not likely a fair assesment on my part but I could have easily just as well not gone to Glasgow and saved that day for more time in the country or smaller older towns

Anonymous Canada

Glasgow is a lovely city but some of the shops have closed...

June 5, 2023

Glasgow is a lovely city but some of the shops have closed and Sauchiehall Street does not look as good as it should. Plenty of places to eat and easy to get around the city. Tour bus is a great start.

mary United Kingdom

Glasgow, Scotland's largest city is a great place for a...

June 5, 2023

Glasgow, Scotland's largest city is a great place for a long weekend trip in Britain. Lots of varied activities and tourist opportunities throughout the city. Easy transport links and a good change of scene from the more highly visited Edinburgh.


Lovely city.

June 5, 2023

Lovely city. Very easy to get around. People engaged if asked anything and also left one alone if preferred. The Artto Hotel is one of the better places I've stayed. Very pleasant, very helpful and very relaxed. Loved it.


We were here for one night, for a gig.

June 1, 2023

We were here for one night, for a gig. It's a decent hotel, clean and modern, right in the centre. Breakfast was pretty fair. Only comment would be that at over £100 a night it is still pretty pricey for what is clearly a budget hotel. I would, however, check it out in other locations instead of spending more on something not worth it. So overall - fairly good. For £20 less, would be amazing :-)

Evie United Kingdom

Glasgow is a lovely city with wonderful architecture often...

May 30, 2023

Glasgow is a lovely city with wonderful architecture often missed . Lots of nice places to eat and enjoy a cafe culture . West End is great for shopping . Underground is reliable and taxis abundant . However there is a need for Glasgow City Council to improve the litter in the city it is a blight on many of the locations and in comparison to other European cities is very poor .

Andrea United Kingdom

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