If you want to vacation in a city that has something for everyone, Glasgow is just what you're looking for! As the largest city in Scotland, and the 3rd most populous city in the UK, Glasgow is chock full of activities that your entire family can enjoy.
Situated on the River Clyde in the Scottish Lowlands, Glasgow is a thriving cultural centre with beautiful architecture, a vibrant nightlife scene, and a busy festival calendar that features events all through the year but is particularly packed in the summer months.
If you're a history buff, Glasgow is the place for you. The city has been around since the Stone Age, and there are historical sites all over town. Glasgow also has a rich medieval history and the Medieval City Map Trail can keep you busy for hours! And, since the Trail is only a couple of miles east of the City Centre, there are plenty of Glasgow hotels nearby so that it's easy to get your knight-in-shining-armour fix. Make sure to visit the Glasgow Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture that houses a great bell that is twelve feet one inch in circumference!
If you're looking for something exciting to do, head to the Glasgow Speedway and watch the Glasgow Tigers hit the track. Their motorbike engines start revving at 4 PM on Sundays. As an added benefit, kids under 12 get in for free!
With 22 themed galleries and interactive exhibits, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum offers plenty to entertain adults and children alike. It is situated 1.5 miles from Glasgow city centre.
The University of Glasgow is almost 500 years old. Visitors experience an extraordinary trip back in time at this famous campus, located only 1.3 miles from Glasgow city centre.
Often referred as Scotland's most beautiful distillery, Glengoyne Distillery is open year-round for whiskey tasting and special events. When visiting with special guided tours, visitors can create their very own whiskey to take home.
Parks and Great Outdoors
Glasgow is home to one of Scotland's oldest and historical parks, Glasgow Green. Mainly used for animal grazing until the 19th Century, the Green stretches all the way from the Saltmarket across to the Bridgeton district. Glasgow Green is located only one mile from the city centre, or alternatively, visit Victoria Park's Fossil Grove to view an outstanding display of fossilised tree trunks, which are more than 300 million years old.
As a popular holiday destination, Glasgow has a large variety of accommodation available, but note that cheap hotels in Glasgow may not be plentiful during the peak season of the summer months. Glasgow accommodation includes a wide range of options, from cosy bed and breakfast guest houses to five-star luxury hotels, with plenty of youth hostels and modest vacation rentals in between. If you're a real sports buff, there are a few Glasgow hotels that are close enough to the Speedway so that you can hear the roar of the engines from your own accommodations.
Glasgow is a great place for people who like to travel all over town. Just because you find cheap hotels in Glasgow's east side doesn't mean you have to limit your sightseeing to the eastern part of the city. Glasgow has a variety of local trains, subways, and ferries that can get you from one end of town to another in no time!
With such a highly varied array of options in Glasgow, it will not be hard to find the perfect accommodation for your visit.