As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is a non-stop hive of entertainment and historical intrigue. Known for being a fascinating destination that retains its own unique character, the city is peppered with familiar landmarks and famous live music hot spots. If you’re hungry for culture, why not soak up art and artefacts galore at one of the many internationally-acclaimed galleries or museums around the city centre? Great for sightseeing opportunities as there are some fantastic structures dotted around the city. The Clyde Auditorium is an awe-inspiring modern structure, while older buildings such as St Andrew's Cathedral and Trades Hall are equally as impressive.
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One of the hottest travel destinations in the UK, Glasgow is packed with captivating cultural attractions, boasting a thriving arts scene and plenty of landmark buildings to soak up. With over eight centuries of history behind it, most of the buildings in Scotland's largest city have a story to tell, from the iconic Barrowland Ballroom performance venue to the beautiful People’s Palace with its famous fountain on the forecourt. You’ll discover a futuristic skyline to rival London, with The River Clyde running through the centre past a plethora of galleries, museums and bustling live music spots. An enticing combination of old and new, the city is carving a reputation as one of the greenest spaces in Europe, with ample alfresco beauty spots for outdoorsy types to explore. Besides all that, you’ll find endless shopping opportunities and an exciting gastronomic scene to satisfy any palate. There's something for everyone in this sensational city, so book your cheap flights to Glasgow on Flybe today.
Wining and dining should be at the top of your list during a visit to Glasgow. Check out local establishments including The Ubiquitous Chip (or 'The Chip' as it's affectionately termed by locals), which was opened by famed foodie Ronnie Clydesdale. The eatery uses locally sourced Scottish produce to provide an authentic local dining experience, and is often cited as one of Scotland's finest restaurants. You could also quench your thirst at one of the many pubs around the centre of town near Sauchiehall Street. The Horseshoe Bar was once the practice space for Travis and if you're lucky, you can catch a glimpse of one of their Brit Awards behind the bar. The Pot Still is an essential stopping point, hosting one of the finest collections of malt whisky in Scotland. Our cheap flights to Glasgow, which includes routes from Belfast to Glasgow and Manchester to Glasgow, are popular with stag and hen parties so you will find plenty to do when the sun goes down.
Often noted for offering one of the best shopping experience in the UK outside of London’s West End, Glasgow has over 1,500 shops making it the perfect destination for those who like to indulge in a little retail therapy. A huge number of big name brands can be found on the so-called Style Mile, the square in the centre of town around Buchanan Street where designer shops can be found alongside high street staples – there are 200 shops in total. The West End of Glasgow is perfect for vintage vultures, offering a myriad of quirky and bohemian shopping options.
Take a stroll around the commercial centre and it'll come as no surprise that Glasgow was named a UNESCO City of Music in 2008. For the last two decades Scotland's bustling music scene has enjoyed an impressive reputation, garnering queues from top acts to play at the city's famous venues. Events are ongoing with an average of 130 gigs throughout a week, leaving you spoilt for choice. Particular places of note are King Tut's Wah Wah Hut - the spot where Britpop favourites Oasis and Glasvegas were discovered - and The Barrowland Ballroom, the city's most respected live venue. The Clyde Auditorium is also worth paying a visit to as both a majestic concert hall and the location of Susan Boyle's memorable first audition on Britain's Got Talent. The city is awash with theatre venues including The King's Theatre, which has a history stretching back over 100 years. Glasgow is also home to Scotland's three biggest football stadiums. They're especially lively when the two major teams - Celtic and Rangers - come head-to-head. Hampden Park, the national stadium, also hosts various concerts throughout the year and is home to the Scottish Football Museum which is well worth a visit.
There are a number of options for your journey to and from the airport.
IATA code: GLA
Name: Glasgow International Airport
Address: Glasgow Airport, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA3 2SW
Telephone: +44 (0)844 481 5555
If you are travelling from Glasgow and plan to drive to the airport there are short and long stay parking facilities available, as well as pick-up and drop-off points and a fast track service. It is best to book in advance to ensure you get the best price, although you will still be able to park if you don't. You can pre-book online with us: http://parking.flybe.com
Glasgow Airport doesn't have its own railway station, however Paisley Gilmour Street station is just one mile away and can be easily reached by taxi or bus. From Paisley Gilmour Street, there are regular trains to Glasgow Central, from where you can travel further afield. A regular shuttle bus also serves the airport.
Glasgow Airport is a major international hub so there are always plenty of taxis available in the rank at the front of the terminal building. All taxis are metered and a typical journey into the city centre will cost around £20. It is possible to pre-book a taxi and all private-hire vehicles must use Car Park 1 or Car Park 2 when collecting passengers.
If you are travelling to the airport and are planning to explore Glasgow and the surrounding area, hiring a car is a great option. There's no need to pre-book, although you may wish to do so to get the best deal.
When it comes to comfortable accommodation options in Glasgow, you’re spoiled for choice with a wealth of options catering to all tastes and budgets. From five-star decadence to the great-value independents, find your perfect place to stay with our search tool below.
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