Welcome to Glasgow
They say that our people make Glasgow, but we’d argue that our architecture, nightlife, culture and retail scene is rather impressive too!
The great thing about Glasgow is that it can be explored at your own pace. If you have a day, we’d recommend hopping on one of our open-air buses for a quick tour of the sights before sampling some of our modern Scottish cuisine. Don’t worry if haggis, neeps and tatties doesn’t appeal, our city’s gastronomy is legendary for offering simple, delicious flavours.
If you have a few days to immerse yourself in the Glaswegian way of life, make sure you swing by some of our most prominent architectural gems. The City Chambers, Glasgow Cathedral and Mackintosh’s ‘The Lighthouse’ are particularly stunning examples of classical design.
For a real taste of Scotland, sample a wee dram at one of our whisky distilleries before catching supper at one of the city’s stylish restaurants. If you still have energy after all of that, our nightlife is second to none. With a vibrant live music and LGBT scene, there’s something to keep everyone entertained into the small hours.
Enjoy a city break throughout the year
Glasgow never gets ‘quiet’ and it’s a great city to visit all year round.
In the winter months (October – March) temperatures can drop to freezing, so wrap up warm and prepare for rain and snow. Average temperatures tend to hover around 5C and if you head out of the city towards our beautiful countryside, expect to see snow-capped mountains and icy lochs.
We experience warm, pleasant summers which fill the city with colour, however we’re still partial to a rain shower (or several!), so bring warm, waterproof clothing throughout the seasons.
Where do we begin?! It’s very easy to get around the city with a variety of reliable public transport options.
Our subway system is a cheap and efficient way to travel across the city. With an inner (anti-clockwise) line and an outer (clockwise) line, it’s easy to get to grips with the system even if you’re new to the city.
If you prefer to travel above ground, our ‘hop-on, hop-off’ buses are perfect for taking the most scenic route around the city. Arriving with heavy bags? Taxis in Glasgow are reasonably priced and queue in abundance in popular areas of the city (for example, Glasgow Central Station).
Glasgow city centre is only a short 20 minute drive from Glasgow Airport’s main terminal building. With buses running frequently and dedicated taxi ranks, travelling between the airport and the city centre is simple and affordable.
Explore Loch Lomond
Escape the city!
For a real taste of the Scottish Highlands, visit the famous freshwater Scottish loch- Loch Lomond. Located just 35 minutes away from Holiday Inn Express, take the day to fully embrace the beautiful scenery all around Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
You’ll need to decide what you want to do once you’ve seen those bonnie bonnie banks as the options are bountiful. There is something for everyone from cycle paths, mountains and forest trails for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to exciting water sports activities for thrill seekers.
Hop on the relaxing loch cruise to witness the breath-taking scenery from a different angle as you float along the water. Then, what better way to end your day than with a delicious dinner at one of the fabulous award-winning restaurants found around Loch Lomond. Click here for more information