Book flights to Glasgow with Ryanair, and take a trip to Scotland’s biggest, most buzzing city. This is a city that knows how to party, and if you want a great night out with some top-drawer live music, you’re in the perfect place when you fly to Glasgow. The city has really reinvented itself over the last decade to become a hub of culture, art, music and food - and while it might not have the romantic beauty of Edinburgh, what Glasgow has is wonderful people, an indescribable atmosphere, and pure heart. Book flights to Glasgow and find out what the city has in store for you!
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Glasgow has a wide selection of museums and galleries, many of which are free. And those interested in design will not be disappointed. As Glasgow city is compact and easy to walk around in, discovering it is a sheer pleasure. Buses and underground are available for more efficient or lack-of-time visitors!
Burell Collection

The Burrell Collection, held by many to be one of the world´s finest private art collections, was donated by industrialist Sir William Burrell to the City of Glasgow. It includes everything from Chinese porcelain to paintings by Renoir and Cézanne.

​Address: 2060 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G43 1AT​Phone: +44 141 287 2550Subway: Pollokshaws West
Glasgow School of Art

Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh is omnipresent in the city. He worked mainly in the Art Nouveau style, and the 1898 Glasgow School of Art is considered his masterpiece.

​Address: Renfrew Street 167, Glasgow G3 6RQ ​Phone: +44 141 353 4500​Website: www.gsa.ac.uk
Celtic Park

The football club, Glasgow Celtic, was founded in the 1880’s by two Irish priests, and the club’s fans create a great atmosphere at their games. Tickets can be bought at the club’s shops in Glasgow.

​Address: Glasgow G40 3R​Phone: +44 871 226 1888 / +44 141 551 4308 ​Website: www.celticfc.net
Auchentoshan Distillery

Scotland is the home of whisky. The distillery closest to the city is Auchentoshan, offering daily tours and tastings. A joy for any who loves whisky.

​Address: Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow G81 4SJ​Phone: +44 138 9878 561​Website: www.auchentoshan.co.uk​More info: South of Clydebank
Glasgow Rangers

In the 1870’s, four young fellows met to talk about their dream - to have their own football club. Glasgow Rangers Football Club was founded soon after, and the rest is history... Tickets to games and club merchandise can be bought at the club’s shop on Buchanan Street. Look at their website for match dates, etc.

​Address: 150 Edmiston Drive, Glasgow G51 2XD​Phone: +44 871 702 1972 ​Website: www.rangers.co.uk
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

The Gardens with its beautiful Kibble Palace, are located in Glasgow’s West End, and after spending a day walking around the lively city it is bliss to rest your senses here. Concerts, exhibitions, talks, guided tours and children’s activities throughout the seasons. A full events programme is available at the Botanic office.

​Address: 730 Great Western Rd​Opening hours: Park: daily from 7am till dusk, Glasshouse: 10am-4.45pm, Visitor Centre: 11am-4pm.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Visit one of Scotland's most popular free attractions. There are plenty to see and it has state-of-the-art galleries displaying an amazing 8,000 objects. This is also a great place for children; the museum provides lots of interactive shows that will appeal the younger viewers.

​Address: Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG​Phone: +44 141 276 9599
City Chambers

City Chambers is located in the heart of Glasgow and considered as one of the city's most important and prestigious buildings. You will find the property on the George Square and it was completed in 1888. The place is open for public if you would like to take a tour, and if you do, notice the amazing marble details inside.

​Address: 80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU​Phone: +44 141 287 2000
Glasgow Cathedral

This beautiful Glasgow Cathedral is one of the few Scottish medieval churches to have survived the 1560 Reformation unscathed. The cathedral is full with history and where you can take a guided tour to learn more about it.

​Address: Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH​Phone: +44 141 552 6891​Website: www.glasgowcathedral.org.uk
Scottish Football Museum

If you are a football fan, then head over to this museum and learn more about the history of Scottish Football. The museum is located at Hampden Park and includes a great football collection, 2,500 objects on display to be exactly. This is truly an ideal place for the whole family.

​Address: Hampden Park, Glasgow G42 9BA​Phone: +44 0141 616 6139​Website: www.scottishfootballmuseum.org.uk
King's Theatre

King's Theatre offers some amazing shows; it will definitely be a fantastic day /evening out. From the program you can choose everything from dance shows, musicals to comedy shows.

​Address: 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN​Phone: +44 844 871 7627​Website: www.atgtickets.com
Cycling in Glasgow

Take a guided tour by bike and enjoy some of Glasgow’s main cultural sites including the Kelvin Gallery and the New Transport museum. The guided tours can be arranged for 2 to 6 people.

​Address: Glasgow​Phone: +44 782 800 8997 ​Website: www.outdoortrax.co.uk
Pollok Country Park

This is the largest and only country park in Glasgow and is a lovely place to take a walk and unwind. It is also here you will find the impressive Pollok House as well as the renowned Burrell Collection.

​Address: 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT​Phone: +44 141 632 9299
Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre is a popular visitor attraction and is situated on the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow. This centre is displaying science and technology in a unique and inspiring way. There is also an IMAX cinema here with Scotland's biggest screen that shows 2D and 3D films.

​Address: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA​Phone: +44 141 420 5000​Website: www.glasgowsciencecentre.org
Gambado

Certainly a children’s paradise, a place where the children can play, learn and explore in an exciting indoor play area. There a plenty of fun activities here like go karts, areas for the smaller kids, climbing walls etc. When you are feeling hungry there is a restaurant serving food and drinks.

​Address: Xscape, King's Inch Road, Glasgow PA4 8XQ​Phone: +44 141 218 4572​Website: www.gambado.com
The choice can be overwhelming, there is an infinite number of good restaurants in the city. Most of the trendy and stylish restaurants are located in the elegant West End or neo-hip Merchant City.
Bothy’s

Bothy´s is the latest offering from the G1 entertainment empire. It’s tucked away in a West End backyard with a couple of vintage fashion stores, a design boutique and a trendy hair salon. Try the pan-fried mackerel with herb sauce and rosemary potatoes.

​Address: 11 Ruthven Lane, Hillhead, Glasgow G12 9BG​Phone: +44 0845 166 6032 ​Website: www.bothyglasgow.co.uk
Arisaig

Arisaig is located within a stunning courtyard and the whole of Scotland is represented here. The Inverurie beef is served with carrot mash from Orkney and a Lagavullin whisky sauce.

​Address: 1 Merchant Square, Candleriggs​Phone: +44 141 553 1010​Website: www.arisaigrestaurant.co.uk
Stravaigin

This restaurant offers a global menu with local specialities like ”Stravaigin’s Fantastic Homemade Haggis with Mashed Neeps and Champit Tatties.” Neeps and tatties are the Scottish nicknames for turnip and potato.

​Address: 28 Gibson Street, Glasgow G12 8NX​Phone: +44 141 334 2665​Website: www.stravaigin.com​More info: A second restaurant, aptly named Stravaigin 2, is on 8 Ruthven Lane
City Merchant

Popular for lunch with the business crowd from the Merchant City - especially good for fish dishes. One option is the cullen skink - a heartening soup of smoked haddock, potato, onion and parsley.

​Address: 97-99 Candleriggs Street, Glasgow G1 1NP​Phone: +44 141 553 1577​Website: www.citymerchant.co.uk
Café Gandolfi

One of the first modern Scottish restaurants in Glasgow. In business since 1979, and still going strong. Celtic proverbs and a cosy all-wood interior adorn the space. Owner Seamus MacInnes’ mother is a folk musician from Isle of Barra.

​Address: 64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY​Phone: +44 141 552 6813​Website: www.cafegandolfi.com
Mussel Inn

The name is a bit of a giveaway: this is a mussel and seafood restaurant owned by mussel growers from the west coast and well worth a visit, especially for the Moroccan mussels.

​Address: 157 Hope Street​Phone: +44 141 572 1405​Website: www.mussel-inn.com
Bibi's

Bibi's opened its doors in October 2007 and is a Mexican restaurant. This is a great place for a romantic meal or lunch with the family. The chef is only using the freshest ingredients when creating the mouth-watering food.

​Address: 599 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6HY​Phone: +44 141 579 0179​Website: www.bibiscantina.com
Charcoals

Charcoals is an authentic Indian restaurant where you can enjoy a truly unique experience of great Indian food. A modern restaurant with attentive staff who is serving dishes like salmon marinated cooked in tandoor, lamb cooked with green herbs and fresh root ginger and tandoori mix grill.

​Address: 26a Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1LU​Phone: +44 141 221 9251​Website: www.charcoals.co.uk
Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery

One of the most well-known restaurants in Scotland with a relaxed old style feeling offering European and British cuisine as well as Scottish seafood. Here you can indulge yourself in top quality cooking and tasty desserts like warm chocolate pot and buttery crème brûlée.

​Address: 652-654 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8UF​Phone: +44 141 221 8188​Website: www.twofatladiesrestaurant.com
Don Costanzo

Craving for Italian food? Then head over to this small family run Italian restaurant which is located in the heart of Glasgow city centre. Serving only truly authentic, freshly prepared Italian food in a peaceful atmosphere.

​Address: 13 Woodside Crescent, Charing Cross/Park, Glasgow g3 7ul​Phone: +44 141 332 3070​Website: www.capreserestaurantglasgow.wordpress.com
Opium

Opium specialises in oriental fusion cuisine with menus inspired from China, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. This is a restaurant where you can feast on a mix of traditional Dim Sum, dishes like Thai red snapper, aromatic duck with pancakes and Malay spicy tiger prawns.

​Address: 191 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 2UL​Phone: +44 141 332 6668 ​Website: www.opiumrestaurant.co.uk
Wee Lochan

Enjoy excellent and beautifully presented food at this cosy Scottish restaurant in a warm atmosphere. If the weather permits you can eat your lunch or dinner on the outside terrace and watch the world go by.

​Address: 340 Crow Rd, Glasgow G11 7HT ​Phone: +44 141 338 6606​Website: www.an-lochan.com
Malaga Tapas

For Spanish food and tapas, head over to this popular restaurant. Inside you will notice the friendly and vibrant atmosphere and best of all it serves fantastic food. The chef is using ingredients directly from Spain to get that authenticity.

​Address: 213-215 St. Andrews Rd, Glasgow G41 1PD​Phone: +44 141 429 4604 ​Website: www.malagatapas.co.uk
Gamba Seafood Restaurant

This is one of the finest seafood and award-winning restaurants in Glasgow and is located in the city centre. The restaurant only serves the finest seafood that Scotland has to offer and a wide range of exceptional wines in a relaxing environment. On the menu you will find dishes like whole, roasted Sea bream and half Scottish lobster Thermidor with rooster chips.

​Address: 225 West George St, Glasgow G2 2ND​Phone: +44 141 572 0899​Website: www.gamba.co.uk
Lychee Oriental

Lychee Oriental offers you a sophisticated dining experience in the heart of Glasgow. This is a place where you can enjoy oriental fine dining, dishes like roast duck with ginger and onion, Szechuan beef and wok fried crispy scallop. The great food and the attentive staff creates an unforgettable dining experience.

​Address: 59 Mitchell Street, Glasgow G13LN​Phone: +44 141 248 2240​Website: www.lycheeoriental.co.uk
Like all other large European cities, Glasgow has been overrun by coffee shop chains, all of them elegant and impersonal. There are still other options like Tchaiovna and Grosvenor in the West End.
Fressh

Fressh is a café and health drink bar. Try wheatgrass juices, yoghurt smoothies, organic coffee, vegetarian soups (including carrot and coriander) and vigorous low-fat sandwiches.

​Address: 51 Cochrane Street, Glasgow G1 1HL​Phone: +44 141 552 5711​Website: www.fresshglasgow.com
Cafe Hula

Relaxed and friendly café with affordable food inspired by South European cuisine. The atmosphere is appreciated by many as it is designed to serve as a reminder of the more colourful lifestyles in countries far away.

​Address: 321 Hope Street​Phone: +44 141 353 1660​Website: www.cafehula.co.uk
Café Rogano

Café Rogano offers a relaxed atmosphere perfect for catching up over a coffee and/or lunch. Their menu holds several lighter dishes as well as vegetarian options.

​Address: 11 Exchange Place, Glasgow G1 3AN​Phone: +44 141 248 4055​Website: www.roganoglasgow.com​Opening hours: 12 noon - 11pm
The Hidden Lane Tearoom

It might be a bit hard to locate this place, but it’s definitely worth it once you’re in. Expect a warm welcome and friendly service in addition to a lovely retro atmosphere and excellent homemade cakes.

​Address: Unit 8 Argyle Court, 1103 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8ND​Phone: +44 141 237 4391​Website: www.thehiddenlanetearoom.blogspot.com
Avenue G Cafe

Avenue G Cafe offers high quality coffee, made by a highly trained baristas. The café is located in the vibrant West End, in the heart of Glasgow. The friendly staff serves breakfast, cakes and lighter meals.

​Address: 291 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TL​Phone: +44 141 339 5336​Website: www.avenue-g.com
Glasgow’s nightlife is among the best in Britain, young people even travel from Edinburgh to party here. The main areas are the West End, popular with students, and the Merchant City. Our advice is to ask around for the latest and greatest places. Glasgow also has a thriving music scene.
The Horseshoe Bar

Classic Victorian Gin palace, popular with business people who congregate around the longest continuous bar in the UK. If you are feeling hungry, do not worry they serve food as well.

​Address: 17-19 Drury Street​Phone: +44 141 248 6368​Website: www.horseshoebar.co.uk
Corinthians

This former bank palace has been converted in to a party palace. People from all over the city come here after midnight. Several floors and a casino makes for an unforgettable night.

​Address: 191 Ingram Street, Glasgow G1 1DA​Phone: +44 141 552 1101​Website: www.thecorinthianclub.co.uk
13th Note Club

Good club that manages to attract guests year after year. Two bars, two dance floors, and a relaxed vibe. It also offers live music on some evenings.

​Address: 50-60 King Street, Glasgow G1 5QT​Phone: +44 141 553 1638​Website: www.13thnote.co.uk
The Bunker Bar

A stylish bar with popular bargain prices that is open seven days a week. The venue holds a pool table, free Wi-Fi access, Monday night quiz and resident DJ’s playing a mix of music during the weekends.

​Address: 193-199 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HU​Phone: +44 141 229 1427​Website: www.thebunkerbar.com
Bar Soba

Bar Soba has been around for more than a decade, which has given them time to perfect their cocktail menu. How about an Apple & Ginger Mojito? They even offer Cocktail Master classes if you’re interested in learning more about mixing drinks and make your own.

​Address: 11 Mitchell Lane​Phone: +44 141 204 2404​Website: www.barsoba.co.uk
Glasgow has three main shopping districts - the Merchant City, Buchanan Street, and the West End. The Merchant City’s beautiful old buildings now house street fashion shops like Tribal Junki and Dr Jives, but also make room for Armani and Versace. The Jigsaw store on 177 Ingram Street, housed in a stylish converted bank, is a must. Around the city’s main street - Buchanan Street - the shopping options are more traditional. The usual cadre of chain stores, like Boots and Marks & Spencer, and branches of Miss Sixty, Diesel and Urban Outfitters. The gigantic Buchanan Galleries and the pricy Princess Square are good for efficient shopping. In the West End area, most shops are on or around Byres Road, a more sophisticated version of the typical British High Street. Intersected with coffee shops and restaurants are small boutiques like bag retailer Pink Poodle and vintage fashion store Starry Starry Night. There is also a Fopp record store and a cosy deli called Hearts Buchanan, that stocks smoked Islay ham and cheddar from the Isle of Mull. Argyll Arcade - just off Buchannas Street - with it’s early 19th-century features, has antique stores and jewellers. Don’t miss the Barras, the Saturday morning flea market in the East End, with over 1,000 stalls. The atmosphere, the people watching and listening to the city’s own working-class slang - the Patter - make a visit worthwhile. On the way to the market, pop in to G1 interiors, a contemporary Scottish interior design store in desolate Trongate.
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Glasgow Prestwick International Airport

Glasgow Prestwick International Airport is 30 miles from Glasgow. A local train takes just 45 minutes to get to the city centre. Tickets can be purchased onboard the trains.

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