Glasgow holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Spring, Summer

May

June, July

Getting There

26 £GBP

LCY → GLA

Stay There

97 £GBP

3-star hotel

Visas

Tourist Visa
not required

Currency
Pound sterling
1.00 USD = 0.80 GBP
CURRENT WEATHER
Rain
+7°C
Airport Transport

Taxi: 16 £GBP (25 min)
Bus: 4 £GBP (25 min)
Train: 3 £GBP (30 min)

Restaurants
Lunch ≈ 10 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 28 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 2.75 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.90 £GBP
Health & Safety
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 999
Police: 999

Why Glasgow

On Glasgow holidays you can discover one of the most lively, cutting-edge and cultural cities in Europe. What may also surprise you is Glasgow has been named the UK’s best place to shop outside of London repeatedly. It is also a city packed with free museums and galleries.Discover the Art Nouveau buildings on the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Trail one of the city’s most famous sons.

On a stay in Glasgow take a stroll by the River Clyde and view for free the exhibits at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Immerse yourself in the lively club and music scene and shop-til-you-drop. Travel to visit stunning Loch Lomond.

When to go

Climate

Winters in Glasgow are cool and overcast, with January averages of 5.0 degrees Celsius (41 Fahrenheit), however temperatures sometimes drop below freezing. Snow seldom falls and when it does it is short-lived. Spring from March to May is typically mild and can see pleasant weather. During the summer which runs from June to August weather can be variable from cool and wet to quite warm with occasional sunny days. July is the warmest month with averages above 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit). Autumn is usually cool to mild.

Where to go/stay

For visitors interested in a stay in one of the good Glasgow hotels there’s a wide choice, from the big-brand chains to budget brands. Many of them are situated in the centre city, within easy access to public transport and shopping opportunities such as the St Enoch Centre and the Buchanan Galleries.

There is also a wide range of boutique hotels to stay on a holiday in Glasgow, many based in the West End.

Things to do

Looking for culture, history, style and fun? You can’t go wrong with Glasgow holidays. There is always something happening in the largest city in Scotland.

Shopping starts with the ‘Style Mile’ which encompasses Argyle, Buchanan and Sauchiehall streets. Here you will find everything from high street favourites to chic designer stores and edgy independent boutiques. Argyll Arcade in the centre of city is the place to go for jewellery on a holiday in Glasgow, it contains the widest range in Scotland.

Glasgow was named European Capital of Culture for very good reason. Some 200 arts organisations are based in the city, including  both the Scottish Opera and the Scottish Ballet.

Set in Glasgow’s historic Merchant City, Merchant Square is the base of exclusive boutiques, cafes and restaurants. At weekends, the square transforms into a craft fair, selling all manner of wares.

Museums include The Burrell Collection. Our favourites include the Glasgow Science Centre, which the kids will love; The Burrell Collection, home to the private collection of millionaire shipping magnate Sir William Burrell; and Scotland’s oldest public museum The Hunterian.