Destinations / City Breaks / Glasgow
Large, energetic and vibrant, Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the third most populous city in the United Kingdom From a sooty, grimy and almost medieval past, today Glasgow is positively aglow!
The city has an enormous shipbuilding and marine engineering history emanating from the time of the Industrial Revolution and is today considered one of the country's leading financial hubs. Since the early 1960's, Glasgow has risen like a phoenix and enjoyed an urban renewal which has rejuvenated the city to ranking as the 57th most liveable cities in the world.
Built on the river Clyde, Glasgow is a huge seaport of international renown and is home to many leading businesses. One of the city's landmarks, the Clyde "Arc" bridge spans the river and is colloquially known as "Squinty Bridge". Commercially successful, the city will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is already bidding for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.
Culturally rich, the city has many excellent venues for music and the arts. The Theatre Royal houses the Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet, Glasgow Film Theatre, Gallery of Modern Art, Tron Theatre, Kings Theatre and Royal Concert hall are just a few marvellous venues and there are some architectural gems throughout the city that just beg to be explored. Sir George Gilbert Scott's Glasgow University is a must see as it is the 2nd largest Gothic revival building in Britain
A city break in Glasgow is full of high energy shopping, a great choice of restaurants with local cuisine and international cooking and, of course, friendly fun pubs where the Scottish sense of humour and love of conversation is paramount. The city's West End is now an up and coming chic district with loads of cafes, tearooms, trendy pubs and boutique hotels. Modern and lively and representing good value for money, Glasgow is highly recommended for an enjoyable city break.
Only a short hop away from ireland on direct Aer Lingus flights, we have a good range of hotels in the city.