Glasgow

Welcome to Glasgow, Scotland’s city of style. It’s the largest city in Scotland, set on the river Clyde and home to world-class everything. From attractions to museums and galleries, eateries, artists and more, breeze through to Glasgow from Southampton Airport and you’ll also have one of the best city centre shopping experiences in the UK at your feet. 

A UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow is famous for its celebrated buildings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the amazing free art on show at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and of course, the magnificent Glasgow Cathedral.

Find retail therapy in the Style Mile of Sauchiehall, Buchanan and Argyle Streets, head to the West End to soak up the maritime atmosphere of the fantastic Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum or venture into the wild beauty of Loch Lomond just outside the city. 

Wherever your downtime takes you, Glasgow has a wealth of fun stuff to discover. Hop on a sightseer bus and start admiring the view.

Getting there

Flybe offers daily flights from Southampton Airport to Glasgow in an hour and a half. The airport is eight miles west of the city centre and just two minutes from Paisley, the place to catch a regular train into the centre of Glasgow. 

The Glasgow Shuttle and Air Link buses also run frequently into the city and you’ll find plenty of metered taxis on hand, 24 hours a day. Car rentals can be booked in advance, too and you’ll find all the car rental desks at the airport if you want to explore further afield.

Top things to see and do

Hop on a bus

Orient yourself around the city the easy way, on an open top double decker bus that takes in all the major sites.

Glasgow Cathedral

St Mungo is dark, imposing, and a shining example of Gothic architecture that needs to be seen to be believed.

Mackintosh magic

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's art nouveau work is all over the city and worth a tour all of its own. Find the Glasgow School of Art and settle in for a brew at the famous Willow Tea Rooms on Sauciehall Street.

Off the beaten track

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

Stan Laurel made his debut here back in 1906 but hidden behind an amusement arcade in Trongate is the oldest music hall in the world, and an absolute treasure of a place.

Lovely loch

Loch Lomond is only 20 minutes away Glasgow's city centre, an amazing national park to explore, with activities for all the family. From horseriding to boating on the loch, walks, climbing and more, it’s Britain's biggest stretch of open water.

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Head out to Puck’s Glen and walk into the magical greenery of a faery gorge, with rockpools and waterfalls. One of the most famous walks in the area, it takes about an hour and a half.

 

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