Glasgow has, unfairly, earned the reputation of being a rough city rife with violence, football hooliganism and alcoholism. In fact, Glaswegians are some of the friendliest and most jovial on the planet, and more often than not will help you if you need directions or recommendations. That said, as in any city, always be sensible and keep a vigilant eye on your valuables. Below are some websites and phone numbers for things you may need; hotels, trains, taxis, buses. We have also put together a few pages of information about the surrounding area, a checklist of things to do before you leave the city, and translations of some of the more common and colorful phrases you may hear during your visit.
Glasgow Airport (Int)
t: 0844 481 555
Glasgow Airport (Prestwick)
t: 0871 223 0700
t: 08457 48 49 50
Glasgow Queen Str.
t: 08457 48 49 50
Glasgow Subway (SPT)
t;: 0141 332 6811
Buchanan Bus Station
t: 0141 333 3708
t: 0141 429 7070
t: 0141 954 1212
*Recommendations based on online reviews and location.
A QUICK GUIDE TO SOME ITEMS YOU WILL WANT TO HAVE BEFORE YOU VISIT
Glasgow is know for its rainfall, even in the summer months, so bring a brolly just in case.
The city is built on a series of drumlins, so bring a good pair of shoes for those steep hills.
Hearty beer, fiery whiskies, spicy haggis and succulent salmon - indulge those taste buds!
The citizens of Glasgow love a good laugh, so bring a sense of humour to join in the banter.
FOR BUS, TRAIN, AND SUBWAY STATIONS AND TIMETABLES VISIT STRATHCLYDE PARTNERSHIP FOR TRANSPORT
GLASGOW HAS HUNDREDS OF HOTELS TO CHOOSE FROM FOR A VARIETY OF BUDGETS AND LOCATION NEEDS. HERE IS A BRIEF SELECTION FOR DIFFERENT BUDGETS THAT WE WOULD RECOMMEND.
TO COMPARE HOTELS AND LOOK FOR LAST MINUTE DEALS IN GLASGOW, WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES