TOURIST INFO

Glasgow is one of the friendliest cities in the world and the local Glaswegians will be happy to help you if you need directions or recommendations. On this page is information about travel, accommodation, and essentials. Also check out our tourist guides, including a checklist of things to do before you leave the city, translations of some of the more common and colourful phrases you may hear during your visit, and information on some of the amazing sites that can be found within easy reach of Glasgow.

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checklist

 

A list of things to do on your visit to Glasgow. How many can you check off before you leave?

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Glasgow has a very distinct dialect along with several slang terms and sayings.

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beyond
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Glasgow is a great hub for exploring more of Scotland. See what lies beyond the city.

glasgow essentials

A quick guide to some things you will want to have with you before you visit Glasgow. 

umbrella or
rain jacket

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Glasgow is known for its rainfall, even in the summer months, so bring a brolly just in case.

 WALKING
BOOTS

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The city is built on a series of drumlins, so bring a good pair of shoes for those steep hills.

TASTE
BUDS

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Hearty beer, fiery whiskies, spicy haggis and succulent salmon - indulge those taste buds!

A SENSE OF HUMOUR

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The citizens of Glasgow love a good laugh, so bring a sense of humour to join in the banter.

glasgow TRAVEL

For bus, train and subway stations and timetables, visit Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT)

AIRPORT

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Glasgow Airport (International)

glasgowairport.com

t: 0844 481 555

Glasgow Airport (Prestwick)

glasgowprestwick.com

t: 0871 223 0700

TRAIN

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Glasgow Central / Queen St

scotrail.co.uk

t: 08457 48 49 50

Glasgow Subway (SPT)

spt.co.uk/subway

t: 0141 332 6811

BUS

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Buchanan Bus Station

spt.co.uk/bus

t: 0141 333 3708

First Bus Glasgow

firstbus.co.uk

t: 0345 646 0707

TAXI

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Glasgow Taxis

glasgowtaxis.co.uk

t: 0141 429 7070

Uber Glasgow

uber.com

t: via the app

glasgow ACCOMODATION

Glasgow has hundreds of hotels that cater to a variety of budget and location needs. Here is a selection we would recommend based on personal experience.

We recommend Booking.com to find the best hotel deals in Glasgow

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BUDGET

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The Kelvin Hotel West End

Clifton Hotel

Euro Hostel Glasgow

MODEST

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Point A Hotel

Acorn Hotel

Village Hotel Glasgow

SWANKY

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ABode Glasgow

Radisson Blu/Red

Malmaison Glasgow

LUXURIOUS

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One Devonshire Gardens

Blythswood Square

Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor