Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, situated on the River Clyde and home to the third largest population in the United Kingdom. Translating to “Dear Green Space” in Gaelic, the city’s origins date back to the 6th century when Christian missionary Saint Mungo established a church where the modern-day Glasgow Cathedral stands.
Glasgow is well known for celebrating its rich history and you’ll find representations in architecture, museums, libraries and galleries across the city. Staying in a Glasgow city hotel puts you on the doorstep for Scottish culture and due to the grid-like design of the city, exploration and navigation couldn’t be simpler.
Glasgow covers an area of 175km2 and even the most active visitor can’t hope to cover the entire area on foot. Luckily, the city has excellent public transport options, from buses to taxis and the subway, which runs every 5 minutes at peak time and can circumnavigate all 15 stations in less than half an hour.
For a convenient way to get around some of Glasgow’s top attractions, consider an open top sight-seeing tour bus. Ever popular with tourists and locals alike, sightseeing tours take you round the most popular attractions the city has to offer and with hop-on, hop-off tickets available, you can travel to your heart’s content. Sightseeing tours give you the freedom to explore while ensuring you see the best of Glasgow and are a great place to start if you are visiting for the first time.
For the more active visitor who would like greater freedom than a scheduled tour, Glasgow city has a great selection of bike stations from which you can hire a bicycle to explore the city. Bicycles can be rented from one station and returned to another, so you don’t have to worry about backtracking on your journey.
There is a huge selection of hotels available to stay in across the city of Glasgow, from B&Bs to luxury accommodation to suit all budgets. Gleddoch is ideally located away from the city rush but close enough to indulge in the popular Glasgow atmosphere.
Additionally, the beautiful Loch Lomond is only 35 minutes away and makes for an excellent day trip; climb to the peak of Ben Lomond, one of Scotland’s most famous Munros, or take a scenic walk along the shores of Britain’s largest loch.
Glasgow is a city that hopes to inspire and delight visitors with its wonderful personality and wealth of culture. If you are planning a journey to the city, we are available and willing to help you arrange your stay – give our team a call on 01475 540 711.