Glasgow is the 21st-century magnet of Great Britain, with an energetic, yet sophisticated vibe. Ancient culture mixed with 19th-century ideals and modern spirit makes Glasgow an exciting place to visit. Add to that the up-and-coming musicians that never seem to rest and the thriving nightlife. Glasgow is also home to many exciting modern Scottish restaurants dedicated to preserving their Scottish heritage.

Facts

Population

689,000

Currency

1 Pound (£1) = 100 pence

Opening hours

Monday-Saturday 9.00-17.30 Many department stores stay open till 18.00, some till 19.00 or 20.00 on Wednesdays or Thursdays. These are usually also open on Sundays and public holidays 10.00-18.00.

Newspapers

Glasgow Herald Glasgow Diary Scotsman

Tourist information

Glasgow TIC 11 George Square +44 141 204 4400

Travel to Glasgow

A land of rolling green hills and bustling metropolises, Scotland has been a country of many facets for centuries. Book your flights to Glasgow with Etihad Airways and experience the many exquisite contradictions that make the city so intriguing.

Top 5 Things To Do in Glasgow

  • Go on a guided tour of the legendary Glasgow School of Art. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1896, the school is both a monument to Mackintosh’s brilliance and a vibrant place of learning
  • Take a chilling, but fascinating walk through the Necropolis, Glasgow’s Victorian cemetery to see some of the famous people gracing its “halls”
  • Play golf in the country that originated the modern sport, Scotland! Glasgow has fantastic courses that will please any golf enthusiast
  • Experience a stellar opera or musical concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The hall’s performances are varied with something for everyone
  • Walk back in time with a trip to Pollack Country Park. Once part of a working country estate, the park was named Best Park in Europe in 2008

Plan Your Glasgow Holiday

As Glasgow has so many lovely parks, May to August is really the peak time for visiting the city. However, Glasgow offers its visitors festivals and events all through the year. In addition, the city has numerous museums and indoor sites that make a trip during the colder months just as enjoyable and memorable.

Finding flights deals to Glasgow is easy with Etihad’s popular deals. May until August are when Glasgow’s parks and outdoor venues are in full bloom, so those months tend to be the busiest. We recommend booking your tickets to Glasgow early to ensure accommodation. To find cheap hotels in Glasgow and avoid some of the crowds, travel during the off-season between September and April.

Destination Routes

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