Glasgow City Info

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and its surrounding areas contribute to around 40% of Scotland's population. Traditionally a hub for the British Commonwealth's transatlantic trade, Glasgow was transformed into a centre for heavy engineering and shipbuilding throughout the UK industrial revolution. Now however, Glasgow contains a diverse mix of cultures and social groups that make it one of the most interesting cities in Scotland and the UK. With a vibrant music scene that attracts some of the top artists in multiple genres from around the world and a growing student presence, not only is Glasgow packed full of history and architecture, but it has a vibrant nightlife and tonnes to do for all ages.

  • The Lighthouse: For those of you that love architecture and design, the Lighthouse is a must see. With a mission to become a leading body in the promotion of architecture, design and creativity the Lighthouse offers tours around the building (the former Glasgow Herald Building), providing an insight into the architectural heritage of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's first public commission and other fascinating architectural achievements.
  • Glasgow Museums: We simply could not choose one... Glasgow is home to a number of leading museums from those focusing on art, to those focusing on Scotland's educational history and religious existence. Check out a unique collection of medieval art and tapestries at the Burrell Collection or head down to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery to see some of Europe's leading civic art collections. However if art's not your thing, the Scotland Street School Museum and the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art are a great way to absorb Glasgow's rich history and spend a day with the family.
  • West End: For those of you who would prefer to soak up Glasgow from the city streets, head down to Glasgow's famous West End (Or Bohemian District) for a whole host of unique cafe's, tea rooms, bar's and boutiques that will allow you to immerse yourself in the vibrant youth culture of Glasgow and it's more pulsating areas.
Airport Info

Glasgow Airport welcomes over 7 million passengers a year making it the second biggest airport in Scotland. Glasgow airport was the first airport to handle over 1 million passengers in one month and with further expansion plans it is aiming to accept approximately 24 million passengers a year by 2030.

Glasgow Airport is located 8 miles South West of Glasgow City Centre.

The airport has everything you would expect from a major city airport with a list of bars, pubs and fast food outlets which serve all the way through from breakfast to dinner. As well as this, Glasgow Airport has a range of duty free shopping options supplying beauty, fashion and leisure products. You can also relax and unwind in the airport Skylounge which allows you to book in regardless of what airline you are flying with. Moreover, the airport offers a commission-free currency exchange service whenever you pre-order your currency for pick up.

To and from the airport

By Taxi
All taxi's can be found at the front of the main terminal building 24 hours per day and will cost between £20 - £22 to get from the airport into the city centre. Glasgow Airport does not have a recommended partner, however the local Renfrewshire Council ensure that all taxi's abide by council rules that state all taxi's should use a meter for the entire journey and publish their scale of charges to each and every customer.

By Bus
To get into the centre of Glasgow, take the Arriva Glasgow Flyer (station 46) which is available outside the main terminal building. The Glasgow flyer stops off at all major city hotels, Glasgow rail station, Strathclyde University and Queen Street rail station. A single fare is £4.50 with adult return journeys costing as little as £6.50. Buses run every 25 minutes and take roughly 25 minutes to get from the Airport into Glasgow Central rail station.

By Train
The nearest rail station is Paisley Gilmour Street which is located roughly one mile from Glasgow Airport (accessed via bus services 66 and 300). This station can be accessed via a direct train from Glasgow Central station and operate eight times an hour.

By Car
Glasgow Airport can be accessed via the M8 motorway (junction 28) and is sign posted regularly upon approach. For those of you who are travelling to the airport with a Satellite Navigation System, the post code for the airport is PA3 2SW and takes roughly 20 minutes from Junction 28.


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