Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, is situated on the River Clyde. The waterways enabled Glasgow to grow from a small rural settlement to one of the largest sea ports in Britain. It is now a world leader in engineering and a stylish and cultural city.
Buses leave regularly for Glasgow, stopping off at the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the city centre takes 15 to 20 minutes. There are also eight trains per hour from Paisley Gilmour Street Station to Glasgow Central Station, which is one mile from the airport and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services from bus stop bay 1, just outside the terminal building. Taxis are available outside the terminal 24 hours a day, with only those licensed by the Renfrewshire Council allowed to operate. The taxi fare from Glasgow Airport to Glasgow city centre is approximately £20-22.
Home from home Set in a tree-lined Victorian terrace in the fashionable West End of Glasgow, just 30 minutes from Loch Lomond, Hotel du Vin Glasgow is a luxury boutique hotel. Guests can enjoy a bistro, bar, cigar shack and whisky room. www.hotelduvin.com
Hotel Indigo Glasgow, in the heart of the city’s financial district, revitalises the Victorian former Scottish Power building, from which the city’s first power station was run. It offers modern design and luxuriously comfortable rooms. www.ichotelsgroup.com
La Bonne Auberge Glasgow Theatreland is the city’s original Mediterranean Brasserie, which continues to thrive and innovate under the guidance of award-winning Executive Head Chef, Gerry Sharkey. Fresh ingredients and value for money are key. www.labonneauberge.co.uk
Located in the beautifully restored and sophisticated Princes Square, the Restaurant Bar & Grill in Glasgow is a premier eating destination serving classic, seasonally inspired cooking. www.individualrestaurants.com
Scotland’s most famous explorer and missionary, David Livingstone, was born in Glasgow in 1813 in a singleroomed house in Shuttle Row. It is now a Grade A listed tenement that is part of the museum telling his story. www.nts.org.uk
Follow the Malt Whisky Trail for a three-day whisky tasting experience taking in Benromach, Cardhu, Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery, Glenfiddich, Glen Grant, The Glenlivet, Glen Moray, Speyside Cooperage and Strathisla. www.maltwhiskytrail.com
Glasgow is Scotland’s captivating city of style and fashion. Glasgow’s architecture is closely associated with the works of designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Mackintosh’s work can be seen throughout the city and beyond.
Outside of the city visitors can discover a whole world of stunning landscapes and fascinating histories. The countryside surrounding Glasgow is great for viewing wildlife, with beautiful walking, varied cycle routes and two World Heritage Sites. For more information visit: www.visitscotland.com/glasgow
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