Fly to Glasgow

Big city, big heart, big attitude

Welcome to a one-off city of contrasts. Outgoing and laid back; down-to-earth and imaginative; forward-looking but fiercely proud of its history; irreverent but welcoming; handsome in its architecture yet willing to rebuild and rebuild again – there are so many facets to Glasgow, it’s hard to pin down what makes it such a memorable place to visit and explore. Maybe, as so many visitors will tell you, it’s the locals: friendly and outrageous and self-deprecating, often in the same breath.

The former Second City of the Empire...

...a restless melting pot of shipbuilding, locomotive construction and other heavy industry, is now transformed into a sophisticated destination popular for its Victorian sandstone architecture, vibrant nightlife, big-brand shopping (second only to London's West End in the UK) and international sporting events. That’s before we mention the medieval Cathedral, universities, leafy parks, museums, galleries, cinemas, theatres, concert halls and music gigs large and small including the annual weekend-long festival TRNSMT on Glasgow Green and the Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park. It’s a cultural hotbed – six Turner Prize winners have come from Glasgow School of Art.

Glasgow is also the home of architectural geniuses Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander "Greek" Thomson - their buildings can be seen throughout the city.

To unwind, savour the culinary delights of its many restaurants, bars and bistros. Trendy Merchant City and Finnieston are known for stylish eateries.  Away from the metropolitan vibe, you’re not far from the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, the hills of the Trossachs and Ayrshire’s Burns Country.

3 (of many) reasons to fly to Glasgow

  • Victorian architecture

  • Thriving music scene

  • Irrepressible spirit

 

The award-winning Riverside Museum...

includes many of the exhibits from the city's former Transport Museum, including model ships, locomotives, trams, vintage cars, and horse-drawn carriages. The majority are Glasgow-built. A superb reconstruction of an old Glasgow street with shops has been added to the displays, as well as exhibits on immigration and disasters, featuring the sinking of the Lusitania.

TRNSMT

TRNSMT is a rock and indie music festival that takes place over three summer days on Glasgow Green, in the east end of the city. Taking the mantle from the now defunct T In The Park as the go-to festival in Scotland, TRNSMT has become the quintessential event to see the biggest acts on the rock and indie spectrum since its debut in 2017.

 

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