Luxury weekends in Glasgow, Scotland’s friendliest city
A vibrant city with something for everyone
Since winning the award for European capital of culture in 1990, Glasgow has been on the rise and its old industrial image has been replaced by award-winning modern architecture, the best shopping in the UK outside of London, artisan bakeries and coffee shops hidden down lanes in the west end and a thriving food scene.
From gothic spires to minimalist techno, Glasgow is a varied place
The first thing you'll notice when arriving in Glasgow is the dreamy, gothic architecture and spires of old sandstone buildings poking above the clouds. Many of the larger government buildings started life as the homes of tobacco barrens. This is demonstrated particularly well in the Merchant city, five minutes’ walk from the city centre, which is full of interesting history and old buildings. You won’t have to walk far before you find an award winning restaurant tucked in an alley.
Glasgow has a reputation for hosting some of the best club nights and live performances in the world, and rightly so. With over 700 bars and clubs, a weekend in Glasgow is perfect for those wanting to let their hair down. Most bars and clubs are in the city centre and can be accessed on foot. Glasgow is a small city and is well laid out, so is ideal for those who don’t want to spend much time walking. The Merchant City, a five minute walk from the city centre has lots of upmarket bars and restaurants and would be perfect for a romantic evening or before a club. The city centre has an amazing selection of nightclubs with some of the best speaker systems in the world. International DJs regularly play in one of the many basement bars. On any given weekend there are myriad club nights to choose from, covering every genre you can imagine including disco, techno, house and cheesy pop. There’s also a thriving LGBT scene, with many club nights, clubs and bars geared towards the gay crowd, although straight people are more than welcome and frequent these venues too.
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