Why You’ll Fall in Love With Glasgow
There’s a lot to love about this exciting city, with it’s gorgeous Victorian buildings, stylish bars, top-notch restaurants and thrilling live scene. The energy here is wonderfully infective and the friendliness of the locals will make you feel right at home.
The city’s nickname is “Dear Green Place” which refers to the over 90 parks and open spaces - more than any other city of this size. You’ll also fall for the beautiful architecture - the city was awarded the prestigious UK City of Architecture and Design in 1999 and the streets are a mix of stunning Victorian and medieval buildings.
Immerse yourself in Glasgow’s cultural offerings - from art galleries to museums to theatre and much more. Named a European Capital of Culture in 1990, the skyline of the city is influenced by the style of famous Glasgow-born architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his unique aesthetic. You can see his influence in the Willow Tea Rooms, the Glasgow School of Art and the Queen’s Cross Church.
Glasgow is also packed with public art installations, so check out the public art walking trail, highlighting works from 17th century statues to contemporary installations. Glasgow’s performing arts and music scene is also thriving - be sure to catch a performance by the renowned Scottish Ballet.
Glasgow has a rich and fascinating past and during your visit you can check out many of the historic buildings, including the nearby 18th century hunting lodge and summer house at Chatelherault and the Scottish Baronial style Rutherglen Town Hall. Glasgow even has a well-preserved Roman Fort at Antione Wall Bearsden where you can see the ruins of the ancient bath house.
If all of the history, culture and sightseeing has worked up an appetite, Glasgow offers a mouth-watering range of food from around the world as well as plenty of Scottish comfort food such as haggis, neeps and tatties.
Try the famous “Not Dog” at Bloc, a mixture of falafel, veggie chili, walnuts, avocado, cheese sauce, apricots and American mustard. Babu Bombay Street Kitchen is another local favourite, with plenty of authentic Indian treats. For a taste of Scotland, the Ubiquitous Chip boasts a menu of classic Scottish dishes using only local produce.
When the sun goes down in Glasgow, the fun begins! This city has a lot of excellent bars and clubs - over 700 in total - and the live music scene is rocking with over 130 music events every week. Head down to the West End and the cobblestones of Ashton Lane and you will be surrounded by lively bars and restaurants.
Check out The List, the main guide to music and cultural events, in order to hear about upcoming shows. You’ll have a night out in Glasgow filled with music, drinks, dancing, laughter and great stories to tell.
Holiday Home Locations
Below you will find a map containing all our Glasgow Holiday Home Locations. However, should you have any questions please feel free to contact us