Glasgow is being touted as one the Europe´s destination hotspots – and not just by boastful Glaswegians, but by everybody who goes there. And well they might, because in recent years a major rejuvenation program has transformed the city from an outdated Victorian slum to an edgy, bohemian inspiration. And not only does it boast a paradise of fashion, a steaming underground scene at the cutting edge of music and the finesse of blended malt whiskies, visitors will also find excellent holiday accommodation at affordable prices on HouseTrip.com.
It´s fair to say that Glasgow once had a reputation as a city with boarded up windows and fearsome hooligans roaming menacingly along cracked pavements, but in reinventing the look, feel and design, the friendly Glasgow locals welcome visitors with open doors and can´t wait to tell you how great their city is. They´ll obviously do this whilst sipping on world-famous blends of malt whisky because Glasgow is home to two of the finest distilleries known to man, Auchentoshan and Glengoyne.
Glasgow is also dubbed as the best shopping experience outside London and boasting a concentrated square mile of fashion stores including the high-style mile of Buchanan Street, you can easily lose a day in the shops. And that´s before you experience the vibrant nightlife, the sophisticated plethora of museums and art galleries and the contemporary recipes being served in trendy restaurants. The days of deep-fried pizzas are being left behind and with HouseTrip.com offering cheap accommodation in Glasgow, so are costly hotel bills.
When to go to Glasgow
The weather in Glasgow is unpredictable so prepare for the worst. Glaswegian comedian Billy Connolly was spot on when he observed, “There is no such thing as bad weather in Scotland – just the wrong clothes!” It´s mostly cold, windy, raining or snowing, or all four, but when the sun is out in Glasgow, the influence of the Gulf Stream makes it warm enough for t-shirts.
Getting to and around Glasgow
Passengers arriving in Glasgow International Airport can easily reach the city centre by bus or taxi from outside the terminal building. If you are flying in to Glasgow Prestwick International Airport take the train link. If you´re already in the UK, the quickest way is by train, but if you´re on a budget there are plenty of bus company´s offering affordable prices. If travelling by car from the south take the M8 motorway. Once in the city the best way to explore Glasgow is by foot, but if you are travelling longer distances bus and metro services run at regular intervals.
Where to stay in Glasgow
Accommodation and eating out every night can quickly burn a hole in your wallet, but by taking advantage of the affordable Glasgow apartments advertised on HouseTrip.com you will save yourself a significant amount of cash which you can use to enjoy your holiday. We have a good range of accommodation in Glasgow and our service not only gives you a cheaper option of places to stay and the convenience of self-catering, but it is so easy to use you can select the apartment of your choice in Glasgow in as few as six clicks.