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Festivals in Glasgow

Celtic Connections - January
Glasgow's annual festival of contemporary and traditional Celtic music. Featuring over 300 concerts, the festival focuses on the roots of traditional Scottish music and also features international folk, roots and world music artists. The festival attracts over 120,000 visitors each year.

Glasgow Film Festival - February
The Glasgow Film Festival is the fastest growing film event in the United Kingdom and is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Scottish cinema to film lovers. The Glasgow Film Festival offers screenings, lectures, discussions, workshops and the chance to meet film-makers from Scotland and around the world. The Film Festival was launched in 2005 and has since hosted many top names in film including Anthony LaPaglia and Christopher Mintz-Plasse and even the world premier of the superhero/action-comedy film Kick Ass.

Glasgow Comedy Festival - March and April
With over 400 shows at 50 venues across 25 days, the Glasgow Comedy Festival is the largest Comedy Festival in Europe. From big household names including Allan Carr, Andy Parsons, Jenny Eclair, Jimmy Carr, John Bishop and Pam Ann to new rising talent including Des Clarke and Kevin Bridges, the Glasgow Comedy Festival really does have something for all tastes in comedy.

Glasgow Jazz Festival - June
The annual Glasgow Jazz Festival is one of the biggest Jazz festivals in Europe, which attracts some of the biggest names in jazz from around the world. The event is held on an open aired stage in George Square in the heart of Glasgow so you can enjoy the beautiful mild June weather as well as the cool sounds of the live jazz.

West End Festival - June
Held every June, the West End Festival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Scotland. Every year the streets of Glasgow's West End come alive with the sounds, colors and smells of Europe’s biggest street festival celebrating many of the world’s great cultures.

Merchant City Festival - July
The Merchant City festival presents film, theatre, comedy, visual arts, street theatre, live music, food and fashion - all taking place amidst the architectural elegance of Glasgow's Merchant City.

World Pipe Band Championships - August
The World Pipe Band Championships is the major event in the piping world and the competition culminates in a spectacular style in Glasgow. With over 50,000 spectators and 8,000 pipers and drummers representing 16 nations, including Canada, USA, Australia, Oman and Japan, the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow truly is a massive global event!

Glasgay - October and November
Glasgay is Scotland's annual celebration of queer culture and is presented annually from mid October to mid November. The festival presents a professional programme of top acts and new artists from around the world with events spanning comedy, music, film, theatre, visual art, performance art, literature, club nights, education events, community arts projects. The festival has grown in scale and profile with audiences climbing to just 35,000 visitors.
 
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Glasgow, Scotland's largest and greatest city
 
Glasgow has Roman roots. In 80 AD, general Marcus Agricola built a series of fortresses here as protection against the aggressive tribes of the north - remains of those can still be seen in modern Glasgow. Hundreds of years later (as the legend goes), a Christian missionary Saint Mungo founded the city and built a small wood church close to Molendinar Burn - a church to be turned centuries later into the the splendid Glasgow Cathedral.

Formally a major industrial and commercial center, the Glasgow of today is a flourishing center for the arts, culture and tourism. Over the past couple of decades, it has been named City of Culture, Capital of Sport, a UNESCO City of Music and City of Architecture and Design. The latter is, perhaps, at least partly due to the abundance of unique buildings designed by legendary architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh that dot the city.

The areas of most interest to visitors are, of course, the City Centre (containing some of the city's major attractions), and the West End - an hip area with some of Glasgow's coolest cafés and bars, also home to the University of Glasgow and the well-known Kelvingrove Museum. West of the city centre on the banks of River Clyde sit the Science Center and the Riverside Museum - both a must for visitors.


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Things to do and see in Glasgow
 
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Musium
 
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Gallery of Modern Art

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Riverside Museum

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Clyde Auditorium
 
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George Square
 
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Snowfactor - Indoor real snow skiing
 
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Pollok Country House
 
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Rugby - Glasgow Warriors
 
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Glasgow by night
 
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Shopping on Buchanan Street
 
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Royal Exchange Square
 
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Glasgow Cathedral
 
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Kelvingrove Park
 
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the Tall Ship
 
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Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
 
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the West End
 
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Celtic Park and Stadium Tour
 
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Ashton Lane
 
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Hydro Arena
 
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Princess Square
 
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Glasgow Tower
 
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Doulton Fountain
 
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Tennents Lager Brewery Tour
  
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Baltic Ice Bar
 
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Necropolis
 
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Glasgow City Chambers
 
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BBC Television Studios
 
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Ibrox Stadium and Stadium Tour
 
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Glasgow University
 
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Jocelyn Gate
 
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Merchant City Square
 
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Open-top Glasgow Tour Bus
 
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Scotland School Museum
 
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Emirates Arena and Velodrome
 
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Glasgow School of Art
 
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Glasgow Science Centre
 
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the Burrell Collection
 
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Mitchell Library
 
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
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Hampden, Scotland's national stadium
 
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the Oldest House in Glasgow
 
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Speedway - Glasgow Tigers
 
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House for an Art Lover
 
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Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow
 
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Glasgow Walking Tours
 
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People's Palace
 
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the Scottish Football Museum
 
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Pollock Country Park
 
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Live music in Glasgow
 
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Hamleys Toy Store
 
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Botanic Gardens
 
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Dining out in Glasgow
  
Glasgow is the perfect city to dine out in style, with a spectacular variety of restaurants serving up mouth-watering cuisine in atmospheric surroundings. Whether you are looking for Michelin-starred dining, hearty Scottish fare or food from around the globe with a uniquely Scottish twist, you’ll find delicious dishes to suit every taste and every budget.

Scottish cuisine is all about simplicity and locally-sourced ingredients (reason why so many restaurants pride themselves in serving seafood caught in Scottish waters). When in Glasgow, try the iconic Scottish huggies - a meat, turnip (neeps) and potato (tatties) dish traditionally prepared in sheep's stomach (today mostly replaced by artificial sausage casing). For dessert, have the shortbread - a biscuit with rather high butter and sugar content.


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Bars & Nightlife in Glasgow
  
From traditional pubs offering real ales and leafy beer gardens to upmarket cocktail bars, Glasgow's bars and pubs are second to none. This thriving, modern city is also renowned for its nightlife, so whether you’re looking for top comedy, a traditional ceilidh -a Gaelic gathering with folk music and dancing, or an unforgettable club night, you are sure to find it here.

One of Glasgow's main draws is its vibrant music scene, and young collectives never seem to rest - many venues host regular live music sessions and DJ sets. Nightlife in the city can be anything you want it to be - from elegant drinks at high-class establishments of the 
Merchant City to grungy underground clubs in the West End or Sauchiehall Street.


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The Horse Shoe Bar
 
This one is a classic Victorian pub with a lot of character, popular with business people who congregate around the longest continuous bar in the UK (the establishment has been in business since as early as 1884). The menu was recently re-designed and now offers an even wider array of dishes.
 
Useful Information

Address:
17-19 Drury Street, Glasgow
Website: www.horseshoebar.co.uk
Phone: +44 141 248 6368
 
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Corinthians
 
Several floors, multiple bars, upscale dining venues, a fashionable night club and a casino make for an unforgettable night at the Corinthian. Start your night off with drinks at Charlie Parker's and swiftly proceed to floor one, where the city's hottest DJs spin tunes.
 
Useful Information

Address: 191 Ingram Street, Glasgow
Website: www.thecorinthianclub.co.uk
Phone: +44 141 552 1101
 
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Bar Soba
 
Bar Soba has been around for more than a decade, which has given it time to perfect and polish its cocktail menu. How about an apple & ginger Mojito? They even offer Cocktail workshops if you’re interested in learning more about mixing drinks and learning to make your own. Serves Asian food.
 
Useful Information

Address:
 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow
Website: www.barsoba.co.uk
Phone: +44 141 204 2404
 
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The Pot Still
 
Whisky connoisseurs will certainly appreciate the wide selection of the noble drink present at this classy establishment, while those new to the scene are free to enquire with the knowledgeable staff and ask for readily available recommendations as to the best pairing choices. Bar food served.
 
Useful Information

Address:
 154 Hope Street, Glasgow
Website: www.thepotstill.co.uk
Phone: +44 141 333 0980
 
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Oran Mor
 
Having pints at the church is business as usual at Oran Mor, a former place of worship transformed into a multi-purpose entertainment venue. Live shows are held here on the regular, with the likes of Amy Winehouse having made an appearance in the past. The lunch theatre show is one not to miss.
 
Useful Information

Address:
 Byres Road, Glasgow
Website: www.oran-mor.co.uk
Phone: +44 141 357 6226
 
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The Ubiquitous Chip
 
The Ubiquitous Chip holds somewhat of a legendary status in Glasgow - it's been around for several decades now, and houses more than just one restaurant - there are several bars each with its own individual character located on its premises. The restaurant serves excellent modern Scottish cuisine.
 
Useful Information

Address:
12 Ashton Lane, Glasgow
Website: www.ubiquitouschip.co.uk
Phone: +44 141 334 5007
 
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The Bothy Restaurant
 
The Bothy Restaurant is the latest offering from the G1 entertainment empire. It’s tucked away in a West End backyard with a couple of vintage fashion stores, a design boutique and a trendy hair salon. Try the pan-fried mackerel with herb sauce and rosemary potatoes.
 
Useful Information

Address:
11 Ruthven Lane, Glasgow
Website: www.bothyglasgow.co.uk
Phone: +44 0845 166 6032
 
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Arisaig
 
Arisaig is a Scottish restaurant with a variety of Scotland's culinary traditions represented and suffused in various meals (the Inverurie beef is served with carrot mash from Orkney and a Lagavullin whisky sauce). The drink list includes a variety of wines, craft ales and whisky.
 
Useful Information

Address:
1 Merchant Square, Glasgow
Website: www.arisaigrestaurant.co.uk
Phone: +44 141 553 1010
 
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Café Cossachok
 
As Scotland's first and only authentic Russian restaurant, Café Cossachok presents traditional Russian fare in a friendly atmosphere. A busy events calendar includes lots of live music, and check out the art gallery too!
 
Useful Information

Address:
 10 King St, Merchant City, Glasgow
Website: www.cafecossachok.com
Phone: +44 141 553 0733
 
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Chaophraya
 
Europe's largest Thai restaurant, Chaophraya, opened in 2012 and has been a hot destination for anyone looking for fantastic food in luxurious surroundings. Check out the lavish Palm Sugar Bar too for those all important cocktails!
 
Useful Information

Address:
 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow
Website: www.chaophraya.co.uk
Phone: +44 141 332 0041
 
Air Glasgow | Discover Glasgow and Western Scotland


Glasgow is the 21st-century magnet of Great Britain, with an energetic, yet sophisticated vibe. Formerly Britain's major center of industrial prowess, it has been rapidly transforming into a booming hub for art and culture in the past decades and prides itself on a never-ending stream of up-and-coming musicians and a thriving nightlife. As Scotland’s largest and greatest city Glasgow is Scotland's cultural capital and is home fabulous shopping, crowded pubs and clubs and ter
rific restaurants.

Glasgow has a wide selection of museums and galleries, many of which are free of charge to enter. In a way, the city itself is an open-air museum for architecture with a special focus on the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. To get a good view of the city from above, climb one of the many hills Glasgow was built upon (some of the best birds-eye views uncover from the Necropolis). Glasgow is a compact, walkable city, and discovering it is a sheer pleasure.
 
 
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Getting to Glasgow
 
Located just 6 miles from the centre of Scotland's largest city Glasgow Airport is the main international airport serving Scotland. Glasgow Airport offers direct flights from over 130 cities worldwide including Amsterdam, Dubai, Düsseldorf, London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Seoul and Toronto. The airport is served by over 30 airlines including Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, Emirates, Icelandair, KLM, Korean Air, Ryanair, United Airlines and Wizz Air.

Once here Glasgow's road, rail, ferry and domestic flight network provides excellent access to all areas of Scotland. Glasgow Airport is the only airport in Scotland with direct motorway access and is well served by public transport to Glasgow and other destinations throughout Scotland including Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, Stirling, St. Andrews as well as the Highlands and Islands.

The Glasgow Shuttle is the official Glasgow City Centre to Glasgow Airport service and is the best way to travel between the city and the airport. The Glasgow Shuttle operates up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, 364 days a year and arrive and departs from just outside the terminal building. Onboard WiFi is available to passengers. Once in the City Centre, the Glasgow Shuttle stops at Central Train Station, Queen Street Train Station and Buchanan Street Bus Station. From each of these transit points onward to travel to all areas of Scotland and England are easy and hassle-free.

Taxi's are readily available 24 hours a day outside the terminal building while within the main flight arrivals area you will find a representative from most major car rental companies including Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar and Hertz. For further information on onward travel from Glasgow Airport there is a Tourist Information Centre located in the main arrivals area where staff are happy to help and answer any questions you may have about your travel arrangements.


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Discover Western Scotland

Western Scotland is world famous for its stunning natural beauty with its rolling hills, snow-capped mountains, stunning lochs, white sandy beaches, uninhabited islands, unique wildlife and its rugged coastline. Western Scotland is also synonymous for its castles and nowhere in Scotland has more of the aforementioned than Western Scotland!

Situated in at the heart of Western Scotland, Glasgow Airport is perfectly located and offers excellent transport links for exploring the very best of Scotland including the Highlands and Islands.
 
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Loch Lomond
 
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Carrick Golf course - Loch Lomond

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Scenic walks - Loch Lomond

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Relax in remote lodges - Loch Lomond
 
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Loch Lomond
 
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Golf's greatest water hazard - Loch Lomond
 
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Seaplane flights - Loch Lomond 
 
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Luxury powerboat cruises - Loch Lomond
 
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Infinity pool - Loch Lomond 
 
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Jet-ski adventure - Loch Lomond
 
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Loch Lomond
 
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Kayaking - Loch Lomond
 
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the World's last seagoing paddle steamer
 
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Sailing - Loch Lomond
 
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Sea life Aquarium - Loch Lomond
 
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Glengoyne Whiskey Distillery
 
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Seaplane flights - Loch Lomond 
 
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Water sports - Loch Lomond 
 
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Things to do and see in Western Scotland
 
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