Book a flight to Glasgow with Qatar Airways and you’ll be visiting a city that was recently voted the friendliest in the world. This is a city of stupendous architecture and the buildings are virtually an attraction in themselves, with many offering a glimpse into Glasgow’s Victorian past.
Culturally, Glasgow is rich and vibrant, with artistic displays and exhibitions almost everywhere you turn. It’s this positive attitude that earned the city the title of European City of Culture in 1990 and made it the host of the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
With world-class shopping and internationally-acclaimed restaurants, a trip to Glasgow will bring you one step closer to enjoying an exceptional holiday.
Because Glasgow is a compact city it makes it remarkably easy to get around, giving you the opportunity to explore all the attractions that you want to on foot. For a peek into Glasgow’s history, pay a visit to the Tall Ship. Built as a cargo vessel, it has sailed around the world four times, before coming to rest as an interactive exhibit that even has a cinema in the cargo hold.
If you’ve got a sports fan in your party then your trip to Glasgow ought to incorporate a day at the Hampden Experience. Here, you can explore Scottish footballing history and take a tour of the legendary football stadium. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even have the speed of your scoring shot measured, using the latest in footballing technology.
While Glasgow might be a beautiful, thriving city, it does have a much humbler past. To see how life was for its citizens in the early 20th Century, hunt out the Tenement House and get a taste of the ancient way of life in this historical city.
With the arts at the forefront of its culture, travelling to Glasgow is a great way to immerse yourself in the city’s identity. While entertainment takes many forms today, you can see just how the Glaswegians of the past spent their leisure time, with a visit to the Britannia Panopticon – the UK’s oldest surviving music hall. Among its many claims to fame, this stunning building is where Stan Laurel made his début.
If you’d like to see theatre in action, then book tickets for a show at the Tron Theatre. Set in an imperious building, the theatre stages some of the city’s most exciting productions, reworking old classics and putting shows written by new and emerging writers.
Those travelling to Glasgow with children should take the time to visit the Glasgow Science Centre. Engaging and educational, younger visitors can enjoy a number of hands-on activities, such as building their own inventions or popping into the past in one of the world’s best planetariums.
If you’ve decided to travel to Glasgow with food in mind, then you’ll be visiting one of the UK’s most creative culinary scenes. There are plenty of places to eat, from fast food outlets to fine dining experiences set in sumptuous surroundings. Scotland is well known for its superb seafood and you can enjoy fresh prawns, langoustines, crab and shellfish in most restaurants.
However, for a true taste of Scotland, seek out restaurants serving the national dish of haggis. Haggis looks like a large, round sausage and has an excellent nutty texture and a delicious flavor. Haggis is usually served with “tatties and neeps” (potatoes and turnips). It’s an immensely savoury dish, but one that wins more fans than it loses.
A shopping trip to Glasgow is a must for anyone who enjoys a spot of retail therapy. There are over 1500 shops to explore, ranging from high-end, designer stores to flea markets and stalls.
If you’re looking for some additions to your wardrobe, head for the area between Argyle Street to Sauchiehall Street. Known as ‘the style mile’, the area is packed with shops, featuring some of the best known designer labels.
For a more eclectic experience, the city’s West End is where you’ll find independent and craft shops, with plenty of vintage clothing stores.
When you book a flight to Glasgow with Qatar Airways you will travel on a Qatar Airways operated flight to London Heathrow and connect to Glasgow with our partner airlines.
Flights to Glasgow land at Glasgow Airport, about six miles north of the city.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. So before you fly to Glasgow please check the visa and passport requirements.
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