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Visit Glasgow - our Glasgow City Guide

Glasgow's Alive' - in fact a gross understatement of a city which has seen a remarkable transformation over the last 20 years or so into one of the most vibrant, welcoming, characterful, cosmopolitan cities in Western Europe. Glasgow city breaks are experiences never to be forgotten

So take a short break in Glasgow, a transformed city, a must visit! Our comprehensive visitor information guide to Glasgow recommends exciting things to do, super places to visit – and helps you travel around Glasgow and enjoy some great Glasgow city tours

Glasgow city has been reborn as a centre of style and vitality set against a backdrop of outstanding Victorian architecture. Glasgow boasts world famous art collections, the best shopping in the United Kingdom outside London, and the most vibrant nightlife in Scotland. A must see is the Art Nouveau splendour of Scotland's best known architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, whose inimitable style adorns attractions such as The Lighthouse, Glasgow School of Art, and House for an Art Lover

Art and culture are important in Glasgow life where galleries and museums are in abundance - most with free admission; including the world's first Museum of Religion, the renowned Burrell Collection, and the contemporary Gallery of Modern Art. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has now re-opened following a three year, £27.9m restoration. The new-look Kelvingrove has vastly increased space, fascinating new computer interactives and revolutionary ways of showcasing its art and artefacts featuring 35% more space to display its 8,000 objects - some for the first time

And no visit would be complete without experiencing the city's shopping with high street stores, designer labels, and speciality outlets to explore, with welcome pit-stops in the first class café culture around the Italian Centre, Merchant Square, or Gallery of Modern Art

The city is home to renowned Scottish Ballet, boasts a magnificent range of entertainment venues, including the SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre) and the Royal Concert Hall, and not least is deservedly proud of its wonderful awards as European City of Culture in 1990 and UK City of Architecture in 1999

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Hotel features at a glance

Located in Glasgow’s west end

Close to M8 motorway links

Easy Glasgow airport access

SECC Close by 

Modern guest rooms

Free WiFi

Free guest car parking

Eat & drink in the Brasserie 

Stylish & flexible event space

Weddings from £2012>>