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Glasgow is an extremely vibrant city, offering tourists a warm Scottish welcome and the opportunity to have an action-packed city break. Hiring a self catering apartment is an ideal way to have a family friendly holiday and to get close to the excitement without breaking your budget.
With a strong Irish influence, Glasgow is renowned for the bustle of its pubs and eateries and an evening out in Glasgow wouldn’t be complete without some famed Glaswegian banter. On a sunny afternoon it’s worth checking out the Merchant City food quarter which has a European vibe with its outdoor seating. Merchant City is located right in the heart of the city, so is perfect for those who want to take a break from the indulgence of Glasgow’s legendary shopping!
As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow offers a host of entertainment possibilities. The city is famed for the comedians that it has spawned, including Billy Connolly, and has a lively comedy scene. This includes the Glasgow International Comedy Festival which is a growing annual event to rival the more famous Edinburgh Comedy Festival. Glasgow also has a busy theatre scene, as one might expect for a city that was previously lauded as the European City of Culture. It also regularly hosts major music events, through venues such as the SECC and Hampden Park, so may present the perfect opportunity to take your family to see one of your favourite bands.
In Celtic and Rangers, Glasgow boasts two of the best supported and most famous football teams in the world. Scotland remains “fitba crazy” and matches regularly attract visitors from all over the globe who are keen to sample the big match atmosphere.
Whilst Glasgow is popular with tourists who are just seeking a city break, it can also serve as a launch pad to some of the spectacular countryside that also makes Scotland such an enduringly popular tourist destination. The west coast is arguably one of the most scenic parts of the United Kingdom. Tourists might choose to hire a car and drive up north to the Isle of Skye, or take a ferry over to the rugged Western Isles of Lewis and Harris. These western coastlines offer some of the most breathtaking beaches that you could hope to find. Golf fanatics will probably also want to run the rule over some of Scotland’s famous coastal golf courses, such as Royal Troon in Ayrshire.