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Why fly to Glasgow?
Glasgow is a city filled with beautiful green parks and trails and has been ecofriendly before most of the world knew what that was. It is also a city with a romantic history although traces of it are limited in modern day Glasgow. One of the few building's still standing is the beautiful Glasgow Cathedral which originated in the 14th century.
Glasgow is also the birthplace of famous architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh who was the champion of the Glasgow School of design and has his thumbprint on many of the buildings that stand in the city today. Mackintosh is of Art Nouveau fame and some of his design work includes the Scotland Street School Museum and the Glasgow School of Art.
The city is also very cosmopolitan and evidence of that can be seen by way of the various religious institutions that dot the city. The city is home to numerous churches, gurudhwaras, mosques as well as a mandir among others. These places of worship can be visited and if you're not sure of the customs just take along a scarf so that if head covering is required, you are prepared.
Glasgow has a thriving pubs scene and some would say the most relaxed and cool in the world. Visiting one of the pubs is a great way to meet locals and many pubs alos have live music performance later in the evening when all the chatting is done.
Your evening may not end at the pub since Glasgow nightlife is legendary, the city is home to numerous clubs and the music ranges from house to hip-hop so there is definitely something for everyone.There is also a bit of a whisky culture in the city so be prepared to take a wee drop if the occasion arises.
Glasgow is a cool city, the summers on average are in the high teens although they have hit occasional records in the high 20s. The winters are chilly with average temperatures in the low 10s and snowfall is common. Rainfall occurs throughout the year with fall experiencing slightly more rainy days than the rest of the year.
When to fly to Glasgow
The comfortable weather of a Glasgow summer lures visitors in from around the world, which means flight tickets are very pricey. The December holiday season also has its lure for travellers, especially those wanting to celebrate New Year's Eve in the city.
Ticket prices begin to drop after New Year's Day and the following months are a great time to travel to the city on a pretty affordable price. Alternatively, October is a little warmer and the prices are fairly reasonable at that time as well.
Getting into Glasgow
Glasgow Airport is your gateway into the beautiful city. The airport sits just 20 minutes outside of Glasgow. To get into Glasgow hop on a bus which will take you into the city center or can drop you off at the train station from where you can catch a train to your destination. Taxis are also an option.
Getting around Glasgow
It is very easy to get around Glasgow. You can hop on the train which will take you anywhere you want to go in the city. The city's bus system works like clockwork and is a great option for city travel. You can also use the subway to get to certain parts of the city. Taxi service in the city is reliable and also a good choice as long as you are not travelling a great distance.
- Take a ride on a seaplane if you dare, it is one of the cities newest services and will give you a chance to see Glasgow from a whole new perspective.
- If you are in Glasgow during the warm months take a lovely cruise to the Firth of Clyde and go island-hopping for a day.
- Visit the oldest public museum in Scotland. The Hunterian Museum is housed at the University of Glasgow and has an impressive collection of artwork. The university grounds are also a wonderful place to take a walk and soak in the learning atmosphere.
- For an interesting tour of a an interesting place housed in an a place an interesting person once worked visit The Lighthouse museum. The museum is an ode to all things design and architecture and is housed in the former office of the design legend himself Charles Rennie MacKintosh.
- Visit George Square which sits in the heart of the city and is the showcase area for the numerous festivals head throughout the year in the city.
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