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Glasgow is known for its Indian cuisine
Glasgow is known as one of the Indian cultural hubs of the UK. If you’re a fan of Indian food, you’ll be in luck while holidaying on flights to Glasgow – you’ll find incredible Indian restaurants all over the city. If Indian cuisine isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Glasgow has a thriving restaurant scene that features a number of international cuisines as well as local Scottish fare.
Plan a day trip to Loch Lomond
After arriving on cheap flights to Glasgow, you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from Loch Lomond. At 71 square kilometres, Loch Lomond is the largest lake in Scotland. Explore the lake by hiking the many trails of Trossachs National Park, or hop on a boat tour to see Loch Lomond from the water.
Glasgow is the perfect city for art-lovers
While Edinburgh is often seen as the historical heart of Scotland, Glasgow is the cultural capital. Between visual art, theatre, music, and dance, there is so much art to experience between return flights to Glasgow. Glasgow is home to the Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland as well as 20 museums and close to 50 art galleries.
What are Glasgow’s most famous landmarks and monuments?
Paisley Abbey has been an emblem of Glasgow since the Middle Ages. In 1163, 13 monks travelled to Glasgow to set up the monastery, which became known as Paisley Abbey. While holidaying on flights to Glasgow, visit the Abbey to view some beautiful Medieval architecture and learn more about the religious history of Scotland. Inside, there are some impressive stained glass windows, Medieval artefacts, and the tombs of all six High Stewards of Scotland. Paisley Abbey is open to visitors every day, and guided tours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm. If you’d like to see the Abbey in action between your return flights to Glasgow, you can even attend one of the Sunday services.
This grand country house is located just southwest of central Glasgow. The Pollok House was built in 1752, however, the estate itself was owned by Scotland’s prominent Maxwell family for almost 700 years. Today, Pollok House is managed by the National Trust of Scotland, and visitors with flights to Glasgow can tour the house. Inside, there is an impressive collection of art and Georgian interior designs. Between your return flights to Glasgow, visit the estate to tour the house as well as the sprawling Pollok Country Park.
When you book cheap flights to Glasgow, you’ll be pleased to know there are plenty of free activities and attractions around the city. The well-known Lighthouse building in the city centre has no admission fee and features a collection of pieces from Scottish artists. Stroll through the various exhibitions, then head up a spiral staircase to the Lighthouse viewing platform. From there, you’ll be treated to a sweeping view over the centre of Glasgow.
What is the best way to get around Glasgow?
As one of the largest cities in the UK and the largest in Scotland, Glasgow has a vast network of public transport. Once your flights to Glasgow land, take advantage of public transport to reach your hotel in the city centre. If you arrive into Glasgow Airport (GLA), catch the 500 Express bus. This bus operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and arrives into central Glasgow in a quick 15 minutes. From Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PLK), catch the ScotRail train to Glasgow Central Station. When purchasing your train ticket, show a confirmation of your airfare to Glasgow to receive 50% off the journey.
In central Glasgow, there is a subway system as well as an extensive network of buses. The Glasgow subway has one line with 15 stations around the city and inner suburbs. It travels in a loop, and passengers can catch a train going either east or west. Tickets to Glasgow’s subway cost £1.55 ($2.90 AUD). If you’d like to visit somewhere that’s not accessible by subway, Glasgow also operates 80 bus lines through the city and suburbs. Single ride tickets to Glasgow buses cost £1.70 ($3.20 AUD), and a day pass is available for £4.60 ($8.65 AUD).
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