Holidays to Glasgow
Scotland’s largest city is always bustling with creativity and has one of the most vibrant art, theatre and music scenes in the UK. With regular easyJet flights to the Glasgow International Airport, visitors are only 30 minutes away from the greatest Victorian city in the world. The dear green place is a former industrial powerhouse and is widely recognised as the second city of the British Empire. Famous for its shipbuilding and tobacco industry, the city has reinvented itself in the 21st century as a vibrant and cultural holiday destination for all the family.
Museums and art in Glasgow
Glasgow’s jewel in the crown is without doubt the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which has an astonishing 8,000 objects on display. Situated in the city’s beautiful West End, the Victorian museum hosts a superb collection of Botticelli, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso works and the famous Glasgow Boys collection. However, most visitors descend upon the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in search of Salvador Dali’s masterpiece ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’. This remarkable painting was controversially bought by Glasgow City Council in 1952 for £8,200 and has now become one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions.
Within walking distance of the museum is the magnificent Kelvingrove Park. Set on the banks of the gorgeous River Kelvin, the park enhances and compliments the surrounding gothic architecture of Glasgow University. Dating back to 1451, the medieval institution is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and is a beautiful place to visit on holiday. The leafy campus is home to The Hunterian Art Gallery and The Mackintosh House.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s innovative and distinctive architectural style draws visitors from all over the world to Glasgow. His masterpiece is the Glasgow School of Art building and his other works include The Lighthouse, Scotland’s centre for architecture and design, with its panoramic views of the city centre, as well as the Scotland Street School Museum and the aptly named House for an Art Lover, a contemporary edifice built from the Art Nouveau architect’s original blueprints.
Within an hour’s drive of the Scotland’s historic capital Edinburgh and Stirling Castle, Glasgow makes an excellent base to visit the nearby Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Situated in the majestic Trossachs mountain range, Loch Lomond is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the UK. Glasgow is therefore a brilliant location for holiday makers to explore the vibrant and diverse range of Scotland’s attractions.
Evening entertainment in Glasgow
Come evening food lovers won’t be disappointed when on holiday in Glasgow. As the city hosts a stunning range of world famous restaurants and is renowned for its warmth and hospitality. The Merchant City is Glasgow’s cultural quarter and has become a popular location for late night dining with The City Merchant, Khublai Khan and Café Gandolfi restaurants being noted for their quality cuisine.
Scotland’s most gregarious and excitable city has a stunning nightlife and clubbers are highly recommended to have a big night out in the cutting edge Arches and Optimo night spots. Otherwise the city has a huge volume of bars, clubs and music venues to cater for all tastes.
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Glasgow is never dull and has a remarkable range of museums, galleries and historic attractions, which are traditionally free at the point of entry. Scotland’s most stylish city is a fantastic place to go with easyJet Holidays, so book your trip now to get a cheap deal on holidays to Scotland.