Scotland's largest city, Glasgow has hosted the Commonwealth Games, has been a European City of Culture and is the home to two of the world's most famous football teams, Rangers and Celtic.
A fount of creativity, Glasgow has several galleries and museums that celebrate home-grown talent, as well as artists from around the world.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery has, among its treasures, works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and pieces by the great French impressionist painters. The Glasgow School of Art – built by Mackintosh – is a creative masterpiece in and of itself and features a superb collection of the great man’s furniture.
Situated in Pollok Country Park, the striking L-shaped Burrell Collection contains in excess of 700 pieces of medieval stained glass that encompasses Gothic, Renaissance and Romanesque styles. The Park is also a great place for stretching the legs. Head out along one of the many trails where you might see the Highland cows that are reared here.
And Glasgow Botanic Gardens has an appealing blend of formal gardens, splendid glasshouses and woodland walks.
Glasgow Cathedral is well worth a visit, not just for its Gothic magnificence, but descend to the crypt where you'll see the tomb of the city's patron saint, St Mungo.
Glasgow is an old city and its Victorian roots are more than apparent in the Necropolis, a cemetery that was built when Glasgow was the second city of the Empire. Apart from admiring the monuments and tombs that are exquisitely designed, you'll have a terrific view across the Clyde.
Glaswegians love their football, whether watching Scotland or domestic finals at the national stadium, Hampden Park or the UK's second-biggest club stadium, Celtic Park. Rangers have a faithful following who regularly fill Biro Stadium and Fir Hill is the home of Partick Thistle.
Tiffney's steakhouse is a stylish and friendly eatery that offers tasty cuisine using quality Highland beef, pork and lamb from naturally reared stock.
Using local and seasonal produce to create an ever-changing menu, Number 16 has proven to be a popular Glasgow haunt with its innovative take on Scottish cooking.
And small in size but with a big Italian heart, Smile Café has lots of Latinate treats from fresh coffee to homemade cannelloni.
Glasgow has the best shopping anywhere in Scotland, from bustling Buchanan Street, with its high-street stores, to Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow Fort, Silverburn and Braehead are shopping centres on the city's outskirts. Bath Street and Hope Street offer an alternative to the mainstream shops with an appealing choice of locally owned independents selling anything from clothing and hi-fi equipment to art and antiques.
We have a huge choice of Glasgow hotels with parking. From the modestly priced Victorian House Hotel to the 5-star comfort and sophistication of Radisson Blu Hotel– whatever your requirements, we've got it covered.