If you're thinking of staying at a hotel near Braehead Arena in Glasgow, why not check out what's happening at the venue which stages ice hockey matches, boxing and other live entertainment?
Hotels near Braehead Arena
Braehead Arena is a multi-purpose venue which seats between 4,000 and 5,200 depending on the type of entertainment it’s hosting. Highlights since it opened in 1999 include a gig by Oasis in 2002, the third professional fight by the boxer Amir Khan, Davis Cup tennis and international wrestling.
The arena is also the home of the Braehead Clan and the Paisley Pirates ice hockey teams and saw an appearance by Bob Dylan on his Never Ending Tour in 2011.
Arts and culture
If you're staying near the Braehead Arena you'll be just a 15-minute drive from Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, home to a world-class collection of art and much more. Highlights include works by Rembrandt, Salvador Dali, Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh. It also has a gallery dedicated to Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style, and another to the work of the Glasgow Boys.
Fans of Charles Rennie Mackintosh will also want to visit Glasgow School of Art, considered to be the masterpiece of the designer. Parts of the building were severely damaged by fire in 2014.
The city is also home to a number of theatres including the Pavilion Theatre which hosts comedy, musicals and variety acts, the Tron Theatre which performs contemporary theatre and the Theatre Royal which is the home of Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet and which also receives touring theatre.
Things to see and do
Don't miss a walk with a difference, among the dead, in Glasgow’s Necropolis. Built in Victorian times, it is literally a city of the dead, home to 50,000 inhabitants and 3,500 funerary monuments.
Or visit other attractions such as Pollok House, located in a country park. The former ancestral home contains a large collection of Spanish art including work by Goya, Murillo and El Greco.
Also worth seeing are the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, an arboretum and public park in the West End area of Glasgow which has a magnificent 19th-century glasshouse, Kibble Palace.
Eating and drinking
Sloans is a favourite haunt for many Glaswegians. One of the city's oldest pubs, it remains resolutely old-fashioned with simple, home-cooked meals and good beer. And whiskey lovers should not miss The Pot Still, Hope Street which, for a small pub, has a truly massive collection.
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