Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city, and with three universities, there is a wonderfully vibrant, youthful atmosphere, which has produced many of the countries favourite performers. However, just a little outside the famous city lies a blissfully peaceful, stunningly picturesque region of green hills and cascading waterfalls; the Clyde Valley. The walking in the Clyde Valley offers a fantastic contrast to the fast paced excitement of life in Glasgow accommodation, allowing you to switch between the most beautiful of Scottish landscapes to the most vibrant of Scottish cities in a matter of minutes.
A trip to Glasgow shopping is a fantastic experience. Shopping in Glasgow has become a real attraction, with the world class shopping streets of Argyll Street, Buchanan Street and Sauchiehall Street bringing Glasgow to be the UK’s second largest shopping centre after London. There is a vast amount to do in the city of Glasgow, and there is always plenty going on during the evening. The Glasgow nightlife is exceptional, whether you enjoy an evening at the theatre, concerts in the elaborate Glasgow Concert Hall or a night in the endless bars and clubs that can be found throughout the city. You shall never want for entertainment whilst staying in Glasgow accommodation.
The Clyde Valley is a magnificent place to escape it all. Just moments from Glasgow accommodation, the Clyde Valley is a beautiful region, steeped in history and awash with view points that will make even the most blasé of visitors reach for their cameras. Mountain biking, horse riding, hiking and mountaineering holidays all thrive in the Clyde Valley, and the fishing is excellent. The New Lanark World Heritage Site is also of significant note, a beautiful 18th century mill close to the Falls of Clyde. The mill has been lovingly restored, and as well as giving stunning views over the valley, also gives visitors an unprecedented insight into times gone by.
The West Coast of Scotland is just half an hour from the centre of Glasgow, and is one of the most spectacular, rugged and wild stretches of coastline in the whole of the UK. There are many little beaches, mostly remaining almost completely empty throughout the year. The swells of the Atlantic Ocean and the reliable onshore winds mean that the coast here is perfect for surfing, sailing, wind surfing and even water skiing, perfect for a day out form Glasgow accommodation.
Glasgow is wonderfully connected to Edinburgh, with a direct train link between the two taking just 45 minutes, and leaving every 15. Edinburgh makes a wonderful day trip from a holiday rental property in Glasgow and the Clyde Valley, especially during the Edinburgh Festival, when performers descend upon the region from every corner of Europe.
The weather you can expect from Glasgow accommodation is a little hard to predict. The windswept location just inland from the Atlantic means that conditions are unpredictable, but when spring breaks between March and May, mild temperatures and long, sunny days are commonplace.
Reaching Glasgow accommodation is easy from anywhere in the UK. Plane, train and ferry services all arrive into Glasgow on a daily basis, with flights to Glasgow’s Airports (GLA) bringing visitors from across Europe. There are two Glasgow Airports, Glasgow International Airport (GLA), 20 minutes outside the city centre, and Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK), which is accessible from a holiday rental property in Glasgow city centre by train. The majority of flights to Glasgow Prestwick are largely provided by Ryanair.
Glasgow will be hosting events during the London Olympics, and with accommodation in Glasgow for the Olympic Games, you're right next to the sporting action.