Glasgow

Glasgow

As the saying goes, “People Make Glasgow” and no truer words have ever been said about this fair city. Glasgow is a city of culture, bursting with activity and experiences, with a refreshingly down-to-earth attitude which always inspires positivity.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was a pioneering Glaswegian architect, designer and artist known as one of the most creative figures of the 20th century. His work can be viewed in many forms all across the city from The Lighthouse to House of the Art Lover, Scotland Street School to The Willow Tea Rooms. His iconic designs can be seen all over the city.

The Kelvingrove Art Museum and Galley is a firm favourite with people from all over the city. With exhibitions from Art to Animals, Geology to Ancient History this really has something for everyone.

When you think of Scottish Football two teams instantly come to mind – Glasgow Rangers and Celtic. The rivalry between these two clubs goes back generations and always draws in huge crowds from across the globe. Why not tour both stadiums – Ibrox and Celtic Park to learn about each clubs unique history and views on their opposition.

While whisky is the drink of the nation, its beer which has captured the heart of this city. Based at the historic Wellpark brewery in Glasgow, Tennent’s Brewery exports its famous beer across the globe. Why not go behind the scenes of the brewery to see how this famous drink is made.

The largest park in Glasgow is Pollok Park. It has extensive woodlands, playparks and wildlife spread across it grounds. It contains Pollok House which is the former residence of the Maxwell family as well as the world famous Burrell Collection.

Opened in 1896, Glasgow’s Subway System is the easiest way of travelling around the city centre. It is arguable the worlds easiest subways to use, only having two lines – an inner and outer circle. So regardless of which one you get on, you aren’t going to go wrong.

Glasgow has so much to do with kids, we could write a whole blog on it! But don’t just take our word on it, check out the amazing Glasgow With Kids blog where our friend Lynn will take you and your kids on a non stop adventure around the city with family friendly activities, inspiration for days out and lots and lots of fun!

Travelling to Glasgow by Ferry

There is only one ferry port to Glasgow and that is Cairnryan Ferry Terminal. This ferry terminal is approximately 131km away (82 miles) which would be a pleasant drive allowing you to explore the Scottish countryside, taking around 2 hours. Where ever you live in the world, driving to Glasgow should be easy with ferries arriving into Scotland from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.