Airports in Glasgow
Glasgow city centre
Flights to Glasgow: practical information
Cheap airlines to Glasgow
British Airways offers cheap domestic Glasgow flights from London City, Gatwick and Heathrow, landing at Glasgow Airport (GLA). Low cost airlines like EasyJet and Flybe by far offer the cheapest Glasgow airline tickets.
When to book cheap flights to Glasgow
Glasgow tends to be a few degrees warmer than the rest of Scotland thanks to the groups of hills surrounding the city. It has warm summers and relatively mild winters but the weather in general is prone to change quickly without notice, especially in spring and autumn.
- Peak season: April to September.
- Low season: Winter.
Direct flights to Glasgow take 1h 15min from London.
Experience Glasgow: what to do, what to see
Glasgow has breathtaking Victorian architecture and the city is striving to be among the most visited metropolis cities in the world. This place has more to offer than just stunning building façades however, its also known for its flashy music and club scene.
Essentials in Glasgow
George Square: This is the main civic square in the city centre of Glasgow and was originally laid out in 1781 and was used for slaughtering horses. Today the square is used for public gatherings, protests, parades, and other events. There is interesting architecture lining all four sides of this square and it is a good place to meet and mingle.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum: This art gallery is one of the biggest in the UK. It offers eye-catching and eclectically arranged exhibitions. It has an impressive collection of European and Scottish art as well as historical exhibitions which include a full-sized Spitfire plane from the Second World War.
The Lighthouse: This place is one of Glasgow’s hidden treasures of architecture. It is tucked away on a small lane and serves as Scotland’s Centre for Architecture and Design. It was designed by Mackintosh in 1893 and features an interpretation centre and exhibitions of avant-garde furniture.
Find more information on seeglasgow.com.
Accommodations in Glasgow
Glasgow has a boisterous nightlife, one that lasts from dusk until dawn. If you want to sleep in the city centre, try to find a hotel in Glasgow that is off of the main streets. If the Burrell Collection is the star of your trip, look for a hotel in the southern suburbs but consider a Glasgow car hire for getting around.