Cheap Flights to Glasgow
Glasgow is the heart of tourism in Scotland, having been transformed from a primarily industrial city into a vibrant urban centre. Today, the historic city boasts a completely redesigned riverfront and some of the most extensive retail shopping in all of the UK, with hundreds of independently-owned shops selling unique goods. The city is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including UK City of Architecture and Design.
Glasgow is generally thought of as being split into two "zones": the City Centre and the West End. Popular neighbourhoods within the City Centre include Anderson, Blythswood Hill, and Merchant City; each of these districts offers a plethora of cultural attractions and activities for tourists. The West End is known for its many bars and restaurants, which are mostly concentrated around Kelvington Museum and the University of Glasgow.
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Best Time to Book a Flight to Glasgow
Glasgow's peak tourist time is in July and August, when British schools are on vacation. During these months, the region is flooded with tourists, and airfare and accommodations are at their most expensive. The best time to save money on a flight to Glasgow while still being able to enjoy pleasant sightseeing weather is in late spring, early summer, or fall. Skyscanner's Price Alert tool can help you monitor ticket prices over a specific range of dates so you can be sure to book the lowest fare.
Airlines That Fly to Glasgow Airport (GLA)
Glasgow Airport (GLA) is situated near Erskine, Paisley, and Renfrew, about 13 kilometres west of the city centre. Serving as the main gateway to southwest Scotland, the airport receives international flights from dozens of airlines, including a number of budget carriers. In total, the airport services around 40 airlines from its two terminals, including Air Canada, Air Transat, and WestJet. For a full list of airlines that fly from Canada to Glasgow, click here.
What to See and Do in Glasgow
A good place to start your tour of Glasgow is at George Square, which is central to just about everything in the city. The tourist information centre is just a short walk from here, as is Buchanan bus station. George Square is also just steps away from the city's most popular sightseeing attractions and educational institutions, such as the City Chambers and the University of Strathclyde. From here, many tourists decide to explore the city by joining one of the many guided bus and walking tours available.
Scotch whiskey enthusiasts won't want to miss the the Oban Distillery at Argyll or the Glengoyne Distillery in Blane Valley, where sampling the product is practically mandatory, while theatre lovers can immerse themselves in the hundreds of shows and concerts hosted at Glasgow's world-famous entertainment venues--which include the Citizens, King's, Ramshorn, and Tramway theatres. Other points of interest in Glasgow are Pollock Country Park and Glasgow Science Centre.
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