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We're not exaggerating when we say that we think Glasgow is one of the most exciting cities you'll ever come across. A city break in Glasgow offers a lively, bustling place, distinctive and full of character, where you are bound to get a very warm welcome indeed.

This is a city with striking architecture, contemporary art spaces and fascinating museums, many of which are free. Glasgow city centre is one of the best shopping destinations in the UK, outside of London's West End, and when it comes to nightlife, Glasgow knows what it's doing. With a diverse culinary scene, abundance of pubs and bars as well as some of the UK's best music venues, this is the city for the night owls.

Come visit Glasgow, Time Out's friendliest city in the world.

Glasgow Travel Information

How to get to Glasgow

You can fly to Glasgow from over 100 different destinations across the world or take direct trains from a number of different towns and cities across Great Britain, including sleeper services from London.

National coach operators provide a number of regular services to the city, or if you plan on coming by car the M74 and M8 motorways run north and south through the city centre. If driving in from the south, try a scenic alternative and take the fascinating Clyde Valley Tourist Route, one of the country's National Tourist Routes, which runs alongside the River Clyde and passes many places of historic interest.

How to get around Glasgow

Ride the Subway (known as 'the Clockwork Orange') or take advantage of the local buses or a 'hop-on, hop-off' sightseeing tour. You can also cover a lot of ground on foot - despite being Scotland's largest city, Glasgow is surprisingly easy to get around. Taxis and private hires are fairly priced and there's on-street bike hire, ideal if you want to see the city in a leisurely fashion.

Get to know Glasgow

You can find out more about the best places to visit in Glasgow, what events are are on, as well as plenty inspiration for your perfect city break.