Luxury Hotels in Glasgow

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Glasgow Luxury Hotels

If you’re looking for a deluxe holiday, Glasgow certainly offers more than most UK cities. Scotland’s largest city is steeped in history and its charming Victorian buildings house some of the country’s most prestigious accommodation. Not only that, but the contemporary vibe here makes Glasgow the perfect destination for sampling modern Scottish culture. While history fans have a good choice of museums to visit, art aficionados can also enjoy whiling away their days in some of Glasgow’s excellent galleries and exhibitions.

Things to see in Glasgow

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum houses works from the Scottish Colourists, Impressionists, and Dutch Renaissance periods. One of the main attractions of this gallery and museum is its prized work by Salvador Dali, Christ of Saint John of the Cross. The Glasgow Science Centre offers visitors the chance to delve into the history of science with hands-on exhibits that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. As well as the main science museum, the center is also home to a large IMAX cinema—the first to be built in Scotland. The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens are another popular attraction in the city; the exhibitions here give a glimpse of life in Glasgow from the 18th to the 20th centuries. After a day of sight-seeing, why not spend an evening at the theater? Glasgow’s Theatre Royal showcases various plays from cutting-edge comedy to modern takes on Shakespearean classics.

Luxury hotels in Glasgow

The wide range of luxury hotels in Glasgow offer guests a real taste of the high life. Almost all Glasgow upscale hotels feature top-quality amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and spa areas. They are often home to gourmet restaurants, offering modern takes on Scottish classic dishes, and sleek bars serving well-mixed cocktails—the perfect way to begin a night of partying or round off a busy day. Most luxury hotels in Glasgow are situated in the city center, however some—especially the spa hotels—are located out in the quieter suburbs, with some even benefiting from stunning locations in the surrounding Scottish countryside.

Where to stay in Glasgow

If you stay in the city center you’ll be able to enjoy more of the city’s traditional historic architecture, and your luxury hotel in Glasgow will be surrounded by high-end cafés, bars, and restaurants. Glasgow University is located in West End which has helped the area’s vibrant culture to bloom. Once the home to merchants and industrialists, this neighborhood is now the district of choice for artists and creative types. Shakespeare plays are often performed in the nearby Botanical Gardens. East End is full of bustling markets at the weekend—an excellent opportunity to partake in some people watching on the doorstep of your upscale hotel in Glasgow.

How to get to Glasgow

One of the most common ways to travel to Glasgow is by landing at Glasgow Airport. Many major international airlines fly into the airport on a daily basis. An alternative option is nearby Edinburgh Airport, which is only an hour’s train ride away, or a short cab ride. Both airports have plenty of car rental desks dotted around—convenient if you are planning on exploring the rest of the Scotland or the entire UK on your luxury vacation in Glasgow. Otherwise, it’s easy to take a taxi from Glasgow Airport to your hotel in the city.

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