Lots of cultural curiosities to explore

With the personality of a place that wears its heart on its sleeve, Scotland’s largest city boasts a wealth of hidden treasures. Welcome to a community where old meets new, heritage meets innovation, rain meets shine and friendliness meets honesty, with a refreshingly down-to-earth personality that is devoted to good times. Iconic red tenement houses and splashes of colourful street art make Glasgow a city stamped with warmth and creativity, with space to roam and delights to discover – beauty really is built in.

There's a reason Glasgow takes pride of place in Time Out magazine's top 10 'Best Cities in the world', 2019. Ranking number one in the world for both friendliness and affordability.

Country: Scotland
Flybe Flying from May 2020
Currency: GBP - £
Journey Time: 1hr 15m
Language: English
Time Difference: UTC (EET)
Summer (DST): UTC+1 (EEST)

Getting here

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Top 3 Picks

Whilst you are in Glasgow, make the most of your stay and check out our top 3 things to do and see!

Clydeside Distillery

Opening in 2017, Clydeside was one of the first new distilleries to operate in Glasgow in decades. Its handsome copper stills are based in the old Pumphouse building that once controlled entry to the famous Queen’s Dock – and therefore Scotland’s whisky exports. Book a ticket to the chocolate and whisky tour , which pairs five especially selected single malts with artisan chocolate, handcrafted by Sugar Wings of Glasgow.

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Despite throwing its doors open over a century ago, in 1901, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum remains Glasgow’s most popular tourist attraction. A striking piece of architecture, it’s been crafted in the Spanish baroque style and fashioned out of red sandstone. There is some truly wonderful art on show here, with galleries given over to local colourists and the impressionists from across the Channel. Look up as you enter to see Sophie Cave’s spooky floating heads, sporting a range of human expressions not dissimilar to those found in your emoji keyboard.

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Once an array of derelict buildings, the SWG3 arts complex has slowly risen to become the city’s hub of creativity, live entertainment and partying. With indoors and outdoors spaces, it plays host to club nights, live gigs and festivals that see major DJs and bands descend. Keep an eye out for cool exhibitions and rotating restaurants popping up in the Acid Bar, with its small but perfectly formed rooftop terrace.

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Fun Facts

Fossil Grove in Glasgow’s Victoria Park has trees that are twice as old as dinosaurs. There are eleven extinct fossilised trees that can be dated to 330 million years ago when Glasgow’s climate was warm and humid.

The Top 100 list of places to watch gigs rated Glasgow as the top place for concerts in the UK outside of London, with eight venues listed.

Established in 1884, The Horseshoe Bar in Glasgow is a grand Victorian bar, which, measuring 104 feet and three inches, is the longest continuous bar in Europe.

Why not give Glasgow a try and book now with Loganair or Flybe.

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