If you are thinking of taking a luxury self-catering city break in Scotland then Glasgow could be a good choice for you. Glasgow itself is not particularly beautiful and the city lacks the elegance of nearby Edinburgh. That said, Glasgow offers some great attractions for those looking to do a bit of living in this lively city. Some of Scotland’s best bars, restaurants and nightclubs are to be found in the city and Glasgow has a real arty vibe to it. Galleries, theatres, museums and exhibitions are what Glasgow does best, as seen in the city previously winning the accolade of City of Culture. There is always something going on in Glasgow when it comes to musical concerts and theatre shows.
Although not particularly elegant, Glasgow is not without its historical attractions and there are a number to discover on a luxury break. Notably, there are a number of Charles Rennie Mackintosh sites throughout the city which aptly demonstrate why this man was one of the leading Art Nouveau architects. Glasgow School of Art and the Willow Tea Rooms are one of the best examples which can be found centrally on and near Sauchiehall Street. Scotland Street School Museum is also well worth a visit. Perhaps the best recommendation for the city of Glasgow is the fact that it is by and large a friendly city where you will find taxi drivers and shopkeepers happy to have a wee chat to pass the time of day.
The city combines the brilliance of the city lifestyle with the beauty of its surrounding Scottish countryside. Glasgow has some magnificent attractions including Glasgow Cathedral, many museums and art galleries. There are also the spectacular Botanic Gardens and a wonderful sightseeing tour that takes you around some of Glasgow’s most popular attractions. Some excellent places to visit include Glasgow Science Centre, Riverside Museum, Merchant City or The Lighthouse. For an excellent family day out why not visit The Tall Ship, Snozone Xscape or enjoy Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium?
In the evening there is also plenty to enjoy from delicious restaurants to awe inspiring theatre productions. On the other hand you may be looking for a more active and energetic luxury cottage get away. If this is the case then Glasgow can also offer amazing adventure activities, great opportunities for walking and cycling as well as exciting chances to try something new such as horse riding or paint-balling.
If you want to combine a trip to Glasgow with a visit to another part of Scotland, the elegant city of Edinburgh is only around an hour away by train. Loch Lomond National Park is also within relatively easy reach and great for walks and picturesque Scottish scenery. Within an hours drive you can be in the tranquil surrounds of Loch Lomond, a million miles away from bustling city life. Luxury self-catering accommodation in Glasgow is most likely to be in the form of apartments although it may be able to find cottages near to the city.