With world-class venues like the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and the SSE Hydro, it’s no wonder the city’s been named one of the top 10 sporting cities in the world. The 2014 Commonwealth Games have put Glasgow’s sporting venues on the map, for all to enjoy.
On top of the Commonwealth Games the city have recently hosted the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in 2015, the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in 2016, the TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships in 2017, the inaugural European Championships in 2018 and in 2019 hosted the European Indoor Athletics Champions and the Guinness Pro14 Final.
Scotland is an exciting place to be.
Glasgow, one of Europe’s most vibrant, dynamic and stylish cities, is steeped in history, yet undeniably modern and cutting-edge. It’s known for being one of Scotland’s friendliest, most welcoming places. Its music scene and pubs, clubs and restaurants could keep you busy every night of the week and Glasgow – with its famous Style Mile – is the UK’s most successful shopping location outside of London’s West End.
On the east coast, you’ll find Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, the seat of the Scottish Parliament and government. The ancient city, known as the ‘Athens of the North’, is watched over by the iconic 12th century castle. It’s a lively, cosmopolitan and cultured city, with superb museums, art galleries, pubs, clubs, restaurants and plentiful shopping opportunities.
Out with Scotland’s two biggest cities there is still plenty to see and do with many hidden gems across the country including historic castles, enchanting mountain tops, serene glens, mysterious lochs, idyllic white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and even the odd palm tree. We guarantee that visiting Scotland will leave you with lasting memories.
Scotland’s arts and cultural scene excels in world-class music, visual art, architecture and literature. And many galleries and museums are free to visit. You’ll enjoy excellent facilities for sport with some of the world’s finest golf courses as well as Olympic-sized swimming pools, outdoor ski slopes and a national network of cycling routes. Shopping is an exciting mix of exclusive brands, modern malls and historic streets with smaller independent retailers. Famed for the excellence of our local produce, eating out in Scotland is a pleasure from traditional tea rooms to busy bistros.
For more information on Glasgow specifically, check out the Glasgow Convention Bureau website.
For information on life and events in Scotland, check out the Visit Scotland website.
Glasgow is located in West Central Scotland. It’s the largest city in Scotland and is extremely well served by transport links, including three international airports (Glasgow International Airport only 9 miles away and both Glasgow Prestwick and Edinburgh International Airport less than 40 miles of the city centre) and all airports are only an hour’s flight from London airports.
Getting to Glasgow couldn't be easier - the city is served by three international airports, it's well connected by train from across the UK, it's easily accessible by Scotland's extensive road network and travelling by sea is made simple by the ferry connections.
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