Looking for a break in Glasgow? Look no further! Discover Glasgow with Campanile Hotels
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Glasgow is a vibrant city set against the backdrop of spectacular architecture. It is Scotland’s biggest city and the UK’s third most popular. As a lively and cosmopolitan city, Glasgow is an ideal destination for a short break or a family holiday. From the countless galleries and museums to the unique touches gifted by architects Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this city has plenty to offer.Glasgow is situated Scotland’s West Lowlands on the River Clyde. It is considered to be one of the world’s most liveable cities and, as one of Europe’s top ten financial epicentres, is home to many Scottish businesses. The nightlife is bustling and, with a wide variety of designer shops, specialist stores and high street retailers, it boasts the best shopping outside London. This is an exciting city to visit and, as a university city with a large student population, it is a melting pot of different cultures.
A two-day break:In two days you can discover some of Glasgow’s many wonders. On your first day why not stroll around the streets and admire the work of Glasgow’s most famous architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh? Enjoy a hot drink in The Willow Tea Rooms. Here you can see the beautiful interior design that made Mackintosh so famous. The Hotel Campanile Glasgow is set in the heart of the city, so most of the city's best attractions are within easy reach. Spend the afternoon visiting Pollok Country Park. This lush setting is home to The Burrell Collection, an impressive collection of more than 9000 works of art including paintings, sculptures and tapestries from all over the world. A week-long stay: A week is plenty of time to discover Glasgow and its many Scottish delights. Culture lovers will love The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, situated in the scenic Kelvin Park. Highlights include 300-million-year-old Glaswegian fossils and Sir Roger The Elephant. The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens follows the story of Glasgow’s people from 1750 to the present day. It is close to Hotel Campanile Glasgow.A family holiday:In addition to being a space-age structure, Glasgow Science Centre crams as much fun as you can get into a chrome crescent-shaped building. Inside there are more than 300 interactive exhibits, a café and a shop.
Transports: Glasgow has two international airports. Glasgow International is only 8 miles from the Hotel Campanile Glasgow. The city can be reached via the M8, M80, M77 and the M74 from the south of England. The city has several bus services and the most vast urban rail network in Great Britain outside of London . Edinburgh , Aberdeen , Dundee , Inverness and the Western Highlands can be reached via from Queen Street station. There is also an excellent underground service within the city. Gastronomy: Glasgow is home to some of the UK’s best restaurants including Sapori D'Italia, an Italian restaurant with great service and delicious authentic food. For traditional Scottish food, eat at the Black Sheep Bistro. The haggis with chicken and whiskey sauce is to die for. Events: Glasgow hosts numerous festivals throughout the year including the Jazz Festival in June, Glasgay! (A gay and lesbian arts festival) held from October to November, and Celtic Connections, which focuses on the origins of Scottish music, is held during winter. Interesting Fact: The man who invented television, John Logie Baird, transmitted the world’s first long-distance television images from a room in The Central Hotel in Glasgow. Useful links: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/AboutGlasgow/Touristattractions/ http://www.glasgowairport.com/http://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews/glasgowandwestscotland