When looking for holiday accommodation in Scotland, it can be hard to know where to start. However, it can be said that nowhere showcases Scottish culture quite like Glasgow, so look no further! Let Likibu do all the hard work and find you the accommodation of your dreams, so that you enjoy all the city has to offer.
Apartment & house rentals for booking a holiday in Glasgow
Your holiday rental in the 'City of Music'
Sometimes overshadowed by the Scottish Capital, Edinburgh - Glasgow is a friendly, creative and authentic city that attracts thousands of tourists. This fun infused city has not been crowned the UNESCO City of Music for no reason, so get up here and rent a room in the city, though be warned, sleep will be the last thing on your mind.
Apartments in Glasgow are fantastic value and whether you're looking for a party apartment in Glasgow for a stag or hen party. Or a cheap apartment just to escape for the weekend, there are plenty of options available for your trip. Glasgow is transforming itself from an industrial city to a hub of culture with opening award winning museums, quirky music venues and interesting restaurants.
When to go?
While Scotland isn't known for it's fantastic weather; we won't spent too much time dwelling on the Glasgow weather forecast and focus on what amazing things you can get up to whilst in the city.
What to do?
First things first, discover the narrow lanes of the Westend. This area is great for holiday apartments in Glasgow and it is full of characterful with windy narrow lanes, little shops and historic buildings. Make sure you've got your camera as you're sure to get the money insta shot in the Westend.
Say the Scottish Weather isn't quite on your side during your visit then fear not as a Scottish Whiskey is never far away. Head to a local bar (we recommend the Pot Still), enjoy some Scottish malt and get merry on as much whiskey and craft beer as you can handle. Apartments in Glasgow City Centre are a great choice if you're visiting in the winter as it means everything is within walking distance; bars, shops, restaurants.
When in Glasgow, we recommend you attend at least one concert or sports game. The Glasgow Rangers who play in the Scottish Premier is a great game to attend if you want to experience the real Glaswegian experience. Their home ground located in the South-West of the city is easy to get to and the tickets are approx £20 per person. Get yourself wrapped up, buy a traditional scotch pie and enjoy the match in a typical Scottish way. Then head back to your cosy serviced apartment in Glasgow and chill out.
If you're spending more than a weekend in Scotland or Glasgow then why not head out of town for a day? Glasgow is indeed an interesting and cultural city but an hours drive outside of Glasgow and you start to experience the absolutely incredible countryside and famous lochs of Scotland. Surrounding by breathtaking scenery, you can enjoy biking, hiking or a leisurely stroll on one of Scotlands many trails. Stop off at a local pub for a pint of ale or grab yourself a pasty from a local bakery. Whichever you decide the service from the friendly locals and the beautiful scenery is worth the trip out of the city.
Where to eat?
With close to 2000 restaurants in Glasgow alone, the choice of restaurants may threaten an indecisive mind. When in Glasgow, you need to tick off the following foods to say you've really experienced this Scottish City. Try a deep fried mars bar (incredibly tastier than they sound!), Neeps and Tatties and of course, Haggis. Yes, they all sounds a bit odd but we think your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised!
If we haven't quite sold the traditional Scottish cuisine to you, then here are our favourite picks of food places to visit.
1. Fanny Trollopes (yes, you heard right!)
This compact neighboured bistros menu changes daily depending on what is available from the local suppliers but what you'll get here is honest and home cooked Scottish food. The Carluke belly of pork with colcannon potatoes is our go to! Reasonably priced, and always busy, we recommend to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
If you're looking for something special, go to Cottiers it is located in one of the landmark building of Glasgows. It is a former church and it has a theatre, bar and restaurant. Situated in the charming West End, the decor of this restaurant fits right in. Again, offering Scottish cuisine, a sophisticated atmosphere as well as interesting cocktails and a well-thought out wine list; this restaurant is a perfect spot if you're visiting with that special someone.
3. Hanoi Bike Shop
This restaurant comes up time and time again on recommended restaurants to visit when in Glasgow and stands out to us as one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in the UK plus it's healthy! With an array of street food dishes, this place is best enjoyed with a large group of friends to pick, try and taste as many dishes as you can possibly fit in!
How to get there?
With its own train station and International Airport, Glasgow is easily accessible from all corners of the UK, whether you want to reach the city by road, rail or air. Trains from northern parts of England, including Manchester take around 3 hours, while it can take around 4 hours if you are travelling from the Midlands. Some direct services from London Euston can reach the heart of the city in only 4 and a half hours, which, considering the distance, is not bad at all!
Many visitors to Scotland may choose to visit Glasgow as part of a scenic road or rail trip across the Scotland, and why not? This can be an amazing opportunity to take in all the county's most famous sites in one huge trip. You can travel from your holiday rental in Edinburgh to Glasgow in only one hour, while a trip from your accommodation in Aberdeen takes just under three hours by train, but is slighter quicker by road.