From wandering through fascinating museums to learning about history and culture, you can do it all in the musical city of Glasgow.
Known for its impressive architecture, welcoming atmosphere, and endless natural beauty, Glasgow is a city brimming with bewitching charm and personality. Not only does this Scottish city have culture for days with more than 20 world-renowned museums to explore but it’s also recognised as a UNESCO Creative City of Music so listen out for a tune or two from one of over 130 musical events hosted in the city each week. Whether you fancy taking a stroll through Pollock House & Country Park or prefer to sip on a wee glass of whisky at one of this vibrant city’s best bars, your tour guide will point you in the direction of all the iconic attractions to make your Glashow holiday an unforgettable one.
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Glasgow is Scotland's biggest city and one of the best (and easiest) ways to travel there from other parts of the UK is by train. Glasgow's biggest train station is Glasgow Central, located in the city centre. There are several train companies that offer services to Glasgow from major cities in Scotland and parts of England with routes including London to Glasgow, Manchester to Glasgow, and Edinburgh to Glasgow.
Glasgow is a fascinating city full of different attractions and landmarks and thankfully, there are a number of ways for you to get around and see everything this vibrant Scottish town has to offer. Driving is a good option if you want to get around Glasgow in a time-efficient way but you can also walk, cycle, or catch public transportation with the commuter rail system, Glasgow's Underground network, and bus tours all providing services to the most popular parts of the city.
Glasgow is known to have a moderate sea climate which means cold (and sometimes freezing) winters and relatively sunny, dry summers. It's unlikely for temperatures in the summer to reach extreme levels with an average temperature around 20°C. Rainfall is likely to occur throughout most seasons, especially winter, spring, and autumn, and days often see only 6 hours of sunshine.
While temperatures in Glasgow in winter can get to freezing levels, it doesn't always snow. Some years experience heavier snowfall, whereas other years hardly get any snow at all, and if they do, it doesn't stick around for long. Generally, you can expect some type of snowfall between the months of December, January, and February but it's likely to be mild.
The best time to visit Glasgow largely depends on what kind of holiday you want to have but generally, the summer months are the best time to explore everything Glasgow has to offer. This is because the average temperatures in summer sit around 20°C and these days often have the most amount of sun, making it the perfect weather to enjoy outdoor activities. While you might experience a rain shower or two, these usually pass quickly so you can get back to your Glasgow adventure.
The time of year you're travelling in goes a long way in figuring out what you should pack for your trip. If you're planning on visiting Glasgow during the seasons of winter, spring, and autumn then keep in mind you'll likely expect a rain shower or two so pack your wellies, an umbrella, and other waterproof gear such as jackets and coats. It never gets hot in summer so t-shirts and shorts will be appropriate but make sure to pack sunscreen and hats to protect yourself against the sun. Also, remember to pack a camera with you and a reusable water bottle for your many activities and adventures.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.