Glasgow

Your gateway to Scottish cruising holidays.

Glasgow is served by two main airports close to the city which are Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport. Glasgow International Airport is located 14km west of the centre of Glasgow near the towns of Paisley and Renfrew and is the city's principal airport. The frequent Glasgow Shuttle departs from outside the terminal building to the city centre, dropping off near both main railway stations (£4.50 single, £6.00 day return, £7.00 ).

Glasgow is a lovely town to wander and enjoy it's architecture. As befits a city that was at its richest through the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th, the centre of Glasgow has a fine legacy of Victorian and Edwardian buildings with their lavish interiors and spectacular carved stonework. Outside of the central area the main streets are lined with the legendary tenements - the city's trademark 2 or 3 story residential buildings built from red or blonde sandstone which positively glow during the summer.

Glasgow was also the home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of the "Glasgow Four," a group of leading proponents of art nouveau architecture. Indeed, during his lifetime, Mackintosh was probably better regarded abroad than he was in his native Glasgow, even apparently inspiring Frank Lloyd Wright. However, he was recently resurrected as one of the cities most beloved sons. You will notice, along with quite a few of his buildings to see in the city, including his magnum opus, the Glasgow School of Art, many other knock-offs and impersonations exist. However, despite the 'cult' of Mackintosh, Glasgow produced many other fine architects, the best known of whom is probably Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.

This is plenty to do in Glasgow if you are planning on arriving earlier for your cruise. You can enjoy the many art galleries or the lively music and cultural scene of Glasgow. There are many wonderful central hotels to stay and we can help you with your orientation and transfers for a short stay.