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Glasgow Travel Guide

Though it isn’t the capital, Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city. Glasgow has an air of effortless elegance and sophistication about it. Its narrow streets almost transport you back in time with their cobbled paths and Victorian architecture. Whether you are a history buff, or you just want to order up a pint of beer, some fish and chips, and immerse yourself in the UK culture, Glasgow has something for everyone.

Things to Do in Glasgow

With so many options, you will be spoiled for choice when trying to decide the best things to do in Glasgow during your Scotland adventure! To learn more about the city’s past, head first to the Riverside Museum. Marvel at the architectural brilliance of the Glasgow Cathedral which has been standing for over 800 years and is one of the best preserved historical cathedrals in the UK. Treat yourself to a little retail therapy at Buchanan Street and then wander through the fragrant flower gardens at the People’s Palace.

Best Places to Stay in Glasgow

The West End is considered as being Glasgow’s most beautiful neighborhood. This quaint area is packed with character and its narrow streets house vintage stores and restaurants that serve up delicious cuisines from across the world. For another great and unusual place to stay in Glasgow, consider the hipster district of Finnieston -- a trendy area filled with craft breweries, art galleries and gastronomic eateries.

Best Time to Visit Glasgow

The summer months of June through to September are the best time to visit Glasgow.

Price and Availability Index in Glasgow

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Glasgow is in August, while the cheapest month is in March. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Glasgow is in the high season in August. Glasgow has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Glasgow tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Glasgow tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.

The weather in Glasgow

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Glasgow. The warmest months in Glasgow are August and June, when temperatures reach 79 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 18 ˚F. The wettest month in Glasgow is October with 5.89 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 1.16 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Glasgow

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, Homeaway, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. Glasgow has 2489 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Glasgow is available at $9 per night. On average, a place to stay in Glasgow will cost you $87 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Glasgow can pick from 1358 places to stay that provide WiFi. We have 322 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. Choose from 21 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Glasgow by car, be sure to choose from 1198 accommodations that provide parking. 7 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 250 pet-friendly accommodations available.

We combine a wide variety of Glasgow accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 5 providers, including 1306 places to stay from Airbnb, 124 accommodations from Homeaway and 5 places to stay from Agoda.

1583 accommodations in Glasgow have been reviewed: 65% are rated excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 975 places to stay right now.

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