As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow has to be one of the most entertaining and welcoming destinations in the UK. While it was once known for its heavy industry, Glasgow is now celebrated as a hub of arts, culture and (having hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2015) sport. It also has some of the best shopping in the UK outside of London, so you need not worry about coming home empty-handed.
With so much to do, see and buy, it's a good job they have so many top-quality, budget-friendly 3 star hotels to choose from - leaving you plenty to spend on the good stuff.
Dear Green Place
To punctuate its recovery from the industrial years, Glasgow is now characterized by attractive green spaces. Known as 'Dear Green Place' by locals, it's got to be one of the most environmentally conscious cities going. This, alongside stunning Victorian architecture and world-class galleries and museums, makes it one attractive place to visit.
A Night on the Town
Great nights out are commonplace here as the city boasts an incredible live music scene built around legendary venues like King Tut’s in the city centre and Òran Mór on Byres Road. You'll find plenty of 3 star hotels around here, making that crawl to bed after a night on the tiles so much easier.
Cutting Edge Culture
But if it's culture you're after, don't miss Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum on Argyll Street. Not only is it one of Scotland’s most popular attractions, it's also free - ideal for the budget conscious. Opened in 1901 the museum has 22 themed galleries, covering everything from Ancient Egypt to the Wild West.
Once you've had your fill of cramming your brain, cram with food and drink at a classy Glasgow café; keep an eye out for Ashton Lane, a cobbled street full of trendy bars and restaurants just off Byres Road.