Flights to Glasgow

Discover Glasgow, Scotland's music capital

Cuisine, Culture, Nature, Night life

Glasgow sits on the banks of the River Clyde and is Scotland's largest city. The city is Scotland's cultural centre boasting many fantastic museums, art galleries, concert venues, Theatres, concert halls and festivals.

Feature / Location

Scotland's Largest City located on the banks of the River Clyde

Currency

Great British Pound / GBP

Weather

Oceanic Climate with cool cloudy summers and rainy cold winters.

Time Zone

GMT

Airports

2 Airports. Glasgow International (GLA) and Glasgow Prestwick (PIK)

Activities

Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh

Glasgow is a vibrant city, full of character and charm with a bursting personality and ready to give every visitor a great experience. The largest city in Scotland offers stunning architecture, plenty of museums and art galleries and is home to Scotland's best nightlife. The city has 70 parks and plenty of open space which is maybe why its Gaelic name means 'lovely green place'

What Is Glasgow Best Known for?

Glasgow is known for being one of the friendliest cities in the world. Its architecture is diverse and offers an eclectic mix of modern and historic that merge together. It’s also famous for its Whisky with many people believing that Glasgow introduced Whisky to the world. Perhaps most notably famous for its football and the rivalry between the two Glaswegian teams Celtic and Rangers, it's been described as the most passionate football club rivalry in the world.

  • Cuisine
  • Culture
  • Nature
  • Night life

Cuisine

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Black Pudding

Black pudding has recently been declared a super food by the British Nation Health Service and is now more popular than ever before. A traditional Scottish dish that is made up of a mixture of suet, oats, blood, barley and a blend of special spices and then stuffed into a casing. It's then fried or grilled like a sausage would be cooked and served up usually on a Scottish Breakfast

Cranachan

For those of us with a sweet tooth this is the dessert for you. Simple yet elegant, made up of fresh raspberries, whipped cream, honey and toasted oats with a splash of Whisky on top. A tweet taste explosion to satisfy any sweet lovers out there.

Scottish Breakfast

Every visitor to Scotland needs to enjoy a Scottish Breakfast at least once during their stay. Consisting of egg, bacon, fried potatoes, baked beans, a tattie scone, buttered toast and the most famous item to make the breakfast Black Pudding. Black pudding is famous in Scotland but, be warned the main gradient of a Scottish breakfast is pork. Don't forget it's all rounded off with a spot of tea. A perfect way to kickstart your day of sightseeing.

Culture

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Glasgow Cathedral

Built in the 12th Century, Glasgow Cathedral is the city's most historic building. The cathedral is free to visit however, donations are always welcome. Admire both the beautiful interior and exterior, and see the grandest room in the cathedral, the crypt which houses the tomb of St Mungo which dates back to 603 AD. A great free attraction and one to add to your Glasgow things to do list.

Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of art is housed in an Art Nouveau building that was completed in 1909. If you're interested in architecture or simply appreciate beautiful buildings then this is a must to add to your Glasgow things to do list. The building's west façade is dominated by three 65-foot-high oriel windows and the east front smaller windows that give a Scottish Castle feel to it. The interior is fantastic with a unique library and Gallery. As you are guided around the school of art these guides will be actual students who will show you various works by Mackintosh and galleries of his furniture. A very interesting museum and architectural gem

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Opened in 1901, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is home to a collection of fine British and continental paintings. Some of the most famous paintings include Van Gogh's portrait of the Glaswegian art collector Alexander Reid and Salvador Dali's Christ of Saint John of the Cross. There are many exhibits that showcase weapons, armour, swords from the 15th and 16th century, Flemish tapestries, Glasgow made jewellery, silver and glassware. There is also a series of exhibits that display work from the Glasgow School of Art. A great place to admire beautiful works of art.

Nature

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace

Glasgow Botanic Gardens has many glasshouses for you to explore the most famous is Kibble Palace one of the largest greenhouses in Britain, built in 1873 its home to a rare collection of orchids and a safe haven for tree ferns from Australia and New Zealand, several plant species from Africa, the Far East and the Americas. There is a wide variety of temperate and tropical flora on display, a herb garden and the Uk's national collection of tree ferns. The gardens were awarded a Green Flag in 2011. A tip for anyone visiting is to enjoy a walk along the River Klein that is at the north side of the Botanic Garden as this walkway takes you to Kelvingrove Park.

Necropolis

A beautiful Victorian Gothic Garden cemetery that spans over 37 acres known as "city of the dead''. The Necropolis is filled with beautifully designed memory stones, sculptures and buildings that were designed by Glasgow artists. There are beautiful views to the cathedral and city backed by Celtic crosses and weeping angels. The cemetery is also a park, in fact it’s the second largest green space in the centre of Glasgow, set in stunning woodland and a beautiful place for the over 50,000 people who are laid to rest here. Some of the graves are for fallen soldiers of World War 1 and 11. Also home to habitats for wildlife it's truly a unique place to visit.

Pollock House and Pollok Country Park

Pollock House grounds span 355 acres with a stunning Edwardian mansion that was built in 1752. The house is open to explore with a beautiful interior including an impressive grand entrance hall. The mansion displays beautiful works of art with Sir Williams Stirling Maxwell collection of Spanish art. There is a more interactive exhibit in the house where you are tasked with solving puzzles to "Escape the past" bringing you back to modern day. Outside of the house is the grounds of the estate, charming walking trails will lead to the riverside and woodlands or meander the gardens which are kept up beautifully. See the Highland Cattle that have been breeding on the park since the early 1800's. The grounds are a National Trust for Scotland venue and a must to add to your Glasgow to do list.

Night life

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Nightlife

Glasgow is one of the best cities in the UK for its nightlife. There is something suitable for everyone no matter your taste. Throughout the city you can enjoy a wee dram in one of the city's authentic traditional pubs. There is nothing quite like a drink in an old-fashioned pub complete with traditional decor and friendly Glaswegians enjoying a sip of whisky and some traditional Scottish banter. There are more glamorous trendy hot spots with an eclectic mix of specialist Glasgow bars such as gin, wine and cocktail bars that will appeal to many. Glasgow nightclubs scene is known for being one of the best in the UK, you're sure to find a club that suits you and enjoy dancing until the early hours with many of your night bars and clubs hosting resident and sometimes international DJs. The city has an Iconic Music Scene and is a UNESCO City of music and Top Cultural and creative city. There are many small venues, bars and large arenas or parks that are home live performances of an eclectic mix of music. in Glasgow there is always a nightly live performance somewhere in the city. The most popular areas to sample what Glasgow nightlife has to offer is the city centre with a mixture of everything, Merchant City with its exclusive clubs and trendy bars and the West End home to a mix of bars, restaurants and trendy cafes. You will always find something that suits your taste in Glasgow and don't despair if you're not a night owl. The Glasgow beer gardens are the perfect place to stop and refresh as you explore the city.

Weather in Glasgow

Glasgow weather has an oceanic climate. It's cold and rainy in the winter and the short summers are cool and cloudy. In the winter months storms can happen often bringing with it wind and more rain. Winter usually runs from December to February and Summer from June to August. The best time to visit is between June and August to be able to enjoy outdoor activities.

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Cities with direct flights to Glasgow

Corendon Airlines connects you from Turkey the Gateway of the Aegean and Turquoise coast Dalaman and Antalya to Scotland's largest city Glasgow and one of the friendliest in the UK.

Flights to Glasgow are very competitive and excellent value for money with low prices. Glasgow to Dalaman flights and Glasgow to Antalya flights run twice a week throughout the summer months in 2022. Antalya flights take 4hrs 45 mins and Dalaman 4hrs 35 minutes meaning flights to Turkey have never been easier with Corendon Airlines with excellent service and outstanding quality.

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Cheap flight tickets to Glasgow

Corendon Airlines offer competitive prices to and from Glasgow. You can book via the Corendon Airlines website or via our mobile app for cheap flights to Glasgow. High season between June and August can be very popular therefore we recommend booking flights in advance. For those flights out of season you can book at excellent discounted prices. Being flexible with your dates can assist you in securing the cheapest flight deals to and from Glasgow. A tip when booking your flight ticket with Corendon Airlines to Glasgow is to pre book your flight seats, inflight meal and extra kilos when booking your ticket to get the best prices for your additional services.

Accommodation in Glasgow

Glasgow is a large city and accommodation is widely spread throughout the city. One of the best areas to stay in is the pedestrianised block of streets Sauchiehall Street. The hotels in Glasgow are varied from Luxury to mid-range to low budget and hostels there's something to suit everyone. But don't be afraid to stay further out as the city has good transport links including the Glasgow Metro. Staying further out can also save money in peak times where city centre accommodation can be costly. When booking accommodation in the UK we recommend that you book in advance as in most cases you will find cheaper prices available the earlier you book.

Airport and Transportation

Glasgow International Airport is one of two airports that Serve the city of Glasgow and surrounding areas. Glasgow Airport was opened in 1966 and was originally opened to handle the UK and European traffic. However, in 1976 BAA took over the airport in 1975 which opened it up to international travel. Today, the airport has three piers, West for International travel, Central for Domestic flights and East for low cost, Ireland and the Scottish Islands. The airport also has a small RAF base within the airport that provides flight training to university students who are planning to join the RAF.

Glasgow Airport is only 8 miles from the centre of Glasgow and is easily accessed from the centre. The nearest rail station to the airport is Paisley Gilmour Street that can be reached by taxi and is only 1 mile away. There is also a bus service 66 and 300 that also pass by the train station. The Glasgow Airport Express service 500 runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will take you to the city centre in just 15 minutes. Taxi is a convenient way to get anywhere in the city. The airport taxis are located directly outside of the Terminal building and with a fleet of 180 taxis so there's no need to book in advance. To really make the most out of your holiday and get to explore as much of Glasgow and the surrounding area then Car Hire is a great way to be independent. We highly recommend that you book any car hire needs in advance to avoid disappointment and to secure the cheapest deals.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Glasgow

Are flights from Glasgow to Antalya direct?

Yes, all Corendon Airline flights are direct.

Does Glasgow have good nightlife?

Yes, Glasgow has some of the best nightlife in the UK

How long is the flight from Glasgow to Antalya?

The flight is 4hrs and 45 minutes

Is it easy to get to Edinburgh from Glasgow?

Yes, it only takes 1 hour by car or train to reach the Capital Edinburgh

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