As Scotland’s cultural capital, Glasgow has many popular attractions to explore, from historic buildings and museums to art galleries and contemporary street art.
Glasgow, meaning “Dear Green Place”, is the largest and most populous city in Scotland, so as you might expect, there is lots to see and do! Avis Prestige lists some of the most popular activities to enjoy and places to stop on your journey in a luxury hire car across Glasgow.
The Glasgow city centre is home to some incredible street art, as well as luxury shopping destinations and cultural monuments. Head to Buchanan Street or for some high-class shopping, or to George Square to see an important collection of historic statues, including those dedicated to poet Robert Burns and novelist Sir Walter Scott.
When in Glasgow, you should make a stop at medieval Cathedral, the oldest building in Glasgow and oldest cathedral in mainland Scotland. It is still used as a place of worship today. The University of Glasgow is historic too, as the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world, now a world top 100 university.
Glasgow has a number of beautiful parks and gardens to explore. You could visit the Botanic Gardens in the West End of Glasgow, home to thousands of plants and several glasshouses. Pollok Country Park, Glasgow’s largest park, provides a great space to relax and get away from the busy atmosphere of the city. Another place to enjoy Scotland’s natural beauty is Kelvingrove Park, which is also home to an impressive Art Gallery and Museum.
There are a wide range of museums to choose from in Glasgow, providing fascinating insights into the city’s history and culture. The Riverside Museum is themed around Glasgow’s transport, whilst the Glasgow Science Centre includes interactive scientific exhibits. As Scotland’s oldest museum, the Hunterian is worth a visit too!
Often described as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery, the Glengoyne Distillery in Glasgow is the perfect place to enjoy a dram of single malt whisky. Or perhaps you’re more of a beer fan? Glasgow is also home to Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery – you can take a tour of the historic brewery to see behind the scenes and maybe enjoy a beer yourself.
Now you have some inspiration for what to do in Glasgow, it’s time to start thinking about what you want to drive…
At Avis Prestige, we have a wide range of luxury cars for hire at Glasgow Airport. Whether you are looking for a sports car or 4x4 SUV, we can provide the perfect luxury hire car for the duration of your stay in Scotland or the UK.
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