Glasgow city breaks for a weekend away

Glasgow City Breaks  

Glasgow city breaks are enjoyed by families as a weekend away or enroute to Isle of Skye or the Hebrides.

Glasgow City Breaks - George Square

Glasgow George Square

Glasgow is a bustling city and the largest city in Scotland today.  It is also an ancient city with its origins going back nearly thousand five hundred years. Located on the banks of the river Clyde, it became a shipbuilding city in the late 19th century. This led to it becoming one of the richest cities in the world of the time. 

A Glasgow family holiday lets you enjoy both the ancient and the modern.

What to do?

What to Do in Glasgow

Family Attractions

Things to do in Glasgow with Family

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a free to visit museum with an impressive collection of artifacts organised over several galleries. It provides a great insight into Scotland's history and prehistory. 

Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel is a free museum that features a spectacular building by  Zaha Hadid as well about 3000 travel and transport artifacts. It's a fascinating exploration into the history of transportation. 

Pollok Country Park is located in southern Glasgow and is the largest Country Park in Scotland. Managed by the National Trust Scotland it provides a variety of walks and there is a fee to visit it. 

Burrell Collection​ is located in the Pollok Country Park and has an art collection of over 8000 objects and is free to visit. 

House for an Art Lover is an art gallery and exhibition space. The interesting history here is that the house was originally designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901. Mackintosh submitted the design for this house as part of a competition to design an "Art Lovers House" and his design was implemented in 1990.

​Glasgow Cathedral is a medieval cathedral that's part of the Church of Scotland. Admission is free.

Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery is considered a slightly bizarre art gallery where figurines created from old scrap perform synchronous moves to haunting music and light.

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is the oldest Scottish art gallery with a large collection of interesting artifacts. 

George Square​ opened in 1781 and is the principle public square of Glasgow. Picturesque and ideal to discover the history of Glasgow.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens houses the Kibble Palace and has several glass houses to see rare specimens

SSE Hydro is the multi purpose indoor arena which provides a great day out whether you are going for a concert or sporting event or just visiting the restaurants. 

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Getting there

Getting To Glasgow

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Glasgow Family Holiday
Hotels and BB

Where to Stay in Glasgow

Glasgow is a city with plenty of options in multiple budget ranges for a family holiday.


Independent Self-Catering/Hotels



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St Enoch Hotel

Hotel costs £50 for a family of 4 per night


Hotel, from £24-80 a night

Premier Inn

Hotel costs £40-80 per night depending on the season for a family room

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Embassy Apartments

Self catering apartment from £95 per night for a family of 4.

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The Grand Central Hotel

Hotel from £150 per night for a family of 4.

Fraser Suites

Self catering apartment from £170 per night for a family of 4.


Hotel from £149 a night

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It's possible to find accommodation in Glasgow for a family holiday for £40 for a family of four in the off season. Something to keep in mind if you are on a tight budget. 

Glasgow is a great city to stop enroute to the Highlands or Isle of Skye or further into the Hebrides.

There is plenty to do in the city itself, and a bustling break before you head off to the areas of solitude in Scotland. 

What others say

What others say

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