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When it comes to taking a city break there are cities offering sensational shopping, boasting brilliant architecture and a plethora of things to do. One such city is Glasgow.
Normally the temptation is to look to the heavens and drift off in a dream about the fashion of Paris, the beauty of Barcelona or the history of Rome. However, Jet2.com has found that Glasgow can appeal to all of these impulses; only without the sunshine!
Cheap flights to Glasgow from Jet2.com unlock a culturally rich city that is more than just football, pubs and battered food - although these all play a part in making Glasgow a fascinating and exciting city for a short break.
Discover a Rich Culture with Cheap Flights to Glasgow
It is now 21 years since Glasgow enjoyed the status of being the European City of Culture but it hasn't rested on its laurels. Instead, its cultural offerings improve year on year. Famed for the Burrell Collection, the Glasgow Science Centre and the Gallery of Modern Art there is a wealth of artistic influences that form the crux of Glasgow's cultural offerings.
The Glasgow Science Centre opened in 2001 and is an eye-catching building on the Glasgow landscape. Its position on the south bank of the River Clyde gives it prominence and it is a popular attraction for schools and young children.
Speaking of eye-catching designs and dramatic architecture, the Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow Necropolis are reminders of a past, long since destroyed by the 1560 Reformation. They are the only surviving medieval Scottish buildings on the mainland and well worth a visit when arriving on cheap flights to Glasgow. Access is easy, although getting to the Necropolis is a little more difficult.
That's Music to Our Ears
For culture of a different kind, the modernised, cosmopolitan face of Glasgow offers shops, luxury boutiques and plenty of bars, clubs and pubs for visitors arriving on cheap flights to Glasgow. Gone are the images of dingy pubs filled with smoke, replaced by a slew of swanky lounge bars or traditional pubs oozing character and offering real ales and promises of stories about the city.
These are complemented by plenty of restaurants and cute eateries designed to ensnare shoppers needing a break between exercising the plastic. The pedestrianised areas of Buchanan Street, Argyle Street, and Sauchiehall Street in the centre are the best places to splurge the holiday budget and contribute to Glasgow's status as the best retail centre outside of London.
Visitors arriving on their cheap flights to Glasgow will also find a vibrant music scene with live gigs in underground, alternative dens or blaring out from the main venues. The famous King Tut's Wah Wah Hut is the fabled example of the former, cramming 300 raucous fans into a sweaty bar whilst The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom and O2 Academy personify the larger gig.
There is such a variety of music showcased in Glasgow that everyone will be satisfied and its cult status amongst hundreds of bands and artists ensures that all the top names return.
The Great Outdoors on Your Doorstep
Glasgow used to be, geographically speaking, a lot bigger than it is today. The boundaries of the city used to spread for miles and visitors arriving on cheap flights to Glasgow should make some time to visit some of these areas.
Loch Lomond offers a breathtaking landscape with a myriad of walks available amongst the serene settings. It is only a 45 minute drive from the city so it makes for an ideal day out, especially if you have taken cheap flights to Glasgow for a romantic break. It is also the setting for the Scottish Open golf in early July when the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickleson and Lee Westwood can be found out on the lush greens.
Other iconic landmarks that should be on everyone's list during a holiday in Glasgow are Ben Nevis and Fort William. These are a little further out and take a little bit longer to reach but well worth the visit.
The Ben, as the locals like to refer to it, is the highest mountain in the British Isles and regularly attracts daredevils looking to ascend its steep sides. The majority of people do this along the well-constructed pony track.
Visitors can access the mountain ascent through the town of Fort William. This is the largest town in the highlands and at the heart of many salubrious walks through the countryside.
Cheap flights to Glasgow from Jet2.com unlock all of this, making it a perfect destination for a short city break or, if you plan on squeezing everything in, a longer stay.
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