Glasgow Airport Car Hire

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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, situated in the country’s West Central Lowlands. In the past it was famous for its shipbuilding industry on the River Clyde, but is now better known for being Scotland’s cultural capital. The liveliness of the arts scene and the famous friendliness of its people make it a city that endears itself to many visitors. Home to the Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet Glasgow also offers the visitor a range of galleries and museums, as well as fascinating historic sites. A car is essential to explore the surrounding countryside, as the city is the gateway to some of the most dramatic scenery in the UK. There are excellent car hire facilities on arrival at Glasgow Airport.

Things to Do in Glasgow

Both in the city itself and the surrounding countryside there are many fascinating historic sites to visit. The medieval Glasgow Cathedral has magnificent stone carvings and stained glass windows and is built on the burial site of St Mungo, founder of the city. More unusually, Glasgow can also lay claim to the world’s oldest surviving music hall, which is now a museum offering live performances, comedy film, and exhibitions.

Top 3 Must See: Glasgow

  • Glasgow Cathedral

  • Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

  • Merchant City, buzzy street performance and shopping area

A visit to Glasgow South Side for anyone interested in architecture provides an example of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work in House for an Art Lover, and of a grand country house of the 1930s period in Pollok House, Pollok Country Park. There are many examples of Glasgow’s industrial past, one of the best being Lanark Visitor Centre, which tells the story of the cotton mill village founded in the 18th Century.

Drive Around Glasgow

Glasgow Airport is very conveniently situated only 3 ½ miles from the city centre, and the M8 motorway takes drivers directly into the city. To arrange car hire on arrival at Glasgow Airport look for the car hire desks in the UK arrivals area. Hiring a car is essential for the visitor who wants to explore the surrounding area. Taking the M74 from Glasgow leads to The Clyde Valley Tourist Route, designed to give a flavour of the history of the area. The route follows the River Clyde to stop off at New Lanark Village, the restored hunting lodge of Chatelherault, and the market town of Biggar.