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Plan your staycation in Glasgow this summer

Glasgow should be on everyone’s bucket list, whether you are a visitor or a local who has never fully appreciated the beauty and culture of the city. Glasgow is home to some of Scotland’s best attractions and best of all, most of it is free to visit. Take time to discover more about the history of the city, learning more about leaders & artists, enjoying museums and green spaces or use your staycation to catch up with friends or enjoy some retail therapy. Book our serviced apartments in Glasgow Georges Square as a perfect base to explore from.

Green Spaces in Glasgow

Did you know there are over 90 parks in Glasgow, making us one of the greenest cities in Scotland? The name Glasgow is derived from the Gaelic word ‘Glaschu’, meaning ‘green hollow’ or ‘dear green place’. Enjoying an outdoor summer won’t be difficult with such beautiful green spaces on our doorstep. Our parks come in all shapes and sizes, from small city gardens to huge woodland areas, each with something unique to offer. A jewel in our crown is the gorgeous Kelvingrove Park, located in Glasgow’s trendy West End & a literal back garden to the famous Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. Inside you’ll find plenty of open space, a skate park, a bowling and croquet green and many interesting monuments. It’s a great place for a whole day of discovery followed by a picnic lunch al fresco.

History and Heritage in Glasgow

Glasgow has a rich and varied history which has helped shape us as the proudnation we are today. A walk around the city will show you a city of contrasts, from beautiful medieval architecture to busy high streets and modern high rises –often on the same stretch of road. The city is steeped in history, a lot of which you’ll find in our museums and public buildings. Make time to visit one of our most beautiful areas, The Merchant City which includes the City Halls. Britannia Panopticon and much more. The Peoples Palace gives you a more unique and personal glimpse of life in the olden days through objects, photographs, prints and film.

Culture and Art in Glasgow

Our history has shaped who we are as a people but it’s our art and culture that gives us personality. Renowned artists, designers and celebrities claim Glasgow as their home, celebrating art in all of its forms, from contemporary to traditional, spoken word to musical expression. Visit Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery for the finest international and local talent. Explore the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) for a more cutting edge exhibition or time your visit to catch an event in the beautiful Glasgow Royal Concert hall. Aside from the obvious, Glasgow’s streets are dotted with colourful, vibrant street art which could itself be displayed in a museum. Art and culture have a big place in the heart of Glasgow, in all its forms.

Shopping in Glasgow

If you’re looking for a spot of retail therapy Glasgow is a mecca for shoppers. We have a reputation as a fashionable city with one of the best retail offerings (outside of London)in the UK. With all major high-street and high end brand names represented on our high streets, it’s a great place to bag a bargain or keep up with the latest trends. Visit the former 19th Century Merchants Square now known as Princes Square for household names such as Vivienne Westwood & Kurt Geiger. You’ll also find a great mix of alternative and unique shops selling vintage clothing, accessories, furniture books, antiques and so much more. Refuel in one of the many pubs, cafes, bars & restaurants across the city centre offering cuisines from all over the globe.

Accommodation in Glasgow

The best accommodation in Glasgow isn’t a cramped budget hotel room. For a true home from home experience in the centre of the city, book your stay in serviced apartments in Glasgow located on the historic Georges Square. Its ideally located close to all public transport, within walking distance of all major attractions and offers you the space and comfort you need to truly make yourself at home. For exclusive access to our special offers and lowest rates, make sure to book using our official website. We are expecting a busy summer this year, so make sure to book your suite in PREMIER SUITES Glasgow as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We look forward to welcoming you back to Glasgow this year for a staycation you’ll never forget.  
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