Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland and the third largest in the UK, has undergone a dramatic evolution to become a fashionable, irrepressible urban stalwart and remains one of the nation’s key economic centers outside of London. HAPPYCAR is here to help you find the best car hire Glasgow has to offer so you can take full advantage of this edgy city. With pick up locations at the Glasgow Airport, HAPPYCAR makes it easy for you to begin your journey through Scotland without a problem. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website and provide you with the best deals to make your money go further on a car hire that fits your specific rental needs.
Glasgow’s rivalry with the capital, Edinburgh, is well documented and they have every reason to be proud – as the European City of Culture in 1990, UK City of Architecture and Design in 1999, Capital of Sport in 2003, a UNESCO Creative city in 2008 and host to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, its status as a heavy-hitter in the UK is firmly reinforced. Glasgow is one of the most visited city centers in the UK, with profuse opportunities for shopping, fantastic parks and museums and easy access to the Highlands and Islands with a car hire in Glasgow.
As a cultural giant, Glasgow has some of the best, most imaginative museums in Britain, such as the Burrell Collection and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, along with the more cutting-edge Glasgow Science Centre and Riverside Museum. Its architecture is also knockout, from sandstone terraces and fantastical spires to 18th century warehouses and the intensely Victorian George Square and Art Nouveau designs from Charles Rennie Mackintosh are apparent all over the city. Glasgow is also known as the UK city with the most parkland, and its Glasgow Green, founded in 1450, is not only a lovely place to take a walk but is also a major venue for concerts and open air events.
Glasgow was at its richest throughout the 19th century and its impressive buildings are a testament to the fine legacy of Victorian and Edwardian buildings. The Chambers in George Square, for example, was built in 1888 in the Italian Renaissance style and is currently the headquarters of the Glasgow City Council. The Glasgow School of Art is a pinnacle of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s process and also houses one of Britain’s pre-eminent schools of art and design. The Glasgow Cathedral, however, is a great deal older, a fine example of Gothic architecture that was first consecrated in 397 AD.
Glasgow is well known for its deep fried cuisine – everything from Mars bars, cream eggs and pizza to ice-cream – its haggis, neeps and tatties (swedes and mashed potato), and its chips with cheese. Yet this is also a city where visitors can find authentically prepred food from anywhere in the world. The city has won the title, “Curry Capital of Britain” multiple times and has a dynamic range of Indian restaurants for you to try. Alongside a wide range of high class restaurants, there are also a wide range of take out restaurants that offer unique experiences, with Indian dishes, pizzas and kebabs served alongside the classics fish and chips and burgers.
A Glasgow car hire is essential to see more of Scotland, which is absolutely worthwhile as Glasgow is connected to other large cities in the nation along with some beautiful wild land in the west that wouldn’t otherwise be explored, with as Clyde valley and the coast. The historic city of Sterling is only 30 minutes away with a Glasgow rental car and the spiritual home to greats like William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Edinburgh is also an hour away and other large cities on the east coast like Dundee and Aberdeen are just 1.5 and 2.5 hours away, respectively. It is also a fantastic excuse to take in some more of the picture-perfect scenery that cleaves right through Scotland. Book now through the online comparison portal HAPPYCAR and let your Scottish adventure begin!