If you're seeking a romantic weekend away or a midweek escape with your partner, look no further than the lively city of Glasgow. The bustling city, once known for its shipbuilding trade, now boasts some of the country's coolest hangouts and is a must-visit for anyone seeking an alternative city break destination. Check out our top picks for spring 2020.
Dancing queens assemble! MAMMA MIA! the musical is coming to Glasgow! Don your flares and get ready to boogie in the aisles – this global smash hit featuring ABBA’s most loved songs will be sure to get you up on your feet. If you book our MAMMA MIA! theatre package, not only will you get two Band A tickets to the show at Glasgow's King’s Theatre, you’ll also be treated to a dreamy overnight stay at our centrally-located Apex City of Glasgow Hotel with a two-course pre-theatre dinner and full Scottish breakfast in the morning.
The Clydeside Distillery
Whisky is an integral part of Glasgow history and culture so why not delve into the whisky making process at one of the city’s finest distilleries. The Clydeside Distillery, located at Queen’s Dock on the River Clyde, has a rich history and produces Clydeside Single Malt Scotch Whisky and offers guests tours of the premises. Choose from a three-part tour where you’ll learn the distillery’s story, get to watch craftsmen make the whisky and sample it; a chocolate and whisky tasting experience and an all-access Distillery Manager tour that gives you a sneak peek behind the scenes at The Clydeside Distillery. Find out more here.
Glasgow International Comedy Festival
Get ready to laugh yourself silly at Whyte & Mackay Glasgow International Comedy Festival this spring. Featuring some of the country’s best stand up comedians including the legendary Jimmy Carr, this laugh out loud festival takes place all across the city in some of Glasgow’s most iconic locations, including the beautiful Oran Mor in the West End and the infamous comedy haunt, The Stand. What's more, you can save 10% off your stay at Apex City of Glasgow Hotel during the festival when you use code GICF20. Check out our offer.
If street food and crafty cocktails are your thing, you’ll want to pay a trip to the city’s hippest hangout, Dockyard Social. Situated in Glasgow’s coolest foodie hub, Finnieston, Dockyard Social is an eclectic mix of street food traders and quirky bars all under one roof with resident DJs playing the soundtrack to your night every weekend. International cuisine is fused with delicious local produce to create an array of exciting dishes that will get your taste buds tingling. It’s the perfect casual date night spot. Find out more here.
Take a trip to Loch Lomond
The beautiful Loch Lomond Shores is the perfect destination for a date day with your significant other and is just a 45-minute train journey from Glasgow Queen Street. Escape the hustle and bustle of Glasgow city centre and explore the picturesque surroundings of Loch Lomond. Spring is the perfect time to visit so pack a picnic and make a day of it. Or, why not rent a pedalo and take to the waters? It’s a great day out and you’ll find it hard to believe you’re so close to the city when you’re surrounded by the countryside and landscapes Scotland is known for. Find out more here.
Whyte & Mackay Glasgow International Comedy Festival image of Jimmy Carr copyright Steve Ullathorne.