Destination guide

Head to the artsy city of Glasgow

Come and experience Glasgow and its museums, art galleries and theater scene. Well known for its shopping, live music and local tours, this welcoming city won't disappoint. For a bit of culture, visit Gallery of Modern Art, The SSE Hydro or Glasgow Science Centre. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Glasgow

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Glasgow a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Xscape Braehead (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Crow Wood Golf Club (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • M&Ds Theme Park (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Hamilton Park Racecourse (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Airdrie Golf Club (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Kilsyth Lennox Golf Club (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Glasgow

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Glasgow is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Botanic Gardens (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Glasgow Green (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Kelvingrove Park (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Queen's Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Bellahouston Park (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Dawsholm Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Glasgow

Fly into Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick), which is 28.1 mi (45.2 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Glasgow Queen Street Station, Glasgow Argyle Street Station and Glasgow Central Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Glasgow by jumping on the metro at Buchanan Street Station, St Enoch Station or Cowcaddens Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Glasgow?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 548 house rentals around Glasgow. From 371 Condos/Apartments to 113 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Glasgow is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Glasgow?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Glasgow. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • East End: 111 vacation rentals
  • North West: 208 vacation rentals
  • Emirates Arena: 609 vacation rentals
  • City Centre Glasgow: 470 vacation rentals
  • Glasgow Mount Vernon Station: 581 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Glasgow! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Glasgow?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Glasgow:

  • Stirling: 195 rentals
  • Paisley: 459 rentals
  • Kilmarnock: 256 rentals
  • Balfron: 133 rentals
  • Callander: 309 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Glasgow?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Glasgow. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Emirates Arena: 609 vacation homes
  • Glasgow Mount Vernon Station: 581 vacation homes
  • Glasgow Pollokshaws West Station: 655 vacation homes
  • Glasgow Easterhouse Station: 622 vacation homes
  • Glasgow Gilshochill Station: 674 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Glasgow listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.