Glasgow is at once a historical and modern city. Vibrant nightlife, great shopping, interesting museums and galleries plus a whole nation of people who are all willing to offer you a warm welcome and a chat, makes this city a fun and memorable place to visit.
Why hire a car at Glasgow Airport?
There’s lots going on in the city, but Scotland is a known more for its truly stunning, unspoilt landscape. Get a hire car and within a short drive of any urban area, you’ll find yourself among mountains and lochs.
That all-important first mile:
driving out of Glasgow Airport
Within the first mile of leaving the airport you’ll reach the M8 motorway and be faced with a choice between city and countryside. Luckily, having a hire car means you can do both.
Car hire desks are located on the ground floor of the main terminal building.
Scotland is one country that’s never short of unique souvenirs to take home. Pick up a haggis, box of shortbread or a traditional kilt from Duty Free.
Cash machines are available before and after the security gates.
There’s a great selection of cafes and restaurants at Glasgow airport, but Fresh Food Central has an open-view kitchen so is the best place to visit if you like to see the chef at work.
The Scots are incredibly passionate about football. Unless you fancy a heated discussion, stick to something less controversial, like politics or religion.
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This is Glasgow’s oldest bar and restaurant and it’s easy to see why it’s still going strong. Expect a warm welcome with a variety of entertainment on offer, including movies while you eat, or, if you have bags of energy - and you really do need it - a ceilidh every Friday night. This traditional Scottish dance will literally sweep you off your feet.
This is Scotland’s largest regional park and home to mediaeval forts, lochs, woodland and protected wildlife. Pack a picnic and your camera in the hire car before taking a scenic tour across any of the winding rural roads in this 108 square mile patch of natural beauty.
The jagged coastline of Scotland’s west coast is one of the most dramatic and scenic in the UK. Hiring a car from Glasgow Airport makes perfect sense if you’re looking to escape it all and be lost somewhere breathtaking for a few days. Start at Largs and head north; from there you’re free to stay on the mainland or take the car across on one of the ferries to the islands.