Set yourself up to see Glasgow’s attractions
For those looking to explore all that Scotland’s biggest city has to offer, there’s no better home than Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, located on the western flank of city center. From here, it’s easy to envelop yourself in everything that makes Glasgow the cool, complex place that it is. Like the hotel, it’s sophisticated yet down-to-earth, dignified yet contemporary. As you’re walking, you’ll notice lovely 19th-century Victorian buildings with distinctive modern structures peppered in (see a great example at the Riverside Museum). Stroll through an eclectic collection of galleries, spend some time shopping, or enjoy a dram of whisky inside a traditional pub. While you’re here, try to pick up a few Glaswegian phrases—you might as well gie it laldy (that’s take something on with absolute gusto, which we know you’ll do on your trip).
North of River Clyde, Glasgow’s city centre has a little of everything: gorgeous architecture, a lively arts and culture scene, great restaurants, and fantastic shopping.
It doesn’t get much more photogenic than the garden-covered Blythswood Square, one of six squares in Glasgow.
Central Train Station
It’s just over half a kilometer from the hotel to Glasgow Central Station, considered one of Britain’s best railway stations.
Retail & Theatre District
In the mood to see a show or indulge in retail therapy? You’re in luck, with the Retail and Theatre District in Glasgow’s city centre delivering big on both fronts.
Once the stomping grounds of cotton and sugar traders, Merchant City is now filled with designer boutiques, craft bars, and inviting coffee shops.