Business Aviation Travel Tips for Glasgow, ScotlandMarch 10, 2015 by Stacey Farooqui
Scotland is known for its world-class golfing, majestic castle ruins and signature dish – the haggis! Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is a popular destination from April through September, with peak season being July and August. However, be ready with your umbrella since Glasgow is famously known for its unpredictable rain.
Located on the River Clyde, Glasgow is home to two international airports – Glasgow International Airport (GLA / EGPF) and Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK / EGPK). In-flight catering is available at Glasgow International, and it is best to order 48 hours in advance to allow time for sourcing any special requests or unique ingredients.
Glasgow is an active city with cultural events happening year-round, with a calendar packed with festivals for Celtic music, films and books. August is the month to celebrate piping, with “Piping Live!” (the Glasgow International Piping Festival) and the World Pipe Band Championships which draws spectators and musicians from around the world.
Golf is the first outdoor activity that comes to mind when discussing a trip to Scotland. Whether you are ready for a challenging at Haggs Castle, need to practice your drive at World of Golf or have enough time to explore the many golf courses that dot the landscape across the country – you are certain not to be disappointed.
Architecture and culture lovers, be sure to tour the historic City Chambers and Glasgow Cathedral. For a look at life in Glasgow in the past, there are several locations to take in. The Tenement House (a fully-restored turn of the 20th century home), Provand’s Lordship (one of the last remaining medieval buildings in Glasgow) or the Pollok House (touted as “Scotland’s answer to Downtown Abbey”) are all well-worth a couple of hours on a relaxing day.
Of course, a trip to Glasgow is not complete until you have tried Scottish cuisine. Black Sheep Bistro and Auld Raes are a couple of popular restaurants that feature Scottish favorites. For contemporary Scottish cuisine, Number 16 and Cail Bruich are ranked as some of the top in town. Sustainable local seafood is found at award-wining Gamba, where menus are refreshed every six weeks.
Check back tomorrow for this week’s corporate flight attendant spotlight, which will be packed with helpful tips for exploring Glasgow, from a native’s point of view. Have your own tips? Share them with the business aviation community by posting them in the comments section below.
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