Glasgow is Scotland's biggest city and home to an extensive shopping district, picturesque parks and architecture and an electrifying nightlife. The Glasgow Cathedral is just one of the many buildings that date back to medieval times and reflects the beautiful gothic architecture of the era. The City Chambers is another exquisite architectural site in Glasgow. Influenced by the Italian Renaissance style, visitors will get a chance to see the banquet hall, marble staircases and debating chambers of the Glasgow City Council headquarters. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is the city's premier public museum and has a varied collection of 8000 objects from ancient Egypt to Scottish art. The Museum also houses artworks from world-renowned artists including Van Gogh, Monet and Rembrandt.
Head out of Glasgow and travel east to Edinburgh, the Scottish capital in a simple one hour drive away. Visitors will find a hub of shops, restaurants, bars and pubs. There is plenty to see and do in Edinburgh including a visit to the Scottish parliament, a walk along the Water of Leith River or catch a foreign flick at the quirky Filmhouse cinema.
Newcastle upon Tyne houses the beautiful and functional Journal Tyne Theatre which can hold over one thousand audience members to view the opera, theatre, comedy or concerts performances even if you're not going to a concert.
There are also many festivals held in Newcastle throughout the year, so research what will be happening when you visit this lively city. There is no short supply of sporting matches for those who love the action. You can attend a Newcastle United football game at St James Park, a Newcastle Falcons rugby game at Kingston Park or a Newcastle Eagles basketball game at the Metro Radio Arena.
For tourists who enjoy scenic destinations then a visit to Loch Lomond is a must. You can spend the day cycling the Lowland Highland Trail or hike the long-distance West Highland Way which runs along the east shore from Milngavie to Fort William. There are a variety of shops from jewellers to bookstores and eateries from cafes to cocktail bars. Farmers markets and continental markets also offer an array of fresh produce from the area including cheese, bread, smoked fish, chutneys and more. Other activities such as the year-round Fun Fair, Sea Life Aquarium and the Bird of Prey Centre are perfect to keep the family entertained for days.
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Auto Europe has many car suppliers in Glasgow including InterRent, Europcar, Hertz, Avis and Enterprise.
Our supplier depots are located for your convenience at the Glasgow Airport only 15 minutes from the city, as well as many downtown locations.
Similarly to other highly populated cities, the city centre of Glasgow can become congested during peak hour times. Parking can be difficult; however, there are multi-storey car parks throughout the city available for around £3 per hour. On-street parking is also available in the city for approximately £2 per hour. Park and Ride facilities are also an option for visitors who would prefer to leave their hire cars at Park and Ride stations a bit further away from the busy city centre and take public transport into the heart of Glasgow. This system is usually priced around £5 per day which includes a return subway ticket and the cost of leaving your car at the Park and Ride station. More information can be found on the city's parking page.
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