Something for the Weekend: Glasgow

What do you need for a perfect weekend away? Somewhere comfy to stay, a couple of good places to eat and maybe a pub or two, a handful of things to see and do – and then, well, the rest is up to you, depending on your budget. Now that winter is nearly over we plan to give you the lowdown on Britain's best weekends, and we've chosen to kick things off with Glasgow. Not only is it a thoroughly enjoyable place to spend a a few days, especially if you've never been, but it's also hosting the Glasgow Comedy Festival during March, which is reason enough to visit. Here are our suggestions for a great weekend break.

Swank it up 1

Blythswood Square

The location used to be rough-and-ready and a bit of a red light area but is now home to one of the city's most stunning hotels.

Swank it up 2

Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire

Long the city's most luxurious place to stay, and still the venue for its most passionate liaisons, licit and otherwise.

Boutique on a budget

15 Glasgow

The choice for budget-conscious hipsters, in the heart of the city's trendy West End.

Pig out


This city centre seafood joint is the place to go if you don't mind eating with your fingers. Deliciously informal.

Gastro pub


Great, locally sourced and beautifully cooked food that's  a cut above the usual gastro pub fare.

Big night out

King Tut's Wah-Wah Hut

The legendary live music venue is also a great place to drink – and, hey old-timers, the Inspiral Carpets are playing in March.

Shop till you drop

Merchant City

Though so much more than a shopping district, the elegant Victorian buildings of Merchant City are the perfect location to flash the cash.

Past times

Tenement House

The city's notorious tenements have been replaced by stylish apartments but this place, open from March 1, takes you back to grittier times.

Roy of the Rovers

Hampden Park

Tour the mighty stadium that was once the largest in the world.

City of art

House for an Art Lover

Glasgow is above all a city of art, and nowhere epitomises this more than this alluringly named mansion, designed by Charles Rennie Macintosh just outside the city centre.

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