Glasgow (United kingdom)

Glasgow is a large city in central Scotland, located at the banks of the Clyde River in the UK. 41% of the whole Scottish population lives there. Glasgow is the second most visited city of the British Isles after London. The biggest attractions are the excellent shopping opportunities, parks, museums, and the easy access to the Scottish Highlands and the islands. Among the the city's most important architectural attractions are the Glasgow Cathedral, the City Hall, as well as a the modern new Glasgow Science Centre. The city has a huge number of museums, of which most are free of charge, as well as a surprising number of parks, of which the most famous is the "Glasgow Green", built in the 1400s as a public park."

Population: 598,830
Beach : No
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: English
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
Electric plugs: G
Voltage: 120 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A service fee is often included. If it's not, in good service restaurants the expected tip is around 10%, otherwise, it isn't expected.
Time in destination: Jan 26, 2021, 7:14:38 PM

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Weather Forecast

Tue
26.01

Cloudy

36°F

Wed
27.01

Cloudy

37°F

Fri
29.01

Rain

37°F

Fri
29.01

Sleet

36°F

Sat
30.01

Partly cloudy

36°F

Sun
31.01

Snow

36°F

Mon
01.02

Heavy rain

43°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 38.7 43.9 33.3 16
February 39.2 44.8 33.4 13
March 41.9 48.2 35.6 15
April 45.7 53.2 38.1 10
May 50.9 59.4 42.6 10
June 55.6 63.5 47.7 10
July 59.2 66.9 51.4 10
August 58.5 66.0 50.9 11
September 54.0 61.0 46.9 13
October 48.7 55.0 42.3 16
November 42.4 48.6 36.3 15
December 39.4 45.0 34.0 16

More information: Glasgow forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Glasgow is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $83.24, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $279.00, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $63.36
  • Hotel (3 stars): $105.76
  • Hotel (4 stars): $135.37
  • Hotel (5 stars): $226.76
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.92
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.27
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $5.07
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.21
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.42

More information: Glasgow price level

Safety

Glasgow has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 56.3 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 73.1 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 44.7 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Glasgow safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe