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."
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Glasgow forecast and weather conditions monthly
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.
- 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
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
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.