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Glasgow Airport – the Gateway to Scotland

Glasgow is not only a fantastic city to visit, it is also ideally located as the gateway to the rest of Scotland. With easy access to the motorway network you can explore everything Scotland has to offer from majestic castles to breath-taking landscapes. Not to be missed on a trip to Scotland is Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, with some of the most spectacular views in the country you will not be disappointed. If you are a fan of Harry Potter, then the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which was the Hogwarts Express in the film, is not to be missed in Fort William.

If you keep heading north, the Isle of Skye is an island off the west coast known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and medieval castles, on your way there don’t forget to stop off at Eilean Donan Castle.  Now no trip to Scotland would be complete without a visit to Loch Ness to see, if you can discover the Loch Ness Monster. Or for fans of the iconic British movie series, »James Bond« the mountain scenes from the recent »SkyFall« movie with Judi Dench and Daniel Craig were filmed in Glencoe near to Glasgow.

Easily accessible from Glasgow is also the stunning Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument. This monument is dedicated to Scottish hero William Wallace. Mel Gibson played the character of William Wallace in the Hollywood movie »Braveheart«. Edinburgh Castle can easily be explored from Glasgow also either by coach in around 80 minutes or by train in around 60 minutes. A once in a lifetime experience is also a short flight from Glasgow Airport to the scenic Scottish island of Barra. The arrival in Barra is the highlight of the trip, the aircraft actually lands on the sand - the beach is the runway!

Since the introduction of a now daily flight connection between the financial metropolis of Frankfurt am Main and Glasgow in May 2018, Lufthansa has strongly emphasized the importance and validity of the largest city in Scotland as the ideal starting point for traveling to the north of the British Isle. In addition to the already existing Lufthansa connection from Munich five days a week, the subsidiary Eurowings also serves the route from Düsseldorf to Glasgow. In addition there are almost daily flights from Berlin with EasyJet or Ryanair connecting the river Spree with the river Clyde.

The airport in the west of the city dates back to the year 1932, initially had primarily to perform military tasks, and in 1966 moved a few miles to its current location for capacity reasons. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened it in June of that year, after the first regular flight landed from the Scottish capital Edinburgh a month earlier. Initially, however, allowed was only intra-British and intra-European air traffic. This did not change until the mid-1980s. Since then, Glasgow Airport has been experiencing a steady boom and can now offer a considerable route network and traffic with high growth rates.

The great range of car hire and the convenient location of the motorway also provide ideal conditions for a continuation of the journey to the many fascinating and attractive cultural attractions of the country. Of course, the city of Glasgow itself has plenty to offer. Buchanan Street is considered to be a shopper's paradise, George Square is throbbing with life and the architectural gems of the ingenious architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh are well worth a visit, as is Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, the University, Glasgow Cathedral or directly on the shores of the river Clyde the Science Centre, the Riverside Museum and the new Clydeside Distillery.

Gemma Carpenter
-Airline & Travel Trade Marketing Manager at Glasgow Airport-

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Autor:  Gemma Carpenter
Datum: 19.Juni 2018