Glasgow guide

Many people will be visiting the city to participate in the Festival.  Here is some useful Glasgow information, including tips on accommodation and restaurants in the city.

We have to agree with what Visit Scotland says about Glasgow:

Discover Glasgow, Scotland’s city of style, where you can find world-class attractions, museums and galleries, stunning architecture, works by renowned designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and one of the best city centre shopping experiences in the UK. Beyond the city, you’ll find lush countryside, great family days out and a wealth of fascinating history as you follow the path of the River Clyde.


Our venue is in the heart of the city and accommodation choices within a few minutes walk include  budget chains like Travelodge, Ibis and Premier Inn, independent boutique hotels, serviced apartments and big names like Hilton, Radisson, Marriott and Millenneum.

For those who care to stay in the vibrant West End of the city, Glasgow’s Underground and bus services run to the centre every few minutes and a taxi will cost around £10. Accommodation here ranges from cosy guest houses to serviced apartments to  4* hotels.

Our venue’s postcode is G1 1UH (map). Use it to plan your stay when booking through services like:

And finally, here’s what Tripadvisor members rate as the best hotels.


If you are making a weekend of it, or not attending our Grand Dinner, here are some of Tom Cannavan’s favourite restaurants in the city:


Cafe Gandolfi
Le Chardon d’Or
Urban Brasserrie


The Gannet
Ox & Finch


Cail Bruich
Number 16 Byres Rd
Turnip & Enjoy
The Ubiquitous Chip