Glasgow (EGPF)

Airport information

Nearest town: Paisley (8m by car), Glasgow

Website: www.glasgowairport.com (See also Wikipedia entry)

Opening times: H24

Longest runway: 2658m, Ashphalt

Fuel: 100LL, Jet A1

Phone: 0870 040 0008 Airport, 0141 840 8029 ATC, 0141 887 7449 Atis, 0141 848 4141 Airfield Operations.

Plates: AIP plates and airport diagram (free registration required)

Map

Airport services

  • Handling: Signature (+44 141 887 8348)
  • Taxis: Cabfly, in front of the terminal building (0141 848 4588)
  • Car Hire: Budget (0141 889 1479), Avis (0141 842 7599, www.avis.com), National (0141 887 7915, www.nationalcar-europe.com), Sixt (0141 887 0044), Thrifty (0141 848 5002, www.thrifty.com)

On the airport or within walking distance

  • Travel agent, book shop, high street shops, chemist, electronics store, memorabilia, florist, massage, luggage store, duty free. Selection of pubs, bars, coffee shops, restaurants and fast food outlets. Internet access. Play area, arcade and baby changing facilities. Business lounge.

Pubs

  • Soba, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, 0141 204 2404. Fashion-conscious cocktail bar with Asian fusion menu.
  • Arisaig,140 St Vincent Street, Glasgow (0141 204 5399). One of the best for good eating.
  • Molly Malones, 224 Hope Street, Glasgow, 0141 332 2757.

Restaurants

  • TaPaell’Ya, Robertson Street, Glasgow, 0141 225 2047. Tapas bar with friendly informal service and good wine list.
  • etain, Springfield Court, Queen Street, Glasgow, 0141 225 5630. First Conran restaurant outside London.
  • Brasserie and Bar at Malmaison, 278 West George Street, Glasgow, 0141 572 1000, www.malmaison-glasgow.com/indulge/brasserie. Consistently excellent dining in stunning location.

Hotels

  • Abode, Glasgow (0141 5726000, www.abodehotels.co.uk). Recently restored Edwardian building.
  • Langs Hotel, Glasgow (0141 3335712 , www.langshotel.co.uk). Ultramodern city centre hotel with full spa.
  • Dalmeny Park Country House Hotel, Glasgow (0141 8819211, www.dalmenypark.com). Mansion house set in seven acres of impressive garden.

Golf courses

Activities

  • Glasgow Cathedral, Cathedral Square. One of Scotland’s most impressive medieval buildings.
  • Glasgow Necropolis, Castle Street (0141 2873961). Contains about 3,500 tombs and a monument to John Knox.
  • Auchentoshan Distillery, Dalmuir (01389 878561, www.auchentoshan.co.uk). Try one of the few remaining lowland single malts.

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