HalalBooking guide to halal-friendly holidays in Glasgow
The vibrant and colourful city of Glasgow can only be described as a multi-faceted marvel. The Scottish port city is known for its fusion of futuristic and historical architecture, intertwined with lush green gardens, a hub of museums and an art walking trail. Discover Glasgow and unveil some of the hidden hotspots.
Experience the famous saying ‘People make Glasgow’ first hand with the friendly nature of the city’s inhabitants. Whether asking for directions, chatting, visiting a local shop or just sharing a smile, the welcoming nature of Glaswegians will make you fall in love with the city. Immerse yourself in the many things to do and beautiful sights. With good transport links, you can reach the city of Glasgow by air, train, car or bus for your very own halal weekend getaway.
Glasgow and the halal-conscious traveller
Glasgow has been awarded many titles including City of Culture, 1990 and City of Architecture and Design, 1999, showing just how much beauty there is to see and appreciate. With over 90 green space public parks, customise your itinerary to what you or your family want to see, be it the iconic structures of historic museums. Appreciate the beauty on offer, just as our religion teaches us not to take anything for granted, and visit Glasgow for your Muslim-friendly getaway with an open mind.
There are currently around 39 mosques in Glasgow and the first purpose built mosque, Glasgow Central, was built in 1984. This place of worship offers weekly classes for adults and children, making it the heart of Glasgow's Muslim community.
Sites to visit and activities in Glasgow
The oldest cathedral in mainland Scotland has a lot of history and secrets behind its walls that will captivate you. The Cathedral can be seen as a tunnel in time, with stories and connections through the centuries of Glasgow's history. The towering Gothic architecture is an amazing sight to see and appreciate.
Visit the bustling heart of Glasgow, named after King George III. There are many popular events to see throughout the year as well as famous statues and monuments dedicated to famous and beloved Scots.
Glasgow Science Centre
Consisting of Glasgow Tower and an IMAX cinema, the Science Centre is one of Glasgow's most popular attractions and is perfect for a family adventure. Gaze under the planetarium and be inspired by the beauty of the night sky and immerse yourself in the many exhibitions. Visit the Tower, which holds the record for being the tallest fully rotating freestanding structure in the world, and experience Glasgow from above! End your day with a visit to the café where you can refresh and recharge.
Throughout the year, The Lighthouse is a focal point for many different creative exhibitions. Climb the breathtaking spiral staircases to the top for panoramic views of the beautiful cityscape.
There are some impressive galleries to see in Glasgow and it would be impossible to list them all. A culture lover's paradise, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the Riverside Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art are just a few that can keep you aesthetically satisfied. Anyone familiar with Zaha Hadid, one of the most famous female architects, should visit the Riverside Museum. With the most modern architecture, the sight of the building from the outside will impress you. Be inspired by the work of Hadid, a British Iraqi Muslim, who showcases the beauty of Islamic and Glaswegian culture.
Open all year round, you and your loved ones can take a refreshing stroll through the colours of the garden at Glasgow Botanics. Admission is free and there are many greenhouses with ferns and fauna and even a tropical rainforest.
The waterfront promenade is a great place to get some fresh air and a peaceful stroll whilst enjoying views of the great River Clyde which is Glasgow's pride.
Glasgow has around 94 golf courses, more than any other area in Scotland. There is no better place to appreciate the game than the country it came from. Scotland has some of the best golf courses in the world and has hosted many events. Explore Glasgow's outskirts golf courses and start your morning with a game while watching the twinkling lights of Glasgow and the city awaken from afar.
Halal food and restaurants in Glasgow
Glasgow is a great place for any foodie as the relationship between delicious cuisine and beautiful presentation and atmosphere is at an all-time high. Nouvelle and well-recognized dining options in a halal environment are easily accessible. Discover the street food cuisines we have grown to love in Bangkok, India and Berlin, right in the heart of Glasgow, where you can eat in an aesthetic setting.
We recommend trying the humble Scottish shortbread biscuits, something we love across the UK. The tartan wrapping that encases the delicious biscuits makes for the most authentic and traditional Scottish snack. The recipe has been passed down through generations and can be enjoyed across Scotland with a refreshing cup of tea.
Taste the newer Scottish treat, a fried Mars bar, although it might not be for everyone. Battered and deep fried, it can be found in many fish and chip shops across Scotland. Just ask if they are deep fried in vegetable oil.
Halal-friendly properties in Glasgow
HalalBooking offers over 100 halal-friendly properties in Glasgow. Using our halal-friendly filters, choose your setting from countryside or city, and immerse yourself in the views available in the beautiful riverside hotels such as the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
If you are visiting with family, stay at hotels that offer halal food on request, or halal food nearby so you're never too far from your next bite. Explore options for breakfast-inclusive stays to sort out your morning fix. Alcohol-free rooms and hotels are available for the halal experience. Wherever you choose to stay, relax in the comfort and security of flexibility with refundable rooms or ‘book now and pay later’ with HalalBooking!