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Surrounding area Glasgow, Glasgow Airport (GLA), Great Britain

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    Accessibility

    Facilities for disabled passengers include wheelchair-accessible toilets, ramps, lifts and reserved car parking. For the hard of hearing, there are induction loops, TDD telephones and a Minicom information line (tel: (0141) 848 4848). Passengers should advise their airline in advance of their needs and those requiring assistance from the car park to the terminals should arrange this in advance by contacting Omniserv (tel: (0141) 842 7700).

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    Money

    Bureaux de change and ATMs are located either side of the security screening point. Currency can be pre-ordered online and picked up at the airport through American Express (www.travelmoneynow.com/uk) or Travelex (www.travelex.co.uk).

    Communications

    Wireless internet access is available throughout Glasgow Airport for a fee (first 30 minutes are free of charge), and there are also fixed internet kiosks and desks. A postbox is located in the check-in area.

    Food

    A good choice of restaurants, cafés and bars is concentrated on the first floor, after security. A number of options are also available pre-security, including a sports bar and a pub.

    Shopping

    Shopping at Glasgow Airport includes duty-free outlets for passengers travelling outside the EU, as well as retailers selling a range of items, including newsagents, specialist Scottish-themed gift shops and fashion outlets.

    Luggage

    The left-luggage office is situated in the check-in hall and a lost property service is available – both services are contactable on: (0141) 848 4740). Uniformed members of staff are on hand to assist with baggage.

    Other

    Other facilities at Glasgow Airport include a pharmacy, prayer room, baby-care facilities and children’s play areas.

    Conference & Business

    A business workstation with telephone, fax and internet facilities can be found on the first floor. The Glasgow Airport Business Centre (tel: (0141) 847 5450) is next to the terminal building and provides meeting rooms, conference facilities and full secretarial support.

    The Skylounge airport lounge is available to all passengers for a fee, and offers free internet access, complimentary drinks and newspapers. The new British Airways lounge has a range of facilities and a capacity for 150 of its passengers.

    Conference and meeting facilities are also available at some nearby hotels, including the Ramada Glasgow Airport (tel: (0141) 843 4800; www.ramada.co.uk) and the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport (tel: 0871 942 9031; www.ihg.com).

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    General Information

    Airport code: GLA

    Number of Terminals: 1

    Information

    Glasgow Airport’s information desk is on the first floor, next to the domestic arrivals/departures area. Additionally, there are computer information kiosks on the ground floor and a Visit Scotland tourist information office (tel: (0141) 848 4400 or 4758) in the international arrivals area – this provides information on local attractions and accommodation.

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    IATA Travel Centre

    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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    Hotels in Glasgow

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    Unlike nearby Edinburgh, hotels in Glasgow won’t adversely hit your holiday budget.

    There are some excellent five-star spots, but you can get much better value in Scotland’s second city compared to the capital.

    Blythswood Square

    11 Blythswood Square
    G2 4AD Glasgow
    United Kingdom
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    Category: Expensive

    A 19th-century gem, this boutique hotel has well-appointed rooms and a superb restaurant.

    Glasgow Radisson Blu

    301 Argyle Street
    G2 8DL Glasgow
    United Kingdom
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    Category: Expensive

    This strikingly designed building houses some of Glasgow’s fanciest rooms.

    The Arthouse

    129 Bath Street
    G2 2SZ Glasgow
    United Kingdom
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    Category: Moderate

    A sharp boutique hotel that won’t break the bank. A great central location too.

    Glasgow Pond

    Great Western Road
    G12 0XP Glasgow
    United Kingdom
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    Category: Moderate

    A handy business hotel away from the bustle of the centre, with smart, quiet rooms.

    Argyll

    973 Sauchiehall Street
    G3 7TQ Glasgow
    United Kingdom
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    Category: Cheap

    On a quiet street near Kelvingrove Park, this cosy hotel offers comfortable, affordable rooms.

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