15 Nov Glasgow One of the UK’s Most Visited Cities
Glasgow One of the UK’s Most Visited Cities: If you are thinking about visiting Glasgow, you should know that it is a city with many things to offer. It was the European City of Culture in 1990 and was also the UK city of Architecture and Design in 1999. Over three million tourists from around the world visit the city each year. People visit Glasgow because of the variety of cultural activities and attractions that it contains. Here is some information to help you plan your trip.
What Language Do They Speak?
The official language is English.
Let’s Talk Money – Currency and Exchange
If you want to pay for goods and services in Glasgow you will need to use pounds sterling (£). Any foreign currency and travelers checks that you have can be exchanged at bureau de change kiosks, banks, travel agents, post offices and hotels that are located throughout the city. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, and ATMs or cash machines can be found in many locations.
What’s the Weather Like?
Glasgow is one of the milder areas in Scotland. Generally, winter tends to be relatively cold (4°C/39.2°F). However, be warned! Sometimes, the temperature can drop below freezing. Spring is often mild and pleasant. Summer is normally warm and there is the added bonus of 16 hours of daylight. Tourist attractions normally enjoy extended opening hours during this time. Autumn is often cool or mild with increased rain.
Do We Need to Tip?
The rules for tipping in Scotland are not strict. Therefore, you will often have to use your own judgment. If are pleased with the service, a 10 to 15 per cent tip is the norm. This is more common in restaurants or cafes with table service. It is not necessary to leave a tip in bars and taxi fares are usually rounded up to the nearest pound.
Remember this advice and you should have a safe and enjoyable trip when visiting Glasgow.