Where will you fly this year?
Are you in the mood for a vacation and looking for something you can enjoy close to home? We have amazing staycation ideas around the UK & Ireland that you can consider when departing from Glasgow Airport.
The UK & Ireland have so many breath-taking destinations, all only a short plane journey away! Have you ever been a tourist in your own country?
Explore beautiful places that you have always wanted to visit, but have never been to because of the constant allure of international travel.
We have compiled a list of local travel ideas for United Kingdom residents that will make you realise how beautiful our country is.
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Barra is one of our favourite staycation spots for so many reasons! It is by no means the largest of the Western Isles, but its mile-long beaches and storybook scenery – not to mention an addictively unrushed pace of life – make it one of the most notable. Fly to Barra from Glasgow Airport and experience one of the most unique landings in world aviation. The island boasts one of the only beach airports on the planet! Visit Barra this 2021 and experience this unique beach landing, beautiful scenery, golfing and much more.Find out More
Northern Ireland’s capital has a habit of surprising first-time visitors – today’s Belfast has become a deservedly popular travel destination. Fly to Belfast on one of our domestic flights this 2021 for the perfect staycation near you. The centre’s graceful Victorian architecture, lively pubs and clubs and regenerated shopping districts provide a platform for a buzzing cultural scene, while the recent publicity around the anniversary of the Titanic’s voyage has helped to draw fresh visitor attention.Find out More
Travel to Bristol from Glasgow Airport to enjoy one of the UK’s largely unheralded gems. Bristol is a great choice for a short break with plenty to do or extend your stay further with day trips beyond. Now fully fledged as a hub of on-the-pulse culture and creativity, it has an impressive number of art galleries, festivals and performance spaces to complement some gorgeous Georgian architecture and a medieval heart. Float over historic landmarks in a beautiful balloon, seek out world-class street art or visit the University of Bristol Botanic Gardens. Just a short 1-hour flight away makes Bristol an ideal weekend staycation.Find out More
With history etched into its cobbled streets, Ireland’s first city is a hangout for writers, poets and dreamers. Dublin punches above its weight for culture, character and nightlife – take a short break to Dublin from Glasgow Airport and discover a different pace of life beside the River Liffey. Fly to Dublin City on one of our domestic flights in just over an hour to experience all this beautiful city has to offer.Find out More
Haunting scenery, an incredible array of wildlife and a clutch of world-class whisky distilleries combine to make this small Scottish island one of Britain’s best-kept travel secrets. Escape from the rat race with a short break to Islay from Glasgow Airport. Islay is probably best known for its peaty, smoky whiskies. Why not visit one of the 9 whisky distilleries? Even if whisky's not your favourite drink, Islay still promises an amazing experience with its birdlife, seafood and dramatic coastal seascapes.Find out More
The largest Channel Island with more sunshine hours than anywhere in the UK, this staycation spot might be just the place for those feeling they have missed out on their usual summer escapes. A virtually untouched 70km coastline and an impressive concentration of à la carte eateries, there’s plenty here to tempt visitors. Embrace your own beach, off the beaten track and welcome in summer from the sunniest spot in the British Isles. Discover Jersey, your local island escape.Find out More
A global centre of fashion, culture and business, the UK’s vibrant capital never stands still. Go beyond the usual tourist attractions to discover the city as the locals know it on a weekend away to London from Glasgow Airport. This staycation spot has something for everyone from the bustling city centre to miles of country park. Visit platform 9 and 3/4 at Kings Cross Station or take part in an outdoor treasure hunt using your mobile phone(COVID safe)!Find out More
The gateway to Cornwall’s north coast, with its sublime beaches, craggy scenery and constellation of top-notch restaurants, Newquay has morphed from a summer resort into a year-round destination. Did you know that Newquay is the surfing capital of the UK? Newquay has 12 sandy beaches and you don’t need to be a surfer to enjoy them. Get out your swimwear and beach towels this summer with a staycation to Newquay.Find out More
With a maritime history that encompasses everything from the Mayflower to the Titanic, Southampton rests on a busily illustrious heritage. But the Hampshire city is far from stuck in the past – its cruise terminal means it still draws some four million visitors a year, and a lively events calendar gives it a spirited edge. Since the turn of the millennium, retail developments like the colossal West Quay have also made it a draw for shoppers.Find out More
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