European Championships Come To Glasgow!

Get Ready for the European Championships!

In the past few years Scotland has done well to establish itself as a major player in the world sports scene. From the Commonwealth Games of 2014 to the Ryder Cup a year later and, now, Glasgow will play host to the European Championships. Showcasing a number of sports from rowing to golf, swimming and gymnastics, the events will run from 2nd – 12th August, and the city is set to come alive in that time. The event is set to broadcast to up to one billion people Europe-wide, so Scotland’s biggest city will be getting some hefty coverage and you can be part of the buzz.

Sports fans will be delighted with what’s on offer but, first things first, get your accommodation sorted. The city is bound to be full to the brim so early booking is advisable. Luckily, the Ambassador Hotel in the heart of the West End is perfectly located for accessing the events, whether on foot or by public transport. You’ll find knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your way around the Championships, and a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day – even better, our current deal means that if you book before the end of June, breakfast is on us!

There’s plenty going on just a few minutes’ walk from our hotel but if you fancy an adventure, take a hop skip and a jump (or a walk, subway and train!) to Gleneagles. The famous PGA Centenary Course at the estate will host the golfing championships over it’s challenging 18 holes. Pass through the city centre on the way home and treat yourself to a good feed after a day in the countryside – try The Dhabba for a North Indian feast and a cool glass of Cobra to round the day out.

Back in our neighbourhood, the gymnastics finals will take place in the SSE Hydro, just a 20-minute walk through leafy Kelvingrove Park from our hotel. Get ready to see some awe-inspiring scenes as some of the world’s best gymnasts take on the pummel horse, uneven bars and more. Grab yourself a drink and supper at one of Finnieston’s best fish restaurants, Crabshakk, en route back to the Ambassador and you’ll have had yourself a cracking day out.

With Glasgow truly making its mark on the global sports scene in the coming months, there’s no better time to visit, so check out our monthly offers blogs to see what freebies you can bag and book direct for the best deals – guaranteed!