Banish the Early Year Blues in Glasgow

Guest Post for ihearttravel

Apparently 24 January 2011 was officially the most depressing day of the year. So, for anyone feeling a little blue and in need of cheering up why not book a stay in Glasgow in April?

The vibrant Scottish city, normally a hotbed for live music, will become a comedy central with the Glasgow International Comedy Festival running from 17 March to 10 April 2011 and four nights of Peter Kay stand up in the middle of the month.

All This Entertainment? You’re Having a Laugh!

This offering of entertainment is in-keeping with Glasgow’s rich cultural scene that attracts numerous visitors on city breaks each year. The Glasgow International Comedy Festival has been running since 2002 and continues to grow in popularity. This year there are over 200 events designed to draw a laugh from even the most serious soul.

The Peter Kay shows are part of his first stand-up tour in seven years, The Tour That Doesn’t Tour. He will be having crowds in fits of laughter from 14 April to 18 April at Glasgow’s SECC.

It is thought that both events will be very popular so booking tickets is advised; otherwise that smile could be wiped from many disappointed faces.

Plenty More to Discover and Do

Long weekend breaks in Glasgow are ideal to discover the heritage of the city as well as the evening entertainment. Whilst waiting for the shows and events to start in the evenings, there is a range of things for visitors to see and do.

Glasgow has plenty of art to explore, namely Burrell’s collection and also attractions designed to stimulate the mind. The Glasgow Science Centre and the old cathedral and necropolis are popular places for visitors to explore whilst enjoying a stay in the city.

Glasgow is also an excellent base to launch a holiday abroad. There are many cheap flights from Glasgow available to destinations like Spain, the Algarve and Tenerife.

With so many options and things to do, a break in Glasgow is likely to banish the January blues.