A range of accommodation options are available within Glasgow and the surrounding area, including in Edinburgh which is less than 50 miles from Glasgow and only 48 minutes away by train.

Hotel bookings are managed by MCI, an independent booking company. You can book your accommodation here.


Glasgow and the surrounding area are well served by public transport and the main COP venue is served by its own train station. We will be working closely with Glasgow City Council to ensure that delegates have a range of smooth running, affordable and sustainable ways to reach the COP venues. 

Discover Glasgow

As one of the UK’s most vibrant cities, Glasgow is Scotland’s cultural powerhouse. 

Whether you are interested in its internationally acclaimed contemporary art, design or music or its rich architectural heritage, there is an abundance of things to do and places to see in the city.

Glasgow boasts an extensive civic arts collection with stunning works by the homegrown Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists – not to mention masterpieces by Dali, Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, Whistler and Monet. These can be viewed at the city’s many free to visit museums and galleries.

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has 22 galleries to explore, where art, animals, Ancient Egypt and Glasgow’s own Charles Rennie Mackintosh sit under one roof. You can also enjoy highlights from one of the UK’s greatest cultural assets – the Burrell Collection collection – in specially curated free exhibitions.

In 2008 Glasgow was named the UK’s first Unesco City of Music. Today, an average of 130 music events are staged around Glasgow each week, demonstrating how music is an inseparable part of the city’s identity.

A trip to Glasgow would not be complete without experiencing the rich variety of food, drink and nightlife on offer. The city’s many restaurants and bars cater to those looking for a taste of authentic local cuisine and culture in addition to that from further afield – or even something in between. 

Some of the world’s most beautiful scenery is right on Glasgow’s doorstep, including Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Given its location at the heart of a major air, rail and road networks, the city is the perfect gateway to not only these natural wonders, but the rest of Scotland and the UK.

Within the city’s boundaries, why not see November’s dazzling Autumn colours in one of the 90 parks and gardens?

More information can be found here.

Visa Applications

Visa nationals require a visa before travelling for visits to the UK.

Please follow this short guide to immigration and visa requirements for those attending COP26.

You can apply up to three months in advance of your date of travel to the UK. We encourage you to apply for your visa as early as possible so that you will receive your visa in time.

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