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Best Times to Visit Glasgow

The best time to visit Glasgow is the months between March and August when temperatures reach their peak and daylight hours are long. On the flip side, the winters are characterized by bitter cold and short days. Budget airlines, flying from London Heathrow (LHR) or other major hubs, have made Glasgow travel relatively affordable year-round. But to find deals on hotels, you should book a trip over the weekend when business travelers have returned home.

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The most pleasant time to visit Glasgow is in the warmer spring and summer months. Average temperatures during these months peak in the mid 60s, and days are long, giving sun-starved locals up to 15 hours of daylight. And though the city isn't a huge tourism spot, many visitors do choose to come this time of year.  

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Fall temperatures average between the upper 30s and lower 60s, while winter temperatures hover in the mid 30s and 40s. Winter is also characterized by short, dark days. But if you don't mind a little gloom, you can score a pretty good deal on a hotel this time of year.

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