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It is easy to see why Edinburgh is the United Kingdom’s second most visited destination with over a million tourists a year. From its almost constant festival scene (including the world famous ‘Edinburgh Comedy Festival’) to its Hogmanay Street Party and the celebrations on Burns Night, there are many events that might bring you to Edinburgh. Whether you live in Edinburgh and are looking for coach hire, or you are organising a group trip or holiday to visit this exciting city, National Coach Hire can offer a relaxing, inexpensive and flexible service. We have access to the very best coach operators both in Edinburgh and all over the UK.

National Coach Hire know Edinburgh inside out and we can make sure you get the most from your Edinburgh visit, taking in all of the city’s sights by coach. Whether you’re heading there from England, or from somewhere else in Scotland, coach hire helps you see not only the best of Edinburgh, but also the incredible scenery en route. And once you’re there, Edinburgh itself really is a stunning city. With the Old Town and New Town districts now listed as UNESCO World Heritage sights; with its bohemian nightlife set within hundreds of 15th century buildings; with gorgeous brooding churches and a charming and hilarious bunch of locals, Edinburgh really does have something for everyone. If you’re there for the history, then we’ll take you around by coach to visit all the sights, from Canongate Kirk and Greyfriars Kirk and Kirkyard (where the National Covenant was signed); to Holyrood Abbey and the dark black crags of Edinburgh Castle towering above the city; from the splendid Parliament House to the poignant Greyfriars Bobby there is history aplenty and, simultaneously, the buildings to go with it. In terms of architecture, Edinburgh is special, from the castles and the battlements to the old houses, to Charlotte Square to the City Chambers, (both designed by John Adam). It is also one of the best places in Britain for art and the arts, with five national galleries, from The National Gallery of Scotland to the Dean Gallery to the City Art Centre and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art with a stunning collection ranging from Magritte and Picasso to Matisse and Mondrian.
With hundreds of other stunning museums and exhibitions, Edinburgh has too much to offer, so allow National Coach Hire to take you around the best bits! And if you are using Edinburgh as a base to explore the surrounding areas and the rest of Scotland, then coach hire really is the best option. From day trips to Holyrood Park and Duddingston Village in Edinburgh, to sailing in the Firth of Forth, coach hire can show you around the stunning outskirts of Edinburgh. And of course, should you wish to go further, there is the Border Region, the Forth Bridge, the Pentland Hills and the equally fascinating city of Glasgow. Perhaps you might wish to head up to St Andrews and visit the holy ground of golf, or across to Stirling Castle, for so long a centre point of Scottish History. Wherever you want to go, you can be sure the Scottish landscape will be incredible, and that travelling by coach is the only way to truly appreciate it.

Glasgow

More than any other Scottish city, Glasgow gives its visitors a taste of the ‘real’ Scotland. Not only is it Scotland’s largest city but it is also its most eclectic, offering something for everybody. From friendly locals with a sharp sense of humour, to its fascinating centuries-old industrial heritage, to its now burgeoning restaurant scene and its vibrant and exciting nightlife, Glasgow is a city with energy. It is also a city with so much to see that the best way to fit everything in is by coach.

Whether you live in Glasgow and are looking for coach hire to anywhere else in the UK or you are organising a group trip or holiday to this exciting city, National Coach Hire can offer a relaxing, inexpensive and flexible service. If you’re looking for a coach service from Glasgow, we can source the best quotes from the best operators in the city; if you’re heading to Glasgow from elsewhere then we can offer coach operators with an in depth knowledge of the city and the surrounding area.

Glasgow is a city that was built on tobacco and then shipbuilding, and a city that has bounced back from a long period of decline. It is a city that has changed so much over the last few years that it has been a constant award winner, from the European City of Culture award to being named UK City of Architecture and Design to most recently in 2008/2009 being named as one of the world’s top ten cities by Lonely Planet, citing ‘cocktails, cuisine and designer chic’ as defining the new Glasgow.

With regards to architecture, the city is one of the most exceptional destinations in the United Kingdom, and trying to fit in all the different sights is where coach hire really comes into its own. When you are exploring a city with so much architecture designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh it is hard to know where to start, from the Glasgow School of Art to the Scotland Street School, from the Willow Tearooms to the Queen’s Cross Church. But it is not just Mackintosh’s work that is worth exploring. Alexander Thomson’s buildings are also all across the city, from Holmwood House Villa to the St. Vincent Street Church. Finally there are the more modern buildings, such as the Scottish Exhibition Centre with the Clyde Auditorium designed by Norman Foster, and the new Museum of Transport to be designed by Zaha Adid.
When you’ve had your fill of architecture the city also holds an impressive collection of art, from the outstanding Burrell collection to the Gallery of Modern Art, and, most impressive, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum – the most visited museum in the UK outside of London, (with one highlight being the spectacular Christ of St. John on the Cross by Salvador Dali).

Whether you’re heading to Glasgow for the history or the arts, for business, or for the football at Ibrox and Hampden Park, coach hire really is the best way to fit everything in. And if you want to use Glasgow as a base and explore the outlying regions, whether they be Pollok Country Park or the Kelvin Walkway; or further afield day trips to the rival city of Edinburgh, or across to Stirling Castle or St Andrews; walking in the Trossachs or visit world famous Loch Lomond; wherever you want to go in Glasgow or Scotland, coach hire really is the best way to appreciate the stunning scenery and make the most of your time there.

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